Year: 2020

Sewing

Helen’s Closet – Sew My Style 2020 Designer Q&A

Helen’s Closet has been a Sew My Style featured pattern company since 2018. Helen has made her Suki robe, Blackwood cardigan, and now, Pona jacket all available for the annual sewing challenge. I had the pleasure of being on Helen’s and partner Caroline’s podcast Love to Sew earlier this year. …
Maker

2020 Amazon Prime Day Deals for Makers

Amazon Prime Day is next week, and is actually a 48-hour event. Beginning at midnight PDT Tuesday, October 13th it runs through the 14th at 11:59 pm in the Pacific time zone. Marketers are considering this the start of the holiday shopping season, 6 weeks earlier than Black Friday. 2020 …
Lifestyle

Thoughts on Noom: Is it Worth It?

After posting what I hoped was an objective review, now it’s time to give you my unfiltered thoughts on Noom. Is it worth it? What is Noom? If you’re not familiar with Noom, go back and read my last post on this diet program. To recap, Noom seeks to help …
Lifestyle

Noom: What to Expect in Your First 30 Days

Noom has been all over the tv ads lately. And with the pandemic practically eliminating gym workouts, maybe you’re wondering if it’s for you. So here’s a Noom review with what to expect in the first 30 days. What is Noom? Noom is an app-based lifestyle program designed to help …
Sewing

Simplicity 1108 Robe Pattern Review

I’ve owned the beginner-friendly sewing pattern Simplicity 1108 for a few years now. In fact, remember the Bat Dress (Simplicity 8091)? I bought them at the same time, way back in 2017! What both of these Simplicity patterns have in common is that they are listed as Misses’ Kimonos. L’sigh. …
Lifestyle

15+ Best At-Home Date Night Ideas

At-home date night ideas are crucial especially right now. While so many of us are stuck at home during the pandemic, getting out of a routine with your partner is important for keeping a relationship fresh. This is true even for natural homebodies. As much as I love my husband …
Sewing

Melody Dolman Pattern Review

The Melody Dolman rocketed to the top of my list recently. I wanted a camp shirt for summer, and I’ve made the men in my life 4 of them, so it’s my turn! What is a camp shirt? Think of a Hawaiian shirt or a bowling shirt. It’s a very …
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 …