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Thread Theory Finlayson Sweater – Pattern Review

Finlayson has a Nordic heritage so it’s no wonder that the Thread Theory Finlayson sweater is a cozy garment. It’s perfect for protecting against those cold winters. Thread Theory is one of the few menswear-focused pattern companies around. Hailing from Canada, they aren’t exclusively menswear pattern makers, they definitely have …
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Free Heidi Day Dress – Pattern Review

One of my favorite designers, The Wearable Studio, just released their Heidi Day dress. Better yet, it’s free if you join their mailing list. I actually tested the pattern for Mel because obvs. I told myself I was going to take time away from pattern testing after the superhero Oliver, …
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Effortless Versatility: Laela Jeyne Samantha – Pattern Review

The Laela Jeyne Samantha has been sitting in my pattern library for months. Like, since I tested it last summer. Why haven’t I blogged about it? I wear my Samantha tees pretty regularly! It wasn’t until I saw LJ designer Marisa’s Instagram post about her Samantha sweater that a light bulb …
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Style Arc Como Cardigan – Pattern Review

The Style Arc Como Cardigan was one of the Project #SewMyStyle2019 patterns of the month for March. I created a 2-part sew along that you can find here. Let’s give the Como cardigan pattern the full review treatment, shall we? *Housekeeping: full disclosure, I received this pattern for free as …
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Oliver Hoodie for Men – Pattern Review

Today is the release of the new Sinclair Patterns pattern for men, the Oliver hoodie and polo shirt. *Housekeeping: some links on this page are affiliate links, meaning that I get a tiny commission from purchases you make using them, but it doesn’t cost you anything extra! If I like …
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Deer and Doe Givre Dress Pattern Review

The Deer and Doe Givre dress (and t-shirt) was one of the two Project Sew My Style (#sewmystyle2019) options for February. As a co-host for the project this month, I’m revealing my make a little early with my Givre Dress pattern review. This was my first time using a Deer …
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Sewing Fail: Helen’s Closet Elliot Sweater Pattern Review

The Elliot Sweater from Helen’s Closet is a great basic pattern. It’s a boxy raglan sleeve top with either a regular neckband or cowl/turtleneck option. It has such great potential. It just wasn’t great ON me. But don’t worry. I won’t let that color my review of the pattern. Plus …
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Pattern Emporium True Romance Top Pattern Review

The True Romance blouse is my first one from Pattern Emporium, but it was absolutely love at first sight when I found out about it! First, there’s the name. I grew up in the 90s when Christian Slater was the guy all girls swooned over. His movie True Romance was …
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Itch to Stitch Uvita Top Pattern Review – Free Pattern

The Itch to Stitch Uvita Top comes from one of my favorite indie pattern companies. Aside from a having very thorough instructions, Itch to Stitch also has a few freebies that are not just hastily thrown together patterns (though they are very beginner-friendly). Case in point the Lindy Skirt. And also this Uvita …
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Simplicity 8268 Pattern Review – More Joggers for Him

In January 2018 I made El Hubo the first pair of Simplicity 8268 joggers. He calls them his “house pants.” Basically, he lives in them when he’s home. Our new home is in Long Beach, CA which recently underwent a freezing rain situation. We work out at 6:30 am 3 …