If you think that sewing patterns are just flat paper with a few lines for cutting and marking, reconsider! Because, sewing patterns can contain magic! My guest came across the original Magic Patterns with a copyright date from the 1920s. Then, she decided to revolutionize them.
I hope you’ll watch the second episode of Magic Patterns online or on PBS with my guest Amy Barickman. Amy modeled her concept of Magic Patterns after one of the sewing stars in the early 20th century, Mary Brooks Picken, founder of the Woman’s Institute of Domestic Arts & Sciences. Mary always encouraged students to add their own creative style to designs.
Following her lead, Amy and I show you how to use a basic style and then add personalized touches.
Cardigan—the name makes us think of being cozy! From sleek jersey knit to a wrapped-up number, we’ll show you the details to transform this pattern into several styles with simple yet unique details.
Magic Dress Pattern
When making the magic dress pattern, you can mix and match the subtle style features. Focusing on the sleeves, learn how to easily change the styling with Amy’s easy-to-sew as well as easy-to-wear ideas.
Magic Coat Pattern
Sew a coat? Certainly! Working with patterns that have carefree styling is what this program is all about. Choose a beefy fabric; then match your imagination with one of the styles.
Watch Sewing With Nancy online.
We’ve partnered with PBS to bring you Sewing With Nancy on the PBS app, available for Apple phones and tablets, Xbox 360, Apple TV, and Roku! The app is free; all you need is an Internet connection/Wi-Fi to watch the latest episodes. The videos have been specially built for the screen you’re watching on; we hope you think they look terrific. (Coming soon, an app for Androids!)
Download Apple’s iOS app here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pbs/id410053365?mt=8
This book features 6 magic patterns that can be transformed into 36 different styles, with 216 different looks. Complete with beautiful full-color photos, step-by-step instructions, and a CD of printable patterns, this easy-to-follow book shows how 6 patterns x 6 looks x 6 fabric suggestions (for each look) result in a complete wardrobe. Amy and Nancy guide you on how to tile the patterns, which are featured on the CD in the book.
For a chance to win a copy of the DVD that accompanies this 2-part series, leave a comment below sharing the “spark” you might add to one of Amy’s Magic Patterns. A winner will be announced on October 9.
Bye for now,