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  • Wow! What fun. Maybe I can talk my best friend in doing this with me.

  • Love the photos as fashion show! Is that Shirt No.1 that many are wearing? Off to buy the pattern.

    • It’s the top from Sonya’s new book, The Act of Sewing. Very similar to Shirt No. 1 but not quite the same.

  • And do I see an Alabama Chanin influence in some of the skirts?

  • Thank you Sonya for coming to teach and providing your calm approach to sewing. We loved having you at Shakerag.

  • Sonya, your pocket class was a joy, as was your pleasure at seeing how others used your patterns. Thank you!

  • Sonya, your book inspired me to trade in my raggedy machine for one that actually sews well! So far I’ve done 2 tops and a pair of pants. Next up shorts, and a skirt! That book is awesome, thank you so much!

  • I’m so glad you gave a shout out to handsewers. I gave away my machine years ago in favor of my own sewing by hand. When I wear something I made from my own design by hand, there’s an ownership you can’t get any other way.

    No criticism of machine sewing divas. It’s just no fun to this maker!

  • I love love love this!

    • Me too, me too!

  • I like clothes that are well-made and we’ll-finished. The people I know who make clothes wear what they make, else would they make them?
    There are so many great hobbies in the world.

  • Hand Stitchers- I’m not the only one!

  • great photos, looks like so much fun!

  • I would love to take a class with you! Maybe on one of my visits to family in SF….
    I have made two pairs of pants in linen from your new book and have a third pair in a cotton linen blend on the machine. I took an idea i saw on Instagram and added patch pockets on the side seam (4” on the front, 2” toward the back), perfect for a phone.

  • It was a magical time! Loved meeting you & tapping your knowledge & sharing a tip with you too!

  • I absolutely loved the pockets class! You reawakened my long dormant love of sewing and taught this old dog new tricks. Also thanks for the bundle of fabric you dropped on the swap table at the end. That black with the woven stripe is on its way to being a special top.

  • The class was so much fun! Let’s hear it for the hand stitching cadre!

  • If only Tennassee wasn`t so far from Sechelt. And if only I was allowed to cross a border. Some day!

  • wonderful post. thank you