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17 minutes | Jun 23, 2021
Nancy Chen Bajraktari
Nancy was one of the featured finalists on Sewover50 with her pattern mixing challenge entry. You'll know Nancy as iusedtobeacurtain on Instagram. We hear about how Nancy started sewing and you'll be amazed at her sewing background. She's always been mindful of making the most of her resources and this has meant Nancy has developed her print mixing skill so well. Nancy shares her print mixing tips on this podcast and her admiration for how inclusive Sewover50 is. This is Nancy's very first podcast and she's also our first sewist from Hawaii. Make sure you listen the library of Sewover50 podcasts available for free.
9 minutes | Jun 21, 2021
Shoulder fit part 1
Gabby Brown wrote 3 shoulder adjustment posts for Sewcialists that you simply must read to identify and fit this area of your clothes. The shoulder is arguably the most fit critical area in garments made for the upper half of the body. Problems stemming from the shoulder affect overall garment balance, can cause draglines through the entire garment, and can cause great discomfort while wearing. The next podcast will have more details for fitting shoulders that Gabby details in 2 posts for Sewcialists. Make sure you go back and listen to all of Gabby's podcasts for great fitting advice. Gabby's posts list reputable information sources she has vetted so you are reading good information.
20 minutes | Jun 16, 2021
Chuleenan or C Sews is the long time Bay Area Sewists organiser and she has recently updated her sewing blog is C Sews.com and the sewing pattern height chart she started in 2017. Chuleenan was recently featured by Sewover50 for updating her sewing pattern height chart and you'll hear the level of detail she's gone to so everyone can use this handy resource. She sews clothes and makes hats. Well she also collects hats so it's rare that you see a photo where she is not wearing one of over 80 hats that she owns. Make sure you catch up on the archive of Sewover50 podcasts available while commuting or while you're sewing in your sewing room.
31 minutes | Jun 9, 2021
Helen recently wrote a guest post for Sewover50 about her shirtmaking journey. Where do you start when you decide to make a new type of garment. When you hear Helen's story, you'll be surprised to hear what skills she decided to learn before starting to make shirts. In September 2020 @sewover50 posted about shirt making and although Helen said in the comments that she'd love to make a classic shirt, at the time it felt highly ambitious. She takes us through her shirt making adventure that continues today.
19 minutes | Jun 7, 2021
Leila Keleher is our final 'All butts welcome' pattern designers for this Sewcialists podcast. Sarah Veblen and Rae Cumbie were the previous pattern designers who spoke about pants fitting techniques using horizontal balance lines for Sewcialists podcast. Leila has developed a jeans pattern that caters for 2 butt shapes through her Muna and Broad patterns. She echos the advice of Sarah and Rae that getting pants to fit takes time and patience.
27 minutes | Jun 2, 2021
Angie Hinksman is a new sewover50 follower. As she chats about her sewing and her life, there will be many parts that I know you'll identify with. There's a lot more to Angie than her amazing dress made from bias binding cut from a duvet cover. Angie tells her personal story and then talks about how she's found sewing and gardening have helped keep her busy/sane. She's a Sewover50 follower that has found support and friendship from her fellow sewists. We'll definitely see more of Angie's sewing makes in the future. Make sure you take the time to listen to all the Sewover50 podcasts when you're next in your sewing room. We'll keep you company.
11 minutes | May 30, 2021
Sewing Weekender preparation
Tessa Chesworth goes through her preparation for this year's Sewing Weekender. She runs through what she will do before the Weekender starts so Tessa makes the most of the whole Weekender of Expert talks and Master Class videos. The great thing about the Sewing Weekender is you can watch it from any location and the Sewing Weekender team will again, make you feel like you're really there. This year 10% of proceeds will be donated to the charities - The Black Curriculum, Refuge and Fine Cell Work. This year's event includes more online socials through with five live zoom chat available throughout the weekend where anyone can join and share how they are getting on with their sewing project and sew along with other attendees. Ticket holders will also have access to the private Facebook groups to share their projects and connect with each other. Make sure you go back and listen to the Sewing Weekender team of Charlotte, Rachel and Kate, as well as the chat with Kylie of Kylie and the Machine.
