It’s the Month of Making Fancy Wear, and we’ve put together detailed photos of the insides of two very special wedding dress- the one’s Zede made for her daughters Hilary and Mallory. Even though their dresses are completely different styles made 10 years apart, the design excellence and love shine through!
Learn some Activewear Axioms from Zede that can be applied to any activewear pattern or trend. When you start to understand fabrics, notions, materials, and the purpose of activewear features, you’ll be able to make activewear that suits you- and that’s the best way to sustain healthy habits!
It’s been one year since the Donohue women closed their brick-and-mortar store and started the adventure that is SewHere.com and The Self Sewn Wardrobe. A new baby and a new membership site are among the things we reflect upon in this issue of Sew Long and Sew Happy.
This issue is full of Zede’s tried and true tips for Button Up Shirt construction success, and some are a bit unexpected- like not matching your threads and creating a special anchor for smooth darts.
The March issue of Sew Long and Sew Happy includes a detailed tutorial on how to take your Made to Measure Leggings sloper and turn it into a relaxed fit “Jogger” style pant. Group member Kim Scherer shows us how she turned some low rise jeans into high-waisted pants that she loves to wear.
You’ll also get an insight on how Zede uses shower curtains and skirt hangers to store her serger threads!
This issue of Sew Long and Sew Happy includes full instructions to draft and make a kimono robe for yourself or anyone else. We explore different construction techniques for combining knit and woven fabrics in the same garment and give you almost too much information on how to customize your robe.
This issue also includes an explanation of the infamous Vagina Pillow that Zede shared in the Self Sewn Wardrobe Facebook group. If that’s not your cup of tea, swipe on past the story, but we decided that it’s important for us to set an example of being “unapologetically ourselves” in the sewing world so that others can do the same!
The first issue of “Sew Long and Sew Happy” takes an in-depth look at the Salmon Prom Dress Zede made for Mallory in 2005. This prom dress was the subject of episode 76 of the Sewing Out Loud Podcast, so if it piqued your interest, some juicy photos and exclusive details await in this issue!
There’s also a printable “Welcome to My Fabric Library” sign at the end of the zine so that people know how to properly refer to your “stash” from now on.