VivaLaModa Issue #11 Winter Edition Available

| November 18, 2010

VivaLaModa, the indie quarterly fashion and handmade magazine, has just made issue #11 available for free online.  This winter edition continues the popular Project Reconstruction and brings you some fabulous winter accessories. Related Posts:Viva La Moda Project Reconstruction IssueReady, Set, Sew – Project Runway is Back!New VivaLaModa Handmade Fashion Issue Available“Project Runway” Provides Excellent PR for […]

Ready, Set, Sew – Project Runway is Back!

| July 27, 2010

Get ready, set, sew!  Season 8 of Project Runway, the show I love to hate hate to love but can’t seem to stop watching, is back this Thursday, July 29th at 9pm on Lifetime with a newly expanded 90 minute format.  Set your DVR! Related Posts:“Project Runway” Provides Excellent PR for Fashion & Sewing IndustriesNew […]

New VivaLaModa Handmade Fashion Issue Available

| June 18, 2010

  The latest issue of VivaLaModa Handmade Fashion magazine, issue #9, is now available online for free.  This issue includes a bunch of super talented clothing designers who have each reconstructed a mens shirt for the magazine’s Project Reconstruction spread.  All of the designs will be auctioned off next month with the proceeds going to the […]

“Project Runway” Provides Excellent PR for Fashion & Sewing Industries

| September 3, 2009

After a long court battle between NBC Universal (the parent company of Bravo) and the Weinstein Co., which produces the “Project Runway” series, season six of the show finally aired on Lifetime on August 20th and it was the top-rated premiere in Lifetime’s history. Ratings were also up an amazing 32% over season five’s numbers, […]

Momiji Fabric Doll Couture Fashion Contest

| August 25, 2009

Momiji are traditional wooden Japanese dolls that have a space for secret messages inside. is sponsoring the Momiji Couture Contest, which takes Momiji in a creative new direction. To enter the contest, you can use the templates they provide to create your own fabric Momiji doll using any textile method you’d like, such as […]

Sew Stylish Announces Fall Fashion Contest

| August 21, 2009

Sew Stylish Magazine announced their Fall Fashion Contest in this month’s edition.  The contest focuses on creating designer inspired fashions and the fall 2009 issue of the magazine shows you how to create high-style designer looks with easy sewing and simple pattern work. It’s easy to enter, just upload pictures of your design, a picture […]

New Season of “Project Runway” Premiers August 20th

| August 18, 2009

After a brief scare that the show might not be coming back, I’m happy to say that a new season of the hit show “Project Runway” will be starting this Thursday, August 20th.  Heidi Klum, Tim Gunn and a whole new cast of designer wannabes will be moving from Bravo to Lifetime but the format […]

Our Anywhere T Pattern in the August Clotilde Catalog

| August 4, 2009

One of my favorite things to do is to design new patterns and I especially love to be able create designs that are comfortable enough to live in.  My ‘Anywhere T’ pattern is one of those designs – the cowl neck dresses it up so it looks great with skirts and under jackets, but the simple […]

Check Out This Month’s Viva La Moda Magazine

| July 28, 2009

The bi-monthly online magazine, Viva La Moda, showcases innovative fashion and handmade items from around the web and beyond.  The magazine features articles about “green” products, home decor, and toys in addition to product and fashion reviews. This month’s edition includes pin up inspired hair accessories, kids trends, summer beachcombing seaglass designs, birthstone finds for […]

Bikini Designer Launches Swimwear Label Online

| May 22, 2009

Canadian designer Wendy Floyd launched her online business this month and has already sold 50 swimwear sets.  Floyd has had a lifelong love of sewing and after making her own business clothes for years, decided to try her hand at sewing a bathing suit because she had major difficulty in finding one that fit.After working as […]