Category: DIY Fashion

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Sewjo: 6 Easy Tricks to Get it Back

Sewjo? What the heck is that??? Sewjo is the magic mojo that gets you sewing. But sewjo can come and go at any time. During a quarantine, it can be even trickier to find the motivation to indulge in this hobby (and this is directed at hobby sewists. If this …
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Liesl Gibson ā€“ Sew My Style 2020 Designer Q&A

Liesl + Co designer Liesl Gibson has quite the background designing patterns. Like some of our other featured designers, she too has worked with apparel companies you might have heard of (scroll down to see which ones!). In fact, Liesl helms 4 brands now! Aside from designing fashionable patterns under …
Pattern Reviews

Sabrina Slims – A Fitting Experiment Review & Giveaway

The Sabrina Slims were recently re-released by Love Notions in an expanded size range. To see how it looks on a variety of bodies, a group of bloggers is experimenting with the fit. Welcome to the Fitting Experiment! We also have a giveaway! Scroll down for details. *Housekeeping: please note …
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2020 Movie Costumes Exhibit at FIDM, Part 2

Continuing on from last week’s post about the 2020 movie costumes exhibit at FIDM (aka the 28th Annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design), here are more of my favorites from the show: 2020 Movie Costumes from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker There were two Star Wars costumes in …
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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

Updated Jan 18, 2020. The Mendy Project came up when I was writing about my intentions for 2020. 2021 has a long list of maker challenges already, so what’s another one!? Let’s all be “mendy-lorians” and repair the stuff we have laying around. Repair and reuse! What is The Mendy …