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New Marcy Vogue Pattern For Fall: The Godet Swing Tunic

I'm excited to share this new Vogue Pattern for fall, a fun flattering top/tunic. Designed for knits - you could use almost any weight from a light jersey to ponte....

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The ArtBarn Team Sews Indian Cottons

Our ArtBarn team works with fabric all the work-day long, cutting schlepping, shipping, shooting, naming and...dreaming of what we want to sew!

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Summery Mesh Knits and Laces

Meshes and laces make ideal summer layering pieces. These are such fun fabrics to play with, use in a single or double layer or layer over an opaque solid or print. I've got a cardi on my design table right now...

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ArtBarn Team Sew-Along With NEW Japanese Cottons & Linens

All of us in the ArtBarn team have been oohing and aaahing over the latest collection of Japanese cottons and linens. In a spur of the moment sew-along, we each chose a cut of a favorite fabric, then over the past week, whipped up a garment to show our customers. Here are the results with sewing/tweaking notes, pattern photos, line drawings and links...

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Summer Sewing With Eyelet, Embroidery & Lace

I’ve been gathering a collection of eyelets, embroideries and lace for the website for months, so when the warm weather hit last week, I hit the studio. Last summer I made black eyelet pants and loved them. This season I'm coveting a loose floaty top, combining a current Marcy pattern with a fabric from our new Eyelet Collection.

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A Little Black T For Paris

The ONE garment I replace every season and for nearly every Paris trip is a black t-shirt. This is the background piece that works to tie other pieces together.

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Loving Taffeta Now Into Spring

Silk taffeta is a classic fabric and a personal favorite that can be used to dress up or down. Make a ball gown or a shirt to wear with jeans...

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Sewing Geek Weekend

When it is time to get down to business and sew the final-final prototypes for a future Vogue pattern, Gwen Spencer puts a closed sign on the door of her studio and makes the 5 hour drive from Corvallis to my studio...

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Holiday Twin Set

A Little Last Minute Holiday Sewing

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VIDEO: Silk Velvet Pleated Pants

'Sewing Silk Velvet Can Be A Beast!'

Secrets to sewing on silk velvet...

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