16 minutes | May 27, 2021
Applique is a great way to mend anything really and Katrine of Mending Mayhem runs through a few techniques she uses. Reverse applique is a great way to use layers of fabrics to mend and add wonderful design features. Katrine gives us some tips to make this an easy and eye catching feature. She also discusses using water soluble stabilisers and iron on adhesives. These are easy to use but you do need to know how your fabric will behave with these fabrics. Katrine discusses the ways she uses these techniques to extend the life of her clothes in a way that adds to their design. Make sure you listen to all of Katrine's mending podcasts. She is dedicated to spreading the word about mending through this podcast and on her social media platforms. Each week Katrine shares mending inspirations across the mending world on Mending Mayhem.
31 minutes | May 26, 2021
Helga @salixsews celebrated with over 30,000 @sewover50 followers by sharing her family photos in the #so50oldphoto challenge. What you won't know is that Helga only make her Instagram account public at the start of 2021 because she discovered the Sewover50 community and was embraced by the community and our #waiwot lead, Julie of @consistenlydifferent designs. Helga describes Sewover50 as the 'mothership' for all the work that goes on behind the scenes to keep people in the sewing community connected and engaged. Congratulations to Sewover50 for passing 30,000 follower milestone in April 2021. An amazing achievement and a community that makes everyone feel included.
36 minutes | May 24, 2021
Speaking of derrieres
Today’s Sewcialists podcast features Rae Cumbie from Fit for Art patterns as we continue our Sewcialists topic of ‘all butts welcome’. She is following on from our first fit specialist, Sarah Veblen. Our final designer to talk about this topic will be Leila Keleher. Sewcialists theme is 'all butts welcome', hence the focus on pants that fit your 'behind' better. Rae also uses horizontal balance lines and vertical balance lines to finesse the rear fit of pants patterns. Rae has developed her Eureka pants pattern, providing 3 back types so new sewists won't need to make too many adjustments as they start sewing their own pants patterns. Until 31 May 2021, Rae is offering a 15% off digital pattern for the Eureka pants pattern using coupon code ALLBUTTSWELCOME
22 minutes | May 23, 2021
KATM Behind the scenes
Kylie of Kylie and the machine will take attendees of the Sewing Weekender behind the scenes at KATM HQ. You'll feel like you're really there. Kylie chats about what you'll find at KATM HQ and you'll certainly see it at the Sewing Weekender this year. This year 10% of proceeds will be donated to the charities - The Black Curriculum, Refuge and Fine Cell Work. This year's event includes more online socials through with five live zoom chat available throughout the weekend where anyone can join and share how they are getting on with their sewing project and sew along with other attendees. Ticket holders will also have access to the private Facebook groups to share their projects and connect with each other.
30 minutes | May 20, 2021
Sew Together for Summer
Listen to us chat about this year's Sew Together for Summer challenge with Suzy Roberts, Sarah Smith and Monika Mobley. All the details about Sew Together for Summer are on Sarah's blog. The yearly #sewtogetherforsummer Instagram based sewing challenges are designed to support and encourage sewists of all levels to sew together a particular type of garment (e.g. a shirtdress) and share with the online sewing community. All entries need to be tagged #s21entry so Suzy, Sara and Monika will find your entry or entries!
51 minutes | May 19, 2021
Making your own swimwear is so rewarding especially if you’re training to swim the English Channel. Amanda Bowden is going to swim the English Channel in August this year for charity. She’s a Sewover50 follower and she chats about her sewing journey and and marathon swimming journey. Amanda has perfected her marathon swimming cozzie to the point where she is able to make cozzies with a theme for each long distance swim she does. In August Amanda will swim the English Channel in a relay team. She sews her own swimwear and has perfected her marathon cozzies. She's know as 'The Swimming Seamstress' on IG and Facebook and she shares her marathon swimming story and her cozzie sewing knowledge. Amanda shared her sewing and swimming story as a guest writer for Sewover50 on Instagram. Make sure you find Amanda on Instagram.
20 minutes | May 16, 2021
Sewing Weekender launch!
