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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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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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Gwen Spencer's 2 Dresses

I want to sew more like Nancy Murakami and Gwen Spencer. Their projects never cease to inspire me, each with a distinct sewing style. You may know them from our booth at the Puyallup Sewing Expo. Summer is still percolating along and I must share these inspiring summer dresses from this talented duo....

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Moto Vest

Every once in a while a fabric comes along that sends me over the edge. When I found this Italian digitally printed photo blowup fabric, knew it had to be mine....

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The Paris Plan

Sewing for spring, for Paris and for the sheer heck of it! Using a pale gray palate, shown above are a some of the pieces and fabrics being auditioned for my upcoming month in Paris.....

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Butterick 6325 -- A Sweet Shirt, Katherine Tilton Guest Blogger

Totally into shirts these days -- it looks like Spring! Perfect weather here in southwest Oregon and the Bernina has been stitching up some fun versions of Butterick 6325.

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Tilton Sisters' Expo Fashion Show

The Sewing Expo Vogue/Butterick Fashion Show is a family and friends tradition. Katherine and I put together a collection of garments, some made by us, some made by friends. Here are a few garments from this year's show. Not all the fabrics shown are still available, but do check the website for current and new offerings.

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