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CraftSanity Podcast Episode 107: A Conversation with Cal Patch

Grab your latest project and settle in for a long chat with clothing designer and author, Cal Patch, the creative force behind the Hodge Podge clothing label.

Immediately after opening Cal’s new book, I knew that it was going to be one of those books that would change my creative life. I want to sew more of my own clothes and often get disappointed when my projects don’t pan out. Enter Cal and her fabulous book, “Design-It-Yourself Clothes Patternmaking Simplified.” Cal has been teaching sewing and pattern making in New York for years, so this book is especially great for those of us who live too far away to take one of her classes in person.

What I love about this book is that in it Cal walks the reader through all the steps necessary to sew a successful garment. She starts readers out with preparing to make patterns and taking measurements and then through a series of cute garments including skirts, pants, dresses and blouses, increasing the degree of difficultly as you go.

I admit it, I tried to skip ahead to the fun “Kathy Dress” on p. 131, but quickly went back to the beginning because the book is set up in a way that each pattern builds off techniques introduced earlier. So essentially this book is like an independent study in fashion design and Cal is our teacher.

Tune in to this episode of CraftSanity to hear the story of Cal’s creative journey that has led her from the face paced life of a fashion designer living in the city to her current creative life in the country as  a designer and budding crafty farmer. Speaking from her experience as a designer, seamstress, author, teacher and crocheter, Cal’s great storytelling is sure to inspire you.

Enter to Win: Leave a comment below about this episode and tell use what you want to sew for yourself and you’ll be in the running to win a copy of “Design-It-Yourself Clothes Patternmaking Simplied” courtesy of Potter Craft.

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Comment from Bea
Time: November 5, 2009, 4:58 pm

I’ve been keeping my eye on this book for a while, I’d love to win a free copy!

Comment from Jill
Time: November 5, 2009, 6:02 pm

I want to make myself some longsleve shirts, all the storebought ones have sleeves that are too short!

Comment from Thien-Kim
Time: November 5, 2009, 9:22 pm

I can’t wait to listen to this podcast! I’m adding it my mp3 player right now in case I go into labor. I can listen to it in the hospital!

Comment from Betsy
Time: November 5, 2009, 9:29 pm

I’ve been wanting to make some dresses for myself, but it’s awfully daunting. All that time…fabric…what if it doesn’t work?

I love the idea of learning as you go.

Comment from Rachel
Time: November 5, 2009, 9:58 pm

I’ve love to learn how to sew a tunic or a dress for myself! Thanks!

Comment from MelodyJ
Time: November 6, 2009, 1:24 am

I wish I could take on of her classes. I would like to make a dress.


Comment from byneedleandthread
Time: November 6, 2009, 8:14 am

Hi Jennifer, not sure if it’s just me but for some reason this podcast and your last one are saying over 20minutes to download in itunes. the other ones were fine, as were the other podcasts i listen to? i’ll just stream this from the website instead.

excited to listen!i haven’t made clothes for myself in ages, i would love to have a whole funky wardrobe.

Comment from Melanie (Kimono Reincarnate)
Time: November 6, 2009, 9:33 am

That was a great interview and has me very inspired! How fabulous it would be to make my own patterns to make clothes that actually fit well!

I’d love to be able to make well fitting shirts, especially with some funky fabrics.

Comment from Renee H.
Time: November 6, 2009, 11:46 am

When I first learned to sew I purchased a dress pattern for my daughter. I got it home, opened it, had a slight stroke, put it away and haven’t looked at it nor purchased another clothing pattern since! I would so love to learn a simpler way to make clothing for myself and my family. If I don’t win, this book will definately be on my Christmas wish list! Thanks for the chance to win.

Comment from MzTallulah
Time: November 6, 2009, 12:40 pm

I’d love to learn to sew clothes for me and my 14mo daughter, as well as being able to practice patchwork and quilting, of which I’ve been doing a little after taking a workshop earlier in the year.

