Seamwork

Resources

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

Supplies

doTERRA Essential Oils: You can find these great essential oils and blends in many shops. Some of them can even be taken orally!

A Verb for Keeping Warm: Kristine Vejar dreamt of creating her own line of locally grown, locally dyed yarn for her California shop. And she did!

Fabrics Featured This Month

The Cloth Pocket: If you can’t manage a trip to Austin this month, good news! You can still shop at The Cloth Pocket online.

Seedlings in Black from Hawthorne Threads is a great yarn dyed cotton, perfect for Hayden, $10.75/yard.

Yarn Dyed Essex Linen from Michael Levine is a classic, used for Hayden, $10.00/yard.

White Embroidered Awning from Mood was used for Hayden, $15.99/yard.

Cotton Ladder Lace Trim was used to embellish Hayden, $1.95/yard.

Mustard Rayon Jersey from Mood has the perfect drape for Seneca, $7.99/yard.

Laguna Jersey in Tangerine from Stonemountain & Daughter was used for Seneca, $10.50/yard.

Books

Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fasion: Elizabeth Cline’s book was last month’s pick for The Colette Book Club. Cline asks important questions about fast fashion. What are we doing with all these cheap clothes? And more important, what are they doing to our society, our environment, our economic well-being, and us?

The Ultimate Sashiko Sourcebook: Patterns, Projects and Inspirations: is the only guide to sewing sashiko that you’ll ever need.

Practical Guide to Patternmaking for Fashion Designers: Menswear: Patternmaking techniques for a variety of garment styles.

Girlboss: Sophia Amoruso is the founder and executive chairman of Nasty Gal, a $250-million-plus fashion retailer with more than four hundred employees. She proves that being successful isn’t about where you went to college or how popular you were in high school. It’s about trusting your instincts and following your gut; knowing which rules to follow and which to break; when to button up and when to let your freak flag fly.

Patterns

Lou Box Top: Sew DIY’s loose fitting, boxy top with two neckline options and three hem versions is a must-have for spring.

Spring/Summer Collection from Deer and Doe: Three new patterns from Deer and Doe for their Spring/Summer Collection!

Jane Dress: Tessuti’s new dress is simple, stylish, and perfect for the warmer weather.

Ahoy!: Papercut Patterns’ new collection is a fun one!

Desmond Roll Top Backpack: The first pattern from Taylor Tailor is a really great roll top backpack! Must see.

Websites

Fashion Revolution: "On 24 April 2013, 1,134 people were killed and over 2,500 were injured when the Rana Plaza complex collapsed in Dhaka, Bangladesh.” On April 24 every year, Fashion Revolution Day brings people from all over the world together to use the power of fashion to change the story for the people who make the world’s clothes and accessories.

Offset Warehouse: Offset Warehouse is a social enterprise that brings together a huge range of hand-picked, eco fabrics and haberdashery, ideal for all textile projects, and at prices that will surprise you.

Fibershed: Fibershed is a non-profit organization that provides experiential education that generates awareness. Fibershed teaches the necessary skills within our community to build and sustain a thriving bioregional textile culture that functions hand-in-hand with principles of ecological balance, local economies, and regional organic agriculture.

Council of Fashion Designers of America: The Fashion Targets Breast Cancer® name and symbol were created by Ralph Lauren and subsequently entrusted to the CFDA Foundation. The CFDA Foundation provides meaningful help to all women concerned about and/or diagnosed with breast cancer by providing access to reliable health information and quality health care, and by supporting the distribution of innovative information, education, and outreach that impacts the broadest number of women possible.

Katharine Hamnett’s politically charged t-shirts: The iconic designer’s blog.

P.A.C.E. Advancing Women to Advance the World: Gap’s program for the women who make their clothes.

Green Eileen: A program that takes in gently used Eileen Fisher clothing.

Fashion-Incubator: Lessons from a sustainable factory floor.

Grow Your Jeans project: Support the emergence of regenerative agriculture.

April, 2016

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