[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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#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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Gingham: A Contemporary Take on a Summer Staple

Of all the fabric choices we have as sewists, gingham screams “Summer!” the loudest. This year, gingham is particularly popular. Stores are full of gingham garments and just this week the Today Show did a fashion bit featuring gingham as a hot summer fashion trend. The segment is sort of a train wreck, but, if […]

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May Burda Pattern Review: Skirt #108 

  I’ve been a Burda Style subscriber for over a year now and I really enjoy the publication. While I don’t love every pattern, there are usually a few patterns each month that I really like and want to sew up. If you haven’t yet used the patterns from a Burda magazine, a word of […]

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