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 1. Cultural Appropriation in Sewing: An Introduction

Listen to the episode Links Elmira top by Seamwork Lamour Dress by Charm Patterns Florence Trousers by Size Me Sewing Winslow Culottes by Helen’s Closet Patterns Nettle Studios Jess, @fat.bobbin.girl and author of Broad in the Seams & half of Muna and Broad What is cultural appropriation?, written by Arlin Cuncic and posted on Verywell…

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