Comment from Julie
Time: November 6, 2009, 1:34 pm

What an inspiring interview. I’m taking a sewing class now, so it was very timely for me. I’ve had success with craft sewing, but most of my clothing projects get donated to Goodwill. I think I’ll purchase this book — I recently won an Amy Butler giveaway, so choose someone else for the giveaway. I loved the notebook tip, by the way (and I haven’t heard the expression “steno pad” in ages…and that was from my mother, a secretary). Thank you so much.

Comment from Lucie
Time: November 6, 2009, 3:11 pm

What a great podcast ! would love to have a copy of the book !

Comment from Beth
Time: November 6, 2009, 5:41 pm

I am so enthusiastic about this book! There are so many things that I would love to make. Being tall and thin I find it very hard to find tops and pants that are long enough and I would love to know how to make my own patterns!

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Comment from Barb
Time: November 6, 2009, 8:48 pm

I would LOVE to win a copy of this book…but plan to purchase it. :) Yay!

Comment from Raheli
Time: November 6, 2009, 10:21 pm

I would love to learn how to make some simple shirts — though skirts & dresses would be close behind. I’ve been following Cal’s blog and am getting inspired!

Comment from Tayla B
Time: November 7, 2009, 12:09 am

I actually had glanced over a picture of this book just a little while ago and although I have been getting very interested in making my own clothes I have always been a bit scared to try. I guess I’ve just assumed it would be too difficult for me so I haven’t really gotten into it. But hearing you and Cal talk about her book… It actually seems like something I could do! :D

I have so many ideas for skirts, dresses and shirts all the time and would be delighted to have a book that would actually show me how to make those ideas come to life!
Oh and I actually already have a few notebooks filled with these ideas :) I wouldn’t go anywhere without something to write those projects down!

Comment from Sarah J
Time: November 7, 2009, 12:54 am

I was reading Cal’s blog today about the podcast on CraftSanity with Jennifer Ackerman-Haywood and I thought “wait a minute, I read her articles every Sunday in the GR Press”. Anyway, the interview with Cal was awesome. I am a beginner at sewing and have done a couple dresses for my daughter…3 yr olds are easy to sew for. I, on the other hand, have not been able to get a really good fit with projects for my own body. My first project is going to be a woolen a-line skirt to go with some tights and boots for this cool fall and probably very cold winter. I am so glad to have found your site.

Comment from Cindy
Time: November 7, 2009, 1:15 am

I’ve read so many good reviews of this book. I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy!

Comment from Ann
Time: November 7, 2009, 11:24 am

Thanks for such a great interview! I am inspired, it’s true! I’m a total beginner at sewing but really want to make as many of my own clothes as possible. I need skirts, tops, dresses, everything. I’ve come to have a really hard time shopping and finding interesting things I like and that fit, so I desperately need to get a hold of this book. Would absolutely love to win it, but if I don’t, will definitely seek it out!

Comment from Julia
Time: November 7, 2009, 5:35 pm

I so enjoy listening to your podcasts! I am always so (read: too) inspired!

Now that I have finished decorating and organizing my crafting space…I am ready to roll! So many things to make, so little time!

One thing I will not be making is a tent dress. I’ll never forget the one I made in jr. high home ec. class. Why or why didn’t they tell me that denim was not the fabric to be used? I looked like the mayor in The Nightmare Before Christmas! To make matters worse, I was so proud of that dress that I wore it EVERYWHERE! Ugh.

To make clothes, especially skirts andn tops that actually fit and to be able to customize looks would be an absolute dream!

Thanks for all you do! I do so enjoy all the podcasts you put out.

Comment from Kari
Time: November 7, 2009, 10:28 pm

I will make everything in the book. I’ve been fantasizing about buying it since I first saw it a few weekes ago. My body has somehow shrunk and changed shape after childbirth and I have no luck finding things that look right anymore. This was such an awesome podcast and has totally convinced me to take the plunge!! Thank you, thank you.

