We are starting off the week with another installment in our Montreal Maker Series
! This edition features the lovely and effervescent baker Reema Singh. We made her a Sienna Maker Jacket
without sleeves (they would just get covered in chocolate!) and then took some shots of her in her adorable shop. I've known Reema for years as THE local baker and maker of dense, delicious- not too sweet- cakes and cupcakes. Her shop Cocoa Locale
has been at the same location for 15 years and though her...
One of the things we've started quizzing our pattern testers about in more depth is dart placement. We always want to make sure the location, size and length of any darts we add to our patterns fit the greatest number of people (which is why we had everyone let us know what they thought of the dart we added to the extended sizing for our Sienna Maker Jacket
). However, human bodies being the widely varying beauties they are, you may find you need to tweak them for your specific needs. Thankfully, we have a pro on staff to...
Today our Montreal Maker series
continues, our opportunity to introduce you to some of the people who make our city such a creative nexus and exciting place to live and work. It also gives us the chance to show you how our Sienna Maker Jacket
integrates into a variety of creative practices, and today our focus is on a gifted artist at work in their studio.
is a painter and a long-time friend. Over the years we have spent a lot of time laughing, talking and dancing together (especially whenever this song
Hey y'all! Today we're sharing some of our tester makes for our Sienna Maker Jacket
. We know you love seeing patterns on a variety of figures so we've got a nice round-up for you here.
Our testing process is key to what we do. We try to have at least two people in each size which helps give us a good idea of any fit issues. Typically we make a lot of tweaks after testing and Sienna was no exception. Each size range underwent a number of changes to the final pattern, from shoulder width to overall ease. We're...
To celebrate the launch of our Sienna Maker Jacket
, we wanted to try something a little different this time around. We are very lucky to live in one of the most creative cities in Canada; Montreal is literally bursting with makers of all kinds. When I first moved here in 2003 from my gritty, industrial hometown, it felt like everyone I met was making something. Attracted by the history, culture and cheap rent (a holdover from a decades-long recession after the sovereignty/separation referendum drove many long-time residents and businesses out of the province), it was the place to...
In case you missed it, our sewalong
for our Sienna Maker Jacket
is now live
! We have a few additional posts we'll be sharing in the coming weeks, but if you need help with any particular step now, we have you covered.
Today we want to talk about fabric and supplies for Sienna. We've had a lot of questions about fabric in particular, so hopefully, this will help you source what you're looking for!
Depending on what view you're making for...