Hey Seattle!

I’m going to be in the Seattle area next week and I’m excited to announce that I’ll be at Dry Goods Design in Ballard on Thursday evening, December 6th, to help celebrate the opening of their new make*do*mend studio space. A sewing studio full of Berninas??? Awesome!!


Here’s a blurb from Dry Goods: “December 6, 2012 – Open Studio Night with special guest Rae Hoekstra of made-by-rae.com and creator of the famed Washi Dress Pattern. Join us for our first studio night in the new make*do*mend at Drygoods Design space! Rae will be speaking to sewing clothing, tips and tricks on the Washi Dress, fun variations and more. You will also get the first look at the new space, test drive our fleet of Bernina sewing machines, and check out our new selection of notions, supplies and crafting fun. Attendees will save 10% on the Washi Dress Pattern as well. We’ll provide the space and machines and some snacks, you bring yourself! *Special waiver of the $10 reservation for studio night for this date.

I’ll bring along my closet of Washi Dresses and give a short presentation on sewing garments and maybe even do a demo or two of some garment-sewing techniques. There will be machines so bring something along to sew or bind or work on, or just bring your amazing self and hang out and chat. I also heard there might be snacks. It’s going to be really fun!

If you haven’t checked out Dry Goods Design online shop yet you really should — Keli has a great eye for selecting fabrics and has a nicely-curated collection of modern prints. The website is really fun to look around!


Dry Goods Design is located in Ballard. The address is: 5308 Ballard Avenue NW, Studio One, Seattle, 98107. Please reserve your spot by going to the event page and clicking on the “Join” button to let Keli know you’re coming!

Hope you can make it!!!

9 thoughts on “Hey Seattle!

  1. Darn! I’d love to go, but I won’t be able to make it to Ballard until the event is about half-over (my daughter’s circus class overlaps). 🙁 Have a great time. Looks like an amazing space!

  2. Hmmm… I’m going to be in Seattle that weekend… could I get there a day early? I’ll see if I can swing it. I would love to see you Rae and talk Washi Dresses, I made my first one and I’m in need of a few adjustments… an FBA for sure (watched the tutorial, but haven’t tackled it yet!). We’ll see what I can do.

  3. We were just recently in Seattle, I wish I would have known about this place! However, I visited the online shop and everything was 40% off!! I ordered a bamboo/organic cotton knit, and some very cool fabric from a Japanese designer that I had never heard of 🙂 Thanks!!

  4. OH MY GOSH!!! My heart just skipped a beat when I read you will be in Seattle!!! I am going to do my darnedest to make it…as nerdy as it sounds, it will be quite the honor to meet you! You are one of my sewing heroes!!

    • Thank you again Rae, and Dry Goods Design, for a fabulous night! What an amazing opportunity to get questions answered first hand and to learn some tips and tricks. You are a inspiration Rae and it was a true pleasure to meet you! And thanks again for autographing my Washi pattern! Ha! 🙂

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