Comment from Christine
Time: November 8, 2009, 2:27 am

I am so excited about this book! I just read about it on Angry Chicken a few days ago, and now you have this podcast- great timing! I think I’m most excited to make some simple knit tops, and *hopefully* some pants! We’ll see how it goes…thanks for the inspiring podcast = )

Comment from Trish
Time: November 8, 2009, 6:16 am

What a fab interview. Thanks for all the inspiration.

I don’t suppose I would ever get to meet Cal so having her book would be the next best thing. I have heard such good things about it.

I would really love a copy. I’m so ready to venture into the world of making my own patterns. I want to make loose tops to go with jeans. Like smart but casual.

I don’t think I will win but have to buy it! Good luck everybody! x

Comment from Erin
Time: November 8, 2009, 9:25 am

I’m already adapting patterns I have already to make them more ‘me’. Would looove to have a copy of this book so I can begin to design my own patterns.
Have all these ideas for dresses I want to make, now need to get my hands on this book so that I can make them come to life :)

Comment from linda
Time: November 8, 2009, 11:42 am

I would love to be able to sew my own dresses. I’m really into simple shapes and designs and these days everything seems to be sooo embellished that I can’t find things I really really love!

Comment from Cheryl
Time: November 8, 2009, 12:01 pm

I want to make some shirts that actually fit around my hips! Great interview, BTW. Love your podcast.

Comment from sequinK
Time: November 8, 2009, 2:49 pm

I read about this book–so look forward to hearing the podcast! I’m in work hell right now, so listening to this interview will be one of my rewards as I’m flying cross country this week, hopefully with my iPhone running — not my laptop!

Comment from kelli
Time: November 8, 2009, 4:23 pm

I would love to sew pants for myself. I have a high waist and short legs, so I can’t really find anything off the rack that fits well.

Comment from lucy
Time: November 8, 2009, 5:58 pm

This was such an interesting podcast! My not-so-interested in anything crafty husband was actually listening as we were driving in the car. I’m only 4’11” and it’s often a struggle to make standard patterns work for my body. I would love a copy of this book to get started on a better fitting style.

Comment from Marisa
Time: November 8, 2009, 6:39 pm

I’ve been wanting to hear about this book. Thank you! I’ve been wanting to conquer woven pants for ages. I bet this book is the ticket to success!

Comment from Liz
Time: November 8, 2009, 8:56 pm

Great podcast- thank you! I have a fabric tower of Pisa just crying out for some manageable projects and would love to learn how to make myself some skirts, tops and dresses fitted to my own non-standard measurements!

Comment from Cheri Diedrich
Time: November 9, 2009, 10:15 am

I would love to start sewing clothes again. The patterns have become so different size wise that I can not get anything to fit right. I used to be able to buy a 12, add 3 inches to the length and be done with it. I hope I win this book.

Comment from Kaye
Time: November 9, 2009, 11:48 am

When I did my fall inventory of my clothes, I noticed that I have mostly turtlenecks & t-shirts, I want to make myself a cotton shirt. Growing up in the South, I always had fall cotton clothes, but even up North in Philadelphia, I enjoy wearing a cotton shirt with jeans. This book sounds so cool!

Comment from Dana
Time: November 9, 2009, 2:08 pm

I have 3 daughters, ages 9, 11 and 15, and up to this point, all of my sewing has been for them, which I have loved. They are at a point where mom’s clothes are not cool, so I really watn to start focusing on clothes for me. I have a hard time finding clothes to fit me because I am so short, so being able to make something that actually fits me would be great!

Comment from Odette
Time: November 9, 2009, 2:33 pm

I adore the short button down top (shirt?). It looks ideal for embelishment! Her website deserves a good look-see, too!

Comment from Catherine
Time: November 9, 2009, 3:23 pm

I enjoyed this podcast – Cal is very easy to listen to.

Ideally, I’ll get to a stage in sewing where I can make clothes with some artistic or sculptural quality that are still wearable. My lifestyle isn’t high end & glamorous…more on the casual Mom side, but I love detailed clothing…just tend to find it in shops and not have it fit me right.

