Episode 121: Sewing Friendships

Sponsor for June: Topstitch Makers Community : 3-month membership – all month long – total of 4 prizes!  On Instagram they are TopstitchATL.

Topstitch Makers is that it’s not a community about one brand or one person’s perspective but one where Leigh is trying to bring together a diverse group of people, not only members but folks in the sewing community for live talks and guest sewalongs.

Catch up: 



Matchy Matchy Collage Gather top

Serger drama

New patterns:

In the folds Sawtell Dress. Max 72.5” hip

Featuring an inset placket with pleats and bust darts, the Sawtell dress has a yoke and box pleat in the back, capped sleeves and a wide hem. The neckline is finished with bias binding and pockets are inset for an eye-catching design feature and new technique for you to learn.

Paradise Patterns Sommar Camisole. Up to 62” hip

The Sommar Camisole is a tight fitting top for knits with elastane. It features a built in shelf bralette, front scoop neck and a back straight neckline, you can switch it around to have the straight neckline in front if you would like. The neck- and armbands are 1/2” wide and fully enclosed. You can choose hip or cropped hem length. You can also just make the bralette portion of the pattern to make a bikini or yoga top. This pattern is geared  toward advanced beginners.

Sinclair Patterns Indigo swimsuit, up to 63” hip

Very fitted through the upper bust, bust, waist and hips, full coverage, one piece swimming suit with a three piece keyhole back. View A offers a plain front in regular bust and Views B and C offer a contoured colorblocked front option that come in regular and full bust option. Contoured front option comes with a plain or ruched tummy panel. All options can be made with a built in shelf bra.

Sewing friendships. 

With our sponsor this month being TopStitch, I thought it might be fun to talk about sewing friendships. 

  • Communities.
    • Facebook’s Curvy Sewing Collective 
    • Discord servers like Kelly Hogaboom’s 
    • TopStitchATL
    • Cashmerette’s monthly subscription group
  • Individuals IRL
  • Individuals online
  • Family
  • Other?

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2 replies on “Episode 121: Sewing Friendships”

Years ago I had a sewing buddy. We shopped together. Planned projects and challenged each other. She moved away. I moved to a rural area and I have never found that camaraderie again and I miss it. Social media is good, but just not quite the same. I have tried local knitting and needlework groups, but I would love a garment sewing group or buddy. Until then I have my online groups and punkfrockers.

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