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#32 Alabama Chanin! Interview with Natalie Chanin

Sometimes home is the best place for great ideas to thrive. Fifteen years ago, Natalie Chanin discovered just this when she moved her nascent clothing company—Alabama Chanin—from New York to her hometown of Florence, Alabama. Since then, she’s built a

#32 Alabama Chanin! Interview with Natalie Chanin

Sometimes home is the best place for great ideas to thrive. Fifteen years ago, Natalie Chanin discovered just this when she moved her nascent clothing company—Alabama Chanin—from New York to her hometown of Florence, Alabama. Since then, she’s built a

#31 A DIY Life with Heather Ross

“To make anything by hand, whether it is to feed or to warm or to shelter yourself, to succeed in meeting some small—or not small—need that exists within us, this is what we and every other thing with a heart

#31 A DIY Life with Heather Ross

“To make anything by hand, whether it is to feed or to warm or to shelter yourself, to succeed in meeting some small—or not small—need that exists within us, this is what we and every other thing with a heart

#30 Civil War Quilts

Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, a traveling exhibit, currently at the New York Historical Society, explores how quilts, flags, and other sewn goods communicated the wartime experience. In this episode, curators Lynne Bassett and Margi Hofer

#30 Civil War Quilts

Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, a traveling exhibit, currently at the New York Historical Society, explores how quilts, flags, and other sewn goods communicated the wartime experience. In this episode, curators Lynne Bassett and Margi Hofer

#29 Claire Shaeffer, Haute Couture Revealed

For those of us who sew, the workrooms of haute couture houses are probably just as (if not more!) interesting than what we ultimately see on the runways. Claire Shaeffer has spent her career studying the construction techniques for haute

#29 Claire Shaeffer, Haute Couture Revealed

For those of us who sew, the workrooms of haute couture houses are probably just as (if not more!) interesting than what we ultimately see on the runways. Claire Shaeffer has spent her career studying the construction techniques for haute

#28 Historical Costuming with American Duchess’s Lauren Stowell

“From my perspective, the whole point is to relive history. You look at the past and and you think, ‘My great grandmother, how did she live? What did she feel like in her clothing?’ One of the ways to connect

#28 Historical Costuming with American Duchess’s Lauren Stowell

“From my perspective, the whole point is to relive history. You look at the past and and you think, ‘My great grandmother, how did she live? What did she feel like in her clothing?’ One of the ways to connect

Episode #27 Susan Khalje’s Cocktail Party

Need advice on sewing for special occasions? Susan Khalje, the renowned couture sewing instructor (and my first repeat guest!), has you covered. This episode, Susan and I discuss her soon-to-be released online cocktail dress class, as well as the art

Episode #27 Susan Khalje’s Cocktail Party

Need advice on sewing for special occasions? Susan Khalje, the renowned couture sewing instructor (and my first repeat guest!), has you covered. This episode, Susan and I discuss her soon-to-be released online cocktail dress class, as well as the art

#26: Kollabora! An Interview with Nora Abousteit

As makers, the internet has profoundly influenced how we look for inspiration, learn, and share our newest creations. Nora Abousteit, a founder of BurdaStyle.com and now of the beautiful Kollabora.com—which focuses on fashion and home decor—has had a big impact in

#26: Kollabora! An Interview with Nora Abousteit

As makers, the internet has profoundly influenced how we look for inspiration, learn, and share our newest creations. Nora Abousteit, a founder of BurdaStyle.com and now of the beautiful Kollabora.com—which focuses on fashion and home decor—has had a big impact in

#25 Sewing for Kids (and Yourself!) with Liesl Gibson of Oliver + S

There’s something so refreshing about immediately connecting with someone, and I felt just that way about this week’s interview with Liesl Gibson, founder of the lovely children’s pattern company Oliver + S. Liesl is truly a warm, smart, and engaging

#25 Sewing for Kids (and Yourself!) with Liesl Gibson of Oliver + S

There’s something so refreshing about immediately connecting with someone, and I felt just that way about this week’s interview with Liesl Gibson, founder of the lovely children’s pattern company Oliver + S. Liesl is truly a warm, smart, and engaging

Episode #24: Stories in Cloth with Quilter Maura Grace Ambrose

 “Quilting is such a social process. It’s such a self expression, in that the quilts are beautiful designs and they can speak for themselves. There’s such a wonderful story behind them, whether it’s the maker, or what they were doing,

Episode #24: Stories in Cloth with Quilter Maura Grace Ambrose

 “Quilting is such a social process. It’s such a self expression, in that the quilts are beautiful designs and they can speak for themselves. There’s such a wonderful story behind them, whether it’s the maker, or what they were doing,

Episode #23: Modern Patchwork with Denyse Schmidt

One of my artist friends, who moonlights as a custom quilter, likes to call her creations bed paintings. I love this term, and I think it’s an apt description for the work of Denyse Schmidt, my most recent guest on

Episode #23: Modern Patchwork with Denyse Schmidt

One of my artist friends, who moonlights as a custom quilter, likes to call her creations bed paintings. I love this term, and I think it’s an apt description for the work of Denyse Schmidt, my most recent guest on