Corduroy Côte d’Azur Tote

I said I was going to make it, and I did.  And I LURVE it.

The Côte d’Azur Tote is Here! For Labor Day & All Autumn Long.

Introducing: The perfect large tote for summer, fall, and all your on-the-go and around-town needs!  The Côte d’Azur Tote is now available in my shop–and you can totally sew it up in time for the Labor Day weekend (and the autumn days ahead).  

Planning My Sewing

I love the planning part of sewing.  Love, love, love it.  Choosing the pattern, seeking out the perfect fabric–or finding a fabric, and tracking down the perfect pattern–is the STUFF.  I always have eyes bigger than my stomach, and tend to make piles and PILES of folded, prewashed fabrics stacked with the pattern I’d like […]

Sneak Peek: New Patterns Coming Soon!

I have been working like a busy little bee for weeks and weeks and weeks–and it’s almost ready to share! I have THREE new patterns coming out this fall, and I am about to burst, I’m so excited. You’ll have to be patient and wait a bit longer for more details–they’re in the final stages, […]

Deep Pockets Tunic in Framework Double Gauze

Ellen Baker of The Long Thread has a new line of fabrics out for Kokka this summer, and I gleefully volunteered to take some yardage off her hands and play with it.  Double gauze, which comprises about half this collection, is one of my all-time favorite fabrics to sew with–it’s really just two layers of […]

Smokin Red Pants!

I love, love, love my new paaaaants!! These turned out even better than I expected.  I love the fit, I love the details, I love the length, I love them. The color ROCKS, and it’s just the right weight–it’s a really great organic twill, and now I want it in every single color they manufacture. […]

Pattern Sizing: Your Beef Here

image via Threads Magazine As I’m finishing up writing my new book, the last of the major tasks is to finalize the patterns.  That means taking each pattern that I’ve developed that requires a paper pattern–there are eight of those in this book of 25 projects–and grading them to include multiple sizes.  Patterns are developed […]

The OverMost Pattern Now Available

It’s finally here!  Now available for purchase is the PDF pattern for the Overmost.  These unisex short overalls are fantastic for this time of year, are quick and easy to stitch up, and flatter every kid who wears them.  Easy to play in and with a great fit that allows them to be worn over […]

Summer Kickoff Coupons & FIVE Chances to Win!

Tonight, from 5 to 9 pm:  Join our Modern Sewing Circle, plus save 10%! This Friday, we’ll be launching our Summer Kickoff weekend at our Atlanta shop with a beach-themed edition of our Modern Sewing Circle. BYOB, pack up your stitching projects, and come on down to the shop for chit-chat, relaxation, some groovy beach […]

NEW–BariJ Sewing Patterns!

I love my Twitter account.  I get to know some of the coolest folks in the fabric industry in a way that brief meetings at Quilt Market would never allow.  Lizzy House, Betz White, Heather Ross, Amy Schimler, Genevieve Gail, Melissa Averinos, Patty Young, all reveal bits of their personalities and daily work that is […]

Vintage Pattern Giveaway with MOMSPatterns!

I, personally, just me, own over 1000 patterns. It’s a sickness. A whole, huge bunch of them are the result of the Good Old Days when Jo-Ann would put their patterns on 99 cent sale every month; it seemed RUDE to leave something behind at that price, even if I only kinda liked it. Then, […]