Okay, now I REALLY need to get my sewing machine out.

Comment from Mary
Time: November 9, 2009, 7:49 pm

Thanks for a great podciast – what an inspiring interview! This book has started cropping up on blogs and I was definitely interested in finding out more about it; I don’t buy many craft books but this is one that I think would be incredibly useful and helpful to have. Right now I’m sewing a half slip, and next up are a crinoline and a couple of petticoat-like skirts. I’d really like to learn how to make simple knit tops too.

Comment from sandy
Time: November 10, 2009, 12:07 pm

Love that sewing is coming back in a big way. I am a Family and Consumer Sciences teacher, that encourages kids to make patterns their own. Recently I had my beginning students design their handbags, and then make patterns based on their drawings. They loved that they could create from scratch something so personal! I would love to be entered into your book drawing, I would preview and perhaps recommend this book to my students now and in the future!

Comment from Alison N.
Time: November 10, 2009, 5:02 pm

This podcast was amazing! I loved hearing about Cat’s life from school to where she is now. It is always inspiring to hear how people have made a life for themselves in the garment industry. I saw this book on another blog and emailed the name to my Momma to get me for Christmas and I am even more excited to get it now! Thanks so much for having a though provoking and inspiring interview this week. Oh and I would love to get the book sooner than later, if you know what I mean!

Comment from Louise
Time: November 11, 2009, 6:47 am

This book sounds amazing! I’ve also been intimidated by patterns, and confused by the different sizing etc, so this book really sounds like a must-have :) Thanks for yet another fabulous podcast!

Comment from ellen
Time: November 11, 2009, 7:51 am

I used to sew for myself, but haven’t done so for years. I’d love to be able to sew shirts that would fit my short-waisted but busty figure without making me look like a potato. Store bought just don’t have the right proportions for me.

Comment from Bev
Time: November 11, 2009, 8:45 am

I loved, loved, loved your interview with Cal. What a great idea for a book. Everytime I have sewn something it has either been too big (for my kids) or too small (for me) and after every project I swear that I will never sew again. But something inside of me keeps pulling me back at least to continue looking at patterns. What I would like to learn how to do is to sew skirts, which seems like it should be easy enough to do but has always done me in in the past. I like how Cal said that we shouldn’t be overwhelmed with the idea of making a pattern and that success is achievable, even with the first try. This gives me hope! Thanks for a great program.

Comment from Laurie
Time: November 11, 2009, 12:36 pm

Great interview, Jennifer. The book sounds REALLY interesting, and I’m sure I’ll seek out a copy of it soon. Thanks for doing such a good job.

Comment from Sarah
Time: November 11, 2009, 9:11 pm

Hi Jennifer,

Thanks for the great interview with Cal. I love to sew clothes & costumes for my kids, but never like what I attempt to make for me! I’ve wanted to learn pattern drafting for a long time now, & will be checking out Cal’s book.

Comment from Michele at A House Called Nut
Time: November 12, 2009, 7:33 am

Thank you so much for this interview! I’d never heard of Cal Patch, but I’m also a fan of Urban Outfitters and now have fallen in love with Hodge Podge.

It’s my dream to one day own a wardrobe of completely homemade clothing. I’ve only made one garment for myself so far–a long way to go still. So what would I sew? Trousers that aren’t too long, with waists that don’t pop out and thighs that aren’t too tight. Pretty tops with sleeves just the right length and underarms that don’t squeeze. Everything, everything!

Comment from nancyboisvert
Time: November 12, 2009, 1:40 pm

i listened to your podcast with cal patch and would love to win her book! you, by the way, do an excellent job interviewing people. thank you! nancy

Comment from Kathy
Time: November 12, 2009, 7:45 pm

Have just discovered your podcast- sounds like you and I are winding up to make ‘wearables’. I LOVED the interview with Cal Patch. Would love to have a copy of the book. Kathy

Comment from Shannon Bailes
Time: November 12, 2009, 8:04 pm

This was such a great interview. Her book looks so cool. I would definitely love to make some knit tops that camoflage my tummy but not make me look pregnant because I’m not. I just love Craftsanity. Thanks Jennifer for creating such a great podcast.

