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News from the Sewiverse: Summer!

August 11, 2016

News from the Sewiverse is all our latest news and finds: indie pattern launches, podcast episodes, interesting articles, and all the goings on in the sewing universe! In this edition:

  • Rosie Martin from DIY Couture's "No Patterns Needed"
  • Fancy Tiger Crafts Adventure Tank
  • Helen's Closet Winslow Culottes
  • Seamwork Eugene + Harrington
  • Melody Miller Trinket Quilt
  • Dottie Angel Wrap and Slip Dress
  • Seamwork Elmira + Lynn
  • Sew Caroline San Francisco Swing Top + Dress
  • Giuseppe Ribaudo Flying Geese Patchwork Bag
  • A. L. + Lindsey Neill Donut Delight Quilt
  • Cashmerette Springfield Top
  • Made by Rae Gemma Tank
  • Christine Haynes Lottie Hacks
  • Events and Workshops
  • Best of Blogs + News, and Podcasts!

News from the Sewiverse Summer 2016 - sewing patterns, news, and events

June News from the Sewiverse

June 26, 2016

Big news: Textillia's homepage, and Patterns + Fabrics sections are now and forevermore PUBLIC!!! This means that if you aren't a member yet or you're not logged in, you can see the homepage (minus the featured projects), and search the patterns and fabrics database! Projects, member profiles, commenting, etc. are still members-only, but now everyone can get a good feel for the site before joining. All part of our "get out of beta" preparations!

And in case you missed it, the Textillia blog now has an RSS feed and we're also on Bloglovin' (both links are also at the bottom of the site) - be sure to subscribe so you don't miss out on any posts! (You can keep an eye on the updates thread in the forums for more detailed announcements of all the new features on Textillia.)

Now, onto the news...

News from the Sewiverse is all our latest news and finds: indie pattern launches, podcast episodes, interesting articles, and all the goings on in the sewing universe!

Textillia Sewing News for June 2016

May News from the Sewiverse!

May 26, 2016

Ariane on TextilliaTextillia badges are here!!!

A quick announcement before we get to the news: Don't miss our fun new badge generator!!! Just click the red "Get my badge" button on the left side of your profile page, and it'll generate the code for you to put on your own blog or website, including a custom link back to your profile. Now everyone will be able to find and friend you on Textillia, and check out your projects! Yay!!!

Now, onto the news...

News from the Sewiverse is all our latest news and finds: indie pattern launches, podcast episodes, interesting articles, and all the goings on in the sewing universe!

April News from the Sewiverse!

April 26, 2016

Before we get started, we wanted to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who's been responding to our call for help! We really felt the love last week, seeing more people posting on Textillia and also a ton more people joining - hello and welcome to all the new members! 

News from the Sewiverse is all our latest news and finds: indie pattern launches, podcast episodes, interesting articles, and all the goings on in the sewing universe! In this edition:

  • Blueprints for Sewing Geodesic
  • Closet Case Patterns Morgan Boyfriend Jeans
  • Carolyn Friedlander x RK Essex Linen = Euclid
  • Made by Rae is on Creativebug, Sewing for Little Ones!
  • Cashmerette Concord T-Shirt
  • Megan Nielsen Sudley Blouse
  • Art Gallery Fabrics The Denim Studio
  • Cotton + Steel "Checkers" Out This Summer 
  • Robert Kaufman Greenwich
  • Tessuti Audrey Shirt
  • Lizzy House Whisper Palette
  • Events and Workshops
  • Best of Blogs + News, and Podcasts!

March News from the Sewiverse!

News from the Sewiverse is all our latest news and finds: indie pattern launches, podcast episodes, interesting articles, and all the goings on in the sewing universe! In this edition:

  • Papercut Patterns launches their Ahoy! Collection
  • Grainline Studio releases the Driftless Cardigan
  • Straight Stitch Designs' new Wedgewood Skirt
  • V + Co. Moda Ombre Basics + quilt patterns
  • Heather Ross Mendocino Reprint
  • Events (Workshops near and far, and a sewalong!)
  • Blogs + News, and Podcasts!

