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Vogue 9317, AKA 'The Tuck Tank Tunic'

The studio working name for this new Spring 18 Marcy Tilton pattern is 'The Tuck Tank Tunic'. Vogue 9317 is versatile, flattering, fun to sew, easy to fit and designed for both knit and woven fabrics. For the pattern envelope we used...

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Vogue 9322 AKA 'The Pocket Vest'

Vogue 9322 vest is versatile, flattering and functional and continues my 2018 theme to create designs that are pieces that layer together and build a wardrobe that can travel, work for everyday life and crossover the seasons. In my own wardrobe I have 3 versions with plans for more. A big plus is that the vest works in both knit and woven fabrics.

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Q&A: Making A 'Muslin'

I recently received a question about making a 'muslin' for knit tops and t-shirts which leads me to share thoughts on what is a 'muslin' and how it relates to testing a pattern or design. Here is the question and my response including some thoughts on the process of making or using a muslin and facts about the fabric itself...

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Where Linen Comes From And How It Is Made

Beautiful video that traces the path of linen from flax field to fiber to fabric.


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New Marcy Tunic and Pocket Pant Vogue Patterns For Spring

Because all of life is a journey, in planning my 2018 grouping of patterns, my intention is to create designs that travel well through life, whether staying at home, going to a job, or out and about exploring the world. I travel a lot - am on a plane an average of once a month, and I want my travel clothes to function on the move as well as for days at home in the studio. I seek designs that...

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Working with Silk

Here are some helpful tips for working with silk.

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ArtBarn Team Sews

Our talented ArtBarn team have been stitching up a storm using our collection of French Digital Knits, take a look at our current projects....

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New Marcy Skirt and Pant Patterns for Holiday:

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New Marcy Vogue 9287 Crossover Jacket Pattern for Holiday

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