The February issue of Seamwork is up and ready for you to read!
In this issue:
- Hidden Glamour: Making beautiful loungewear is all about dressing up for yourself.
- Print Mixing with Kimono Prints: How to set off a statement print with flair, by Sabrina Lee.
- Scraptastic Lingerie: Make the most of your scraps, by Jessica Yen.
- Handmade Beauty: A rich vanilla rose lip scrub, by Kat Siddle.
- From Woven to Knit: Determine if your favorite pattern is a fabric chameleon, by Christine Haynes.
- Block, Paper, Scissors: Make a flirty babydoll with Lisbon, by Devon Iott.
- A Delicate Matter: Tips and tricks for working with delicate and sheer fabrics, by Sara Homer.
- Lessons Learned from the Art of Making Corsets: A Personal Sewing Journey, by Shaerie Mead
- Courage Through Costuming: Reclaiming femininity through cosplay and a handmade wardrobe, by Jennifer Hackett.
- Behind the Seams: Take a look behind the seams of a handcrafted silk slip.
- The Seamworker’s Guide to Phoenix, Arizona: By Ashley Ward.
- Treat Yourself: Get a free and fun downloadable every month.
- Seamwork Style: Mix and match patterns for a unique me-made wardrobe.
- Swatch Service: This month, we looked for lightweight wovens for both Lisbon and Almada, and colored 1″ stretch lace for Lisbon.
Some favorite quotes from this issue:
“Looking beautiful is a matter of how you appear to others. Feeling beautiful means caring about yourself, enjoying your body, and celebrating your appearance and style even when there’s no one around.” -Sarai Mitnick, Hidden Glamour
“Cosplaying was as much a way for me to sneak my own femininity back into my life as it was a craft and a way to make incredible friends. Sewing my own clothes seemed like the next step in advancing a new hobby and reclaiming the love of cute dresses and skirts I had kept bottled up for so long.” -Jennifer Hackett, Courage Through Costuming
“As you pay more attention to precision, you’ll also realize that sewing has a lot of forgiveness built in. You really just need to know when to be precise (reverse corners) and when you can relax a little (winding a bobbin).” -Shaerie Mead, Lessons Learned from the Art of Making Corsets
And here are the two new quick-to-sew patterns in this issue:
Looking for a beautiful night gown that leaves you feeling fabulous as you slip between the sheets? Or have you been searching for a low-profile slip to wear under your gorgeous vintage dresses? Embrace the elegant luxury of Lisbon. This versatile slip is perfect for lounge wear, or can be styled under a sheer dress for a sultry nighttime look (in the February 2016 issue of Seamwork Style).
This mid-thigh bias paneled slip gently hugs your curves, while leaving plenty of ease for comfort and movement. The flattering deep-v neckline is trimmed with beautiful stretch lace, which also forms the shoulder straps. Want to invite a bit more mystery? Make version two with an optional modesty panel. The French seaming throughout provides a refined finish, perfect for giving your fine and delicate fabrics a professional look.
Wrap yourself up in a luxurious robe designed for the perfect morning or evening at home. At the end of your day throw Almada on over your nightgown, sip a cup of warm tea, put on some music, and relax in luxury. Almada provides the perfect amount of coverage, so you won’t be afraid to answer the door to sign for a package in this beautiful loungewear piece.
There’s plenty of ease for movement and comfort in this soft, flowing robe that falls at mid-thigh. The dramatic kimono sleeve opening won’t limit your range of motion as you apply your eyeliner in the morning. When it’s time to greet an unexpected guest you can be rest assured everything will stay securely held in place by the beautiful front tie detail and a hidden snap at the center front. Wearit over your coziest pair of PJs, or treat yourself to a home spa day and pair it over the Lisbon slip, and you’ll discover the true meaning of luxury.