Category: DIY Fashion

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Sew DIY – Sew My Style 2020 Designer Q&A

I learned about Beth and Sew DIY when I was researching companies for Sew My Style 2020 last year. Her product line was recommended by another pattern designer because of the inclusive size range (US size 0-32). Then I learned she lives in the Los Angeles area too and we …
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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. …
Pattern Reviews

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. …
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Blank Slate Patterns – Sew My Style 2020 Designer Q&A

Melissa Mora’s company Blank Slate Patterns has been on my radar since I started sewing. I was introduced to it very early on because I won a contest that entitled me to a free pattern from her line. I joined her mailing list to get the free Blank Slate Patterns …
Pattern Reviews

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 …
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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 …
Pattern Reviews

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 …
Pattern Reviews

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 …
Pattern Hacks & Tutorials

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 …