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26 thoughts on “Contact Jet Set Sewing

  1. I am thrilled that I found you on Pinterest when I noticed your McCalls 40s Bag pattern. I will be spending a lot of time on your blog because you touch on most of my favorite designers, styles, products, and sewing pleasures. Thanks for sharing your journey!

  2. Your photos and comments on the Charles James show at the MET were very enjoyable. I think he was a genious, the way his clothes wrap the human form are exquisite. I’m teaching myself how to sew ( novice level at present) using vintage patterns. Where did you find that Charles James Pattern? From what I understand, a designer’s name may be on a pattern, but they didn’t neccesarily have any relationship with the pattern company except a license to use the name?

    In any case, the design of your skirt pattern is truly unique-I’ve seen nothing like it from Vogue or Butterick from the 1050’s.

    • Thanks your kind words. Charles James truly was a genius, and I so enjoyed that exhibit. I found that pattern on a lucky day on Ebay. The designer patterns from that era were usually taken from retail designs, and in the case of the skirts in that pattern, both of them are in the Met Museum’s online collection. The pattern was released during a time when Charles James was manufacturing a retail line of daywear, I believe.

  3. I just found your wonderful blog! I am a huge Bernina fan; it’s the machine I grew up with. It’s been decades (truly) since I’ve done any sewing and no longer have access to my mother’s machine, bought sometime in the late 60’s (and yes, I made my boyfriend one of those horrible hippie shirts but he loved it)
    Trying now at age 63 to justify a new Bernina to embark on a new sewing venture. My husband seems to think it is a passing phase but ha! I know better. (By the by, did I spy the cute little girl from Lladybird in one of your pics?)
    My ultimate goal is to create a coat made from marvelous Welsh wool. What a happy day it will be to send you that picture!
    Not a blogger yet, but working on that, too. Loved the way you rationalized the sewing v blogging v cooking!
    New follower, Jen in NY.

    • Hi Jen, so glad you’re here! It’s fun to return to sewing, as I can attest! And the modern Berninas really bring a lot to the table. Your husband will soon know that it is not a passing phase when the UPS person starts constantly bringing mysterious packages of fabric and notions to your door.
      I would love to see your coat makes when you get there. I once had a scarf of Welsh wool; it’s lovely stuff. And yes, that is Lauren from Lladybird that you spotted, from when we met at the Paris meetup. Those younger women are sewing up a storm!

  4. Thanks so much for your post on L.A. Fabric stores from Spring 2014. I was searching for 100% wool jersey fabric and found the post after much disappointment. Nice to be able to find these resources on the west coast.

    • So glad you were able to figure it out! I’m going to update the post about the Madame Gres dress I’m making to add the link, so thanks for the reminder. The New Zealand merino jersey I bought from The Fabric Store in L.A. is wonderful. They do mail order, so it’s worth giving them a call.

    • Hi James, I’m so happy you checked out my blog. Wasn’t that performance fabulous? If you get a chance, check out the Claire McCardell dress I made this fall for my sister, Janet, who was speaking at the beginning of the show.

  5. Hi,
    As a sewing person and a tv/film person I feel right at home here. Oh and I also live near Boston….and I love Claire McCardell clothes! A friend just gave me about 100 patterns from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s. I don’t have time to do ebay but if you’re at all interested in looking through them let me know. I may try to bring them to Grey’s fabrics during one of their weekly crafty foxes nights.

    • Hi Julia,
      Thanks for getting in touch. I don’t sell supplies on this website. Many of them I bought in Paris at Janssens et Janssens. They can be expensive, but you don’t need very much fabric. You can try or in the U.S. You can buy the chain weight from

  6. Hi Sarah, that’s definitely my email address, though sometimes people have trouble with the spelling. There are two of the letter “e” in the middle and then an “i” let me know if it doesn’t go through again.

  7. I would love a pattern to make chanel purses. Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Hi Julie,
    I plan to be in NYC from the 4th through the 7th. Is your class only on the 8th? That’s all I could see on the MOMA website. I would love to take your class if there are other dates!

  9. About to dive into my first Chanel style jacket, but having trouble locating the jacket hem chain. Can you recommend a source? Thanks very much!

  10. Hi there. I don’t sew at all. I will attend a party on Saturday September 15 for my Aunt and Uncle 54th Anniversary. The theme is Fascinators and Fedoras. I would like to channel Chanel. Can you please tell me where I can find a pattern to make of these looks? I wear size 10 petite.

    • Hi Tammy,
      I wish I could help you, but that’s a tall order! Even I couldn’t make a Chanel outfit in four days. It’s not that difficult to find a knock off of a simple collar-less Chanel jacket retail, though. You could glue on some fancy trim and pin on some jeweled buttons. Throw on gobs of necklaces, walk around holding a cigarette (unlit, please) and you’re there.

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