my debut post for craftsy

I’m SO EXCITED to finally share this news! Starting today I’ll be blogging regularly for Craftsy (and here too, of course!). It’s an honor to join the team and I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t the highlight of my year! craftsypost900In my first post I’m sharing some tips to consider as you plan to sew a vintage dress. Successful sewing all starts with picking the right pattern and the right fabric for you (among other things, as you’ll read). I had a few “oops” sewing projects this year because I didn’t take my own advice. So one of my resolutions for 2014 is to have a solid plan going forward with my sewing.

Hop on over to the Craftsy Blog and you’ll see what I mean!

…and let me know what you think ;)


29 Responses to my debut post for craftsy

  1. Julie January 1, 2014 at 6:17 pm #

    I want to learn to sew every single one of the patterns you featured in the image of this blog!!!

  2. gingermakes December 26, 2013 at 6:27 pm #

    Congrats, girl! How exciting!

  3. Kirsty December 24, 2013 at 7:27 am #

    Biggest congratulations. So deserved!

  4. melissaormonde December 23, 2013 at 10:03 pm #

    Congratulations Rochelle! I loved your article, btw. Can’t wait to see what else you come up with!

  5. lovinlocks December 23, 2013 at 2:08 pm #

    This is exciting. Too bad I don’t have time to add yet another blog to my reading. I need to do more sewing than blog reading. Does this mean you’ll be writing less for your own blog? I hope not.

    • Rochelle New December 23, 2013 at 2:14 pm #

      I would have never accepted the position with Craftsy if it meant neglecting my own blog. No need to worry there ;)

  6. Michelle December 23, 2013 at 11:26 am #

    Congratulations, Rochelle! It’s very exciting to know that you’re joining the Craftsy team!

  7. rebeccawip December 23, 2013 at 3:16 am #

    yeah for you! off to read up! congratulations!

  8. Mary Beth December 23, 2013 at 1:04 am #

    Not reading the instructions first is my biggest downfall!

  9. Jessica Cangiano December 22, 2013 at 11:28 pm #

    That is over-the-moon awesome! I’m so proud of you, dear gal, and can’t wait to learn oodles upon oodles about sewing from your posts there (just as I have with those here).

    ♥ Jessica

  10. Shanniloves December 22, 2013 at 10:27 pm #

    Congrats! Great post!

    • Rochelle New December 22, 2013 at 10:34 pm #

      Thanks, Dear! Can’t wait to see what you come up with for Fabric Mart :)

  11. Andi December 22, 2013 at 10:14 pm #

    Woo hoo! Congratulations.

  12. spinneretta December 22, 2013 at 4:34 pm #

    Great tips :) I should listen to them more ;)

  13. Juliana @ Urban Simplicity December 22, 2013 at 2:52 pm #

    Congratulations! Great article, and I look forward to more great things to come! I get tons of wonderful ideas from your blog and I’m grateful for your time and attention to this endeavor. Best wishes!!

    • Rochelle New December 22, 2013 at 3:17 pm #

      Thank you so much, Juliana. I really appreciate that :)

  14. Kelly December 22, 2013 at 1:34 pm #

    Congratulations!! I always look forward to reading more posts from you!

  15. rosiewednesday December 22, 2013 at 11:25 am #

    Congratulations, Rochelle! I really enjoyed your post – lots of great tips to keep in mind before getting started.

  16. Jennifer Northrop December 22, 2013 at 10:48 am #

    Great advice, I have been sewing vintage and vintage inspired over the last few years and I have now learned to read all of my instructions before buying the fabric and making my final choice.
    I love the idea of a 1940s day dress in quilting cotton , especially for summer.

    • Rochelle New December 22, 2013 at 3:20 pm #

      Thanks. Jennifer. Reading through all the instructions first is also a really great tip! You can count on more 1940s cotton day dresses here as the weather gets warmer. They’re my favorite :)

      • lovinlocks December 23, 2013 at 2:09 pm #

        Great to read this, LL. We are building a small farm and I want to incorporate day dresses into my daily wear (thus my blog journey). :-)


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