12 episodes

Welcome to Sewing Together! I'm a PDF Sewing Pattern Designer for Apple Tree Sewing Patterns and this is a sewing podcast where I share sewing tips and information as well as a bit about me. Each week I invite you to participate in the conversation online through social media. View more info and the show notes by visiting www.AppleTreeSewing.com

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Welcome to Sewing Together! I'm a PDF Sewing Pattern Designer for Apple Tree Sewing Patterns and this is a sewing podcast where I share sewing tips and information as well as a bit about me. Each week I invite you to participate in the conversation online through social media. View more info and the show notes by visiting www.AppleTreeSewing.com

    Episode 12: How to Choose Patterns & Fabric for Your Sewn Capsule Wardrobe (Sew a Capsule Wardrobe Part 3)

    Episode 12: How to Choose Patterns & Fabric for Your Sewn Capsule Wardrobe (Sew a Capsule Wardrobe Part 3)

    In this episode I share some tips and strategies on how to choose the perfect sewing patterns and fabric for your sewn capsule wardrobe.
    Here are the links I referred to in the podcast:
    Free baby size grow with me romper pattern.
    On the Grow Romper Etsy Link:
    https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/540659433/apple-tree-on-the-grow-romper-pdf-sewing?ref=market
    My colour palette:
    https://coolors.co/413c58-829399-bcf8ec-ffffff-f7e9e3
    Polyvore (link to some capsule wardrobe ideas):
    https://www.polyvore.com/capsule_wardrobes/group.show?id=91338
    Pattern recommendations from our friends on social media:
    Facebook:
    Tiffany: I think either the Slim Fit Raglan by Patterns for Pirates, or the self drafted tee I made from your blog. I thought a number of other patterns fit me really well until I tried one drafted for me – and it fits me better (of course!).
    Abigail: The 5oo4 Ninjas fit me excellently. I unpicked a pair of leggings that fit great but had holes and compared the shape to all the free legging patterns out there. Ninjas were the closest shape and I’m thrilled with the fit
    Katy: I’m still new in the world of sewing for myself, but so far I’ve fallen in love with the Halla Stardust Tank (minus the star, just the plain tank with a nice wide band at the bottom), the Halla Juniper, and P4P leggings have done the trick for a nice easy sew! Thanks for continuing your podcast, I look forward to it every fortnight now!
    Instagram:
    girlandboyd: I’m currently on a roll with the Magnolia by Little Lizard King. I love the curved hem option– it’s super flattering. I’m also making a lot of the cocoon cardigans by p4p as gifts– the sizing is very forgiving and it flatters everyone! It’s also very easy to whip up and looks impressive
    em.makes.things: I like so many! Every Hey June pattern, Sewaholic Renfrew, McCalls 6886. I wouldn’t be able to pick just one.
    kaleebdesigns: Lane Raglan and Agnes tunic
    dorotheatheexplorer: I haven’t made them yet…but am loving the variations of the Colette Moneta dress I’m seeing…and I also want to try Megan Neilson’s Brumby skirt…perfect for a capsule wardrobe!
    _pelke_: Along with other ladies who were testers for Zoe top can’t stop making it. Looks so flattering in any style of fabric. It’s my own pattern SinclairPatterns
    kristen_sews: Favourite tee by patterns for pirates. It’s just a classic. I have made lots
    zekees_clothing: I like the Santa Fe Tee from Peek a Boo pattern shop. I also wear my treasure pocket skirt from Duck butt Designs a lot.
    tarafashion2style: My current favorite is the Lou box top, it’s very versatile I’ve made several tops and hacked the pattern into a couple dresses! Worth every penny to me
     
    Additional Helpful Links:
    How to  choose colours for your skin tone https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbwgkaa3SFY&feature=share
    How to choose seasonally appropriate fabrics: https://www.seamwork.com/issues/2015/03/fabric-swaps-for-every-season
     
     
    What’s Your Favourtie Women’s Pattern? Share in the comments below!
     
    Music Attribution:
    TITLE: Back In Summer
    ARTIST: NICOLAI HEIDLAS
    Heidlas, N. (2016). Back in summer [Recorded by N. Heidlas]. Retrieved from: https://soundcloud.com/nicolai-heidlas/95-bpm-back-in-summer-upbeat-ukulele-background-music
    MUSIC LICENSE: CREATIVE COMMONS 3.0 (“Attribution” – license)

    • 25 min
    Episode 11: How to Plan a Capsule Wardrobe (Sew a Capsule Wardrobe Part 2)

    Episode 11: How to Plan a Capsule Wardrobe (Sew a Capsule Wardrobe Part 2)

    In this episode I share some ideas on how you can plan the pieces you will need for your capsule wardrobe. I share 3 different methods you could consider and tell you what’s in my capsule wardrobe plan.
    I mention I have been listening to the Truly Myrtle Podcast which you can find here.
    Here is the link to the Sudoku wardrobe planner from Melly Sews.
    And a picture of the outfit list I made (sorry for the messy writing!):

