THE SEWING DIVAS sewing, design, fashion

September 21, 2006

Divas in the Press

Filed under: Divas in the Press — Gorgeous Things @ 9:42 am

Hey, check it out! We’re a “Blog to Fill Your Spool” according to the Washington Post. The link above is a companion piece to the article which can be found here. You do have to sign up to read it. The article is titled “Sewing, So Fashionable”, and describes how sewing seems to be on an upswing. Especially among teens and twenty-somethings, the trend is toward more of a “whip it up and wear it tonight” attitude, rather than a methodical pattern development approach that prior generations have used.

Needless to say, this is a wonderful trend. I’d love to see a whole new generation of Divas out there sewing. And it is gratifying to see our humble little blog listed along G Street Fabrics, DressADay, Threads Magazine, StitchLounge and others.

Another fun thing is that we never contacted, nor were contacted by, the Washington Post. This was a completely unsolicited referral. But to the folks at the Washington Post, we’d love to do a Sewing Divas column (å la Manolo) if you’re game!


  1. The kids are watching Project Runway – all of DD’s pals want to do a show. But first, they need to learn to sew!

    I notice that Urban Outfitters, the echt young adult emporium (Anthropologie for the teen-college set) has a book table which includes ‘subversive’ youth targeted knitting and sewing books. The store carries a lot of ‘re-purposed’ clothing, like vintage menswear jackets converted to hoodies, or neckties into skirts.

    Comment by Georgene — September 22, 2006 @ 8:34 am

  2. I confess that I caved last weekend and picked up a copy of Urban Outfitter’s “Subversive Crossstitch”, because DD and I got a kick out of seeing rude, unprintable remarks in traditional cross-stitch style. DD’s copy is going to be a do-it-yourself housewarming gift for one of her friends….and trust me on this one: DD has never before purchased a sewing book of any kind!

    Comment by karla — September 22, 2006 @ 10:24 am

  3. Yes, I saw that article too, great news! I just discovered your blog and I am so happy I did. I am off to finish a little skirt!

    Comment by Jane and the ducks — September 22, 2006 @ 5:19 pm

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