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2017 marks the start of my retirement from the newsletter and fabric portion of my business--several of our fine fabric suppliers have also retired leaving us with few options to provide the beautiful fabrics you've been accustomed to over the years. Currently, if you go to the News tab above, you'll find information on my trips to Scotland that you can take with fellow fashion enthusiasts where you can buy from Linton Mills, producer of the famous Chanel tweeds and cashmere mills producing knitwear for other designers too such as Vuitton and Burberry. Thank you to all of the past subscribers who managed to buy up the fabric inventory, but don't despair if you've come late to our fashion sewing party...I've still books and patterns that will really help you develop your sewing and self-styling skills.  Keep reading...

For those who continue to love beautifully constructed clothes that include great design and fit, then you've come to the right place to learn to do it yourself. My books, booklets, patterns and back issues of newsletters are still available in limited numbers and will provide anyone coming back to sewing a rare haven. As far as the newsletters go, many of the issues have been foratted into PDFs and all since April 2014 are in full color, a minimum of 24 pages and as many as 30 each. Since I've always been more fashion forward they still contain excellent information for your use with any of your favorite patterns and hopefully many of those will be from me. If you're interested in receiving them, you can still purchase them as well as any back issues that are listed in the Clothes/Newsletter tab in the publications file...there is an index of issues since January 2008. The booklets are compilations of some of the pattern conversions that were in newsletter back issues, so if you want a broad range of information on a particular garment, the booklets are invaluable resources.  Have a good browse through the site, take advantage of the books and patterns at HALf Price, back issues are all $4.00, the booklets are priced as usual and join me for this new chapter of The Fashion Sewing Group.

   The Clothes: Find information on the patterns, newsletter and other publications
    The Fabric: Search garment categories for fabrics that will lead you to tried and true results
   The Ingredients : Gather buttons, notions and information on Marfy, the Italian pattern company

Our mission has always been the creation of great clothes that are not only fashionable and of the moment, but also right for each individual. It's not by accident that we've achieved this record, but rather through hard work and the kind of customer service that we would want ourselves. More than 90% of the subscribers had subscribed for longer than 5 years and more than half had subscribed for more than 10 years. By the time I retired from writing the newsletters at the end of 2015 I had produced more than 125 issues and nearly 2,500 pages devoted entirely to fashion sewing without any outside advertising. Whether you're a woman who hasn't forgotten elegant dress, someone who sews when they need something special, or just getting back to an old skill, I've been able to motivate and inspire those particularly interested in wearing flattering and fashionable clothing. It's no wonder the Chicago Tribune once called me, "a sewing evangelist" able to motivate anyone to want to sew. Nancy Erickson


As Seen in Vogue Pattern Magazine,
August 2009

"Although I consider my hometown of Chicago world-class, fabric shopping has gone from world-class to abysmal. The best place for a Chicago sewer to buy fine fabric is New York. But if you can't get to New York, Chicago's own Nancy Erickson/Fashion Sewing group ( brings New York fabrics to Chicagoans through her Fashion Group swatches. The fabrics are consistently beautiful, of high quality, and fairly priced. Orders reach your mailbox quickly, and the newsletter fires the imagination."

Mary Jo Rice, Chicago


What's new?

New Coats Booklet--45 pages and just $14.00

Email us for a pdf fabric catalogue that's more current than the fabrics here on the site

Accents file under The Fabrics tab offers the best selling fabrics as voted upon by multiple reorders from customers.

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