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Sew-organised-style

Sew organised style- listen to people just like you. We'll cover sewing, style and interview people who are the backbone of our sewing community and provide you with reputable organisations you can go to for help when you need it. Go to our website: https://seworganisedstylepodcast.com/ There will be evolving playlist series as we find experts with gems of information and resources to keep you creative. Don't keep our podcast channel a secret. Tell your friends and rate us on Itunes.

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August 2, 2021 26 min

Judith Staley of Sewover50 updates us about #So50SustainableSewing challenge for August. This challenge is all about using 'waste' fabric to make a garments or accessories using fabric that is already in the system.... your remnants, charity shop or thrift fabric from estate sales, vintage fabrics, manufacturing waste. fabric picked up from fabric swap tables at meet ups or from your fellow sewist's destashes, discarded...

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Meet Lucie Harrild and her soon to be launched Comhla business that will include teaching mending and sewing in pop up places around the UK later this year.

Comhla is about 'Making it easier to care about the world and get dressed'.

Lucie has been a sustainability consultant for large corporates and now she's using that knowledge and training to make a difference for local communities.

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July 28, 2021 29 min

Hold on to your hat. James learnt to sew at 7 years of age. James Nacy or James_is_sew_happy is our next men in the Sewover50 community to share his advice about sewing mens clothes.

The pattern designers James mentions by James are a great start when you're learning how to sew mens clothes for beginners.

There is so much joy in James's retelling of how sewing has played a changing role in his lift. You'll see some of h...

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July 26, 2021 23 min

Lindsie Rank is the key force behind the Sew Busty Community. Many people who sew have contributed to the busty pattern database.

The Sew Busty Community is for anyone who is busty. Anyone who has ever had to do a full bust adjustment on a princess seam or for a full bust adjustment on a waist dart as just 2 of the most challenging examples.

Generally, Sew Busty Community content is focused on those with a 3″ or greater difference ...

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July 21, 2021 36 min

This podcast is to support a recent article Susan Young published in Love Sewing magazine about sewing for men. Susan is the official blog writer for Sewover50.

You may have noticed that she recently made her husband some new gear and in this podcast you'll hear why she's done just that. Susan wanted to sew but had no motivation to continue to sew for herself so while in lockdown, she decided to sew a sweatshirt or 2 for he...

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July 19, 2021 23 min

Sue and Emma Folts’ vision of the Great Bra Sewing Bee is to bring together bra sewists from around the world to enhance their skills, connect with businesses, and celebrate this beautiful art form. Brabuilders.com owned by Emma Folts, has pulled together skilled teachers and lingerie businesses to make this goal a reality.

Sue began making custom bras to use her sewing skills to help women get the bra they couldn't find in ret...

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July 14, 2021 21 min

This is a huge week for Corrie Lewis-Bishop.

She's been recognised in Cashmerette's upcoming book - Ahead of the Curve. Her story’s in a Wall Street Journal article this week. Thankfully Corrie has given us her time to talk about her ceramics and her new sewing journey.

Corrie talks about why making clothes is political. She talks about the feedback she received when she wrote a guest post for Sewover50 in May this year. Th...

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July 12, 2021 31 min

This is a deep dive discussion about understanding your shoulder measurements to create better fitting sleeves. Gabby Brown is an industry trained pattern fitting expert and she's written 3 great posts about this topic for the sewing community on Sewcialists blog.

You'll hear how Gabby revels in the details about getting better fitting patterns and how much joy she gets from great fitting clothes. This level of work and exp...

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June 30, 2021 13 min

Jeanette talks about how her perceptions have changes about what clothes should look like. Retail website models are certainly not a drawcard for her any longer. Jeanette is a keen Sewover50 follower and its been through following this account and hashtag that she's now finding real styles that suit her need for comfort.

Jeanette also offers valuable advice for anyone read to ditch their ready to wear clothes for clothes you wa...

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June 28, 2021 26 min

Ada and Nicole are the cohosts of a new podcast - Asian Sewist Collective. Season 1 is going great and they're planning on creating more great podcasts to explore the intersection of our identities and their shared sewing practice as they create a space for Asian sewists and their allies.

