Author: Paulette Erato

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 …
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. …