Currently loving the calming earth tones of this Robert Kaufman Taos flannel 😍 ⠀
Hey All - Meredith here! I need your help! Bonnie is sewing up a shop sample of the #hinterlanddress
to fit little old me and I get to pick the fabric! 😍 I'm still deciding which version to do...maybe 3/4 length sleeves? Maybe short sleeves? I'm also torn between our Cupro Tencel Linen in black and the Designer bottom-weight Linen in cinnamon...so I'm putting in your hands! Leave a comment to vote for the color and whichever has the most votes will win!
I finished selecting my #makenine2019
over the weekend.... with so many fabulous indie patterns to choose from it took longer than I thought it would.... but I’m really excited to make a start on the styles I’ve selected.... 1 - Pinnacle Top by Papercut Patterns, I love the geometric lines of this style and am thinking of a structured linen for this.
2 - Geo Dress by Merchant and Mills, I made the top at the end of last summer, it was a great style to sew up and I love the asymmetric detailing... the dress version has been at the back of my mind ever since.
3 - Collins Top from In the Folds, the panelling on this will, I think, look fabulous in one of our ginghams.
4 - The Raglan Top by The Avid Seamstress, I can’t believe I haven’t made one of Lisa’s patterns yet, I definitely need to rectify this in 2019!
5 - Dress G from the Nani Iro Sewing Book, love this simple silhouette
6 - The Camber Set Dress, an old favourite of mine, I’ve never made a plain version...
7 - Apron Dress by The AssemblyLine, I love this modern take on a timeless classic and it’s such a versatile addition to any wardrobe.
8 - Acacia Jumpsuit by Orageuse, totally smitten by the idea of a jumpsuit and love the detailing of this style!
9 - Box Pleat Dress by The Assembly Line, a modern take on the a-line dress with a stepped hemline...
#makenine2019 #sewinggoals #sew #sewing
sewcialists #sewersofinstagram #instasewing #handmade #memade #isew #handmadewardrobe #slowfashion #forthemodernmaker #thedrapersdaughter
We have four brand-new patterns in the shop from Merchant & Mills! We definitely have our eye on the Costermonger Tote! How great would that be for farmer's market goodies?! Plus, it would look great in our durable and rugged waxed cotton...actually, they all would!
Every year in Honor of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, The Confident Stitch hosts "Stitch for a Cause" where we sew up items to benefit a local non-profit. This year, we're making blankets to donate to Mountain Home Montana. This Missoula-based organization provides shelter for young mothers who need a place to live, and a network of support as they create safe, stable, and nurturing homes of their own.⠀
Drop in the shop on Monday, January 21st, between 10 and 5pm. Simply buy a yard of cozy fabric for a swaddling blanket, and we'll provide the sewing machines, guidance, and treats!⠀
Thank you for helping us support this great organization in our community! ⠀
Sure, linen is 15% off right now, but what to make?! Here’s a round up of some of our favorite patterns to get some inspiration flowing!
There are few things more adorable than baby clothes, and we want to teach you how to make some yourself! Whether it’s for your own babe or to give as a gift, these harem pants are super cute, use just a small amount of fabric, and are a cinch to stitch!
Sign up for the Baby Harem Pants Class on Jan 15th! https://bit.ly/2SGSqKI
Happy Friday! 🙌 Our January Garment sale is all about breezy, dreamy linen! We’ve got it all...stretch linen, cotton- and rayon-linen blends, and they’re all 15% off! —
Missoula Locals - tonight is our First Friday Demo! Stop in between 4-6pm to see Jen make a beautiful bag! We hope to see you!
Last Call for 15% off Rayon and Tencel! Stock up on your favorites before the New Year! 🎉
Only 2 spots left in our Learn to Sew Garments Class! If you've been itching to learn a new skill, or want to know what it takes to make your own clothes, this is the class for you!
Let's take a moment to drool over @endearingeveryday
's raw silk noil Hinterland Dress! 😍 Emily's sweet version of the Hinterland is a piece that will stand the test of time. She describes her dress as something that’s worthy of being put in the hope chest to be saved for years and years. We couldn't agree more! And if a picture of her dress leaves you wanting more, she has a dreamy Instagram feed that will inspire you to sew something lovely just for you! Thanks for sharing @endearingeveryday
Two Kimonos, three ways! The Jalie Melanie Kimono is unlined, with a sash. The Wiksten Kimono/Haori is a fully lined and reversible garment. The Wiksten is not technically a kimono, and in fact the company just announced a name change: the pattern will now be called the Wiksten Haori, to better reflect the style. (Traditionally the haori is worn over a kimono as a jacket). See how these patterns compare on our blog! https://bit.ly/2Ve5kBJ 📸:@bess_bird
Our next 'Learn to Sew Garments' Class is coming up starting January 9th and there are only two spots left!
