Kate Quilts: Half-Square Triangles

Guess what? I’m falling in love with quilting again! I made my first quilt 30 years ago, and because I knew nothing, I chose a pattern with billions of tiny triangles combined to make stars that were set on the diagonal. I enjoyed the process, but I ended up not setting the quilt on the [Read More]

The Sewaholic Thurlow Trousers in Twill

Straight-leg and skinny jeans have had their day in the sun, but if you’re shaped the way I am, you’re probably excited to see a trouser pattern that’s made for those hips and booties!  The flattering Sewaholic Thurlow Trousers feature front slash pockets, back welt pockets, and a slightly flared leg that balances out curvy [Read More]

Sewing with Outerwear Fabric

This month, our outerwear fabric is all 15% off! We love waxed cotton canvas for “gear” of all kinds, from totes to rucksacks to parkas. Cotton laminates are cheerful, easy to care for (throw them in the wash!) and make great tablecloths, raincoats, and bibs. There are just a few tips and tricks to working [Read More]

Why Did I Open The Confident Stitch?

The Confident Stitch Missoula Montana

To me, sewing is transformative for both humans and the Earth. I believe those of us with the time to hyper-consume should slow down and create. Instead of following the newest fast-fashion trend, we should use quality fabrics in just the right colors to make things for ourselves and the people we love.  Although the [Read More]

The Grainline Yates Coat in Double-Faced Wool

  For us in Montana—and much of the country—winter just. Won’t. End! You may be sick of it (or sick of hearing about it), so I’ll spare you the freezing white details. But the good news is we felt like a blog post about this gorgeous Grainline Yates Coat was still weather appropriate!  The Yates [Read More]

Cashmerette Montrose Top

  All of our laces and silks are 15% off until Friday, March 1. To celebrate, our seamstress, Bonnie, made me a Cashmerette Montrose Top out of our Xanna Lace in Silver (to go with my hair!). Montrose Sizing The top is a size 14 GH, graded down to a size 12 in the hips. [Read More]

True Bias Nikko Top in Knit

The True Bias Nikko Top and Dress pattern was released just over a year ago. This “mockneck” pattern has lots of mix-and-match options, making it a great for all seasons! Bonnie and I both made up the long-sleeve shirt version and love it. It’s a quick sew with your favorite knit fabric, and even quicker [Read More]

True Bias Salida Skirts

I met Kelly Ward, the owner of True Bias Patterns in Denver in November. What a kind, smart, wonderful person! She gave me a head’s up about the Salida Skirt, and said she was suggesting people make it with corduroy. I offered to carry a few colors in her favorite weights, which was a great [Read More]

Sewing with Silk!

This month, all our silk and lace is 15% off. Intimidated by sewing with silk? You’re not alone! Here are our best tips for sewing with silk—or any slippery, slinky fabric! Liquid stabilizer can make a huge difference when cutting and sewing with a slippery fabric. We love Palmer/Pletsch Perfect Sew, which is a thick [Read More]