Comment from Debbie Villanueva
Time: November 12, 2009, 8:11 pm

Hello Jennifer – I just had to leave a comment about this episode. It is by far my favorite. Listening to Cal speak was like reading my mind – very weird but so cool. I am an indy ( I guess) bridal gown designer and already have a decent hold on patternmaking ( I would rather have the book go to someone else by the way to be fair) but Cal’s life story shared so much with my own. It was fascinating to hear and I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed it. It’s nice to know there are others like myself out there. By the way – so many of us crafty people have the same dream of having a hobby farm(myself included). Coincidence or what? Your show rocks!

Comment from mary Kennedy
Time: November 12, 2009, 10:08 pm

I discovered your podcast after visiting Cal’s website and have been inspired to make my own clothing. I sat down to knit while I listened to the podcast in its entirety, having never taken part in a podcast experience. I was not only inspired by Cal’s story (was excited to hear she was originally from Ohio, where I was born and raised and and lived for 47 years) but, enjoyed your excitement, enthusiasm, and personality. I have added your Craftsanity site to my desktop and plan on visiting daily. I loved the experience and the realization that there are other crafty people like me in the world. Its amazing how much we all have in common and really want to live a fully authentic life, even down to growing our own food and collecting our own eggs from our own chickens! I have been inspired, amused by this episode, and so very glad I found you. Can’t wait to get the book and start sewing!
Mary Kennedy

Comment from Debra
Time: November 13, 2009, 12:08 am

What an inspiration! I’ve always been timid about launching into the realm of self-drafted designs, but this book looks like the perfect guideline for a newbie like me. Ready-made clothing is often so boring & predictable (not to mention poorly made & ill-fitting), so I’m looking forward to taking control of my wardrobe destiny. Tally-ho!

Comment from Stephanie
Time: November 13, 2009, 8:20 pm

I loved this episode – and enjoyed getting to know Cal. Thanks for the interview!

Comment from Laurel
Time: November 13, 2009, 9:54 pm

Thank you for doing this interview. I’ve wanted for years to have a really simple pattern I could use with various fabrics to get different types of clothes — but all the same basic pattern. I’m small and “mixed” pattern sizes as you described. I always thought I “should” be able to make my own patterns but wasn’t quite knowledgeable enough. This book sounds like just the thing.

Comment from donna
Time: November 14, 2009, 6:02 am

I need to make a whole new wardrobe! Nothing in my wardrobe fits and the clothes in the shops don’t inspire; I don’t want to look like everyone else. The interview has made me want to put the knitting down for a little while and dust off the sewing machine!

Comment from Angela
Time: November 15, 2009, 10:26 pm

I would love to win this book. I’ve only made clothes for my daughter because I’m intimidated by the idea of making clothes for me. This would be a great help.

Comment from Amy
Time: November 15, 2009, 10:50 pm

Great Show, Jennifer! My forays into sewing have been randomly successful. Mainly curtains, pillows, and baby quilts. I have yet to sew a successful garment for myself but I have knit many sweaters, socks, shawls and hats that are beautiful and one-of-a-kind. I am very interested in trying again to make beautiful sewn garments to go with all of my knitted and crocheted ones. This seems like a great book to start with.

Comment from raebethriv
Time: November 16, 2009, 12:39 am

Loved the interview! Reclaiming my craftlife as my girls are getting older. Got a new Janome last year & would like to keep it running nonstop! The book is definitely on my Wish List!!!

Comment from Marcia
Time: November 16, 2009, 2:39 am

This sounds like the book I’ve been waiting for all my life! I am short and plump so almost nothing in the stores fit me! I need to make almost everything from top to bottom. My first priority will be to make a nice top that would actually fit. Thanks!

Comment from Joyce Speer
Time: November 16, 2009, 9:31 pm

I want this book – if I don’t buy it, I’ll buy it, but I love the idea of making my own clothes. I like the style of Wiksten, Steven Alan, etc. but a bit out of my range. If I could make my own just as well – I’d be happy.

