Dana's Greatest Hits: MADE at the Shop this Weekend!

Right about now, I’m heading to the airport to pick up the fabulous Dana and bring her on back to the shop for her weekend visit to Atlanta and all the events we’re hosting with her at Whipstitch!  Can you tell I’m excited?  As our inaugural guest speaker and instructor, she’s so fantastic and I’m thrilled and proud and giddy to have her in our store.  Hoping to see you there!

Refresher: Schedule of Events

  • Friday, 7-10 pm: Meet and Greet at the shop.  Refreshments, casual conversation, impromptu sewing circle, and a chance to ask Dana all those burning questions.  We’ll all be eavesdropping as she meets some great Atlanta local crafters and answers their questions, too!
  • Saturday, 11 am: FREE demonstration!  How to make clothes without a pattern, with TONS of samples and examples from Dana’s own collection.
  • Saturday, 2 pm: Mystery Workshop!  Join Dana for a very cool workshop–you won’t know what you’re making until you arrive!  Receive a bag of supplies and follow her guidance as she steers you to create something awesome in just a few short hours.  Update:  This workshop is SOLD OUT!

For those of you who can’t make it all this way, or for those of use who are planning to be there but love to whet our appetites, I wanted to share some of my favorite projects Dana has done over the time I’ve been reading her blog.  Enjoy the eye candy, and join us this weekend at the shop!


One of my absolute favorites, and maybe the tutorial that started it all for Dana, the Shirt Dress has nearly infinite variations and is super cool no matter how you slice it.

The first blog post I ever read of Dana’s, and one that totally made me fall in love with her blog: Freezer Paper Stencils.

A very, very popular tutorial: The Market Skirt! Quick and so clearly described, this is a fantastic beginner-level project that looks like it took a lot longer to make than it does.  And oh, the variations!

And I realize that I have an acorn obsession, but this wreath makes me, like, break a commandment: I covet it every time I see a photo of it, and want one desperately.  I like the green, but then, I tend to have a very tight color palette…

And finally, perfect for any occasion, stitched note cards are a pretty way to use up those little scrappy bits in your stash, and make them work for you.  I’ve yet to meet a single individual who didn’t think that the card IS the gift when they receive one, and were I a woman with more hours in the day, would totally gift packs of these with envelopes to everyone I know.

Can’t wait to learn more??  Join us tonight and tomorrow at the shop!

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  • Holly
    June 11, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    That all sounds amazing! Have a great time with Dana – I love her blog and am constantly inspired by her!

    June 14, 2010 at 10:50 am

    Enjoyed visiting your shop this Saturday and love all of my new fabric. I also enjoyed the tute from Dana. I went straight home and tried the pants…after I unstiched the legs that I sewed together, they were perfect! hehe.

  • beverly from Green Gracie Home
    June 16, 2010 at 10:22 am

    I wish I lived closer….looks like such a fun place to shop, sew and visit!

  • larissa
    June 16, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    Deborah, thanks so MUCH for hosting the lovely workshop! Love your store, deliciousness everywhere. So light, airy and comfortable. I was so tempted to buy a lot, but got away with only 2 yards. But love it. I’m thrilled that you carry great modern fabrics, you have a wonderful eye. Looking at future workshops for sure. Need to tame my serger.