Year: 2020

Maker Sewing

Pattern Scout – Sew My Style 2020 Designer Q&A

Pattern Scout’s Lulu Cardigan is one of the featured patterns this month for Sew My Style. When PS designer Casey suggested the pattern, I was excited because it has been on my to-make list for quite some time! Casey was originally an architect before designing her own patterns! She outlines …
Sewing

How to Sew a Woven T-shirt from a Button-Up Pattern

I learned I could sew a woven t-shirt from a button-up pattern when I thought I’d screwed up a recent project. Turns out this is a pretty useful hack for a lazy sewist like me! I was working on the Melody Dolman pattern which is a woven button-up shirt. It’s …
Lifestyle

Throw Out Your Disgusting Old Lipstick!

Did you know that old lipstick carries germs? Did you know you should throw it out after a certain amount of time has passed? Does it pain you to do that because you love lipstick and hate seeing it go to waste? But do you really want bacteria-laden lipstick smeared …
Sewing

Game Day Jersey for Him

The Love Notions Game Day Jersey was one of May’s Sew My Style two featured patterns. T-shirts are a wardrobe staple so I was excited to make a couple of these for both me and Ryan. And clearly the pictures were taken back in May, too. Hence the lumberjack beard …
Sewing

Sunday V-Neck Pattern Review

The Sunday V-neck is a raglan pattern from Friday Pattern Company. And it’s free! Another great thing about this pattern is that it’s a unisex tee (another unisex pattern from Friday Pattern Co!). It’s made for a 2-inch (5 cm) bust vs high bust difference, so you might need a …
Beer & Cocktails

Sangria: Adult Fruit Punch

Sangria is a cheap and easy drink to make at home. All you need is red wine, brandy, some carbonation, and fruits and you’ll have a delicious wine cocktail that’s just like fruit punch—for adults! Want to skip the history lesson? Jump to the Recipe. Sangria means blood in Spanish. …
Sewing

How to Draft a Keyhole Neckline

To draft a keyhole neckline all you need is a little imagination. I had an extra yard of the gorgeous Figo Sangria rayon is used for my Misty Cami. But I didn’t want to make yet another camisole, so I got creative.  The Confident Stitch is offering a 10% discount …
Maker

In The Folds – Sew My Style 2020 Designer Q&A

I was so excited when Emily from In the Folds agreed to launch her new Barkly Skirt with Sew My Style this year. As an Australian designer with inclusive sizing, Emily was a rare find. As a team, we wanted to work with as many international designers as possible. In …
Sewing

Misty Cami Dress in Sangria Rayon

My Misty Cami dress was a real treat to sew up in this Sangria rayon from The Confident Stitch. This was my first Sew Altered Style pattern. After purchase I learned that it’s named after ballerina Misty Copeland, the first African American soloist in the American Ballet Theater. This info, …
Maker

True Bias – Sew My Style 2020 Designer Q&A

When True Bias designer Kelli Ward announced last year that she was expanding her sizing, I was so excited! I immediately reached out and asked if she’d be interested in participating in Sew My Style 2020. She was the very first designer to commit to the 2020 calendar. Which made …