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Lara Thornberry and Sewjourn

Series 2 Episode 2: Lara is a sewer who blogs. She’s a Melbourne sewing local that makes everything and gets everything done. That’s our view. You’ll hear Lara’s view on how she gets things done and what Sewjourn is all about. Sewjourn. It’s like a Sewcation but Australian.

Lara loves everything about sewing.
The formal gown Lara made for her daughter

You can find Lara:
on her website
on instagram
and her pattern reviews on PR
Oh here’s the link to her Style Arc Lara Jane dress

Lara knows her style

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Kenneth D King: Life lessons and sewing

Episode 18: In part 2 Kenneth gives us life lessons and tips about sewing.

A man of many talents: Kenneth D King part 2

In this second episode with Kenneth D King we learn 3 more things about his talents. Well there really are more gems we learn about Kenneth in this episode and re-listening to both episodes is a must.

Kenneth also gives us some sewing tips he’s learnt the hard way. He’s a wonderful bloke and so his podcasts are wonderful. Go and listen to Kenneth’s All Grown Up Now podcast and have a good binge listen to them. Go to his website kennethdking.com or see him at Sew Expo at Friday Night Live on 28 February 2020. Our own Anne Whalley is sharing a booth with Kenneth and Ryliss Bod at Sew Expo

Show note links: Kenneth D King websiteKenneth D King facebook pageInstagram accountKDK baghis library of pdf booksHunter Reynolds’ Memorial Dress and the Dress Restoration story

Kenneth D. King, is a Threads magazine contributing editor, is a sewing and couture expert and an adjunct instructor at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in Manhattan. He also teaches at his studio in New York City and travels extensively in the United States, teaching fitting and couture sewing techniques. 

Cocoon coat

Kenneth produces one-of-a-kind, made-to-measure pieces for women and men, as well as limited-edition pieces for boutiques. His work is in the permanent collections of several museums, including the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and San Francisco’s DeYoung Museum, as well as in many private collections. Kenneth was the 2013 recipient of the Association of Sewing and Design Professionals Lifetime Achievement Award.

This button jacket is amazing!!!
episodes · health · sewing advice · Style series

Kenneth D King: A man of many talents

Episode 17: Kenneth D King is a man of many talents. A many faceted gem – millinery, jewellery, sewing, couture, developed the KDK bag and more recently barbie doll couture. This is just part 1 of our chat with Kenneth D King.

Kenneth D King
A man of many talents: Kenneth D King part 2

Show note links: Kenneth D King websiteKenneth D King facebook pageInstagram accountKDK baghis library of pdf booksHunter Reynolds’ Memorial Dress and the Dress Restoration story

Kenneth D. King, is a Threads magazine contributing editor, is a sewing and couture expert and an adjunct instructor at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in Manhattan. He also teaches at his studio in New York City and travels extensively in the United States, teaching fitting and couture sewing techniques. 

Cocoon coat

Kenneth produces one-of-a-kind, made-to-measure pieces for women and men, as well as limited-edition pieces for boutiques. His work is in the permanent collections of several museums, including the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and San Francisco’s DeYoung Museum, as well as in many private collections. Kenneth was the 2013 recipient of the Association of Sewing and Design Professionals Lifetime Achievement Award.

This button jacket is amazing!!!

Part 2 of this chat will be published on New Years Eve!

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Julia Bobbin graces Sewn Mag

Episode 15: Julia Bobbin has been sewing obsessed since she first 10 years ago and she’s featured in the December issue of Sewn Magazine.

In this podcast we were able to drag Julia away from her latest sewing project and congratulate her on being featured in Sewn Magazine this month. What a woman. You can read more about Julia on her blog: http://www.juliabobbin.com Find Julia on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/juliabobbin

Yes Julia has a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/JuliaBobbinDesign/

Dream stitchers is the group Julia teaches at in Melbourne.

Julia’s 2019 Frocktails outfit.
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Jenny Kee and Linda Jackson

Episode 13: Conversation with Jenny Kee and Linda Jackson. Thank you to the Powerhouse Museum for giving us permission to publish this audience recording at this free event. 1 hour 16 minutes audio time.

Jenny Kee and Linda Jackson: Step Into Paradise is the first in-depth survey that captures the dynamic energy of Linda and Jenny’s creative partnership. It draws on more than four decades of one of the most influential pairings in the history of Australian fashion, examining the influences, inspirations and the compelling stories behind their work.

Honoured as Officers in the Order of Australia for their contributions to Australia’s fashion industry, Jenny Kee and Linda Jackson transformed the nation’s fashion and cultural heritage with their pioneering style inspired by Australia’s cultural and natural landscape, melded with their global influences.

The exhibition begins with their creative partnership in the 1970s at the Flamingo Park Frock Salon at Sydney’s Strand arcade and the sensational Flamingo Follies fashion parades, branching into their distinctive individual careers through to recent years including Jenny’s costume designs for the Sydney Olympic Games and their collaborations with Australian designers Romance Was Born.

Over 150 garments, textiles, photographs and artworks, many unseen, from the Museum’s own extensive collection are brought together with the designers’ personal archives. Highlight pieces on display include artwork from the pair and archival behind the scenes photographs, Jenny Kee’s black opal Chanel suit from Karl Lagerfeld’s first collection in 1983 and Linda Jackson’s iconic Waratah dress.

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Erica Bunker DIY Style

Episode 12: Chatting to Erica Bunker was very special to us. Erica is our first ‘Style’ guest. 38 minutes audio time.

Building a home-sewn wardrobe takes patience in allowing yourself to grow, learn and to tolerate occasional setbacks.

Listen to how Erica has empowered home sewers to look beyond outdated commercial pattern instructions, select fine fabrics and the fundamentals of creating a luxurious and stylish home-sewn wardrobe.

If you missed her collaboration podcast with Eryn from Style Sew Me patterns – Erica dress – listen to podcast #9 now.

Erica’s website is always available and has all her details and latest tutorials and blog posts.

I’m sure you already follow Erica on instagram so here’s the link if you missed it.

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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 19 minutes audio time.

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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