This year we're helping you learn more about the online Sewing Weekender run by Rachel and Kate of The Foldline and Charlotte Powell of Charlotte Emma Patterns. Clear your calendar for the 12 and 13 June 2021. This year Charlotte, Kate and Rachel have tailored the online Sewing Weekender with a mix of Master class tutorials, Expert talks, and Maker chats based on the feedback from last year's attendees. In 2020 over 1,900 tickets were sold for this event and attendees came from 37 countries. This year's event includes more online socials through with five live zoom chat available throughout the weekend where anyone can join and share how they are getting on with their sewing project and sew along with other attendees. Ticket holders will also have access to the private Facebook groups to share their projects and connect with each other. Last year was the first time the Sewing Weekender was held online and the work Rachel, Kate and Charlotte did to bring the sewing community together has been a template for many sewing community online events. They're such an innovative team of sewing community supporters. We'll be podcasting for the Sewing Weekender with Kylie of Kylie and the Machine and with Tessa who lives in Australia and she's an avid fan of the Sewing Weekender, so you can get ready to have your sewing projects ready once you buy your ticket.
50 minutes | May 10, 2021
Sarah Veblen is our first sewing instructor who will take use through her pants fitting research and the grid method she uses to get trousers and pants to fit you to perfection. Sewcialists theme is 'all butts welcome', hence the focus on pants that fit your 'behind' better. Sarah uses horizontal balance lines and vertical balance lines to finesse the rear fit of patterns when you only have 10percent of work to make your home sewn trousers look sensational rather than not.
27 minutes | May 5, 2021
Punks Frockers is an inclusive podcast for sewists looking to connect with other sewists, and fun, challenging projects. Beverly Baptiste is your cohost and instigator of Punk Frockers. Jenny Hassler came on board as cohost because 'why not!' In May #pfglam is the hashtag to use and enjoy making and wearing something glam! Beverly and Jenny bring sewists together as a community.
16 minutes | May 1, 2021
Amy Tuite is back
Amy Tuite of the Brisbane Spoolettes is back and ready to get into #memademay2021. Make sure you go to Zoe Edwards blog if you want more info about #memademay2021 and what the #Memademay2021 challenge is all about. However in short: it’s a personal challenge to wear your handmade clothing more often or in different ways during May 2021. The goal is to have fun, feel proud, celebrate your personal achievements and this beautiful community of makers, and learn useful lessons that will help improve your relationship with your handmade wardrobe. Me Made May 2021 is not a photo challenge, however, many people choose to document their challenge by taking and sharing photos.
60 minutes | Apr 26, 2021
Round table discussion
As a sewist, where do you get your sewing information from and have you made the decision about how far you want to develop your sewing skills. Sewists can and do decide for themselves and Sewcialists provides many blog posts and podcasts to do that. Susan Khalje is a couture sewing specialists and contributing editor for Threads Magazine. Gabby Brown is the fit guru for Sewcialists who brings her extensive sewing manufacturing experience to this round table discussion. Sewcialists provides the forum to give all sewists the ability to discuss and make their decisions about what sewing information they choose to use and value. New sewists have the luxury to make mistakes as they build their sewing knowledge. We all build our sewing knowledge over time and with practice. Listen into our extensive conversation to develop your critical thinking about how you want to develop your sewing knowledge. Make sure you listen to the library of Sewcialists podcasts available from the website.
31 minutes | Apr 22, 2021
Kate Ward repurposing ideas
Decluttering has had a positive effect on people simplifying their lives but decluttering has also increased the amount of waste experienced by Op shops and thrift stores. Kate Ward of Zen Stitching discusses ways to repurpose clothes so that we're not adding to landfill. You could say repurposing clothes is being mindful of what you own and how you dispose or give it another life. This is just one board of upcycling ideas you can be inspired by. Kate has contributed to many sewing save and mending podcasts so make sure you go back and catch up on all of Kate's podcasts.
22 minutes | Apr 21, 2021
Haptic and Hue podcast
Jo Andrews started the Haptic and Hue podcast in 2020 to tell the story of the hidden hands behind textiles and the way in which they are a detective story you can hold. In season 2, Jo sets out to explore the way in which cloth expresses our deepest feelings, from sorrow to joy, from warmth to pain. Each episode will look at a different feeling and unravel its story in fabric, thinking about different cultures and traditions to help us do that. In this podcast you'll also hear how you can contribute to the development of Series 3.
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