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I am a mother, a new grandmother, and a teacher. But whatever happens in my life, I keep sewing. I have worked as a political communicator and now as a teacher in my formal life. I have also written extensively on sewing. I have been a frequent contributor and contributing editor of Threads magazine and the Australian magazine Dressmaking with Stitches. My first book Sew.. the garment-making book of knowledge will be published in May 2018 and is available for pre-order from Amazon


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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Leggings sew-along

Here we go. First leggings in July and then swimwear in August.

I figured it made sense to start with athletic type fabric first in a garment with fewer pieces and then work out.

For the first foray into something I have never done before, meaning a sew-along, not meaning the sewing, here is the schedule:

Monday July 9: thoughts on patterns
Friday July 13: fabrics
Monday July 16: thoughts on fitting
Friday July 20: stitching options
Monday July 23: gussets and seams
Friday July 27: waistband options
Monday July 30: customizing ideas and wrap -up
August - stay tuned for swimwear sew along!

I have tried to figure out a way to make this more visually interactive than only text comments so I have added some info onto Facebook page my husband set up a month a go for a project when he had an afternoon when he was excited the book came out. Like it an feel free to post your thoughts, ideas, questions and photos.

I will be posting text and pictures here, doing some of my slick high level production kitchen table Youtube videos in my Youtube channel, also posted to this page, and giving updates on Instagram @bemodi

The sewing part doesn't worry me, managing all this social media might get a bit bumpy. Bear will me, this should be fun.


The Sewing and Knitting Loft said...

I am looking forward to learning about making leggings. When I clicked on your Facebook link, looks like your page is not set as "Public", so was not able to go to your page.

bbarna said...

Hi Barb...the facebook link says it is broken.

Anonymous said...

Facebook link not working :)

Gail/San Clemente, CA/USA

Barbara said...

Link fixed, my apologies!

Miss Rosie Lynn said...

Thank you so very much for doing this! I’ve always been a bit leary of stretch fabrics on top of not being able to fit myself, so I’m really looking forward to your “class”!

Candis said...

Hooray for this sew-along! Looking forward to it!