new classes!

each month cal patch comes to the city from her farm in upstate new york and teaches a saturday workshop in my studio. here’s the schedule for october & november:


Open Level

Cal Patch will be teaching a project from her book Design-It-Yourself Clothes: Patternmaking Simplified. We will learn different stretch stitches that most home sewing machines have, and how to use them to make a knit top. Various neckline and hemming options will be taught, and we will experiment with different kinds of knit fabric.

One 5-hour workshop
Saturday Oct 9th
vegetarian lunch included!


Advanced Beginner

November’s class is sewing a top, following the Built By Wendy pattern 4111. We’ve been wanting to offer this pattern in a class for a while! Basic sewing knowledge is required, but this is a great class to take if you’ve never followed a pattern before. Students must arrive at class with pieces already cut out and marked, as this can take up to 2 hours and it will be otherwise impossible to finish the project in the allotted time. You will have a completed top by the end of class!

One 5-hour workshop
Saturday Nov 20th
vegetarian lunch included!

to sign up email: info (at)

i think i could stare at the gorgeous fog linen catalog for hours… there is something so special about the products, styling, and design. i just placed an order for a couple of things. i highly recommend the linen sheets- i’ve had the pillowcases on my bed for months and i love them. they wash so nicely.

i’m bummed i missed this!

D’Amelio Terras
Polly Apfelbaum / Nicole Cherubini: Studiowork
July 8 – August 13, 2010

we are at the beach for the holiday weekend, and today hurricane earl is passing by. the neutral tones of the ocean, sand, and sky were so beautiful this morning.

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two independent designers who are new to me…

+ ilana kohn (top two photos)

+ sera (bottom two photos)

both sew all the clothes in their collections in nyc.