Month: January 2018

Joggers for Her – Simplicity 8268

The upside of a unisex pattern is the twofer deal: one for him and one for me. The major upside of fitting into the same size as your husband is using his muslin as your finished piece. For the non-sewist, a muslin is a “practice” piece made to ensure fit. …
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#sewmystyle Jan18 – Friday Pattern Co Sunny

There has been much ado about the Friday Pattern Co Sunny Dress pattern in the #sewmystyle Facebook group. Two camps have emerged: you either love this pattern or you firmly do not. I am, unfortunately, in the latter camp. It’s a basic t-shirt dress pattern that seems to work just fine …
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Joggers for Him – Simplicity 8268

When I made my #2018makenine plans, I had two pairs of pants on the list because I really want to learn how to make them. The easiest way to start: by making stretchy unisex sweat pants (or joggers, if you’re fancy). I figured conquering an “easy” pair of pants would …
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My Favorite Shift Dress – New Look 6411

I do not remember what my original inspiration was for making this dress, other than I found the pattern in my stash. But when I sewed it up in some leftover blue floral liverpool, I fell in love! I massively added to my New Look collection last September after that …
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Jan17 Fabric Haul

I realized as I was writing my fur cape post, that my visits to the downtown Los Angeles Fashion District are becoming more regular. Shocking, I know. It’s usually a full afternoon of my mom and I traipsing around Maple St, oohing and aahing over the array of beautiful fabrics. …
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Game of Thrones-Inspired Fur Cape – New Look 6475

The path to having a fur cape started back in October when I became a tad bit obsessed with a faux rabbit fur I happened upon at a distant Joann’s. It was on sale, and oh-so-soft! But I simply couldn’t justify the purchase without a concrete plan for it. What …
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I Got a New Toy!

I treated myself recently after winning my fantasy football league. Free money is fun money. The Brother 1034D is apparently the go-to starter serger (or overlocker, if you’re from one of the fancy countries with a cool accent), but I also found that the upgraded Brother 1034DX is available, too. However it’s …
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A Cape for Wacky Capers! – New Look 6479

Who’s ready to go on some wacky capers?! When I finally put on this cape to show it off to him, my husband called me a cape-ist. I said we should go on capers. This make is the cape from New Look 6479 View C. It was originally just supposed …
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Jan18 Plans

Happy New Year! I always love the beginning of the year. It feels like the ultimate reset. Everyone is starting something new. Whatever that thing is for each of us individually, we’re all in it together. *Housekeeping: some links on this page are affiliate links, meaning that I get a …
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2018 Sewing Challenges and Prompts

Looking for sewing inspiration? Below is an ongoing list of 2018 sewing challenges and prompts within the online sewing community. All of these provide a great way to connect with the community and expand your skills. I’ll update the list as I learn more! Update Jan 9: now alphabetized irrespective …

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