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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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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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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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ArtBarn Team Sews The Pocket Tunic, Butterick 6492

At one of our informal Tuesday ArtBarn team lunch meetings, we got excited about doing another team sew-along using Katherine's new pocket tunic...

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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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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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The Hoodie: Hiding in Plain Sight

Worn by men, women and children, beloved by skateboarders, athletes, students, the uniform of tech geeks, the hoodie is a garment so universal it can almost render a person invisible....

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Holiday Twin Set

A Little Last Minute Holiday Sewing

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Playing it Forward: Checking In and Catching Up


Playing it forward... Over the past month I’ve been getting the website ready for the time I’ll be in Paris, which translates to a steady daily routine of photographing and posting ahead. While I'm out galavanting around Paris, new fabrics will post every day during the 3 weeks while I’m away. Our fabulous ArtBarn team is holding down the fabric home front to keep your orders coming and handle customer calls and service. Nearly 100 new fabrics are in the lineup!

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New Favorite: a little bit funky


The ONE item I know I will aways wear is a black cardigan, collect them in different weights for all seasons. This summer weight little black cardi is the result of my resolve to sew things I wear in everyday life (as opposed to too fancy-schmancy). After the last closet clearing frenzy, realized once again that I have far too many 'special' garments in the closet that are much too 'good' to wear for my daily working life at home. Three trends I saw in Paris that I wanted to incorporate in this piece are...

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