Month: June 2014

What’s Happening This Week


This event is extending past this week, but it’s what I have been doing so far! Located in Pike Place Market in Seattle, the 2014 graduates have converted a retail space into a display showcase for some of our “final line” garments. It has been fun so far, meeting a lot of people who are visiting Seattle and people who are simply trying to find a bathroom 🙂

More info about the School of Apparel Design & Development here

Next up, a Fashion Illustration class is being offered at Seattle Central College during Summer Quarter, it starts June 30th and I think that this may be the perfect creative outlet while I am online for hours applying for jobs 😦


Speaking of Fashion Illustrations if you haven’t checked out the collaboration that blogger Garance Dore has done with Rifle Paper Co., I would certainly do so! It perfectly showcases Garance’s simple/chic illustrations on notepads, stationary, and cases. My all inclusive Rifle Paper Co. order completed my shopping for two birthdays and one wedding. Done.



Focus on Fiber

I came across this via WGSN a few months ago and wish that this thread was available.
I want to know exactly what these gloves feel like to wear and if they would last forever!
Coil and stainless steel wire cut-resistant glove. Composition: 100% stainless steel
Image via, Supplier: Immatec 

Contest Closed: Time to Vote!


The Sewing Indie Month contests have come to a close: So many people entered, so many amazing projects, so much sewing (I spent a lovely afternoon looking at all of the entries). It is was so enjoyable to see all of the things that people made and now you can vote for the winners! The 4 categories and links to voting are below:



An Indie Love Affair hosted by Sown Brooklyn

Everyday Casual hosted by Cashmerette

Dressed to the Nines hosted by Lilacs & Lace

Pattern Hacking hosted by Rhonda’s Creative Life


I am just going to consider June 1st the beginning of summer. I know I deserve it and the Pacific Northwest seems to be cooperating so my decision is made. I am currently taking pictures of previous school projects and trying to decide on mid-day sunlight vs. “magic hour” light during dawn and dusk. My favorite that I’ve photographed so far was one that did not need ironing, makes it a fav for sure: The Kid’s “Platypus” Hoodie that I made for construction class last year. DSC02799   On to some Sewn Square One summer news…Shows! We will be participating in 2 summer shows, Urban Craft Uprising and Quilt! Knit! Stitch! (a brand new show put on by the people behind the International Quilt Market trade shows). We have participated in 3 International Quilt Market shows in the past (including last year’s Spring show in Portland). The Spring show was great so perhaps that’s why they are trying out another show there this year! Whatever the reason we jumped on it right away. But the first show coming up is Urban Craft Uprising in Seattle. I’m very curious as to how Sewn will fit in because I haven’t seen a sewing pattern company there before. This is a major reason that we have decided that we will be making garment kits for this show. I think that at a craft show it’s good to have something that you can just take home and have all the materials necessary to complete your project. Now for the info!


I believe that the hours are 11-5 both days (that’s what they have been in the past). Admission is free, but a $1 donation is suggested.

Held at the Oregon Convention Center Hours: Thursday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Admission: $10 adults/$8 seniors & students. Children 10 and under free. $25 Full Show Pass. This show also offers a variety of great classes.