Tuesday's Chat With Nancy 9/15/09

Nancy, (Nancy2001 from patternreview.com) is my local sewing buddy. We've established our own sewing circle of two that meets weekly. Thursdays used to be our day but then we discovered new discounts are taken at Americas Thrift on Tuesday so we switched.

Nancy and I are similar in that we both learned to sew as adults and approach the craft with a touch of obsession. While I specialize more in jeans (for the moment at least) Nancy is fixated on jackets. Each week we meet for an hour in her kitchen to share our sewing projects, new techniques and notion finds. Then we hit the thrift shops and sometimes some fabric stores if we need something specific.

This week I brought my video camera and let it run while we talked about Nancy's most recent jacket. The video was almost an hour in length and I was able to edit it down to around 16 minutes for you. Is this the right length or still too long? Maybe you'd like it to be longer? I find it fascinating but I'm not sure anyone else will....

If nothing else I hope it inspires you to start your own sewing circle, all it takes is two!

Please leave comments if this is something you would like to see more of? I can easily make it another weekly addition to briansews if I get a good response.

Part 1

Part 2

5 comments :: Tuesday's Chat With Nancy 9/15/09

  1. Hi Brian,

    I LOVE your site and I really liked Tuesday's Chat with Nancy. I learned to sew as an adult too, so I am completely fascinated by how far both of you have come in a short amount of time. One of the most helpful things I learned from you is that it might take many versions of a garment to get it right.

    Anyway, I really enjoy the videos -- they're entertaining, inspiring AND educational! I've learned a lot from PatternReview, but I also really appreciate your approach which seems more experimental than traditional (I mean that in the best possible way).


  2. Hi Brian I am glad I found your site . Adrienne mentioned your blog. The video is very interesting and helpful as I have the same pattern and was considering trying it out . Thanks to both of you for sharing

  3. Nancy is really interested in doing another show. We might do a regular Tuesday filming starting next week! Stay tuned!!

  4. Look out PBS's 'Sewing with Nancy,' here comes 'Sewing with Nancy'!

    I just spent some time reading your blog and am really impressed by your drive to learn about sewing. It was a pleasure to meet you this weekend at the ASE; please consider doing a post about the star t-shirt you were wearing, it is fabulous!

  5. Oops, I see you did do a great video about the star t-shirt.

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