Episode 16. Building an Impactful Fabric Shop with Sandeep Sandhu of Sister Mintaka

Listen to the episode Links  Patterns & Designers mentioned Sandeep Dress and Skirt by By Hand London Sicily Slip Dress PDF Sewing Pattern by Sewing Patterns by Masin kdornbier Grace Dolman Quilted Jacket PDF (Beginner) by kdornbier sewing patterns B4386 Misses’/Misses’ Petite Sheath Dress by Butterick Zeena Dress by By Hand London Adaptive patterns Pipit…

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Episode 15. Running a Sewing Studio with Jennifer Wiese of Workroom Social

Listen to the episode Links  Patterns & Designers mentioned Billie Dress by Tabitha Sewer  Mindfully Made – Luxe Cotton Labels by Intensely Distracted Verano Tank & Dress by Christine Haynes Learn more about Workroom Social Follow Workroom Social on Instagram @workroomsocial and check out Jennifer’s YouTube Channel: Workroom Social TV.  Visit Jennifer’s website at workroomsocial.com…

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Episode 11. The History of the Qipao / Cheongsam

Listen to the episode Links  Patterns & Designers mentioned Seabright Swim by Friday Pattern Company Ogden Cami by True Bias Qipao patterns by Porcupine Patterns, a Singapore-based, Asian-owned indie sewing pattern designer Resources and Sources ASC Researcher Cindy’s Resources: Pinterest board: 100 Cheongsam ideas in 2021 | cheongsam, qipao, old shanghai  Her handmade cheongsam  Her…

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Episode 10. Size Inclusivity with Leila Kelleher @leila_sews

Listen to the episode This Week’s Guest: Leila Kelleher (@leila_sews) of Muna and Broad (@munaandbroad) On this week’s podcast, we’re talking to Leila Kelleher about identity and size inclusivity. You can follow Leila on Instagram @leila_sews and find her patterns at Muna and Broad’s website (@munaandbroad). Leila has been featured on the Sewcialists & NPR,…

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Episode 9. Asian Dress in Pop Culture: Raya and the Last Dragon with Nam & Duy

Listen to the episode This Week’s Guests: Nam of @nammai and @evermorewigs & Duy of @cafededuy On this week’s podcast, we’re talking to Nam and Duy about their viral Raya and the Last Dragon costume. You can check out the costume: Photos of the Raya costume: #1, #2, #3 Preview of the shoot Behind the…

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Episode 8. Silk

This is our first textiles episode! Today, we’re talking about silk: its history, production and the various silk fabrics you can use in your sewing practice.

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Episode 7. Bag Making with Ellie Lum @klumhouse

In this episode, we talk all things bag making with Ellie Lum of Portland-based Klum House (@klumhouse). We talk about her background and experience as a mixed race Asian American entrepreneur.

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Episode 6. Cultural Appropriation in Sewing: Part Two

Listen to the episode Links Patterns & Designers mentioned Adriene Blouse by Friday Pattern Company Acacia Underwear by Megan Nielsen Patterns Resources and Sources 12 Most Notable Philippine Folk Dances That Will Get You Grooving, written by Cielo Fernando and posted on Zenrooms. The originals and traditions of Chinese oil-paper umbrellas, from the Global Times…

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Episode 5. Quilting with Bhiravi Rathinasabapathi of Strawberry Creek Quilts

Listen to the episode This Week’s Guest: Bhiravi of Strawberry Creek Quilts On this week’s podcast, we’re talking to Bhiravi Rathinasabapathi of Strawberry Creek Quilts. You can purchase her patterns and handmade goods on her website: strawberrycreekquilts.com. You can follow Bhiravi on Instagram at @strawberrcreekquilts. Links Patterns & Designers mentioned South Shore Romper by Ellie…

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Episode 4. Sewing and Self-Care

Listen to the episode Links Style Sew Me – Nikki Blazer Paper Theory – Zadie Jumpsuit Is Self-Care Just a Trend?, written by Dr. Shainna Ali, LMHC How You Can Honor the Radical History of Self-Care, written by Martha Tesema Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less, written by Dr. Alex Soojung…

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Episode 3. Pattern Testing with @divinedita

Listen to the episode This Week’s Guest: Nandita of @divinedita On this week’s podcast, we’re talking to Nandita of @divinedita about pattern testing. Nandita has written for the Curvy Sewing Collective and Sewcialists: Sewing for my curves Sew Over/Under: Patterns and Pillowcases Textiles of the World: Paithani You can follow Nandita on Instagram at @divinedita. …

