Year: 2018

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#sewmystyle March18 Closet Case Patterns Kalle Shirt

Hello from Cali, in my Kalle Shirt! I have been unsure about the Kalle since it came out. It looks cute on so many people but I didn’t think it would suit my body type. Since it was the #sewmystyle pattern for the month, I decided to take a chance …
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Aqua Floral Tee – My Handmade Wardrobe Patterns Simple Tee

When I purchased Love Sewing Magazine Issue #47* I saw there was a free “scuba tee” pattern included. I didn’t read the article (I barely read the magazine until this month…issue 47 was from late last year!), just dove right in. What I missed, by not reading carefully, is that …
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My Standard Pattern Adjustments

This post was updated in June 2020. My standard pattern adjustments have to be done to almost every single sewing pattern. Maybe you do too? Lucky is the unicorn that doesn’t need to adjust a pattern. I am not a unicorn. Unfortunately. When it comes to sewing from a pattern, …
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Mathing is Hard

In honor of Pi Day (3/14), here’s a post about numbers. I  was always pretty good at math, but after college and matrices and all kinds of weird statistics and shit, the math part of my brain shut down. I don’t have kids so I didn’t know anything about Common …
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Cardis for Mom & Me – Rebecca Page Circle Cardigan

(Before we begin: do you spell it cardi or cardie? Apparently both are acceptable, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, so if you see both spellings here, don’t worry. The hashtag for it is actually #circlecardie and this was the first time I had ever seen it with an E! …
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Pattern Testing: The Wearable Studio Franki Top

This was my first go at being a pattern tester and I think I got super lucky testing what turned out to be an awesome shirt. Spoiler: I LOVED IT! *all the heart eyes!!* So much so that I made it twice. You know how much I love a good …
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Resort Life & Cocktails – The Kenedy Dress

Oh Kenedy. I’ve learned so much from you. This is the Seamwork Kenedy. Seamwork patterns seem to have a lot of haters (or is it Colette that has the haters? I can never remember.), but either I’ve chosen well or they’re just made for a Petite Font body in mind …
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7×7 Mini Capsule Wardrobe Challenge

Earlier this year, the ladies over at Sew Altered Style challenged the makers of the internet to dive into PANTS. January and February were dedicated to making casual pants. The interpretation of “casual” was left up to the individual maker, so I chose the ultra casual pull-on pants from New …
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Kwik Sew 4069 – Pattern Review

Kwik Sew 4069 turned out to be a great pattern for my Archer-inspired turtleneck sweater. Even if I was previously biased against Kwik Sew patterns. Do you watch Archer? It’s an adult cartoon on FXX about a bumbling spy who considers himself 007. It’s a hilariously mature comedy and there’s …
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New Look 6399: The Lounge Pants

Happy Valentine’s Day! I’m celebrating by rocking my first successful SWAP pattern—AND THEY’RE PANTS! New Look 6399 pants, to be exact. I’ve had so many fails with my multiple attempts at several pieces in this capsule wardrobe that I was so happy when something finally just worked! Who would’ve thought …