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Contributors & Staff

Meet the writers, makers, and artists from this month’s issue.

Contributing Writers

Kat Siddle

Kat Siddle is a librarian and fashion school dropout from Vancouver, B.C. She blogs about beauty at and helps run Our Social Fabric, a textile re-use initiative.

Devon Iott

Devon Iott is a sewing teacher that works for Husqvarna Viking and Pfaff brand sewing machines. She blogs at Miss Make and lives in Nashville, TN with two chickens and a cat.


Jessica Yen

Jessica Yen is a freelance writer and editor who lives in Portland, Oregon. She just started sewing her own lingerie from fabric scraps, and finds herself utterly addicted.

Christine Haynes

Christine Haynes is a patternmaker, author, and sewing instructor in Los Angeles, California. She recently learned to knit and loves to travel. Learn more about her at or


Allie Jackson

Allie Jackson blogs at allie J., where you’ll find her documenting what she likes to call her “modern mid-century” style: classic and feminine clothing with a retro influence. Her focus is on clothing with an emphasis on clean silhouettes, bold colors, and luxe fabrics made using vintage, independent, and commercial patterns. She especially loves 1960s Simplicity patterns. Contact her at


Alyson Provax

Alyson Provax is a printmaker and experimental dyer in Portland, Oregon. Her prints are available through Uprise Art, and her work will be shown in Variable States: Prints Now at Upfor Gallery in Portland this spring. Find her at


Betsy Blodgett

Betsy Blodgett is a fashion history and sewing enthusiast in Kansas City, KS. When not designing patterns for Indygo Junction, she spends her time traveling, teaching, and moving cats off her sewing table. Follow her projects and inspiration on Instagram, Pinterest, and on Periscope as Betsy_Blodgett.


Jenny Rushmore

Jenny Rushmore is the founder of Cashmerette Patterns, the first modern sewing patterns designed for curves, in sizes 12–28 and cup sizes C–H. Originally from Scotland, Jenny now lives in Boston, Massachusetts, where she follows her passion of helping women find body positivity through sewing.



Sarai Mitnick | Editor-in-Chief
Haley Glenn | Managing Editor
Taylor Pruitt | Art Direction
Kristen Blackmore | Pattern Designer
Wallis Smith-Owens | Patternmaker
Anna Aguirre | Technical Writer
Delaney Matson | Seamstress
Taylor Pruitt | Designer
Rachel Mitnick | Print Designer
Kenn Wilson | Operations Manager
Meg Stively | Communications
Sarah Ashlock | Copy Editor
Jessica Yen | Contributing Editor


Evie McShane | Photographer
Fiona Woodman | Model
Tabiba Styles | Hair/Makeup
Delaney Matson | Wardrobe Assistant


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