Apr 27, 2009

Sewing Over the Wire.....

This is a weekly series where I share sewing news I receive:

FIRST UP:

`Project Runway' back on air Aug. 20 on Lifetime
9 News Denver Wed, 22 Apr 2009 06:27 AM PDT
LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Project Runway" finally has a date to reunite with fans after sewing up its legal battle: The show's sixth season will start Aug. 20.

At last, 'Project Runway' sheds the lawyers
San Diego Union-Tribune Fri, 24 Apr 2009 02:21 AM PDT
âProject Runwayâ finally has a date to reunite with fans after sewing up its legal battle: The show's sixth season will start Aug. 20. Lifetime, the new cable TV home for the designer-competition series, announced the season premiere along with a new companion series, âModels of the Runway.â

GREAT NEWS!! I CAN'T WAIT!!

MAKE SOME PLANS: Fabric Fair
Chambersburg Public Opinion Wed, 22 Apr 2009 10:41 AM PDT
Hosted by Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary, April 29 through May 2, Norland Shopping Center, along U.S. 11 north of Chambersburg. For sale are sewing machines, fabrics and accessories; needlework yarns and supplies; dolls and supplies; antiques; patterns and more.


Helpful Sewing Tip Website adds a Stitchin' New Blog
PRWeb via Yahoo! News Thu, 23 Apr 2009 00:01 AM PDT
Newly launched blog, Sewing-Startup-Blog.com is the latest entry from its namesake and parent site, Sewing-Startup.com. Recently site founder, June Woltmann, sat down to talk about how her website sews up the competition.


Seamstress creates clothing for customers' needs
Post-Tribune Mon, 20 Apr 2009 08:26 AM PDT
MERRILLVILLE -- Unusual requests for her sewing services have put Cynthia Robinson-James in a good place. The Crown Point resident opened Cynthia J Designs, her first retail venture as a business owner, last fall. She designs clothes, does alterations and works with boutiques to create private-label apparel or accessories that are not mass-produced. Robinson-James said she started her business ...


Kalamazoo Chapter of American Sewing Guild creates healing threads for soldiers
The Kalamazoo Gazette Mon, 20 Apr 2009 07:58 AM PDT
KALAMAZOO -- A local sewing group gathered this past weekend at Second Reformed Church in Kalamazoo to work on projects that will bring comfort to wounded veterans.

Research and Markets: Women's and Girls' Cut and Sew Suit, Coat, Tailored Jacket, and Skirt Industry in the US - ...
Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance Mon, 20 Apr 2009 07:58 AM PDT
DUBLIN----Research and Markets has announced the addition of Supplier Relations US, LLC's new report "Women's and Girls' Cut and Sew Suit, Coat, Tailored Jacket, and Skirt Manufacturing Industry in the U.S. and its Foreign Trade [2009 Edition ]" to their offering.


Patchwork sows value of giving
Helena Independent Record Mon, 20 Apr 2009 00:13 AM PDT
Eight-year-old Katie Perrigo is proud that she helped to sew a quilt for a child in need.

Brown nails 3 to sew up Extravaganza victory
McHenry County Sports Sun, 19 Apr 2009 23:26 PM PDT
HEBRON â Time was not on Derek Brownâs side, but he figured the law of averages was.

APDM is Sew'd Out
The Kaleo Voice Sun, 19 Apr 2009 23:23 PM PDT
"Sew'd Out" is a 2009 fashion show presented by the University of Hawai'i at M&257;noa's Apparel Product Design and Merchandising Program. "We have three categories that put designers out there, it stretches their imagination," said co-director and senior designer Alana Morton.

Artisans set up shop online
The Evening Sun Sun, 19 Apr 2009 14:42 PM PDT
Boxes and bins line the shelves in a room at Alicia Hebert's Hanover home, labels marking what embellishments and other craft supplies lay within. Hebert used to sew in the basement, but now she comes to this room and works on her projects here after her 2-year-old daughter goes to bed.

A comforting endeavour
The North Bay Nugget Mon, 20 Apr 2009 14:33 PM PDT
It's more than a love of sewing and quilting that brings the members of North Bay's Victoria Quilts together. It's the knowledge every quilt they complete will bring comfort to someone going through one of the roughest times of their lives -- cancer treatment.[...]


