A lot of sewing decisions are made serendipitously! Combine whimsical fabrics and clever techniques; soon there’s that eureka moment when you think—I’ve got it! That’s just how Kay Whitt, my guest during the Sew Serendipity mini-series, designs fashions. She has a natural talent of mixing fabrics, techniques, and style.
This week, you’ll find the second episode of Sew Serendipity as the featured Sewing With Nancy online video. Jackets are the topic, beginning with a silk and linen combo, where you’ll learn to combine fabrics and techniques.
You might call it a stroke of luck or just plain coincidence when both sides of the fabric can be used as the right side. Regardless of what you name it, take advantage of your good fortune! Utilizing both sides of the fabric gives subtle contrast at the closures of the Parisian-styled jacket.
Enjoy the good fortune of working with wool! This fabric sews and shapes with ease—an ideal featured fabric for an unlined jacket pattern.
Find a great fabric, and use one of the patterns included in the book for some real sewing fun. To learn more, check out Kay’s book, Sew Serendipity. It’s filled with sewing patterns, beautiful photography, and clever sewing tips.
For a chance to win a copy of the Sew Serendipity DVD let me know which technique and or pattern from the show was your favorite. The random winner will be posted on Saturday, April 7th. Note: If you voted last week, vote again, this time for your favorite jacket pattern.
Watch 52—yes, 52, of the current Sewing With Nancy programs online at your convenience!
Remember, you can also watch Sewing With Nancy on your iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. Have you downloaded the app?
Bye for now,