Wednesday, May 05, 2021

Sewn Magazine - February Black is Beautiful Issue

I had the great honor to be part of of Sewn Magazine's Black is Beautiful Issue

Photo overload, my husband, Mike took some great ones of these garments. 

Michelle of That Black Chic is the creator, editor, publisher of Sewn Magazine  and contacted me in September to create an all black outfit for this issue.   If you do not subscribe to this magazine, I encourage you to do so, it is full of inspiration and creativity and it represents our sewing community.  I appreciate all the hard work Michelle puts into this magazine and look forward to it arriving in my mailbox.

In addition to using all black I had the prompt to add embroidery to my garment.  You all do know I love to add embroidery!  So what did I make?  A Style Arc Ziggi Jacket in a faux leather from 
Mood Fabrics, I had that fabric in stash for a couple of years.  It was just waiting for the perfect opportunity.  I had made the Ziggi once before, here is that post on the Minerva Site 

My only change from the first Ziggi was to add just a bit more length  to the sleeves.

I did do some diagonal lines on upper sleeve and yoke and a small design in the sleeve gusset  Then I added some embroidery designs  which are built in on my Pfaff Creative Icon. 

My dress is True Bias Nikko Dress and the rib knit came from   it was a great rib knit and had some body to it.

I am so excited to be able to share with you all my garments and have been so enjoying wearing my black Ziggi Jacket. 

Thanks, Michelle, for inviting me to be a part of this Collector's Issue.  As Michelle stated in her Editor's Note, "All the garments made for this issue are black, but they are so creatively colorful"


  1. Love the embroidery on the jacket! Really makes it an extraordinary piece.

  2. Stunning, and SO chic! Great photos, Mike!

  3. the details on this jacket are fantastic.

  4. I absolutely love the jacket, it fabulous, clever you! Angela

  5. I'm a beginner sewist and let's just day, this INSPIRES! I kept reading thinking, certainly she didn't make that jacket, too! She did! Fantastic!

  6. Might you share the source for your boots? They are just smashing!

  7. I have this Style Arc pattern so you've inspired me to finally make one. Yours is quite chic! Karen