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Where to get fabric, supplies, and recommended additional reading for this issue.

February 29, 2016


Cosmetic Clays: Mountain Rose Herbs has all your handmade beauty supplies, including French green clay.

Dharma Trading Co.: Your go-to shop for fabric dyes and other supplies.

La Mercerie: This Seattle-based online shop has really fun pre-made bias tape.

Sewbox: Treat yourself to some special trims! This United Kingdom-based online store has Liberty of London bias tape.


The Art of Cloth Dyeing: Become a fabric dyeing expert with this Craftsy class. You'll explore beginning and advanced resist methods, discover the secret to fast and easy washout, and learn how to dye bonds to different fabrics to create multicolored effects and patterns without muddying your colors.

Fabrics Featured This Month

All the fabrics used for the sample garments this month were purchased locally at Mill End in Portland, Oregon, but we found some similar fabrics if you want the same look:

Mahogany Crepe Satin: This crepe satin from is similar to the fabric for the Caterina sample.

Deep Charcoal Habotai This habotai from Mood looks a lot like the fabric used for Kenedy.


The Haute Couture Atelier: The Artisans of Fashion: A behind-the-scenes tour of couture fashion provides insight into the techniques and expertise employed by designers at major fashion houses while following the process of sketchbook designs realized as runway creations.

The Modern Natural Dyer: A Comprehensive Guide to Dyeing Silk, Wool, Linen, and Cotton at Home: Kristine Vejar's beautiful book includes techniques for working with natural dyes, as well as several projects for your home and wardrobe.


Amirisu: A lovely knitting magazine from Japan. Their Kyoto shop, Walnut, now stocks Colette Patterns, along with a really great selection of yarn and notions.

Couture Notebook: Not your average fashion blog.

The Health Benefits of Knitting: From the NYT Blog.


Astoria: This cropped pullover is a Seamwork Magazine favorite. Looks great over dresses!

Sway Dress: This flowing silhouette features two different necklines in one dress.

Kielo Wrap Dress: This Named Clothing dress has a simple design with a very interesting shape.

Happy <3 Bowtie Tutorial: Grainline Studio put together a fun bowtie tutorial.

These resources are provided to help you get started with the patterns, techniques, and ideas in this issue. Please note that some of these links (such as to books on amazon) are affiliate links. When you purchase through them, a small commission goes toward supporting the magazine.

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