Ariane Sat, 03/26/2016 - 11:58
News from the Sewiverse for Mid-February!

News from the Sewiverse is all our latest news and finds: indie pattern launches, podcast episodes, interesting articles, and all the goings on in the sewing universe! In this edition:

  • Paprika Patterns' versatile Opal Cardigan
  • The Grainline Archer Popover pattern add-on
  • Sonya Philip's 100 Acts of Sewing Pants no. 1
  • Abby Glassenberg's Asleep Awake Doll
  • February's Seamwork Magazine: Almada robe and Lisbon night gown
  • New fabric collections from Nani Iro and Liesl Gibson 
  • Sewalongs and Workshops
  • Best of the blogs and podcasts

Ariane Mon, 02/15/2016 - 16:28
News from the Sewiverse for Late-January!

News from the Sewiverse is all our latest news and finds: indie pattern launches, podcast episodes, interesting articles, and all the goings on in the sewing universe! In this edition:

  • Straight Stitch Designs releases the Montlake Tee
  • Thread Theory's first women's pattern: the Camas Blouse
  • Sarah Watts' super fun Cat Lady collection for Cotton + Steel
  • Upcoming events
  • Best of the sewing blogs and podcasts

Straight Stitch Designs Montlake Tee

Clearly I'm not the only one who's caught the sewing with knits bug! Who can ever have too many t-shirts? Straight Stitch Designs just released the Montlake Tee! It's a beginner-friendly pattern for a classy t-shirt with a scoop neck and multiple sleeve length options, that will look and feel great no matter where your day takes you.

Ariane Tue, 01/26/2016 - 16:50
Late-December News from the Sewiverse!

News from the Sewiverse is all our latest news and finds: indie pattern launches, podcast episodes, interesting articles, and all the goings on in the sewing universe! In this edition:

  • Colette's final pattern of the year, the perfect for the holidays Phoebe Dress
  • Paprika Patterns releases the funky Zircon Sweater & Dress
  • Blueprints for Sewing has a free pattern for the super cute Townhouse tote bag
  • Cloud 9 Fabrics is shipping Lisa Congdon's Kindred (and is making organic cotton knits!)
  • Highlights from the sewing podcasts and blogs

Colette Phoebe Dress

Colette released their third and final pattern of the year, the Phoebe Dress. It looks like an instant hit to me - so versatile as far as season, style, and fabric - a real classic. The samples for the pattern release were mostly very winter/holiday-friendly, but I'm really enamored with the denim version and could see that being a great year-round staple. And I have to mention Jaime from Fancy Tiger Crafts' Pendleton wool plaid Phoebe, it could not be a more perfect holiday dress!

Colette Phoebe velourColette Phoebe denim

Ariane Sun, 12/27/2015 - 11:44
News from the Sewiverse! Late November edition...

News from the Sewiverse is all our latest news and finds: indie pattern launches, podcast episodes, interesting articles, and all the goings on in the sewing universe! In this edition:

  • Megan Nielsen launches her line of children's patterns
  • Heather Lou from Closet Case Files releases her new Clare Coat pattern, an e-book on how to sew jeans, and printed patterns
  • Christine Haynes + Sew News collaborate on 4 exclusive patterns with mini-online classes
  • Indiesew's Winter 2016 pattern collection and fabric bundle is out
  • Highlights from the sewing podcasts and blogs

Megan Nielsen's new children's collection is out!

Megan Nielsen Briar top children's patternMegan Nielsen has been teasing us with peeks at her upcoming children's collection for months now, and they're finally available! It's so nice to see kids clothes for girls that are the perfect balance of cute (but not overly frilly) and modern. Here's the whole children's collection (the patterns also come in a discounted bundle), which features mini versions of her popular adult patterns:

The Virginia leggings  The Briar sweater and tee  The Tania culottes

She's got a blog post up with loads of photos and ideas on how to customize and style the finished garments, and she also just posted the first of a series of more detailed posts on how to style and modify the patterns, starting with the mini Briar top.

Ariane Mon, 11/23/2015 - 14:09