Thursday, March 27, 2014


It’s been a while so there are assorted things to update you about.

First I have an article in the current THREADS magazine on how to make a chic little necklace to hold your phone. It’s quick to sew and very useful when you don’t have a pocket!



For the first few months of the year, I’ve been working on costumes for our high school musical of SINGING IN THE RAIN.  It’s been more hours than I imagined but well worth it for a fantastic show. In a blog post I wrote for BERNINA’S we all sew blog, I explain what I learned while making dozens of knit dresses and other items. It was really rewarding to help the actors and the school. They were all very grateful and the dancing was phenomenal! I can’t say enough about how well the kids did and how wonderful it was!

To read more about it and see more photos go to their blog.



I just finished a silk pillow for display for the BERNINA booth or Creative Center.

It is designed by Lorna Moffat and from her book, SILK UNRAVELED, that I published a few years ago. It is a beautiful book,with the 14 projects shot in a Japanese garden. Moffat uses her unorthodox techniques of turning torn and cut silk into fascinating creations!


This creates fabulous textural surfaces and patterns with a contemporary twist. It’s very easy and lots of detailed photos plus the book is on SALE!

  Silk Unraveled Book cover

The new KOOS van den AKKER pattern for Vogue is this wonderful bag! Great shape and lovely pattern! Vogue 1403 and available now. Make one in colors for each season!  Great way to use leftover remnants from the other Koos garments that you’ve made! I know I have LOTS of scraps that would work perfectly!


Don’t forget Koos’ fantastic book, Koos Couture Collage with many of his techniques, his bio and loads of inspirational photos of his garments thru the decades! NOW only $15 !!

Koos Couture Collage book cover



We have a giveaway of 3 copies of the Quilt National catalog on our facebook Dragon Threads page. Enter your email for a chance to win. Share the link for a second chance to win. Comment on the facebook page for a third chance to win.