Weekend Reading: Pearls, cheap travel, and evil evil glitter



Maybe it’s the unusually dry, sunny weather we’re having. Maybe it’s that our office is full of flowers at the moment. Maybe it’s the new issue of Seamwork that I am over-the-moon excited to put out on Sunday (the lingerie issue!). Or maybe it’s our lovely and talented new art director who began with us this week (I’ll be posting an intro soon, she’s awesome).

Whatever it is, I have been feeling good, at least in spirit. I have also unfortunately fallen prey to some sort of mysterious lung ailment for the last month, but you can’t win them all.

I plan to spend this weekend cleaning house and decluttering, with a brief break to publish the new issue on the first. I hope you all like underwear, curvy women, and the combination of the two. I really love lingerie, so this issue has me pretty darn excited.

Weekend Reading:

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Sarai started Colette back in 2009. She believes the primary role of a business should be to help people. She loves good books, sewing with wool, her charming cats, working in her garden, and eating salsa.

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Yeeaaahhh Lingerie! I’m so anxious to see it! And again, I LOVE the panel of subjects one can read on your weekend reading post !

Emma Jayne

Well they do say glitter is the herpes of the craft world.


really liked the askpolly/nymag piece.


I love the glitter shipping! Their website is so funny too!


Thank you so much for that aeon article, Sarai. Incredibly interesting!!


Yay!!! Curvy girl lingerie!! Exactly what I want to learn more about…. Although I’ve only just ordered fabric to make a couple of Oslos this week so I’m about a month behind! :)


An interesting follow-up on the “glitter” business. Love the idea by the way!


I’m so excited for the lingerie issue!

And guh to Urban Outfitters for stealing a designer’s work AGAIN. Did you see this sort of hilarious news item about Forever 21 (another notorious stealer of artists’ work) being busted for pirating Photoshop? While I’m no fan of Adobe, it’s always nice to see F21 get called out for being thieves:


Yes! We LOL’ed about that at the studio too!


Im sooo excited about the lingerie issue!!! I have been checking since midnight–I work third shift— I cant wait to give it a try. being DDD cup, most bras are horribly uncomfortable and ugly. so very excited the pattern it goes upto 3X!!! I love the designs and pretty much fainted when I looked through the resources and saw that…one online store listed, has all the things needed. :D yaaaaaaay!!

Jeri Sullivan

Just wanted to let you know that while the patterns are showing up, the actual magazine isn’t. Maybe those two didn’t get published on the Seamwork site at the same time?


We had a miscommunication on the timing, so there was an issue for a couple hours (it was the middle of the night here, so we didn’t fix it right away). :)


i had no trouble downloading my magazine along with the patterns. probably just a matter of timing.

SJ Kurtz

Thank you so very much for these.

I am torn between glitter bombing Forever 21, for the obvious reasons, and Adobe, for wanting so much of my money on such a regular basis. I am glad to know that F21 has to actually copy and paste when they steal; the copies are so close I just assumed chicanery at the production site. The classic ‘it fell off the truck’ procedure. Adobe can spend it’s time prosecuting them, and maybe not raise prices again this year.

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