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The Best of Indie Sewing Patterns December 13, 2009
Read the latest DIY Design column for the top picks in indie sewing patterns. Click here.
Project Runway: Getting Ready for Bryant Park November 20, 2009
The finale is tonight. Catch up on last week’s episode here.
Designers get the blues as Louise leaves October 5, 2009
Louise is out, out, out, sadly, and there are only nine little designers left … catch up on Episode 7 here.
Cowgirls unite: Couture Western Shirts September 24, 2009
In my ongoing tribute to Canada, here’s a site I found that makes the most painstakingly crafted Western shirts and more. If you’ve been seeking Western wear that’s created the couture way, look no further. I’m always thrilled to find another fan of slow sewing. Read below to learn about Golden West Clothing:
“I make western shirts and jackets. Most styles are organic cotton. At present, all patterns, cutting and sewing is done by me in my studio in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.
I manufacture according to principles that have become known as “slow fashion”. The designs endure, materials are chosen for their quality and eco-friendly characteristics. Construction emphasizes craft over mechanization.
Some shirts recreate vintage styles. Others re-imagine classics with a modern edge. They all pay homage to the western shirt in one way or another. The piping is custom made. Chainstitch embroidery is not computerized. There’s no fusing. All seams are flat-felled by hand. You won’t find shirts like these in any store.”
See more Golden West Clothing …
Canadian Flare September 20, 2009
Here’s one for you magazine junkies out there. I’m in Nova Scotia, Canada, this weekend and noticed Flare, a fashion magazine on the newsstand that appears to be solely Canadian. To me, it very exciting to find publications that aren’t just American spinoffs. Take a peek at Flare.