139 Prose into Poetry

A jam packed and fun filled episode, featuring a shave horse, dressmaking, a really cool bag, the Novus Jacket, iteration, and One Hundred Acts of Sewing, with Sonya Phillip.

The boring bits of dressmaking.

The Sandhill Sling bag by Noodlehead Designs is the jumping off point for my watercolour To-Go bag project.

My Novus. Clown barf, or diamond in the rough? Can’t decide.

Learn to work kitchner stitch in every possible way! (Okay, four ways.) Woolly Wormhead’s Going Straight has an excellent tutorial.

A few of Sonya’s dresses from 100 Acts of Sewing. Gallery here.

Thanks to my guest this week, Sonya Phillip, of One Hundred Acts of Sewing

Cal Patch is the woman whose pattern drafting class Sonya mentions in this episode.

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I’m a serial maker of podcasts, and many things that are not podcasts. I love playing with yarn, fibre and cloth. I will never accept that furniture in my living room only goes two ways. Almost every night, I dream about houses.


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  1. 1.11.21
    Rebekkah said:

    Great episode, and thanks for the link to the bag you are making. After learning to sew masks this summer my next project was learning to make bags. I think I might be ready to graduate to some of the bag patterns from that shop. So many to love!

  2. 2.26.21
    cal patch said:

    oh my goodness, i can’t believe my name was invoked on the Cast On podcast! i am SO glad you’re back Brenda! i’m a long-time listener since Day 1. slowly catching up on the new episodes (i savor them) and so happy to hear about your sewing adventures.

    don’t hesitate to reach out if i could be of service to the cause!

    xoxo cal