Category: DIY Fashion

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In The Folds – Sew My Style 2020 Designer Q&A

I was so excited when Emily from In the Folds agreed to launch her new Barkly Skirt with Sew My Style this year. As an Australian designer with inclusive sizing, Emily was a rare find. As a team, we wanted to work with as many international designers as possible. In …
Pattern Reviews

Misty Cami Dress in Sangria Rayon

My Misty Cami dress was a real treat to sew up in this Sangria rayon from The Confident Stitch. This was my first Sew Altered Style pattern. After purchase I learned that it’s named after ballerina Misty Copeland, the first African American soloist in the American Ballet Theater. This info, …
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True Bias – Sew My Style 2020 Designer Q&A

When True Bias designer Kelli Ward announced last year that she was expanding her sizing, I was so excited! I immediately reached out and asked if she’d be interested in participating in Sew My Style 2020. She was the very first designer to commit to the 2020 calendar. Which made …
Pattern Hacks & Tutorials

Lou Box Top Hacked 3 Ways

This series of Lou Box Top hacks came about because I’ve finally learned something. I know I look terrible in boxy tops. See evidence of this in my Wiksten Haori, Uvita Top, and Como Cardigan. Wiksten Haori Uvita Top Como Cardigan So why would I once again walk down this …
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Love Notions – Sew My Style 2020 Designer Q&A

Tami Meyer is the designer behind Love Notions Sewing Patterns, LLC. They have a library of patterns for the whole family, even for dolls! I’m a big fan of Love Notions personally, having made the Sabrina Slims and Rhapsody Blouse. The blouse was part of Sew My Style 2019! And …
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Sew My Style Bingo for Me Made May 2020

This year Sew My Style 2020 has a casual challenge within a challenge! Sew My Style Bingo celebrates Me Made May by highlighting all of our wonderful 2020 pattern companies. This isn’t prize driven, as we do already have Spoonflower sponsoring a pretty sweet prize for May. This is in …
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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 – 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 …