How difficult are Japanese Pattern books to follow?

Japanese pattern books

I get this question all the time. The short answer is; it depends. It depends on the book, it depends on your experience, it depends on how much of an adventure seeker you are. Japanese pattern books are not for you if: You want a pattern that walks you through how to make a garment.

Reader Questions: Where do you buy cheap fabric in Boston?

A few of you have asked me where I buy discounted fabric in Boston. The short answer is: I don't anymore! But, I used to! There are a few stores that are worth a look. Sewfisticated has two locations. I've only been to the one in Somerville (on the Cambridge line). I really like this