Links

Here you will find links that I found interesting and unique.  Some involve sewing and some not.  As I discover them I will share them here.

AndreaScheweDesign:  This is Andrea Schewe’s own website; Andrea Schewe Design.  You may already own one of her patterns.  She’s into more than just historical costumes and she’s a prolific creator.  Andrea’s blog is chock full of great ideas and she offers extensive how-to’s.  Ms. Schewe obviously enjoys what she does!  Stop by and share your input. She enjoys hearing from the “end-user” and learning what it is you would like to see in your sewing patterns.

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Sewalot.com:  This site belongs to a gentleman in Sussex, England.  One could spend days reading there.  Alex Askaroff owns the site and he is quite knowledgable about sewing machines.  Alex offers useful information on sewing machines; new and vintage and has years of experience with them.  However there is much more to discover at this site.  See for yourself. 

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Sibbotery.com:  If you appreciate handmade, unique pottery you will probably find this site interesting.  Cheryl Hardy is the artist.  She displays her lovingly created earthenware.  Although some of her pieces are created for display some are turned for everyday use.  Great gift ideas and she even accepts custom order assignments! You will enjoy visiting this site; very calming effect.

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Kadiddlehopper:   Interesting sewing blog! Katie, the owner and blogger is a prolific seamstress and a very good one at that. Her site comes complete with tutorials.  You will truly enjoy thumbing thru this site. Katie models her creations (and she is a very attractive lady); or her adorable family models the creations. She shares thoughtfully and sincerely. Judging by the comments of her followers, they appreciate and enjoy the blog as well. Lots of good write-ups and pictures. Very inspiring site!! Don’t miss this one!

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Le blog de SoVeNaThis site contains some of the most interesting and unique photography!  The site owner has collected a mesmerizing array of photographs.  Although it is in French you won’t need to understand French to appreciate it.  Lot’s of fashion fantasy filmstars (past and present) and photography art.  Really, this is a site you should enjoy with your favorite drink and just relax and enjoy the view. 

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raspberrylemonade.net:  A new sewing blog! Jamie is the blogger and she isn’t new to sewing or writing. She’s been writing and not sewing but has now returned to sewing along with the writing. She’s allowing us to tag along and share the fun with her as she gets herself back up to full speed with the sewing. She has a good eye for fabric too.  She’s still adding to her site and she has made room for comments.  Do drop by and say hello.

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Accordian to KellieBeautiful site with dreamy and romantic photos to WOW your socks off. Kellie is the blogger and has her own shop that includes her own vintage designs creations and then some (KellieFaconerDesigns.Etsy.com). Her writing style along with her photographs will make you feel right at home. A few surprises located within, but I won’t spoil it for you and let you discover them for yourself.  Do take a gander!

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Greater Bay Area Costume Guild: GBACG is an organization made up of people who share an interest in recreational costuming. Located in the San Francisco Bay Areahttp: they offer a variety of activities including workshops, costume salons and costumed events. On this website you’ll find information on upcoming activities pattern reviews costume resources photos from past events and much more. A world of costuming fun and friendship.

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KatWise:  Put that serger to work!! Absolutely fabulous sweater coats and jackets on view.  And all RECYCLED!!  This is a must visit site!  Kat’s coats are dazzling and truly artistic!  Not only are her coats on display (and some for sale) but she offers instuctions on how to make them yourself for a very reasonable price. Kat tells me you don’t have to have a serger to make her product but employing a serger makes them a breeze to create.  Upon seeing her artistic designs, your own creative mind will be stirred not shaken!

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Just A Cup of Tea:  Ever thought about hosting an authentic English tea? Wonder what an authentic Tea Room is all about?  Try this one on for size.  This site includes information on tea rooms in the USA. And if you’re fortunate enough to live in the San Diego area you might consider this for your next get-together or office party.  Very unique!!

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Time Traveling in Costume:  Valarie LaBore’s blog.  Whether you are a costume enthusiast or you simply appreciate great costume photography this is a lovely blog! Valarie refers to herself as a “historical costume interpreter” and her costumes are inspiring.  Valarie shares the knowledge and information she has acquired over the years on sewing historical gowns.  Not only does she share her sewing knowledge she includes detailed instructions and photographs and other hard-to-come-by information plus information on upcoming events involving the costume world. 

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The Pragmatic Costumer:  This link takes you to the Blog page of a very down to earth and practical Liz, yet she shares her projects and herself in a very delightful way.  She’s someone you feel drawn to and comfortable with immediately!  She obviously enjoys a challenge as well as historical vintage and costuming and collecting.  A must see at Liz’s site is her rendition of Simplicity 4156 (here).  In her unique and artful way, Liz will take you gently back in time and lead you gently back to the present.  Make time to visit The Pragmatic Costumer and share the nostalgia.

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Nan Sews the Dress:  Nan possesses a degree and extensive background in textile and clothing fashion design and has taught and mentored various courses in the same.  She is well versed in the art of sewing.  Her experience includes assignments with Lavin, Liz Claiborne, Ellen Tracy, Paul Alexander to name a few.  She’s very enthusiastic and has proven skills. Her simple blog provides some helpful tips and I found her very open to requests for assistance with sewing problems.

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TheOatmeal:  This site and its contents belong to Matthew Inman.  He has published two books of his cartoons, was recently interviewed by Time magazine and in NINE DAYS was able to raise ONE MILLION DOLLARS for the Tesla Museum.  Matthew has a fun sense of humor and a keen insight into our every day world.  Special treat for people who appreciate the personalities of cats.

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PATTERN VAULT:  For all those who love fashion trends and history!  Great site for exploring history through fashion.  The owner(s) supply loads of information and fabulous photos of sewing patterns of the past and present.  The focus is on designer fashion and it’s fun to see what they come up with.  They always seem to find some obscure pattern often overlooked and breathe new life into it.  You may see some of the highlighted patterns with a new view.  Definitely a blog you’ll want to explore!!

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