Podcast Episode #5: Jenelle Montilone of Trash N 2 Tees

One of the recurring themes in the garment sewing podcasts is the idea of textile sustainability.  Last year at Craftcation, I met Jenelle.  She was helping students using the supplied Bernina sewing machines.  I heard snippets about her work but never a full description.  After the conference, I looked up her website and discovered she is truly a textile recycling champ. …

Staple Dress Finish!

The combination of Allison Sews wearing a gorgeous Staple Dress at Quilt Con and April Rhodes being on the podcast lead me to make this dress! Does it look a bit familiar?  It is the dress I was wearing under my Cutting Edge jacket! This dress, designed by the fantastic April Rhodes, is simple in design with endless possibilities.  The …

Podcast Episode #2: Jaime Jennings of Fancy Tiger Crafts

Last week, we started with a comprehensive post about the many different garment fabric types and when you might use them.  Today, we continue our garment sewing challenge with a conversation with Jaime Jennings from Fancy Tiger Crafts.  Fancy Tiger Crafts is a modern craft shop in Denver, Colorado with classes and community craft nights.  Since they teach garment sewing classes …

Garment Fabrics 101. Garment Sewing. {Learn More, Sew More}

Most quilters buy exclusively quilting cottons for their quilts.  With garments, there is a huge variety of choices.  Similar to the overwhelming feeling of choosing interfacing, fabric choices for garments is a whole new world.  Thankfully, Rachael from imagine gnats is here to share some information about types of fabric commonly used for garment sewing. Take it away, Rachael… FABRICS 101  when …