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Erica Dress launch

Episode 10 – Special podcast to support Erica Bunker’s dress design launch at Eryn’s Sew Style Me patterns

This special Sew Organised Style podcast was produced to support a new collaboration with Erica Bunker’s new pattern within Eryn the founder of Style Sew Me patterns.

Followers of both Erica and Eryn’s work within the sewing community will have seen the Instagram post last week.

Erica Bunker DIY Style empowers home sewers to sew better through her DIY wardrobe work; her Baby Lock Ambassador role and as a Mood Society Blogger. She’s a Real-Life Grown-Ass Woman Sewing.

Eryn’s Sew Style Me blog started in 2014 and now Eryn creates a reflection of her vision of a versatile, comfortable, and stylish wardrobe took form in my Style Sew Me pattern collection, where she provides patterns that are straight forward, versatile, and flattering for all body types.

Today Erica and Eryn launched their collaboration pattern – Erica Dress – and they gave us their time to talk about how this new pattern design was created through their long term friendship.

We are so thankful they were happy to let us support their collaboration through our growing podcast channel.

Keep an ear out for future podcasts featuring Erica Bunker and Eryn.

This special Sew Organised Style podcast was produced by Maria Theoharous and Anne Whalley, the Pattern Whisperer. Sound by bensound dot com

Sew Organised Style, spelt with an s not a z, is available on our website Sew Organised Style dot com with all the links for this special podcast.

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Oh so fine

Episode 8: Listen to Anna and Louise of Selective Fine Fabrics

With the opening of their new Upper Mt Gravatt store, Anna and Louise of Selective Fine Fabrics talked to us about how their two fabric stores should be on your places to visit when you travel through Brisbane. Their flagship store in Logan is much loved by their loyal customers. Here’s a link to their website.
A fabric store serves a purpose for those life changing moments in your life.
Their instagram account has lots of inspirations and customer examples of their work.

We’ll be speaking to other long time retailers who are now purely online sewing stores.

Don’t forget to listen to Elizabeth’s tips for better online fabric shopping.

sewing advice · Style series

What influences our ‘what to sew next’ decisions

Episode 7: The Pattern Whisperer, Anne Whalley, chats about this topic as a follow on from her blog post

Have you listened to her latest podcast yet?
Do you have a list?
Do you look for what others are doing?
Is there a style icon you follow?
Do you follow ‘fashion’/’celebrities’?
Anne originally wrote about this topic on her blog in 2017. If you’re a fan of Anne, I know you’ll have read this blog post at the time. Have a listen to this podcast and then have a read of her insightful article.

Have you already listened to Anne’s first podcast Style and invisibility yet?
I know you want to know more about Anne’s style workshops. You can find Anne – the Pattern Whisperer on Youtube, blog and instagram.

Keep an eye out for Anne’s next podcast on Time management. But there could be a more timely podcast being developed as right now. Support us via our Patreon page.

sewing advice · Style series

Style and invisibility

Episode 6: Style advice by style expert Anne Whalley The Pattern Whisperer

Style guru and the Pattern Whisperer, Anne Whalley

Anne has given us a few ideas in her very first style podcast that she had written on her blog called Invisible zips are meant to be invisible, not you.

I know you want to know more about Anne’s style workshops. You can find Anne – the Pattern Whisperer on Youtube, blog, instagram
Keep an eye out for Anne’s next podcast – What influences our ‘what to sew next’ decision.

This podcast was produced by Anne Whalley and Maria Theoharous. Permission obtained from Anne Whalley. Sound by Bensound. Support us via our Patreon page.

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Silk, lace and couture with Tatyana

Listen to Tatyana Anderson in episode 5: Silk, lace and couture sewing.

Left to right: Maria, Tatyana Anderson and Anne Whalley

We met Tatyana at her lovely Melbourne work studio and she talked us through her design aesthetic, couture heritage and how she’s keeping couture techniques alive in Australia through her sewing/couture workshops and Australian Sewing Guild leadership.

You’ll hear how her dedication to keeping these couture skills alive in Australia means that she does answer couture questions well into the night. Tatyana never stops supporting the sewing community.

You can follow Tatyana on instagram, on her website. on facebook or on Pinterest

Such delicate and feminine work.
You can see the samples and design inspirations at Tatyana’s studio
Just one of Tatyana’s gorgeous designs

This episode was produced by Maria Theoharous and Anne Whalley with permission of Tatyana Anderson. Sound by Bensound. Support us via our Patreon page.

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Better online fabric shopping

There was a time when the thought of online fabric shopping was an idea sewing and craft people would not consider or want.

Listen to Elizabeth talk about her research on Episode 4 Jumbo mega online fabric shopping guide

Elizabeth of Elizabethmadethis.com has created a couple of very helpful blog posts about online fabric shopping. Elizabeth has always shared her research and ideas for sewing people because she has always been supportive to the community.

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Elizabeth of Elizabethmadethis.com has created a couple of very helpful blog posts about online fabric shopping. Elizabeth has always shared her research and ideas for sewing people because she has always been supportive to the community.

Earlier this month Elizabeth wrote a great blog post called 16 tips for better fabric shopping online. Elizabeth has now added to this blog post with a Jumbo mega online fabric shopping guide containing over 200 online fabric retailers that span across 4 English speaking countries – The States, Canada, the UK and Australia. This is just the start of a great resource from Elizabeth. Listen to the real story behind Elizabeth’s research.

stack of fabrics in purple tones

This podcast was produced by Maria Theoharous after assisting Elizabeth with her online fabric retailer research. Permission by Elizabeth. Sound by Bensound. Support us via our Patreon page.