Kaimuki Dry Goods Tag

08 Oct Updates – Van Gogh Inspired

Excuse me for reposting, but yesterday an Instagram friend said she made a wrap dress from this fabric, and do you know where she bought it? Fabric.com - Here it is.   Honestly, the image slipped right by me 😉 The second update is based on a question I received. I was asked to elaborate on why sewing the jacket in the stretch jacquard & this knit were two different experiences. The stretch jacquard is a woven fabric with stretch and the result of the pattern is more like a jacket. Sewing the pattern in this knit results in a sweater type garment. I sewed...

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07 Oct Van Gogh Inspired

If I'm in a city with Van Gogh paintings, I will always make time to see them. I guess it was no surprise that the first piece of fabric which caught my eye at Honolulu's Kaimuki Dry Goods was a delightful knit with colors reminiscent of Van Gogh's Olive Trees, Almond Branches and Wheatfield paintings, among others.   We're not in Honolulu anymore Toto, and I'm nowhere near a Van Gogh, but I can carry a little of both with me in my latest. Greetings from Edisto. Originally, I envisioned making a Polynesian inspired maxi, but given the current state of my life and the world, I...

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07 Nov The Revolutionary Shirtdress! McCall’s Pattern 6885

So much to celebrate! First up -  our book is now available - 3 weeks ahead of schedule :) While we were surprised, we are delighted it was released before holiday madness takes over! With the upcoming year being the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment,  I'm celebrating the debut of A Stylish Guide to Classic Sewing with a once revolutionary garment which is now a classic: The Shirtdress. Passed by Congress June 4, 1919, and ratified on August 18, 1920, the 19th amendment granted women the right to vote. So why is a shirtdress revolutionary? The Edwardian Shirtdress was one of...

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