Trashy couture made by Jensen Beach designer caps off French benefit
Stuart News Tue, 21 Apr 2009 11:56 AM PDT
Susanne LoPilato, who has been sewing since she was 7 years old, came up with the idea in an effort to support her two sisters who collect plastic bottle caps for a charity in France called Bouchons d'Amour, which means Caps of Love.

Glenwood Sewing Center keeps its customers in stitches
Glenwood Springs Post Independent Tue, 21 Apr 2009 17:19 PM PDT
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado - The Glenwood Sewing Center has been around the block, so to speak. In business for more than 30 years, it has been in its current location in downtown Glenwood Springs since 1994.

Custom creations: Viera woman designs dresses
Florida Today Wed, 22 Apr 2009 06:11 AM PDT
Late one night when Karen McCree was toiling over her sewing machine, she noticed a flickering light outside the window of her home and thought someone was walking around outside with a flashlight.

Book Review: You Lucky Dog by Valerie Van Arsdale Shrader and PhoDOGraphy by Kim Levin
Blogcritics.org Wed, 22 Apr 2009 03:08 AM PDT
A pair of books to celebrate your best friend. You Lucky Dog by Valerie Van Arsdale Shrader is a collection of 30 craft projects to pamper your pooch. The wide variety of projects include toys, beds, clothing, and even safety gear, and focus on three different disciplines: knitting, crochet, and sewing. Tutorials for each discipline are included.âLil Buddy T-Shirtâ is a sewing...

A fashion blog leads to the Paris runway



CNN Money
Thu, 23 Apr 2009 03:17 AM PDT
One of the newest designers for surf and skate label RVCA doesn't have a design degree, many fashion internships on her resume or even a wealth of sewing experience. What she does have is a little unconventional: a Web site, featuring pictures of her daily outfits, that happens to draw more than a million hits a month.

Don't buy, do DIY
Independent Fri, 24 Apr 2009 10:28 AM PDT
Last week, Geri Halliwell was spotted browsing the aisles in Homebase in North London. The curvy redhead was the second buxom lady to inject glamour to DIY this month. A few days previously, former FHM pin-up and presenter Kirstie Allsopp was on TV blowing glass, sewing a cushion cover and throwing a pot. Talk about girl power.


Fashion forward
Los Angeles Times Fri, 24 Apr 2009 11:00 AM PDT
After months of sketching and sewing, students at Otis College take their designs to the runway. The hoped-for outcome? A job. Davy Yang, 21, peers at the models sashaying down the Otis College runway in his carefully wrought designs -- an arresting yellow swimsuit that swirls on the hipbone with fabric trailing down the back, and a blue jumpsuit with an eye-catching rust-colored scarf -- ...



Sewing News that make you go HUH .... or How Strange...


14-year-old comes up with new way to sew up patients
The Florida Times-Union Thu, 23 Apr 2009 06:21 AM PDT
A Jacksonville researcher has developed a way of sewing up patients after hysterectomies that stands to reduce the risk of complications and simplify the tricky procedure for less-seasoned surgeons. read more


Hard-core green
The Philadelphia Inquirer Wed, 22 Apr 2009 08:30 AM PDT
Ultra-environmentalists use composting toilets. Sew cloth sanitary pads. Give up air travel. Shun plastic. Recycle everything - including the staple on a teabag. Their actions are beyond green. They are what some call dark green.



Teacher attacked by student back in class
Daily Herald Mon, 20 Apr 2009 22:23 PM PDT
Carolyn Gilbert's classes these days are in a state of controlled chaos. On April 2, her sewing and fashion merchandising students sponsored the biggest fashion show in Elgin Area School District U-46.



Budget battle looms
The Montana Standard Sun, 19 Apr 2009 23:37 PM PDT
HELENA As the 2009 Legislature enters its final week, a huge policy chasm on money, schools and health care for kids splits the Senate and House and they have seven working days to sew things up.

Until next time,
Enjoy your moments ~ make them "sew" much fun,
Cindy