When Sewjo goes MIA and you’re like WTF? FML! And getting it back FTW

Clothes Making Mavens podcast Episode 9: Missing Sewjo

Helena and I haven’t had a chat on our podcast for a while. Turns out we’ve both had a case of missing sewjo…and missing blogjo, not to mention podjo. (Sorry, seems I’ve got a case of overkilljo happening right now.) But we finally got our act together and compared notes on some of the things that get in the way of sewing, and some strategies for getting back in the saddle. Why don’t you have a listen to our latest Clothes Making Mavens podcast and join in the conversation?

What about you? What causes your desire to sew go out the window? And what revives your sewjo? We’d love to feature your stories on our next podcast so leave a comment here, or better yet, leave us a voicemail at (+1)-401-64MAVEN or visit our webpage that will record your message using your computer’s built-in microphone.

Clothes Making Mavens - a sewing podcast about handmade fashion

What’s It Like to Swear Off Buying Any Clothes for a Year?

Clothes Making Mavens - a sewing podcast about handmade fashion

Madame Tifaine knows the answer. She spent a year on a ready-to-wear fast and sewed everything she needed. Have a listen to the latest episode of the Clothes Making Mavens podcast, in which I talk to Tif about why she did it and what she learned along the way. Enjoy!

You can also visit Madame Tifaine’s blog to see her lovely makes.

Clothes Making Mavens podcast - episode 8 - Madame Tifaine

Check out Episode 3 of the Clothes Making Mavens podcast

Hi friends! Just a quick note to let you know that episode 3 of the Clothes Making Mavens podcast is now available for your listening pleasure!

Clothes Making Mavens podcast episode 3: Sew Small Talk - Fabric Zeal

Helena and I are also happy to let you know that you can know subscribe to the podcast on all your favourite podcatching platforms, including iTunes. See clothesmakingmavens.com for more info.

I’ll be back soon with my contribution to the Sew Ready for Fall blog tour.

Announcing the Clothes Making Mavens Podcast!

Hey friends! This is a really big deal for me, and for Helena, the amazingly talented sewist and blogger at GrayAllDay.com….we have just launched the very first episode of our new podcast!

clothes Making Mavens - a sewing podcast about handmade fashion - episode 1 available now - clothesmakingmavens.com

Please go check out our new website at clothesmakingmavens.com and have a listen! Don’t forget while you’re there to let us know what you think, and what you’d like to hear about on future Clothes Making Mavens episodes. We would love your feedback. And please feel free to share the news with other sewing enthusiasts in your network.

Thanks so much for checking it out!

As for me, I’ll be lying awake all night from sheer excitement that this is really a thing. A thing that is happening. Actually happening. Wheeeeeeeee!

 

Exciting News! And Your Most Embarrassing Make

You know what’s so amazing about sewing podcasts? That you get to listen to people discuss your favourite pastime while you’re doing your favourite pastime! It’s like having a sewing party at your place but you didn’t have to vacuum or bake banana bread ahead of time!

If you’re a fan of sewing podcasts like I am, then I hope you’ll be happy to hear this news…

Clothes Making Mavens - a sewing podcast about handmade fashion

Helena from Gray All Day and I are producing a podcast! We’re looking forward to sharing our first episode with you very soon!

[Lori jumps around room with excitement, shouting yahoo yaHOOOO YAHOOOOOOOOOOOO…a box of pins goes flying; the microphone gets knocked on the floor. Helena, on the other side of the continent, is still extracting pins from the rug after her last excited outburst.]

We want to include your stories in our podcast, too. So we’ll be asking you a specific question for each episode in hopes that you’ll share some interesting stories with us and with other sewists who will be listening (we hope).

Our first question is: What is the most embarrassing thing you ever sewed that you actually wore out in public? Why did you wear it, and where? How did you feel? Was it embarrassing at the time or only now that you think back on it? Perhaps it was a fashion crime? Or a bad fit? Or likely it was just something that was fashionable in the 80s that you’re horrified by now. (Many of us are horrified by what we wore in the 80s, aren’t we?) I know you’ve got some good stories, so dish, my friends! All the gory details, please! 😀

There are several ways you can share your story with us:

  1. Call us at 401-64MAVEN and leave your story on our voicemail. (Long distance charges may apply.)
  2. Visit speakpipe.com/ClothesMakingMavens and record your message using your computer’s built-in or external microphone.
  3. Leave your story in the comments below.
  4. Send your story telepathically directly to my or Helena’s brain. (Results not guaranteed.)

We’d love for you to record your message using one of the first two methods so we can play it back on our podcast. But we’ll also be happy to read some of your written stories aloud, too.

Hope to hear from you very soon! And I’ll keep you posted about when you can listen to our first episode.

Woohoo!