Sew News Magazine and Sewing Plaids

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About three weeks ago, I came home from a grand European adventure. It was absolutely amazing! I plan on writing about some of our travels here on a weekly basis. We were in Ireland, England, France and Germany, so I have a lot of inspiration to share!

Since then I’ve been catching up my email inbox, Craftsy questions and trying to regroup my projects and remember where I was on each one. I’ve actually made up a giant (scary) list of all of the projects that I currently have going on at once, and just looking at it has me wondering if I can run away again. As of right now I have 20 (eeeekkk!) projects listed on it, but I’m veeerrryyy slowly making my way thru them. I honestly had no idea just how many half-started garments and patterns I had floating around my studio. I think I’ll share my list here sometime this week and cross my fingers that it helps to give me motivation to check some things off.

I did come home from our trip to a very lovely package in the mail; my very first magazine article!


I know a few of you have come here recently to read my posts on identifying, cutting and sewing plaid, and now you’ll be able to have that information in a lovely printed format. This first article discusses the history of plaid, finding the balance of its pattern and identifying your plaid. There will be a second plaid installment in the Sew News Dec/Jan issue that covers much, much more, and I’ll be sure to let you know when it is available.


UPDATE: You can now read the entire article online! Check out here: Sewing with Plaid, Part One

  • I saw all of your photos on Instagram and was so jealous of your travels. Glad you had a great time.

    Yes, please remind us when the printed feature comes out – I’d love to see you in the mag!

    • It was a really great trip. I debated over and over again whether to try to meet up with other bloggers, but I wanted the whole time to be “do whatever I want because I have no schedule or obligations”. That was pretty amazing in and of itself!

      The first magazine (the one pictured) already out, but the second one hasn’t been released yet. Have you ever considered writing for a magazine, Maddie?

      • I think it’s great that you took time off from blogging. Confession – I had te flu last week and for the sake of my health, I took an entire week off from the blogging world and you know what, it was great for my mental sanity. Getting back into the swing of things this week, I feel amazing and so inspired!

        I would love to write for a magazine, but my contacts with publishers are limited. In the future, maybe you could suggest me to one of the mags you work for? It would be a dream if mine to be in print 🙂

        • You of all people need a break from blogging! I know that you work really hard on your content, so I’m glad you took a break as well (but I’m sorry you had the flu). I like how a break can reenergize your creativity and writing.

          I’m happy to give you contact information for publishing. Send me an email and I’ll give you some information!

  • swetamsaile

    Congratulations on the magazine article! Great job, I read your posts on plaids and thought they were very helpful, I am glad it is now out for the whole world to see.
    I am glad you enjoyed your trip. I was an exchange student in Europe a million years ago and was stationed in Germany for three years….about 3/4 of a milliion years ago! Welcome home, I can’t wait to hear all about your adventures.

    • Hello, hello, and thank you! I was an exchange student in Germany in high school, so it was very interesting to see the places that I had visited once before and see if they felt any different. I’ll post about our trip soon. I wonder if I traveled to any of the same places that you did!