Sew & Tell

Premiere DateJan 31, 2014
Categories Media Talk
00:00 DJ Marie (Underneath: (Come Back Around) Peggy Sue)
03:33 Interview with Jess Finkelstein of Byco and Print All Over Me
08:57 DJ Marie
09:23 Divisionary (Do The Right Thing) Ages and Ages
13:19 This Thing That I’ve Found The Autumn Defense
16:42 To A Death Unknown TOY
21:37 DJ Marie
22:58 Interview with Jesse Finkelstein
29:27 DJ Marie
30:40 Two Shots Peggy Sue
34:40 Dye The Water Green Bibio
39:53 Domino Gardens & Villa
43:53 DJ Marie
45:06 Interview with Jesse Finkelstein
48:05 DJ Marie
49:47 It’s Not Serious Hospitality
52:41 Finish

This week on Sew & Tell, I got to speak with Jesse Finkelstein, one half of the entrepreneurial team behind a new group of web-based platforms dedicated to paving the way for independent and custom designs. Jesse and his sister Meredith launched their inaugural design site, Byco, in 2011. Two years later, they introduced the pattern-centric Print All Over Me, a site which allows users to upload their own photos or prints to one of eight different blank templates, ranging from accessories to garments. Not surprisingly, Jesse and Meredith’s sites are revolutionizing the landscape of independent design; on today’s show, Jesse joins me to talk about the origin of Byco, how his team is able to produce small-batch and limited run pieces, why strict perimeters are a designer’s best friend, some upcoming design platforms and new projects for his team, and more.

Plus, a playlist dedicated solely to the first 2014 releases, featuring brand new music from Portland’s Ages and Ages, Santa Barbara-based Gardens & Villa, Wilco members’ side project The Autumn Defense, and Brit folk band Peggy Sue. So practice your best Tim Gunn impersonation, because today, we’ll show you how YOU can “make it work!”

Select Designs from Byco
(Photos by Dan McMahon)

The Polly Dress by c.conroy

Taily Italy Dress by Daniela Biosa

Angie Dress by parrott

Mixed Media Layered Skirt by Joneien Leah

October Trouser by katharineweintraub

Marcel Jumpsuit by karalaricks

Felted Gym Trouser by Bureau V

Boxing Shorts by designer

Zip-Up Button-Up by Jake Sollins

Marble Zip Up by jesse

Men’s Denim Shirt by thedreway

Select Styles from Print All Over Me
(Photos courtesy of Print All Over Me)

Blanc Sweatpants by A PAOM Designer

Field Trip Pillow by Cydney Bergdorf

Mystic Golden Fire Lake, Abstract Baroque Illusion by DianeClancy

Constellation Scarf by One Little Star

Blue Bird Work Shirt by dyd

Collage 1 T Shirt by Michael Burk

Best Woof Sweatshirt by New Friends for Sight Unseen

*Follow Byco on Twitter & Facebook to keep up with all the latest projects and design developments from Jesse, Meredith, and their team. And be sure to check out the awesome Print All Over Me blog for user-submitted photos of satisfied customers wearing their prints!

Odds & Ends
*What’s on your menu for V-day? Try this Red Wine Chocolate Cake from Smitten Kitchen! For more romantic recipes, crafts, gift ideas, and simmering style, check out the BTR Pinterest account & my own Valentine’s board.
*Stream the new Gardens & Villa album “Dunes” via Stereogum to test-drive it before Tuesday’s release.
*Tim and I attended our first Burns Supper last weekend, courtesy of a Scottish friend of ours, and it was amazing! Haggis was surprisingly delicious, especially when disguised inside bacon-wrapped chicken…
*California-based eco fashion label Amour Vert is the latest Goop collaboration!
*Tim is gone for a week, and I plan to use my time wisely… i.e. binge-watching this and this. What’s your current binge-watch-of-choice?
*Pics below of my new DVF flannel dress – it is the *perfect* winter dress, especially when paired with tall Frye boots!


Ages and Ages
(Photo courtesy of Ages and Ages)
Feb 14 – Rosis – Berlin, Germany
Feb 18 – Paradiso Kleine Zaal – Amsterdam, Netherlands
March 6 – Brick & Mortar Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
March 7 – The New Parish – Oakland, CA


Peggy Sue
(Photo by Mike Massaro)
Feb 1 – Mohawk – Austin, TX
Feb 3 – Yucca Tap Room – Tempe, AZ
Feb 5 – Soda Bar – San Diego, CA
Feb 6 – The Echo – Los Angeles, CA
Feb 7 – Third Space – Davis, CA
Feb 8 – The Starry Plough – Berkeley, CA
Feb 10 – Holocene – Portland, OR
Feb 11 – Sunset Tavern – Seattle, WA
Feb 13 – Glasslands Gallery – Brooklyn, NY
Feb 15 – Ortlieb’s Lounge – Philadelphia, PA
March 27 – VEGA – Copenhagen, Denmark
March 28 – Kulturhaus III&70 – Hamburg, Germany
March 30 – Privatclub – Berlin, Germany
March 31 – Kranhalle @ Feierwerk – Munich, Germany
April 1 – Blue Shell – Cologne, Germany
April 2 – Botanique @ Witloof Bar – Brussels, Belgium
April 3 – Ekko – Utrecht, Netherlands
April 7 – The Green Door Store – Brighton, United Kingdom
April 8 – The Tin at The Coal Vaults – Coventry, United Kingdom
April 9 – Soup Kitchen – Manchester, United Kingdom
April 10 – Broadcast – Glasgow, United Kingdom
April 11 – Leaf – Liverpool, United Kingdom
April 12 – The Harley Hotel & Bar – Sheffield, United Kingdom
April 14 – The Old Bookshop – Bristol, United Kingdom
April 15 – Oslo Hackney – London, United Kingdom


Gardens & Villa
(Photo by Cara Robbins)
Feb 7 – The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA
Feb 8 – SOhO – Santa Barbara, CA
Feb 11 – The Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ
Feb 13 – Three Links – Dallas, TX
Feb 15 – Fitzgerald’s, Downstairs – Houston, TX
Feb 16 – Gasa Gasa – New Orleans, LA
Feb 18 – The Earl – East Atlanta, GA
Feb 19 – Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC
Feb 20 – DC9 Nightclub – Washington, D.C.
Feb 21 – Boot & Saddle – Philadelphia, PA
Feb 22 – The Middle East Downstairs – Cambridge, MA
Feb 25 – Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY
Feb 27 – The Drake Hotel – Toronto, Ontario
March 1 – Schuba’s Tavern – Chicago, IL
March 2 – 7th Street Entry – Minneapolis, MN
March 5 – Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
March 7 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA
March 8 – El Rey Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
March 11 – 16 – SXSW – Austin, TX
March 24 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR
March 26 – Fortune Sound Club – Vancouver, British Columbia

Host Britt
Britt (formerly DJ Marie) has a passion for all forms of art, as well as for the creative process. She has a BA in Communications/Theater and a Post-Bacc in Photography from Maine Media Workshops. Britt began…

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