Linda Prieto is starting off with a basic sample of reproduction vintage prints in cotton and rayon for her new site telalinda.com

Linda Prieto talks about her newest sewing project: telalinda.com – a vintage reproduction fabric line that tries to duplicate the print and texture of fabrics form the early 20th century.Read More →

The front bodice section of Vogue #2890 as constructed by Jae before attaching the skirt at the Tchad sewing studio workrooms in Chicago Jae wears the gunmetal grey silk version of Vogue #2890 by Belleville Sassoon that she worked up in the Tchad chicago sewing studio workroom classes.

We’ve had Vogue #2890 up at the workrooms a couple of times of the years, and it is always a crowd-pleaser IF you pay attention to what you are doing AND you don’t mind adapting the shape just a bit in the back of the corset and bodice. Read More →

Picture of front of Pattern envelope: Pictorial Printed Pattern 1930s at the Tchad Chicago sewing studio workroom library in Chicago

Just a neat sleeve pattern that was donated to the archive lately.  Someone saw it on the back tables, mentioned that Simplicity had done a reprint of sleeves, and was asking why there would be a need for sleeve patterns alone. Read More →

Omoleye models the Sasha Pant by Closet Case Patterns that she made during open sewing studio time at the tchad workrooms in Chicago

Omoleye and her mother Rosebud took advantage of some free open sewing studio time last week to get a good handle on pants – the PDF download of Closet Case Patterns’ Sasha pant works up like a dream.Read More →

A section of yardage from Oak Fabric in Chicago on the Tchad workroom sewing studio tables. It is a dusty slate teal with a light blue and gold vaguely mid-century directional print.

It is lighter than muslin or most shirtings, smooth, plain weave, with just the slightest hint of polish to it.  Any heavier polish and it would veer into polished cottons or chintz – any lighter and it would veer into voile, lawn, or batiste.  
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A list of questions that Carson brought to his first day of sewing classes at the Tchad workroom sewing studio in Chicago.

Carson’s list of questions the first day of sewing classes…Read More →