The Fashion Sewing Group Newsletter brings subscribers 104-108 pages each year in six issues of fashion sewing information: how-tos for designer knock-offs (with full-sized templates for details when required), fashion trend information with corresponding construction technique, trendy garment accessories to purchase (which has included mink trim, dressmaker oversized hooks and closures, French trims and similar), fabric swatches of the latest trends for mail order, and lots of enthusiasm and fun reading --all about fashion sewing -- without heavy-handed construction, but always with the most current techniques for top quality results. The newsletter has no outside advertising.
First printed in 1993, the newsletter went international in 1995 and is now beginning it's 14th year with more than a thousand subscribers around the globe.The newsletter frequently provides full-sized pattern templates to use on the Fashion Sewing Group Patterns -- creating new looks and getting more value from the same patterns. The redesigns can be applied to most commercial patterns, but are designed to fit directly with the author's original 8 pattern fashion collection that has been a best selling independent company since 1998.
There are sometimes two different swatch sets, depending on the season, for the different US climates, so northern states will receive more woolens and appropriate fabrics for each of the four-seasons. Southern regions will receive lightweight woolens, but with typical rayons, linens and cottons, more appropriate to a warmer climate. During the summer months, both regions receive the same swatches. If you prefer the other set, you can just ask for it., but two sets cannot be mailed.
The September/October 2007 issue: