It's a long time coming- OK, maybe more like 8 months or so- but the Notch & Swatch Youtube Channel is finally live! Last Fall the Universe dropped the beautiful soul that is Brigitte Byrne on my Studio's door step and we became instant friends. Sewing does that to people, ya know. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63-C7PLF5XA&t=153s After we… Continue reading The Notch & Swatch Youtube Channel is here!
A few weeks ago I was scrolling through the 'gram and saw that a Hilarie Dayton of Little Stitch Studio in Norfolk VA had a sewing book published and I was totally overcome with excitement for her! I've always been a fan of creative books, my shelves have been lined with sewing and craft books… Continue reading Sew Bags by Hilarie Dayton Project & Book Review
After our first sold out adult craft workshop back in November, I invited my friend Jacki of the local handmade brand Tripsy Shop back to teach another dreamcatcher workshop! This past weekend we hosted a Valentines themed Sunday Brunch, complete with mimosas, home baked treats (all by Jacki, I'm far too busy these days too… Continue reading Galentines Dreamcatcher Workshop Recap
Just earlier today, I was listening to a new favorite podcast "Wardrobe Crisis with Clare Press" which is all about sustainability in the fashion industry and other intersecting industries and movements. If you haven't heard of it, it's amaze-balls. Clare Press is the Australian Vogue Sustainability Editor -at-large (and is a reformed shopaholic, which makes… Continue reading A Heartwarming and Simple Sweater Upcycle
So, I find that I get a lot of joy from all of the things in my space being coordinated and colorful in some way. I've always liked the thought of "beautiful things work better" and sought to apply it to my work space and home whenever I can. When I'm out thrifting I'm always… Continue reading How to Recover Your Old Ironing Board AND MAKE IT FABULOUS!
So, apparently I'm interesting enough to be interviewed for a Youtube channel about sewing! Dawn and Myra of That Sewing Blab had me on their show back in the beginning of December to chat about my background as a childrenswear designer, my formal fashion education at Parsons, a little bit about Stitched (and overcoming your "kryptonite" as… Continue reading My Interview on That Sewing Blab!
Since I've opened a business in my hometown area back in October, I've been really lucky to meet wonderful people who have become customers and friends. My goal, all along, has been to create a space where people feel welcome and comfortable to come and learn a craft that I love so much, and more… Continue reading Community Over Competition (NJ sewing studios if you don’t live close to Brielle)
I'm a pretty lucky gal. Thanks to the power of social media, I've been able to make so many new friends over the past few years that love sewing and making as much as I do. Whether it's a seamstress in London or a crocheter in Australia, I have been able to widen my circle… Continue reading Sewists I admire: Jo of the Unfinished Seamstress
Sometimes we all crave a quick and fun little project that let's us get the creativity moving and grooving just a little bit. You know the kind: "I don't really want to make a huge mess" (that rules out making those delicious 20 ingredient cookies you saw on Pinterest...) or that "I have a free afternoon, what… Continue reading Fa-la-la-llama! A Felt Sewing Pattern and Instructions for your Holiday Crafting Delight
So, everything about the Fast Fashion Industry generally stinks. Like, big heaping piles of waste water tinged with local sewage and lots of garbage STINKS. Yes, there are some companies that do “the green thing” and have begun including textile recycling drop offs in store (looking at you, H&M) or “upping their commitment to sustainability”… Continue reading Fast Fashion and Why it Sucks Part 3