It’s kind of ironic, kind of weird, maybe just a fact a being a blogger. Many of my good friends I met on the internet. Ying is just one example. She, Elma and I have a group texting where we geek out over lacy, lingerie stuff. I met Kate McIvor, founder of The Confident Stitch on yep, you guessed it, the internet! A fellow sewing blogger, she became re-obsessed with making clothes after learning how to alter patterns to make them fit. A certified Palmer/Pletch instructor, she is constantly reading and experimenting with ways to improve her fitting skills. A serious sewing pro yo!
Today, I wanted to tell y’all about her shop. Located in Missoula, The Confident Stitch is on a mission to empower and uplift women. They strive to achieve that mission in many ways — by providing high-quality fabrics women can feel proud to wear and give to others, by helping women feel better about their bodies through pattern alteration, by making a small dent in the number of women in clothing-factory servitude, and by creating a community of people who love to sew.
The store is also a one-stop-shop for everything a sewist could need. They have modern quilting cottons from Cotton + Steel, Alexander Henry, Art Gallery, Free Spirit, RJR, and Andover. They have knits, voiles, wools, linens, canvases and rayons as well. They carry independent pattern companies, such as Jalie, Colette, The Sewing Workshop, Angela Wolf, Sew House 7, Cashmerette, Victory Patterns, and Sewaholic. Plus, they have tools to make your sewing life easier!
A Madalynne sponsor, Kate and her shop hold a special spot in my <3. If you’re in the area, stop by and say hi. If the store is not in your area, hop on over to her website to check her out. You can also follow along with Kate and The Confident Stitch on Instagram @theconfidentstitch