day one: kcw oct 2014

day one: kcw oct 2014

It’s finally here! The first day of Kid’s Clothes Week! Are you already knee-deep in fabric scraps? Or are you just starting to print out patterns? Either way it’s just an hour a day every day this week. You can do it! 1. boy undies by Sara 2. practice peacoat by Tabitha 3. dungaree dress by […]

coats and clark + giveaway

coats and clark + giveaway

When I think of Coats and Clark I think of thread. full stop. But for this post I thought I should find out a little more about them. After reading many articles about the [surprisingly fascinating!] history of thread it turns out there is a reason I think of thread when I hear Coats & Clark: they invented […]

whipstitch + giveaway

whipstitch + giveaway

I discovered Whipstitch years ago when Deborah released her first book, Stitch by Stitch. I was immediately impressed with the quality of projects and the crystal clear directions. Her book flawlessly guides the reader from newbie sewer to someone who can install a zipper or sew darts with great confidence–no small feat! It takes a talented teacher to know how […]

sew modern + giveaway

sew modern + giveaway

Are you enjoying Giveaway Week here at KCW?! We are only halfway through and have so much more for you to win! Today’s giveaway comes from an adorable shop in California, Sew Modern. They also have an online shop and run a popular blog as well. So I’m sure this isn’t the first time you’ve heard of […]

tie dye diva + giveaway

tie dye diva + giveaway

One of my favorite things about KCW is discovering new pattern designers. Sometimes you think you’ve seen it all (or sewn it all) and then you discover a new-to-you shop and suddenly you want to SEW ALL THE THINGS! That’s how it was when I stumbled upon Jen’s lovely pattern shop, Tie Dye Diva. Her shop […]

l’oiseau fabric + giveaway

l’oiseau fabric + giveaway

Have you ever drooled over German or Dutch or French blogs? Lusted after their buttery knits in adorable prints? Coveted their cute little trims? But when you go to your local fabric store to find something similar you come up empty handed. Then you need to go to L’oiseau Fabrics! Michelle started l’oiseau (pronounced lwa-zo) […]