If you haven’t discovered the Great British Sewing Bee, check out this video. This reality show features British home sewers racing against the clock to complete a range of sewing challenges–from re-styling ready-to-wear to completing (and fitting) a garment for someone else. The judges are very exacting. No glue guns (a la Project Runway) allowed. Amazon UK has credited the show with a surge in sewing machine sales. And it’s already been renewed for next season. The episodes are available online in the US.
Sew Forth Now podcast #78 – History of Patterns
Our regular blogger is in India this month, assisting in the wardrobe department on a film! So in lieu of her astute observations on the intersection of fashion, sewing, and Nancy’s, above is a link to a charming (and free) podcast about the history of commercial patterns. Thanks to one of our terrific customers for bringing this podcast to our attention.
This skirt from Josh Goot (photo courtesy of elle.com) is proof that the A-line is a perfect cut for a fun spring skirt! Jacque Goldsmith’s A-line skirt class starts June 6th, call us at 206-282-9112 to sign up!
Ever wondered how they print those lovely Liberty patterns? Watch this fun video and make sure to come in and see all the lovely prints we just got in!
At Nancy’s, you don’t have to spend a lot to look chic! We’ve got cotton and rayon knits starting at $12 a yard, perfect for a quick top or a maxi-dress. Ask us to show you our Indian voile, an NSB bestseller! It comes in a rainbow of vibrant colors and it’s $12.50 a yard. Soft, lightweight and washable, it’s super easy to sew with and ideal for warm weather clothes!
Decorate your tree with lovely hand-embroidered ornaments! We have plenty of books and patterns to get you started…