Sew Serendipity on Sewing With Nancy

Serendipity is putting a quarter in the gumball machine and having three pieces come rattling out instead of one—all red, it’s a quote from Peter H. Reynolds. So you’re thinking, what does that quote have to do with sewing? In today’s blog posting I have the good fortune of featuring how unique fabrics, friendly techniques, and sewing patterns combine into one wardrobe. I’m featuring the 2-part Sewing With Nancy series, Sew Serendipity with Kay Whitt!

You can watch the first show of this series at your convenience online at, on DVD, or on Public TV. (Check your local listings for dates, times, and a program lineup. Each PBS station determines their own schedule.)

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During this first program, we showcase three unique skirts. I’m especially fond of Kay’s “Controlled Ruffles” technique. Usually ruffles ”spring” open. Kay’s ruffles stay in place, while adding a feminine touch.

Sew Serendipity on Sewing With Nancy

Serendipitous sewing occurs when searching for a great combination of fabrics and techniques, but finding something else. To learn about Kay’s great fortune, check out her book, Sew Serendipity. It is filled with sewing patterns, beautiful photography, and clever sewing tips.

Sew Serendipity

Nancy's GiveawayFor a chance to win a copy of the Sew Serendipity DVD, let me know which technique from the show was your favorite? The random winner will be posted on Saturday, April 7th.

Remember, you can also watch Sewing With Nancy on your iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. Have you downloaded the app?

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Bye for now,

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