Author: Paulette Erato

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Turning the Ilford Jacket into a Shirt

I turned the Ilford Jacket pattern into a shirt for my husband last month. It was one of the two Sew My Style patterns for February, and the man can always use new shirts. The Ilford Jacket is a very boxy unisex pattern, which means there is no shaping to …
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Laela Jeyne Patterns – Sew My Style 2020 Designer Q&A

Laela Jeyne Patterns designer Marisa Ryniak has made two of her patterns available for Sew My Style 2020: March’s Willa Vest and the Reed Trousers in August. Willa Vest Reed Trousers For people who prefer a full jacket instead of just a vest, the Willa also has the option of …
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2020 Movie Costume Exhibit at FIDM, Part 1

FIDM’s 2020 movie costume exhibit is now in its 28th year. Its real name is the Annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design and the exhibit was full of eye candy. It’s not just Oscar-nominated films that are on display, but the exhibit does coincide with the Academy Awards. So the nominees and …
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Friday Pattern Company – Sew My Style 2020 Designer Q&A

Based in northern California, Chelsea Gurnoe is the pattern designer behind Friday Pattern Company. This is one of the two featured pattern companies for February’s Sew My Style challenge. What is Sew My Style? Check it out here! Chelsea and Friday Pattern Company recently released the unisex Ilford Jacket and …
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McCall’s 7206: The Easy Men’s TNT Shirt Pattern

I’ve posted about McCall’s 7206 men’s camp shirt pattern before. It’s a vintage-style bowling shirt and pretty easy shirt to make. So far I’ve made one for Ryan and my dad Louie has received two. Louie in lavender linen Louie in brown silk Ryan in plaid cotton shirting And then …
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The Mendy Project, An Intentional Challenge for 2020

The Mendy Project came up when I was writing about my intentions for 2020. In a year full of sewing challenges do we need another one? Sure, why not! What is The Mendy Project? The Mendy Project was influenced by the desire to stop replacing “stuff” that only needs a …
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Setting Powerful Intentions for 2020

Last week I showed you how to set goals for 2020. Today I’m sharing my own intentions for 2020. Goals = intentions. And it all starts with my Word of the Year! My Intentions for 2020 So what am I doing next year? Remember my Word of the Year? 2020 …
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3 Methods for Setting Goals for 2020

Are you setting goals for 2020? Have you thought that far ahead yet? Or did you have a list ready in-hand when the clock magically struck midnight on January 1st? It’s funny that a lot of people hate the idea of “new year resolutions,” but get excited about goal setting. …
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Simplicity 8323 Vintage Robe Pattern Review

The Simplicity 8323 pattern was released in 1985, so it falls well within one of the definitions of vintage fashion. From Live About: The term “vintage” is used to describe clothing between 20 and 100 years old that is also clearly representative of the era in which it was produced. …