University of Cambridge’s Sewing Behaviour Survey

Courtesy of our Guild member, Kathleen…

The University of Cambridge would like to invite you to participate in the largest study to date on sewing and garment sustainability and have launched a survey on ‘Sewing and Behaviour Change’.

Your anonymous answers will help us to understand relationships between sewing and sustainable practices for clothing.

Please complete this survey by clicking on this link, and please do so by Friday 16th October 2015.

It takes only 10 minutes. Then please share with others.

I don’t know about results and other things that might be done with the survey data. However, if I find out, I will be sure to share. Thank you.

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Posted by on October 8, 2015 in Polls


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What’s Your Sewing Identity?

Sew, here’s a simple question for you in preparation for the new sewing year for the Guild (or your own efforts).

If you had to describe your sewing in a minute long elevator ride, how would you do it? The minute long “elevator pitch” is a common summary style concept used in everything from sales to business to military briefings, among other situations. It can be prepared, but really, to be true to stepping into an elevator for a short ride and having someone ask you about it, give an off the cuff answer.

Then, after you answer that, ask yourself so will you be changing up anything this year?

I guess if I’m going to be asking that of you, I should provide an answer myself.

I sew a wide variety of garments for men and women that are eye catching from across the street or further away, for reasons of style, design, colours, symbolism and/or other features. I prefer solids and high contrast, three colour combinations over prints and patterns, though I am fond of jacquard and textured fabrics when I can find the right features on them. I serge just about everything for durability and quality, and have as much practicality in my designs as flash. If I’m wearing something I made, or showing off something I made for someone else, doesn’t make me feel proud, I either don’t start it or donate it rather than keep it.

I wouldn’t change anything, only expand my portfolio and repertoire.

And you?

Please leave your answers in a comment, or at least think about the question for your sewing this year. It’s good to just stop and get a self-analytical overview from time to time.

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Posted by on October 7, 2015 in Fashion, Polls, Questions


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A Guy’s Awkward First Fashion Show

A Guy’s Awkward First Fashion Show

A detailed, personal piece on attending my first fashion show on Friday, a small review and what I learned. I’d have alerted Guild members about it but I found out rather late on Friday afternoon. I’ll be sending out alerts in the future as I get more involved in the fashion scene in Halifax, Nova Scotia and beyond, with a goal that someday, I’ll be in one and not just at one… and in one as, both, a model and a designer. :)


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Posted by on August 29, 2015 in Uncategorized


Our New Facebook Group!

We are excited to share with you that the Atlantic Sewing Guild now has a Facebook Group!

The group is open for anyone who shares our sewing related interests to join, Guild Member or not. It will be our way of interacting with not only other Guild members, but also the rest of the world who share our passion.

If being part of our group is something you think you would like to do, or try, please head over to the group and request to join. Thank you and we hope to see you there!

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Posted by on August 27, 2015 in Announcements, Technology


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We Have Our Own Domain – AtlanticSewingGuild.ORG

After almost 300 posts over the past two years, over 33,000 views and 140 followers, we have decided our site deserved its own domain! :)

If you look up in your address bar, you will see that the domain is no longer a WordPress domain, through which this site is based. Anybody continuing to use the old address, or any old links to our past posts, will have no problem accessing the same content. It will automatically redirect as if someone substituted the old domain with the new one for you.

Thank you to all those that have viewed, followed, commented and contributed in other ways in the past. We look forward to continuing to do so with you and others who will find us in the future!

We have an exciting year coming up in the Guild, including online content for those of you not able to join us in Halifax. We will do this our site here, and expanding social media presence that will allow for even more interaction. We will share that news within weeks when we are ready! I hope you’ll join us for the ride!

Minh, webmaster

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Posted by on August 25, 2015 in Announcements


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