Have you visited the new site?

[Sewist] Original is alive and well over on http://www.sewistoriginal.com! Please bookmark the new page and join the newsletter list to get weekly site updates. We also have a YouTube channel featuring all things lingerie sewing. A new video is posted each Friday- just in time for weekend viewing! This week, I’m sharing my four essential […]

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[Sewist] Original has a new home!

We’ve moved! [Sewist] Original is now live at http://www.sewistoriginal.com! Click on over to see the latest blog posts and subscribe to the newsletter to get a weekly roundup of website activity! The Dolores Skirt Pattern Review The Berkeley Bra Pattern Review Copy Your RTW Panties Tutorial! See you in our new space!

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Three Reasons I Love to Teach Sewing Classes

A month or so back, the owner of Three Little Birds, a sewing store and studio in Hyattsville, MD, and I first met via Instagram. This online meeting resulted in my stopping into the store to do a bit of fabric shopping. An offer to teach lingerie sewing classes was extended and I excitedly agreed. […]

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Let’s Talk Lingerie. Pattern Review: Arccos Undies

It’s only a few months into my #LetsTalkLingerie efforts and I am hopelessly addicted to making bras and panties. I’ve been sewing a LOT of panties. I’ve mentioned in previous posts that I am a thong devotee, but there are times when I prefer panties with full bum coverage. Sometimes, I just want to lie on […]

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Baby Gift Making

I was going to post this on Wednesday, but as I watched news coverage of the mass shooting in Vegas this morning, I decided to post it today instead. Baby makes are smile-producing and hopeful. On sad days, like today, they can offer a bit of levity. These two makes are certainly cheerful creations. The […]

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Pattern Review’s Sewing Bee Round 2: Sleeves!

This year, I’m participating for the first time in Pattern Review‘s online Sewing Bee. My Beyonce-inspired skirt was good enough to get me through to round 2! Wahoo! There are 60 contestants in this round and there will be about 25 after the eliminations. I really love the top I sewed for this round and […]

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#SorryNotSorry A Beyonce-inspired Skirt

The Bee is back! The first round challenge for Pattern Review’s annual Sewing Bee is due at midnight tonight. I finished my entry this afternoon and took photos in the waning daylight. True to form, I procrastinated on this make (the challenge was posted on September 1st), but I did get my entry in before […]

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