Kelli Ward of True Bias {Podcast Episode # 109}

With the exception of my Quilty Box interview, I am devoting the month of May to garment sewing. With my pledge to Me Made May, I thought I would focus on the garment sewers/designers/community as an ode to the importance of sewing our own clothes. My first guest is Kelli Ward of True Bias. Living in Denver, Colorado, Kelli is a pattern designer, garment maker, wife and mother.

After having two children and living in New York City at the time, she decided to take pattern drafting classes at the Fashion Institute of Technology. She loved her classes and started developing patterns based on needs she had in her own wardrobe. We talk about the importance of passion in your career and how that can seem more important after becoming a mother. The ever important conversation about sourcing fabric along with which patterns are popular are also covered. I hope you enjoy the episode.

Notes from the Show:

Kelli’s LoDo Dress Sew A Long

Grainline Studios (and my podcast with Jen Beeman)

Oliver + S (and my podcast with Liesl Gibson)

Colette Patterns (and my podcast with Sarai Mitnick)

me made may

By Hand London


The Curated Closet by Anuschka Rees*

Indie Sew (and her Highlands Wrap Dress)

The Fabric Store

Denver Design Incubator

Orange Lingerie (and my podcast with Norma Loehr)


This episode is sponsored by imagine gnats. imagine gnats is a one stop shop for apparel fabrics, printed and digital patterns, and notions. along with everything you need to stitch a handmade wardrobe, you can also find sewing and crafting inspiration on the imagine gnats blog, including pattern reviews, fabric information, and crafting tutorials. see it all at and use coupon code “memademay” for 10% off all regular priced items for the entire month of may.

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