Release of The Rose City Halter Dress Pattern!

Release of the Rose City Halter Dress

         Ahhh.... Finally!  The Rose City Halter Dress pattern is here!  This pattern took much longer to create than anticipated however, I couldn't be happier with it and that it's finally arrived.  It's a classic summertime halter dress with 2 skirt options - a gathered version with in-seam pockets and an A-line, bias cut version with patch pockets.  The bodice is fitted with bust darts and has a V-neckline, halter neck ties and an invisible side zipper.        I drafted the first incarnation of this pattern about 8 years ago and made 3 dresses.  I...

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What's new? A new pattern coming soon, an obsession with denim tencel and a change from hard paper to tissue patterns

A new pattern coming soon/ denim tencel/ a change to tissue patterns

           Hi all. How embarrassing as again I say it’s been a long while. It may seem like nothing is happening here at Sew House Seven but that is not the case in the least. I have been up to so much - some of it good. Let’s see..... where do I start. Well, after a much needed break in Hawaii last February, I came back home and started working away on some new patterns. I had 3 new patterns that I hoped to get out last spring. I am still trying to get a handle...

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A Renewed Focus, Sewing Tips and Reflections

some tips on perfecting the fit of a V-neck and turning up a curve

A New Year, A New Attitude     Hello! And again I say it’s been a while. Now that 2015 is here and I’m settling into my new (fixer) house, I’m feeling a little renewed and ready to focus. I had so many life interruptions at the end of 2014, I really thought I was headed for a nervous breakdown. I was planning on blogging about it however, I’m glad I didn’t. I have a tendency not to filter well and now that the storm has passed and I’ve listening to friends who have far bigger issues to stress over, it...

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Just checking in and a little about how my patterns are sized.

Getting my pattern business started and figuring out sizing.

     Hello again!  It's been quite a while since my last post.  There just aren't enough hours in the day to do everything I need and want to do.  I've been a little unsure of how and what I really want to say with this blog and I've decided it's going to be a bit of a free form thing.  I may sometimes put sewing tips on here and other days I may talk about whatever comes to mind.  Today I thought I'd talk a little bit about the process I went through starting my company and then about how...

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Day one

Introduction to Sew House Seven pattern company

Hello!       I'm Peggy Mead and I am so over the moon to be starting my new sewing pattern business however, I am a little behind with all of the blogging, face booking, instagramming etc so please stay with me while I get up to speed.  The process of starting this business has been much more work than I anticipated.  I am amazed that it has taken me seven months to get three patterns ready.  I can't wait to get to work on the next batch but I'm still buttoning up some of the website details.  What I'm really looking...

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