Thursday, September 18, 2014

Join in on the Fun! Up to 50% off on Classes: Sept. 18- 22, 2014

What new techniques would you like to learn? There are "sew" many to choose from, so why not get the ones on your Wish List?
Knowledge is power, don't be afraid to learn something new! Check out all of the Categories, I'm sure that something will speak to your heart :-))
Oh, just in case one of my classes can get you started, here is the link:


www.Craftsy.com/ext/PamHoward_holiday

 

Monday, August 11, 2014

A Tutorial For You!!

This is my first tutorial, so I hope you like it! This is a video showing the step by step techniques in creating the Tower Placket for the Classic Tailored Shirt.   Long awaited, now you've got it.  This is being brought to you by me and my little sis Pat....thank you Pat!! 

Tower Placket Tutorial


Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Quilted Jacket: Eye Candy!

I wanted you to see Lorraine M.'s beautifully made jacket. It is the same jacket she made in Tailoring Boot Camp (Nancy Erickson's #1945). However, this time she used Mary Ray's channel quilting techniques. The fabrics she used were: soft, brushed polyester (from her stash), Posh (polyester) lining from JoAnn's Fabrics, Thai Silk for the collar and lapels. As you can see, there are some great quality polyester fabrics around! She used Hobbs Heirloom batting (100% wool) between the layers and then channel quilted the sections. The end result is a tailored jacket that is soft, crushable, and packable (as Lorraine describes it). No worries of wrinkles when you get to your final destination!




Thanks, Lorraine for providing these pictures, so that I can share them with all of you.

Please contact my friend Mary Ray for info on her workshops, so that you can learn her wonderful techniques. Mary is a contributing editor for Threads, Craft Stylish, and teaches in the Fashion Design Program at Allegheny State College in Boone, NC. Her website is: www.maryraydesigns.com

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Donna Karan 1263 Jacket front

Here is  a picture of the front of the jacket!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Can you believe it...I've been Sewing Jackets!!!

Rarely do I get a chance to make anything for myself. This year I've been determined to make time between projects for business, to make some jackets (my favorite things to sew!!)

The Donna Karan Vogue jacket #1263, has been one that I've admired for some time now. I happened to attend one of the City-Wide Couture meetings (one of the Neighborhood groups with ASG-Atlanta). Some of us got a chance to visit Gail K Fabrics in Atlanta after the meeting (Ginny, Martha, and me!). As I went through the store, I spotted a beautiful Wool Damask Knit and fell in LOVE :-))
I also saw another lovely piece, and since I could not make a final decision, I left it in the store.

Of course, I dreamed about the first piece, so the next day I went back to get it.
This is the same pattern that comes with the Alabama Chanin Class on Craftsy, and will look great on  everyone.


Here are pictures of the jacket I made...Front and back view. Also, a close up of the fabric. The picture doesn't do it justice.




Monday, March 10, 2014

"Sewing on the Bias", a new class with Sandra Betzina!

Hello!,
Craftsy has a new class with my friend, Sandra Betzina! Here is your chance to get all of the info to make your bias garments more successful. As you are aware, sewing on the bias can be a bit tricky. By taking this wonderful class, you will know how to handle any issues you may encounter.

Please click on this link for this class, and get a discount, too!
https://craftsy.com/ext/PamHoward_SewBias20

Learn all of the ins and outs of "Sewing on the Bias" from Sandra Betzina. Enjoy!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Announcing My new Class on Craftsy: "Jacket Fitting Techniques"


Join me to learn more about how to custom fit a jacket pattern for yourself and others! I will show you the Art of Drape Fitting for a more customized fit. You will learn about proper measuring, accurate marking, lay out/cut out, and construction of your muslin. I'll guide you through pattern adjustments, the fit process and much more. Please visit me at Craftsy, and use this link to sign up for my new class: www.craftsy.com/ext/jacketfitting  for a discount from me :-)