This is only one of SIX (or maybe more) giant piles of fabric I’ve begun amassing for my next book.  I have some really (REALLY) amazing apparel fabrics on order, and not a few more in my virtual cart(s).  I might be on a binge.  So far, just a lot of folding and re-folding, but plenty of pattern testing and sample-making is on the horizon!  I love this part: where I get to make all the different variations on a design that really should exist out there in the world.  YES, it should come in corduroy!  YES, it should have piping!  YES, you can use a zipper or buttons!  YES, it can be five feet tall!  YES, YES, YES!

Don’t forget: still time to register for the Essential Sewing e-course starting in a couple weeks!  Get your core skills mastered well before this new book hits stores.  All content from this e-course will remain live and available to participants through the end of 2011–nearly four months!  Find all the details on the e-course page, and take advantage of the early bird discount!

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  • Susannah Wollman
    August 29, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    I have so many stashes of fabrics that I’m totally lost! I need to find a way to organize it all. Maybe Nancy’s new book will help me there!

  • Courtney
    August 29, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    Will the e-course material still be available after the October 14th conclusion? I’d love to sign up for this, but I also know I’m moving around 10/7/11..which means packing, unpacking right during the meat of the course. Thanks for your help!

  • Deborah
    August 29, 2011 at 5:20 pm


    The content for the Essential Sewing e-course will be available through the end of 2011 for you to review at your schedule! Let me know if you have any other questions–I’m happy to answer them!

  • Zoe B
    August 29, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    Excited to see what you are working on!

  • Michele
    August 30, 2011 at 10:07 am

    Me too!! I can’t wait to see what you’ve been up to!!!

    Courtney, sign up!! I missed the first few weeks of the current class, but it hasn’t been a problem. I just jumped in when I could!!

  • Courtney
    August 30, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    Deborah and Michelle, thanks so much for the input! I’m signing up. Love the e-courses, instructor, and community! Hugs to all 🙂

    • Deborah
      August 30, 2011 at 12:33 pm

      Hooray!! So glad you’ll be part of it–we’re going to have SO much fun. 🙂

  • Alyson
    August 30, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    That pile of fabrics makes me really excited. For serious.