Merchant & Mills Ottoline Jacket in Essex Linen

Merchant & Mills New “Made in Denim” Patterns As you may have guessed, we are excited about Merchant & Mills’ new “Made in Denim” patterns. They have awesome names: Clementine, Ottoline, Francine and Heroine. They are silhouettes we want to wear, and they aren’t just for denim! Bonnie made the Francine out of drapey Cupro, [Read More]

Fabric Spotlight: Reversible Taos Flannel

  Robert Kaufman flannels have been our go-to during the winter months. They’re 100% cotton with a woven (rather than printed) design. This means they’re super soft, thick, and affordable! What’s not to love? They have now released a new line, called Taos flannel, and we can’t get enough of them. Bonnie recently made a [Read More]

Reflections on Houston Quilt Market

Last weekend, Kate and I traveled to Houston for the amazing, colorful, and slightly overwhelming experience of Quilt Market! We wanted to share some of our takeaways from Market and give you a head’s up on the gorgeous fabrics coming our way! Schoolhouse Series The Schoolhouse Series was a whirlwind of 30-minute seminars. We met [Read More]

The “In Confidence” Table Runner: Part 2

Hello! I’m baaaack! It’s Brooke, and I’ve returned to help you complete your table runner. It’s time to grab all of the 3.5″x6.5″ Rectangles and the background squares you cut from our first post, because we are making flying geese. Make sure you have a pencil, too! In Confidence Table Runner Flying Geese Assembly 1.    [Read More]

The “In Confidence” Table Runner: Part 1

Hello! This post is written by Brooke – I’m new here. I stumbled across The Confident Stitch this spring and I fell in love with the fabrics, notions and reviews in the blog. I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to write a blog post for this modern shop! Kate and Jane and I came up [Read More]

Merchant and Mills Clementine Skirt in Eco Twill

The white top stitching on my Clementine Skirt matches my favorite white tee perfectly!

Merchant and Mills Clementine Skirt is a slim-fitting jeans skirt with a back slit, shaped waistband, and decorative top-stitching. Our shop seamstress, Bonnie, recently made the skirt for me. I love it! I always seem to have a denim skirt or two in my wardrobe, regardless of whether they’re in style. What is Eco Twill? [Read More]

Merchant and Mills Francine Tunic in Cupro

  The Confident Stitch seamstress, Bonnie, made a Merchant and Mills Francine Tunic out of our newest eco fabric, called Cupro. She used the Whiskey color, but we also have Henna and Ecru. M & M describes the Francine as a slim-fitting A-line dress/tunic with side seam pockets, an inside breast pocket, and optional side [Read More]

The True Bias Yari Jumpsuit in Roma Stretch Linen

  As the newbie at The Confident Stitch, I was excited for the opportunity to pick some fabric and select a pattern to make up! I’m pleased to share my experience with you all. If you’ve been into the shop or visited our online store, you can imagine what a struggle it was to select [Read More]

Closet Case Jenny Overalls in Railroad Denim

  Our shop seamstress, Bonnie, made a pair of Closet Case Jenny Overalls for my daughter, Mairin. The pattern includes two bib options, long overalls, short overalls, plain shorts, and plain pants. It also includes a one-side-zip option and a two-side-zip option. Once you get this pattern to fit, the possibilities are endless! Although the [Read More]

Sewing Workshop Cortona Blouse in Frou Frou Voile

To showcase Frou Frou voiles and bias tapes, Bonnie, our shop seamstress, made a Sewing Workshop Cortona blouse for me. I love it so much! As always, Linda Lee at The Sewing Workshop has created a flattering design with creative darts and gathering. She and her team know how to take a complex idea and [Read More]