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  • PPC9- In a Holding Pattern

    So… since I was pretty much satisified with the details of our new design after our last sample in this series, I knew that all I needed now was a decent set of instructions and then I could send it out for the much-anticipated testing rounds. This gave me great incentive to begin the grueling process of transforming my construction notes […]

  • The Lost Art of Puttering

    I guess you could say that I’m a driven person. Too much to do, not enough time. I keep lists, I pack my schedule, I look for more efficient ways to organize myself- – and I can get an amazing amount of work done in a day! Heck, even my leisure time is planned and […]

  • Ask Kat: About Patterns by pdf Download

    So… here’s a question we’re fielding more & more lately, particularly from our international customers. Oh, we’ve been hearing this request for years, but for some reason the appeals of late have seemed more frequent and more imploring, so I thought it might be in my best interest to more fully explain our point of view here. The subject […]

  • PPC9- Sketch-a-Step

    So… if there were to ask you which pattern designing task was the most tedious and time-consuming, you might choose the process of actually drafting the pattern pieces, or writing the instructions or even you might even guess that the process of making all the show samples was the most time-consuming. And you know what? You […]

  • One for You, One for Me

    So… I was working hard on the new design the other day when I heard a familiar sound… a new email coming in. No big deal, right? Except that this particular email was from Pat Sloan, and since its Springtime and Pat generally has a new fabric line to debut every Spring, I immediately thought, […]

  • Baby Z’s Nursery; Crib Skirting

    So… In a few previous posts, (listed in the related posts section under this post), we revealed the nursery set we recently created to welcome Baby Z (our new granddaughter) who made her entrance on March 2nd. And in response to popular demand, we created this little mini-series where so far we’ve shared the construction details, and […]

  • PPC9: Slicked-up & Ready to Shine

    So… at the conclusion of our last post in this series, we told you that even though there were still had a few “issues” to address in this design, we were ready to move forward and start making show-worthy samples. I had this great-looking contemporary floral from Alexander Henry in my stash so I thought […]

  • April 2014 Handbag of the Month

    Congrats to Kathy Neinas! She’s the winner of our 2nd annual “Purse Insert of the Year for 2014″ contest! Even though this year’s version of our annual purse insert contest was tight through and through, her bright and sunny little Porta-Pockets Purse Insert was the winner!   Kathy’s prize? A $25 virtual gift certificate and a permanent place of honor […]

  • Baby Z’s Nursery; Window Valances

    So… In a few previous posts, (listed in the related posts section under this post), we revealed the nursery set we recently created to welcome Baby Z (our new granddaughter) who made her grand debut on March 2nd. And in response to popular demand, we created this little mini-series where so far we’ve shared the construction details, […]

  • Sewing Mantras

    So… it’s no secret that sewing is basically a result-oriented activity and for this reason its easy for those of who do a lot of sewing to get bogged down in the details… pattern modifications & measurements, trying to find the right fabric or notions or struggling to find enough time to tick a project or […]