Author Archives: Kathleen Cheetham

Easy Elegance with a Clever Pullover

The SHAWL TEE from Petite Plus Patterns is a fast, easy pattern to cut and sew. There are no darts, no collars, no buttons or zips and no sleeves to fit; yet this is an elegant top that you can wear casually or for a special occasion. Pattern #114, Shawl Tee features a scoop neckline, […]

A Glitzy Little Topper

Zip Front Jacket, All Season Dress

Sewers love pattern hacks. We love little hacks too. Here’s how we did this one. Scroll through our gallery to see how the Zip Front Jacket pattern has been pared down and dressed up for many different occasions. This light-weight little topper is made from a jacket pattern. It’s an easy addition to your holiday […]

What’s in Your Stash?

Silk kimono jacket

My friend, Kathleen Blohm is an accomplished artist. Her usual attire is t-shirt and jeans spattered with paint, clay and related artistic mediums. When she must appear at a show featuring her work, Kathleen’s in a panic. She has nothing to wear. For years, Kathleen’s been storing an amazing piece of ikat silk bought in […]