Curating your Instagram feed to follow Asian sewists is just one step you can take to raise the profile of Asian sewists.

Learning about Asia...

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June 23, 2021 16 min

Nancy was one of the featured finalists on Sewover50 with her pattern mixing challenge entry. You'll know Nancy as iusedtobeacurtain on Instagram.

We hear about how Nancy started sewing and you'll be amazed at her sewing background. She's always been mindful of making the most of her resources and this has meant Nancy has developed her print mixing skill so well.

Nancy shares her print mixing tips on this podcast and he...

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June 21, 2021 9 min

Gabby Brown wrote 3 shoulder adjustment posts for Sewcialists that you simply must read to identify and fit this area of your clothes.

The shoulder is arguably the most fit critical area in garments made for the upper half of the body. Problems stemming from the shoulder affect overall garment balance, can cause draglines through the entire garment, and can cause great discomfort while wearing.

The next podcast will have more detai...

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June 16, 2021 20 min

Chuleenan or C Sews is the long time Bay Area Sewists organiser and she has recently updated her sewing blog is C Sews.com and the sewing pattern height chart she started in 2017.

Chuleenan was recently featured by Sewover50 for updating her sewing pattern height chart and you'll hear the level of detail she's gone to so everyone can use this handy resource.

She sews clothes and makes hats. Well she also collects hats so it...

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June 9, 2021 31 min

Helen recently wrote a guest post for Sewover50 about her shirtmaking journey. Where do you start when you decide to make a new type of garment.

When you hear Helen's story, you'll be surprised to hear what skills she decided to learn before starting to make shirts.

In September 2020 @sewover50 posted about shirt making and although Helen said in the comments that she'd love to make a classic shirt, at the time it ...

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June 7, 2021 19 min

Leila Keleher is our final 'All butts welcome' pattern designers for this Sewcialists podcast. Sarah Veblen and Rae Cumbie were the previous pattern designers who spoke about pants fitting techniques using horizontal balance lines for Sewcialists podcast.

Leila has developed a jeans pattern that caters for 2 butt shapes through her Muna and Broad patterns.

She echos the advice of Sarah and Rae that getting pants to fit take...

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June 2, 2021 27 min

Angie Hinksman is a new sewover50 follower. As she chats about her sewing and her life, there will be many parts that I know you'll identify with.

There's a lot more to Angie than her amazing dress made from bias binding cut from a duvet cover. Angie tells her personal story and then talks about how she's found sewing and gardening have helped keep her busy/sane. She's a Sewover50 follower that has found support and...

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May 30, 2021 10 min

Tessa Chesworth goes through her preparation for this year's Sewing Weekender. She runs through what she will do before the Weekender starts so Tessa makes the most of the whole Weekender of Expert talks and Master Class videos. The great thing about the Sewing Weekender is you can watch it from any location and the Sewing Weekender team will again, make you feel like you're really there.

This year 10% of proceeds will be d...

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May 27, 2021 16 min

Applique is a great way to mend anything really and Katrine of Mending Mayhem runs through a few techniques she uses.

Reverse applique is a great way to use layers of fabrics to mend and add wonderful design features. Katrine gives us some tips to make this an easy and eye catching feature.

She also discusses using water soluble stabilisers and iron on adhesives. These are easy to use but you do need to know how your fabric will be...

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May 26, 2021 31 min

Helga @salixsews celebrated with over 30,000 @sewover50 followers by sharing her family photos in the #so50oldphoto challenge.

What you won't know is that Helga only make her Instagram account public at the start of 2021 because she discovered the Sewover50 community and was embraced by the community and our #waiwot lead, Julie of @consistenlydifferent designs.

Helga describes Sewover50 as the 'mothership' f...

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May 24, 2021 36 min

Today’s Sewcialists podcast features Rae Cumbie from Fit for Art patterns as we continue our Sewcialists topic of ‘all butts welcome’. She is following on from our first fit specialist, Sarah Veblen. Our final designer to talk about this topic will be Leila Keleher.

Sewcialists theme is 'all butts welcome', hence the focus on pants that fit your 'behind' better.

Rae also uses horizontal balance lines and vertical ba...

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