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March Discoveries

Resources and additional favorites for this issue.

Posted in: Makers & Crafts • February 28, 2017

Peggy Moffitt as
Rudi Gernreich’s muse.

This month's sample garments

We used locally-purchased canvas and linen for two versions of the Sonya dress.

  • Find a similar linen fabric here.

  • Find a similar canvas fabric here.

The twill Sonya dress was made from Robert Kaufman Ventana twill in beige.


The Rudi Gernreich Book: As Rudi Gernreich’s muse, Peggy Moffitt is the best person to pay homage to Gernreich’s legacy.

The new Zadie dress from Tilly and the Buttons.


Hiroshima Tulip Needles: From Fancy Tiger Crafts—Tulip needles are high-quality needles crafted in Japan. They provide a superb sharp point that easily glides through any fabric. The eyes are easy to thread with no snagging.


Asiatica: This Kansas City company makes unique, one-of-a-kind pieces from vintage kimono fabric, contemporary Japanese Nuno fabrics, and other luxury textiles.

Print Mixing with Kimono Prints: If you have kimono fabric in your stash, here is some project inspiration.

Asiatica makes garments from vintage kimono fabric.


Zadie: The newest pattern from Tilly and the Buttons is a fun knit dress, perfect for playing with stripes.

Ebony: This new basic from Closet Case Patterns is a must-have.


Matching Stripes like a Pro: Banish your fear of stripes, by Jenny Rushmore.

Free Download: How to match Plaids and Stripes: Tips and tricks for matching stripes, from the Colette blog.

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