Using the Palmer/Pletsch Learn-to-Sew pattern, each student will make an apron, and in the process learn about sewing tools, how to select fabric, and how to use a sewing machine. Kate will cover important techniques, such as stay stitching, grading, clipping and notching, understitching, and hemming. You’ll leave with a beautifully finished apron, and the know-how to tackle your next garment!
The Klum House Woodland Dopp Kit is the perfect travel companion. This boxy zipper pouch is durable, water-resistant, and spacious enough to keep all of your personal items organized while you’re on the go. Find the pattern and plenty of colors of waxed cotton in our shop! 📸:@klumhouse
Introducing the Chilton Trench Coat! Our seamstress, Bonnie found the pattern instructions easy to follow, even though there are a ton of pattern pieces. She was downright gleeful about all the topstitching! Even with lightweight fabric, the coat is substantial, however, you may want to avoid thick fabrics for this pattern. Catch all the details on our blog!
Our Island Batik Night Vision rayon is fine and drapey with a hand-stamped artistic touch! It’s perfect for any blouse AND it’s 15% off until the end of the month, woohoo!
This fall we introduced the Sew Liberated patterns to our shop, and Bonnie has been busy making up samples to show them off! The Metamorphic Dress has been high on our list of patterns to try. It’s loose and reversible, ideal for layering, and has a free-spirited vibe that we love. There were a few hiccups in the making of this dress, but check out the blog to find out how Bonnie dealt with them! 📸:@bess_bird
As the "12 Days of Christmas" celebration comes to an end, I'd like to thank all of you for participating. While I know some "12 Days" purchases are destined to be gifts, I hope you also treat yourself to some awesome tools. If you're like me, you'll be putting a few not-quite-finished projects in gift boxes this year. That's fine. You'll get them done, and they will be heartfelt and handcrafted. Thanks for all you do for others, and I hope you find time to hunker down and use your new tools to make yourself some great stuff this winter!
*12 Days of Christmas*
Dec 15- Merchant and Mills Oilskin Sewing Kit
Made in Rye, England, from antique British oilskin, this sewing wrap is made for the intrepid home sewer. It contains the basics: 1 box of dressmaking pins, 25 fine sewing needles, a tape measure, and wide bow scissors. It rolls up and ties with attached soft cotton twill tape. Roll your favorite tools in this oilskin wrap, and feel like an Olde Englande sophisticate wherever you go.
Katarina Roccella takes us on a beautiful journey to the Mediterranean coast with Mediterraneo. Exotic fruits, flowers, and artistic elements are spiced with shades of navy, magenta, and hints of tangerine to have you sewing in paradise. This lightweight rayon will elevate a simple Scout Tee or Montrose Top!
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Dec 14- Tailor’s Clapper
Like the Tailor’s Ham, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without a Clapper. A perfectly shaped piece of hardwood with a groove for easy gripping, the clapper holds the fabric in place and absorbs the steam from the iron, making a super-crisp edge. It’s great for hems, especially with thick fabrics. It’s also great for fabrics that you don’t want to touch with the iron. You can gently steam above the fabric, and then place the clapper on the fabric and let it cool with the clapper holding the crease in place. And, don’t forget perfectly flat quilt seams! You and your sewing deserve a clapper!
So many flannels, sometimes it’s hard to choose! 💁🏻♀️Are you drawn to the big and bold colors, or more neutral tones?
*12 Days of Christmas*
Dec 13- The Steady Betty
Steady Betty is a 12" x 12" pressing platform that instantly elevates your quilt piecing. The board gently grabs your fabric pieces so they don't move as you press. It's better than having a third hand because it reduces the amount of fabric stretching and distortion, especially on the bias. Steady Betty stays cooler than most pressing surfaces (less finger-burning!). Betty's regular price is $38, which is not a lot for a game-changing tool, but she costs just $26.60 today. Both you and Betty are worth it!
Tencel is an eco-friendly fabric made with wood pulp cellulose from the eucalyptus tree. It uses a non-toxic solvent during its production process and uses much less water than the production of most fabrics. Tencel is extremely absorbent, irritation free, naturally prevents the growth of bacteria, and is 100% biodegradable, making it a comfortable AND sustainable choice!
It also has an amazing drape and a unique texture, similar to a sandwashed silk. We can’t say enough good things about this fabric! Now is the time to stock up as Tencel is included in our December garment markdown at 15% off 😍 Try it for your next True Bias Southport Dress or Sew House Seven Burnside Bibs!
*12 Days of Christmas*
Dec 12- Merchant and Mills Needle Wallet
We keep this brown leather needle wallet near the cash register, and it’s one of the things customers examine, and then sigh. They love it, but they hesitate to spend $42.00 on themselves (even though it comes with 25 needles and cute little scissors!). The needle wallet’s pinked felt “pages” are just like the beautiful needle wallet Kate’s aunt embroidered for her many years ago. She still cherishes it, and it remains the best way to store her hand-sewing needles. This gift to yourself will last forever.