    Music Attribution:
    TITLE: Back In Summer
    ARTIST: NICOLAI HEIDLAS
    Heidlas, N. (2016). Back in summer [Recorded by N. Heidlas]. Retrieved from: https://soundcloud.com/nicolai-heidlas/95-bpm-back-in-summer-upbeat-ukulele-background-music
    MUSIC LICENSE: CREATIVE COMMONS 3.0 (“Attribution” – license)

    • 18 min
    Episode 10: Why I want to Sew a Capsule Wardrobe (Sew A Capsule Wardrobe Part 1)

    Episode 10: Why I want to Sew a Capsule Wardrobe (Sew A Capsule Wardrobe Part 1)

    In this episode I share a bit of information about what a capsule wardrobe is, 5 reasons why I want to sew a capsule wardrobe and give a bit of info about what the next two episodes in the capsule wardrobe series will look like.
    The post I referenced about capsule wardrobe history can be found here:
    https://thatsbrass.wordpress.com/2016/01/10/a-brief-history-of-the-capsule-wardrobe/amp/
     
    Music Attribution:
    TITLE: Back In Summer
    ARTIST: NICOLAI HEIDLAS
    Heidlas, N. (2016). Back in summer [Recorded by N. Heidlas]. Retrieved from: https://soundcloud.com/nicolai-heidlas/95-bpm-back-in-summer-upbeat-ukulele-background-music
    MUSIC LICENSE: CREATIVE COMMONS 3.0 (“Attribution” – license)

    • 20 min
    Episode 9: Why I Love Grow With Me Sewing Patterns!

    Episode 9: Why I Love Grow With Me Sewing Patterns!

    In today’s episode I share 6 reasons why I love grow with me clothing, as well as the grow with me patterns I know of.
    Grow with me clothing is clothing that will “grow” with your child because of the extra long cuffs or waistbands.
    My 6 reasons why I love grow with me clothing:

    You can feel better about cutting into the fabric you are hoarding.
    Saves you Money
    Easier to build a handmade wardrobe (Here’s a link to the article that has the quote I mentioned about extending your clothing’s life by 9 months: https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/sustainable-fashion-blog/2015/jan/14/10-things-learned-zero-waste-fashion-industry)
    Don’t have to box up your child’s favourites as often = happier child
    Works for in-between sizes
    Perfect diaper bag clothing

    Bonus for sellers: I find it is easier to price fairly.
    We also heard some reasons why other people in the sewing community love grow with me clothing.
    Here are the patterns I mention:
    My Patterns
    The Bunnyhug Grow with Me Hoodie:
     
    https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/508213593/apple-tree-bunnyhug-grow-with-me-hoodie?ref=related-1 
     
    The Bunny Bottoms Grow with Me Harem Pants:
      
    https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/524294635/apple-tree-bunny-bottoms-grow-with-me?ref=shop_home_feat_2 
     
    And the grow-with-me romper pattern will be delayed because my poor baby got an ear infection so he’s needed lots of extra mommy cuddles so I haven’t spent any time at the computer. Now the next class for my master’s degree starts next week so I am not sure when I will get around to finishing. Hopefully soon though
     
    Other Designers’ Patterns Mentioned
    The original grow with me pants (I think?) Maxaloones
    Opulent Monsters Monster Bunz
    Thread Faction Studio Shorties
    Thread Faction Studio Pirate Pants
    Halla Forever Fit Joggers
    Another Grow with Me Pattern:
    When I was searching etsy to get the links for these patterns I did find another grow with me pattern.
    Stitch Upon a Time Beanstalk Britches (Which I actually have the pattern for but haven’t made yet. Can’t believe I forgot about these! And these are made with a woven fabric)
     
    Do you know of any grow with me clothing patterns I didn’t mention? What do you like (or don’t like) about grow with me clothing? Share in the comments below
     
    Music Attribution:
    TITLE: Back In Summer
    ARTIST: NICOLAI HEIDLAS
    Heidlas, N. (2016). Back in summer [Recorded by N. Heidlas]. Retrieved from: https://soundcloud.com/nicolai-heidlas/95-bpm-back-in-summer-upbeat-ukulele-background-music
    MUSIC LICENSE: CREATIVE COMMONS 3.0 (“Attribution” – license)

    • 26 min
    Episode 8: 10 Best Sewing Podcasts (and some podcast history & how to)

    Episode 8: 10 Best Sewing Podcasts (and some podcast history & how to)

    In this episode I share a bit of podcast history, describe how I make my podcast and share my favourite sewing podcasts with you. This episode was inspired by a Facebook conversation with Shelbie from Cedars Closet. She said she had finished listening to all of the episodes of my podcast and wanted some more recommendations. I gave her my list but I wanted to explain why I liked them too so I decided to do a podcast episode about podcasts.

