can you believe it’s SEPTEMBER? i for one cannot, but that doesn’t mean i’m not happy about it. to me, there’s no month more promising than September. it just feels like a new beginning. i may be inspired to make new clothes all year ’round, but this is the time of year when a new handmade wardrobe (or more accurately, taking stock, adding to and filling in the gaps of a handmade wardrobe, since they are to be developed over a lifetime and not something we discard or acquire every season) just feels essential.

to that end, i’m super happy to announce that my newest online workshop, Pattern Drafting with Knits, premieres on Creativebug next week! and look at all the fun company i’m in! it’s almost like a complete seminar on building a handmade wardrobe: Creating Color Palettes with Anna Maria Horner, Brush Painting on Fabric with Anna Joyce, Screen Printing with Hilary Williams, and more Sketchbook Explorations with Lisa Congdon!

if you’ve taken my original Pattern Drafting workshop (which mainly dealt with wovens) in the past, and are excited to jump into working with knits, you may want to review the first one this weekend, as you’ll need your basic shift + sleeve patterns for the new class. just wait until you see all the cute stuff you can make with knit fabrics, just by tweaking your pattern and learning some new techniques!

it’s not too late to join in on the Curious Handmade Wardrobe Challenge if you want to develop your wardrobe with an enthusiastic group of makers cheering you on! and you’re also invited to join my Pattern Drafting group on Facebook to share/discuss/ask questions about all things related to patternmaking and sewing clothes.

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