I Love: Sewing in a Straight Line

Last week I went to New York to style the next round of Sheep(ish) garments that will go into the Caron Connections newsletter, and then to shoot the cover (I’ll be on it, wearing a Sheep(ish) cowl I designed) of the holiday issue of Knit Simple Magazine. The highlight of my trip though, had to be meeting up with the delightful Brett Bara for dinner and a trip to the Met to see the Alexander McQueen exhibit!

2 out of 2 knitting show hosts wear stripes to The Met.;)
Me & Brett in line at the Met in NYC.
Not only was the museum (and the company) fantastic, but I got treated to a sneak peak of Brett’s new book, Sewing in a Straight Line!

You know how proud I get of my friends and their accomplishments, right? Well, I’m beaming over this one! Brett’s projects are easy to follow, totally wearable and beautifully styled. The book is crisply executed with the modern esthetic of today’s, creative woman. If you’ve ever wanted to give a sewing machine a whirl, but were nervous about patterns with their pesky curves, Sewing in a Straight Line is for you!

In the book you’ll find a well-rounded collection of clothing, baby items and home decor pieces. Here are just a few of my faves (If I had a torso, I’d make the cover skirt in a flash! Alas.)

Quilty Zigs and Zags

Staggering Strips Baby Quilt

Heavy Metal Bag

Sewing in a Straight line is available in stores and online now, and you can also enter to win a copy on Brett’s blog. Oh, and once you’ve purchased or won the book, make sure to take advantage of Brett’s video tutorials for a few of the projects.
HOW TO SEW A SKIRT: http://vimeo.com/26612612
HOW TO SEW A ZIPPERED PILLOW: http://vimeo.com/26609605
HOW TO SEW A FABRIC BOWL: http://vimeo.com/26606422


2 Responses to “I Love: Sewing in a Straight Line”

  1. Michelle

    Looks like a great book – sewing in a straight line can be tricky, but an essential sewing skill!