Enchanted By Sewing (podcast)

It's a good time of year to consider how rethinking of women’s societal roles and life choices has affected attitudes towards the use of aprons, and take a free trips through time as well. Free apron pattern download and discussion of sewing techniques.

Direct download: CastApronologyMarieAntoinetteBettyCrockerEnchantedBySewingPodcastNov13.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 10:15am PST

Ench By Sew-11 Fashion Engineering for Work and Play (Interview)

Professional and weekend wear are well integrated in Susan's wardrobe. Business casual is her everyday look and skirts and dresses are important for Susan's girly-girl style, whether at home or work.

No coyotes or mountain lions slipped through the parking lot (as we'd both hoped they might), but snakes alive, did we have a good time talking late into the night! Come along and listen in.

Category:podcast -- posted at: 10:30pm PST

Professional and weekend wear are well integrated in Susan's wardrobe. Business casual is her everyday look and skirts and dresses are important for Susan's girly-girl style, whether at home or work.

No coyotes or mountain lions slipped through the parking lot (as we'd both hoped they might), but snakes alive, did we have a good time talking late into the night! Come along and listen in.

Direct download: SnakesAliveFINALCast11Aug_2013EnchantedBySewingPodcastSUSANS.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 1:12am PST

This interview is about more than sewing, it's about a Californian who admits to having fun with her two teenage sons, drawn together by their shared joy in living history....What first drew me to Laura is that, in addition to costume sewing, she has a flair for  integrating elements of costume sewing into her daily wardrobe. She sews for well-known living history events, such as the Renaisance Faire and Civil War Reenactment Days. Our conversation about her experiences creating unique agreements for  local personal theater - the Nor C Cal Pirate Expo had us both laughing, and me reaching for the edit button when it came time to clean up this interview to keep this podcast rated 'clean'!

Direct download: FINALPIRATEQUEENMarch2013Cast_3.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 3:29pm PST

Vests give freedom of movement, are a way to showcase fabric, and provide a touch of formality in a casual world. Includes a nod to history, vest patterns and technique for an alternative way to sew a lined or reversible vest . Pensamientos: Tutus vs. Tofu contrasts plain sewing basics with sewing enchantment.

Direct download: FINALJan2013Cast.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 8:18am PST

Reflections on trouser-wearing ladies in past, recent and modern times including Marie Antoinette, Katherine Hepburn and Doris Day, as well as Laurel's own memories of the struggles over changing cultural attitudes. Discussion of trouser patterns used by the hostess, ideas for sewing fabric and thread belt loops, and specialized techniques for creating in-seam pockets. Includes a lively interview-conversation with Sally-Ann, another student in the Cañada Fashion Sewing Program.

Direct download: NovemberLadyWearsTrousers.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 8:15pm PST

Why I find dress sewing enchanting. How I’ve been working on making that enchantment both a time for special occasion sewingand also a time to add to the practical part of my regular, daily arty-romantic California wardrobe.

Includes reflections on dress fashion history as well as techniques for sewing a fitted facing at a dress neckline.

  

Direct download: ENCH002.FINAL.PODCASTOctober.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 6:37pm PST