Only a few days left to get your Salida Skirt and perfectly paired corduroy at 15% off! Bonnie is busy sewing up both versions and we can't wait to show you! In the meantime, order your pattern and fabric, and if you need a hand, @truebias
has a handy sew along to help you out! Our sale ends Dec 15th - make sure to use code SALIDA at checkout!
Dec 11- Steamfast Iron SF 750
Whether you’re traveling abroad, or heading to a quilt retreat, you will love this cute little iron. It not only looks like a Smart Car, but it also heats up in three minutes, and holds enough water for serious steaming. It comes with a small measuring cup for distilled water, and its own little bag. It fits great in the palm of your hand. Today’s price of $26.95 for some tiny steam-generated awesomeness is so worth it!
❄️12 Days of Christmas❄️
Dec 8- Zirkels!
Zirkels are like potato chips – you can’t have just one! You need one next to your sewing machine, one on your ironing board, and a third for when you can’t find the first two. 🤣
Zirkels are magnetic pin cushions that magically splay your pins in a circle, making the pins much easier to grasp on the fly. Kate stills has a regular magnetic pin cushion at home, and it’s such a jumble of pins, needles, and safety pins, she can barely stand it! Grab this sewing necessity for 30% off today only!
Classic tailoring blends with effortless style in the Lenox Shirtdress.
This structured beauty features curve-friendly princess seams, a traditional or band collar, and the choice of a pleated or gathered skirt. A V-neck button placket frames your face, while roomy pockets provide the perfect hiding spot for your phone and lipstick. Level up your sewing skills and turn heads with this sophisticated shirtdress in our Designer Tencel Denim (which happens to be 15% off!).
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Dec 7-Tailor’s Ham
Once you start using a tailor’s ham to press curves, you won’t want to stop! This densely packed pressing surface was created by tailors to mimic the shape of a shoulder, so it’s great for setting in sleeves. It works for anything curved – waistbands, darts, cuffs…One side of the ham is cotton and can tolerate a very hot iron. The other side is wool, and is better for medium temperatures. The ham makes pressing curves easy!
Big and bold, Red is our Quilting Cotton Color of the Month! Make a statement or liven up a project with this vibrant hue at 15% off all month long!
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Dec 6- Box of 50 Wonder Clips
Can you have too many Wonder Clips? We think not: They are indispensable for bag-making; they are a fun way to hold the next few inches of quilt binding in place; they secure a jeans hem; and, they hold your tresses away from your face when deadlines get hairy! If you love Wonder Clips as much as we do, now is a great time to stock-up! They come in a cute box. And, rainbow! 🌈
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Dec 5- Perfect Fuse Three-Yard Package
Have you tried Perfect Fuse Interfacing yet? So often, patterns call for “interfacing,” without specifying the type or weight. Interfacings range from drapey gauze to cardboard. It’s hard to know which weight is best for each project. And, once you figure out what you need, you only have a six-inch piece of it.
Now is the time to stock up on the best garment interfacing Kate has ever used. Palmer/Pletsch’s line of high-quality, wide (60″) weft fusible interfacing is the best for fashion sewing because it was specifically developed – by sewers – for sewers!
Stock your shelves with three-yard packs of Sheer, Light, Medium and/or Tailor weight interfacings and be ready for any project. Each pack explains which fabrics and pattern pieces it works best for.
❄️ 12 Days of Christmas -Dec 4th❄️ 8.5” Kai Scissors + 5.5” Kai Scissors
Kai Scissors cut through fabric like a hot knife through butter, they feel comfortable in your hands, and they snip cleanly all the way to their tips. Plus, they are less expensive than other high-quality brands. Kate’s two favorite sizes of Kai Scissors are the 8.5” and the 5.5”. They are all she needs for everything from snipping threads, notching curves, to cutting out garment patterns. Treat yourself to this set of scissors at a fantastic discount! They may be all you ever need!
Our one-inch cotton webbings from Japan are SO PRETTY, and SO STRONG! Each one has edge stitching in a contrasting color. At a regular price of $7.30 per yard, they are a little spendy. Today only, all seven colors are only $5.11 per yard. It’s time to stock up! You’re worth it (and so are your bags!). https://bit.ly/2BMTmY4
Hello December! Our featured garment fabric of the month is Rayon! You may not know that rayon is made from natural fibers such as the cellulose of wood pulp, (like bamboo), or cotton. This natural base makes it a diverse fabric that offers great comfort and breathability. Rayon has a silk-like feel with wonderful drape and is less likely to build up static electricity or pilling! Stock up on our sweet selection at 15% off all month long! 🎉
Last call for the knit sale! Tops, dresses, leggings, you name it! Stock up on all your favorites at 15% off until the end of today!