La Fred designer Fred Bloebaum is running a fun promo this month. Make a skirt using one of her patterns, available on her web site or at The Sewing Workshop, where she regularly teaches (among many other places). Send her a digital image of the skirt, along with a description of the garment, the fabrics you used, etc. In return, she’ll send you a free Callisto skirt pattern. With the right colors and fabric, I could see this three-tiered skirt being perfect on a summer’s day.
Fred also has some great basic skirt patterns on sale through the end of March. And keep an eye out for her upcoming classes at The Sewing Workshop, a sewing studio in the Richmond. I recently took one of her classes (recycled sweaters and tees) and really enjoyed it. She’s an incredibly patient teacher. And trust me, my friend and I tested it with our needle breaking and crude sewing skills. But thanks to her, I can now use a serger (sort of).