The January issue of Seamwork is up and ready for you to read!
We’ve added a new feature this month called Swatch Service. I’m interested to know what you guys think. We frequently get questions about where to buy fabric for our patterns, so we actually went off and ordered a whole bunch of swatches from several online retailers. We then picked out a small but diverse bunch that would work well with this month’s patterns. What do you think? Is it helpful? Should we show more options? Take bigger photos?
In this issue:
- Tasha Miller Griffith writes about accepting your infinite list of to-dos
- Haley Glenn gives us a guide to working on the bias
- Ponte, interlock, double knit – if you’ve ever wondered what all these terms mean, read Alyson Clair’s guide to double knits
- Create a vintage look with hemstitching using a modern sewing machine
- Melissa Fehr gives us a guide to activewear fabrics
- We round up 4 different tricks for turning spaghetti straps
- In this month’s Behind the Seams, we look at how stitching was used to add detail to several simple black and white vintage pieces.
- For Swatch Service, we round up some of our favorite lightweight woven fabrics and double knits.
And here are the two new quick-to-sew patterns in this issue:
Savannah is a lovely everyday camisole cut very simply on the bias, edged with stretch lace, and finished with French seams and adjustable self-fabric spaghetti straps. It’s the sort of simple garment cut from lush fabric that you can wear all the time – as loungewear, under your sweaters, or on its own with a cardigan or blazer. We even provide tips for making this one in knit fabric with elastic straps, if you want a variation that can take you to yoga class too.
Manila gives you basic leggings with a sweet detail: a curved tulip cuff. You can make Manila in activewear fabric for working out, jersey for lounging or keeping warm under skirts, or double knit for sleek pants to wear under a tunic blouse or long sweater.