Comment from Joyce Speer
Time: November 16, 2009, 9:32 pm

I want this book .

Comment from Aileen
Time: November 17, 2009, 1:16 am

I’m inspired. Sign me up. Thanks for another great interview. I really enjoy the sewing interviews.

Comment from toni in florida
Time: November 17, 2009, 2:07 pm

I loved this interview and will definitely acquire this book. I’d sure love to win it, but I’ll be buying it if not.

Thanks for an inspiring ‘cast!

Comment from kiandra
Time: November 17, 2009, 5:33 pm

this book is #1 on my christmas list…thanks so much for providing wonderful interviews like this one for us crafters to listen to while burning the midnight oil! i always walk away inspired and happy to be able to sit down and do my craft!

thanks for inspiring!!

Comment from dorothy
Time: November 18, 2009, 7:44 pm

I would love to be able to make 50’s style dresses. fitted bodice, full skirt, the whole nine yards. I don’t know if it was women themselves back then, or their underwear, but a lot of the authentic vintage dresses’ measurements just don’t seem to fit my body type.
that kathy dress looks perfect too. so sign me up for the draw! I can’t wait to get my hands on this book…

Comment from Upstatelisa
Time: November 19, 2009, 9:05 pm

Love your podcasts! Great interview!!!! This book is now on my wishlist!!!!!

Comment from Lisa Livoti Struble
Time: November 19, 2009, 9:41 pm

I love your show. My daughter has just started sewing and I want to get this book for her for Christmas. She is very creative and is always changing patterns and things for what she wants. They don’t always work but maybe this will give her some direction on how to change things and have them work.

Comment from Jeannie Zeller
Time: November 20, 2009, 9:50 am

I just discovered your awesome blog today. Potholder looms in wood? They’re on my Christmas list. And now, this book info. Can’t wait to drag out the old Elna and start sewing again.

Comment from Diane Roeder
Time: November 20, 2009, 4:15 pm

This definitely sounds like a book to own! I used to sew, stopped for years, and have been tempted back into sewing because of the need to finish handwoven items and for surface design. It would be nice to be able to create some patterns that fit well for using my handwoven yardage.


Comment from Amy
Time: November 23, 2009, 1:50 pm

Oh how I want this book! Thanks so much for interviewing Cal Patch- I love sewing and designing but the mechanics of pattern drafting have always escaped me!

Comment from Lee
Time: November 23, 2009, 5:36 pm

My ipod died a few weeks ago and I finally got my new ipod loaded with your latest podcast. I would love to have this book. Just what I need. If I don’t win, thanks anyway for a charming podcast that I love. Keep up the good work!

Comment from Fiona
Time: November 27, 2009, 7:45 am

Just finished listening to this podcast and I loved it. I agreed with so much that Cal said – about making your own clothes and not really needing many, about people getting back to basics, etc. I make all of my kids clothes and any new clothes that I need, and would love this book to help with some pattern designing.

Comment from Jacett
Time: November 27, 2009, 10:08 am

I’m starting to learn how to sew and would love to win a book.

Comment from Debra
Time: November 28, 2009, 4:56 am

I used to make a lot of my own clothes in college, dresses mostly as that was the dress code. I decided that it was easier to make them than it was to take store-bought dresses apart at the waistline to shorten them enough to fit me properly. I stopped making clothes at some point because my shape changed and I was tired of trying to alter the store-bought patterns to fit me. I would love to get back to making my own clothes with a copy of Cal’s book.

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Comment from beky
Time: December 9, 2009, 1:46 pm

I can’t wait to get my hands on this book. I just emailed the link to my 3 craftin sisters!!!! This is what we’ve all been waiting for-finally a way to make patterns for our short limbed bodies!

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Comment from Melissa Maebe
Time: August 26, 2010, 8:52 am

I’d love to make a dress! Love it even more if I’d win this book :D


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