The Merchant & Mills Ellis in Cupro Tencel Linen

A while back, Merchant & Mills unveiled a new dress pattern, called the Ellis & Hattie. We were immediately drawn to the unique lines of this dress, which add fun details around the neckline. But we were a little unsure of the style. The bulky skirt seemed unflattering, and the length was awkward. We put [Read More]

The Sew Liberated Aida Top in Rayon Batik

During the winter doldrums, it’s fun to sew up something cheerful and tropical, and dream of warmer days ahead. This week Bonnie made the Sew Liberated Aida Top, a sweet short-sleeved button-up shirt with a curved hem. The gorgeous magenta rayon batik was just the pick-me-up we all needed during a grey Missoula January! Read [Read More]

Kate’s Year-End Thoughts

On Our Way from Good to Great! Before he started the research for his book, Good to Great, Jim Collins “expected to find that the first step in taking a company from good to great would be to set a new direction, a new vision and strategy for the company, and then to get people [Read More]

Two Kimonos, Three Ways!

This week, we’re featuring two new kimono patterns! Both feature 3/4-length sleeves, a collar band, and generous patch pockets. The sleeves are set off the shoulder, but are not traditional kimono sleeves (i.e., part of the bodice piece). The Jalie kimono is knee-length, while the Wiksten can be short, mid- or knee-length. Read on for [Read More]

Cashmerette Chilton Trench Coat

I was excited when Jenny introduced the Cashmerette Chilton Trench Coat pattern. I love the look of a trench, but here in the high and dry desert, most of our precipitation is snow, so I’ve never actually owned a trench coat. Lucky for me, I’m the only one here at The Confident Stitch who is [Read More]

Sew Liberated Metamorphic Dress in Chambray and Raw Silk

This fall we introduced the Sew Liberated patterns to our shop, and Bonnie has been busy making up samples to show them off! The Metamorphic Dress has been high on our list of patterns to try. It’s loose and reversible, ideal for layering, and has a free-spirited vibe that we love. There were a few [Read More]

The Cadence Court Quilt, Part 4

Finishing the Cadence Court Quilt Hello quilters! Are you excited?  I’m so happy to share with you my finished Cadence Court quilt. In my last post, I showed you some techniques that I used to assemble all the wedges and background pieces to form the quadrants. In this post, I’ll show you how I decided to quilt it. You [Read More]

The Cadence Court Quilt, Part 3

Assembling the Cadence Court Quilt Top Hello quilters! In this post, we are continuing to assemble the foundation paper pieced Cadence Court quilt top. In the last post, I showed you some tips for stitching the wedge pieces together. Today, I’ll show you some tips for the remaining pieces! Wedge Placement I like to lay out all the wedges [Read More]

The Cadence Court Quilt, Part 2

Assembling Cadence Court Wedges Hello quilters! Welcome back to the second blog post on creating the beautiful Cadence Court foundation paper pieced quilt. In the first post, I talked about fabric selection, thread, and a color swatch chart. In today’s post, I’m going to show you some foundation paper piecing techniques that I use to assemble the colorful wedges. [Read More]

The Cadence Court Quilt, Part 1

Introducing the Cadence Court Quilt Hello everyone! Are you ready to make a stunning quilt using the foundation paper piecing method? Over the next several blog posts, follow along with me while I construct a Cadence Court quilt. This quilt is good for confident beginners, whether you have paper-piecing experience or not. The designer, Sassafras [Read More]