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i first met cal about 10 years ago when i took a crochet class in her shop on the lower east side. she is such a good teacher, and i’m lucky that she’s recently been teaching sewing classes in my studio. she has a very gentle, calm way of explaining things, that i’m sure translates into written form. the book shows you how to design your own clothes, whether you’re an aspiring clothing designer or you want to make clothes that fit your body perfectly.
in our most recent sewing class, cal helped me make some changes to the built by wendy pattern we were using, since i had already done it twice. i wanted to try a gathered sleeve and bias binding. it was so fun to make something just how i wanted it (last photo above).
congrats cal! click here to buy her book.
darn! my recipe was featured on design*sponge last week, and it has an error. i’m sorry to anyone who made it and it didn’t turn out so great. the recipe will be corrected soon– it should call for baking POWDER instead of soda. please try making it again!
more patterns for spring ’10 that have caught my eye…
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great pattern on pattern and color palette from rebecca taylor, spr ’10…
there are even patterned shoes!
there’s one spot left in the sept sewing workshop with cal patch this coming weekend, sat the 19th!
my favorites from vena cava…
patterns and pattern layering from rachel comey spr ’10.