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Episode 2. Mental Health Awareness with @Angelica_Creates

Listen to the episode This Week’s Guest: Angelica of @Angelica_Creates On this week’s podcast, we’re talking to Angelica of @Angelica_Creates about mental health. Angelica is a seamstress, pattern designer, fiber artist, DIY maker and blogger:  AngelicaCreates ShopAngelicaCreates [Etsy] You can follow Angelica on Instagram at @Angelica_Creates, and see Angelica’s Renaissance Faire Costume here! Links Patterns…

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Episode 58. LA Fashion District

Listen to the episode Links  Patterns & Designers mentioned Wavelength Hat by Tina Tse Knits Riley Top/Dress by Seamwork York Pinafore by Helen’s Closet Patterns ME2003 by Alissah Threads for Know Me Patterns Celeste Pant by Pattern Division Multi-Sport Skort 2796 by Jalie Resources Fashion District Website: Insider Shopping Tips https://fashiondistrict.org/shop/shopping-tips B. Black & Sons…

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Episode 57. Shopping for Sewing

Links Blanca Flight Suit by Closet Core Patterns KarishmaClimateGirl on Instagram Morris and Sons – Fabric store Fancy Tiger Crafts – Fabric store Bisque Trousers by Vivian Shao Chen Transcript NicoleOh, let me just drink coffee Sorry, you could have just kept going. AdaI really could have. Welcome to the Asian Sewist collective podcast the…

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Episode 56. Vacation Fabric Hauls & A Podcast Update

Listen to the Episode Links  Patterns & Designers mentioned Zero Waste Patterns by Birgitta Helmersson  Fabric Stores mentioned Britex, San Francisco Nippori Fabric Town, Tokyo, Japan  Tomato, Tokyo, Japan Lincraft, Australia Spotlights, Australia Morris and Sons, Australia Drapers Fabrics, Australia & New Zealand Darn Cheap Fabrics, Australia Fabric Lab, Australia Nerida Hansen, Australia Resources Episode…

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Episode 53. A Chat with Man Yee Woo

Listen to the episode Links  Patterns & Designers mentioned MVP buttondown by Forest and thread Jalie 2805 Artist box top by Artist Made Patterns Ogden Cami by True Bias Saltwater slip by Friday Pattern Company Sicily Slip Dress by Sewing Masin Lucy dress By Hand London Bubble cardigan by Paintbox Yarns Resources Rumana Little Pomegranate…

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Episode 52. Wedding Sewing

Listen to the episode Links  Patterns & Designers mentioned Ruby Overalls by Helen’s Closet Lamour Dress by Charm Patterns Resources My Budget DIY Wedding (Under $5k!), Shilyn Sews on YouTube @ShilynSews, Shilyn’s Instagram @EstherMakesAdventures, Esther’s Instagram WEDDING SEWING 1: INTRODUCTION, Part 1 of 10 on Esther’s blog Show transcript Ada Welcome to the Asian Sewist…

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Episode 51. History of the Ao Dai

Listen to the episode Links  Patterns & Designers mentioned Folkwear 139 Vietnamese Ao Dai by Folkwear on PatternReview.com Áo Dài Sewing Pattern in PDF Format by Studio82 Sewing Patterns on Etsy Past episodes mentioned Episode 11. The History of the Qipao / Cheongsam, Asian Sewist Collective Episode 19. History of the Sari, Asian Sewist Collective…

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Episode 50. Historical Costuming (Part 2)

Listen to the episode Links  Fabric Stores mentioned Burnley and Trowbridge, US-based, carries natural fibers and historically accurate fibers Resources AJ @confusedkittysewing Doris @dorisaurusmakes Cindy @cationdesigns Victorian outfit at Kensington Palace fete de gallantes outfit: 18th Century court suit Vogue Photoshoot Punk Victorian Underwater photoshoots: dunhuang styles Underwater photoshoots: Legend of the White Snake Sailor…

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Episode 49. Historical Costuming (Part 1)

Listen to the episode Links  Patterns & Designers mentioned Blair Skirt (AKA Winnie skirt when Nicole was testing it) by True Bias Range Quilt by Modern Handcraft Resources Historically Adequate? The Importance Of Period Accuracy In Costume, Impact Magazine HistoryBounding, Morgan Donner Tailor vs. Mantua, Colonial Williamsburg A war without end: The DAR and the…

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