    Alright here is my roundup of the 10 best sewing (and related) podcasts (my 7 favourites plus 3 extras):
    NOTE: These are not in order of best to worst… I love them all
     


    Maker Style 


    Author/Host: Rachel (from Canada!)
    Podcast description from iTunes:  “A Creative Lifestyle Podcast. We talk about small business, blogging, and sewing pretty things. Listening to the Maker Style podcast is like sitting down for a coffee and chat with your girlfriends who are just as passionate about creating things as you are.”
    Why I like it: She has a wide variety of sewing related guests on her show and asks great questions. She has a great way of getting her guests to be real about their struggles but in an inspiring way.
    Favourite Episode(s):
    Episode 24 where she had Michelle from Style Maker Fabrics discuss some spring fabric trends. I really liked this episode because it was so different from what a normal interview podcast episode is. It was real tips about spring fashion that is relevant to a sewist.
    Episode 9 where Helen from Helen’s Closet shares her journey of how she became a PDF pattern designer.
    In Episode 21 Rachel has Stephanie from Modern Sewciety on. 
     


    Modern Sewsciety 


    Author/Host: Stephanie
    Podcast description from iTunes: “Modern Sewciety features modern creative bloggers in many different industries such as sewing, crafting. I will chat with each guest about what really led them to blogging, why they blog, what inspires them, what blogging has brought them, for example book deals, designing fabric and patterns, working with other companies. We will also talk about their passions that fuel their blogs like sewing, crafting, cooking, home improvement, and parenting. It is a chance to get to know them a little more than what we read on their blogs and just have a great time chatting. If you would like to suggest a modern creative blogger you would like to see interviewed on the podcast just email me at themodernsewciety (at) gmail (dot) com. Enjoy!”
    Why I like it: She has a super cute accent! But that’s not all She has some really interesting guests, but I like that she is a quilter who also makes clothes. I like that she still has things to learn about garment making (like me!) and doesn’t pretend to know everything. She keeps it real.
    Favourite Episode(s):
    Episode 112  with Kate from The Fold Line. I loved hearing about how The Fold Line got started and the backstory of it’s creators. This was also the first time I had heard of The Fold Line and now I am obsessed with it. It is such a fun website if you are into indie sewing patterns.
    Note: Rachel (Maker Style) also has an episode with Kate from The Fold Line, but since I listened to Maker Style in Reverse order, I heard Stephanie’s interview first.
    Episode 95 with Meg Healy from www.burdastyle.com because we get to learn a bit about someone who is employed in the sewing industry got there.
    In episode 108  she interviews Abby Glassenberg of the While She Naps podcast
     


    While She Naps 


    Author/Host: Abby Glassenberg
    Podcast description from iTunes: “A recommendation show for creatives.”
    Why I like it: She has some very interesting guests who are in the creative industry. She clearly spends a lot of time researching her guests before the interview so her questions are really thought out and lead to an interesting story in every episode. I also like that it’s not specifically sewing foc

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    Episode 7: How to get your Sewjo Back

    Episode 7: How to get your Sewjo Back

     
    In this episode I share a few ideas on how to get your sewjo (or sewing motivation) back!
    In this episode I talk a bit about dresses. I mention a fun little book I’ve been enjoying. It’s this book, but I purchased mine from Indigo here in Canada. Here is my Instragram post with the dress I made from the bustier pattern.
    The other dress I made can be seen here. Check out our Facebook group for more info on that.
    I also mentioned the Lengends Dress from Sew Straight and Gather as well as the Zadie from Tilly & The Buttons.
    Here’s the link to my PDF Pattern shop that I mention  http://etsy.com/shop/appletreepatternco
     
    The 5 possible reasons why you might have lost your sewing motivation are:
    1. You need to be inspired- I discuss how you can use social media to jumpstart your inspiration.
    2. You are sewing for your business- I share some changes I made to my sewing business to make it more fun for me to sew.
    3. You are bored of sewing- I give you a few new things you might like to learn to do that are sewing related.
    4. You don’t have time to sew- I tell you a bit about what I do to manage my sewing time in a more effective way.
    5. You are working on a big project- I share my advice, but later in the episode we get some listener advice on how to get motivated to work on those big projects.
    I have one additional tip I recommend if you have lost your sewjo and that is to try making something useful.
    We also hear advice from 3 of our friends on social media: Ieva from @everyspecialday on instagram, @girlandboyd on Instagram,  and @bjoys4 on instagram.
    At the end of this episode I share a bit about how sometimes it is okay to lose your sewjo and not try to get it back.
    What do you do to get your sewjo back? Share in the comments below!
     
    Music Attribution:
    TITLE: Back In Summer
    ARTIST: NICOLAI HEIDLAS
    Heidlas, N. (2016). Back in summer [Recorded by N. Heidlas]. Retrieved from: https://soundcloud.com/nicolai-heidlas/95-bpm-back-in-summer-upbeat-ukulele-background-music
    MUSIC LICENSE: CREATIVE COMMONS 3.0 (“Attribution” – license)

    • 28 min

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I think this sewing podcast is one of the best so far. She is very thorough and explains think pretty well. I hope she makes more of them soon.

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Really enjoyed this podcast:) I hope more are on the way 🤞🏼I keep te listening to the episodes because I feel I learn something each time. Really wish there were more episodes.

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I enjoyed listening to the sewing capsule wardrobe. I love the tips on adding new garments of creating a wardrobe. I will be creating my very own.

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