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Showing posts from June, 2021

UR F.O.: The Blanca Flight Suit

My favorite thing about the making community is that people can take the same source material and will inevitably see it in completely different ways. We all come from unique perspectives. Our differences make us wonderful. There's something special about each of us and I think this is perfectly illustrated in how we all approach our making. Whether you choose to follow the pattern to a T or you want to use the pattern as inspiration and go in a new direction, the end result will be uniquely you.  This week we have the chance to see how a group of talented sewists all put their unique spin on the Blanca Flight Suit! Released May 11th, 2020 by Closet Core Patterns and inspired by the talented @blakandblanca , the Blanca Flight Suit immediately became a crowd favorite. Many sewists have even ended up returning to the pattern again and again over the last year.  But don't just take my word for it. Let's hear what makers all around the world had to say about the Blanca Fligh

The Hexie Cloud Baby Quilt By Kylee Alexander

The quilt that started it all - the Hexie Cloud Baby Quilt makes its debut. By Kylee Alexander  The Hexie Cloud Baby Quilt, in all of its glory. As a lifelong sewer and fashion designer, all of my sewing had been garment based. Upon graduating college, the first project I thought I would create was a new collection, or even a garment for myself. Instead, I began patterning on my studio floor, creating a pattern for my first quilt - a log cabin to be exact. In the spate of freelance jobs juggled with full-time work, the quilt got shelved. Over several years I designed and created several collections, lots of garments for myself, but eventually hung up my idea of creating the perfect log cabin design.  It wasn’t until years later that I began reconsidering quilting. At 75, my grandmother began (and completed!) her first quilt and gave it to me. Obviously inspired and with an array of cottons I had stashed, I began conceiving my new quilt design. I had plenty of blues, and as someone who