Month: April 2019


Thread Theory Finlayson Sweater – Pattern Review

Finlayson has a Nordic heritage so it’s no wonder that the Thread Theory Finlayson sweater is a cozy garment. It’s perfect for protecting against those cold winters. Thread Theory is one of the few menswear-focused pattern companies around. Hailing from Canada, they aren’t exclusively menswear pattern makers, they definitely have …

Millicent Joy Daisy Halter Top – Pattern Tester Review

The Daisy Halter Top is an easy, new spring tank top pattern. Millicent Joy Sewing Patterns is a relatively new pattern company. I helped establish the bodice sizing and then tested one of her first patterns, the Daisy. And this week is its product launch! You can get your own …

6 Unlikely Sewing Tools

We all probably have random items around the house that qualify as unlikely sewing tools. There are plenty of articles written on the importance of sewing gadgets, from the most basic to some obscure ones. Those gizmos are all specifically made for the art and science of sewing. What about …

April 2019 Maker Challenges

The continually updated master list of all the maker challenges is always up in the menu bar. But if you want the list for just April’s challenges, here you go! This also includes challenges that are ongoing and those ending this month that may have started earlier in the year. As …

Free Heidi Day Dress – Pattern Review

One of my favorite designers, The Wearable Studio, just released their Heidi Day dress. Better yet, it’s free if you join their mailing list. I actually tested the pattern for Mel because obvs. I told myself I was going to take time away from pattern testing after the superhero Oliver, …

Recapping an Awesome Project Sew My Style March 2019

Now that it’s April, us March leaders for Project Sew My Style 2019 are passing the baton to the next group of badass ladies. They’re tackling trousers this month, so if you were ever going to attempt to make a pair, now is that time! Let’s look back on Cardigan …