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Month: March, 2013

GIRLS GONE WILD!: PREGGO SPRING BREAK IN NORTH CAROLINA

Lace at Mulberry Silks & Fine Fabrics, Chapel Hill, NC. A couple weeks back, I mentioned to my friend Lesley, of Barely Domesticated, that I was curious about the textile scene in North Carolina (after an interview with NearSea Naturals founder Tara Bloyd piqued my interest). Lesley, a food editor, had a week free from work [...]

BOOST YOUR SEWING MACHINE IQ! EPISODE #14 OF THREAD CULT

When it comes to sewing machine maintenance, I’ll admit I’m a bit clueless. I probably know more about maintaining my Toyota than my Janome. This is why I was excited to catch up with Harvey Federman, owner of Sew Right, a sewing machine and quilting/embroidery shop in Bayside, Queens. For the past 30 years, Harvey [...]

FASHIONING A SEWING CAREER WITH THE WILLIAMSBURG SEAMSTER, EPISODE #13 OF THREAD CULT

A little over a year ago, I remember reading a story in the Times Style section about Nayantara Banerjee, The Williamsburg Seamster. Tara, as she goes by, started a business six years ago as a traveling tailor, catering to those who like concierge-type services, in her ‘hood of Williamsburg/Greenpoint, Brooklyn. I remember thinking at the time….”clever girl!” [...]

REUSE, RECYCLE, REFASHION! EPISODE #12 OF THREAD CULT

When I think back on my fondest dresses, I’ve usually found my favorites (besides the ones I’ve made) at vintage or second hand shops. I can’t stomach—or afford!—the full prices of things I love in most department stores (if I really love something, I’ll usually just try to figure out how to make it myself). [...]

GOING ORGANIC WITH NEARSEA NATURALS, EPISODE #11 OF THREAD CULT

A couple years ago I was on the hunt for some sustainably produced, possibly organic fabric. When I trolled the garment district here in New York I was surprised to find there weren’t many options. In fact, in most places I visited it was hard to determine exactly where any of the fabric I was [...]