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Pattern Reviews

Top 5 Sewing Patterns of 2018

It was hard work but I was finally able to come up with my top 5 sewing patterns of 2018. Just to illustrate how tough this was, I originally had 13 makes I wanted to share! But I got wise and decided to narrow it down to my favorite patterns. …
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Wiksten Haori Jacket Pattern Review

Wiksten recently changed the name of their Kimono Jacket to the Wiksten Haori. Why? Isn’t it a kimono? No, it isn’t. Even though that is what this style of sleeve is usually referred to as it’s not technically correct. Even if that’s how it’s named in your technical books. From Wiksten’s …
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Hey June Handmade Halifax Hoodie Pattern Review

Back in August, the #sewmystyle2018 pattern choice was the Halifax Hoodie from Hey June Handmade. At the time it was still too damn hot in Los Angeles to wear a sweatshirt. But by October it started to cool off enough (at night at least) to consider wearing layers. The teal …
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Itch to Stitch Dana Point Top Pattern Hack & Giveaway!

Here for the giveaway? Check out the details below and don’t forget to sign up for the newsletter for a chance to win! *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 …
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Fitting the Shorts, Part 2 – True Bias Lander Shorts

(Let’s talk about crotches, baby!) I feel like I should title this FITTING! THE! SHORTS!!! This has been the ultimate journey, and yet I know full well we are just at the beginning of fitting actual pants. But for the moment, I really want to revel in the feeling of …
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Sew Long Summer with a Pair of Wardrobe By Me Cargo Shorts

Hello and welcome to Petite Font! I’m Paulette. If you’re new here or came by through another blogger’s Sew Long Summer post, welcome! I talk sewing, and sometimes, beer and lifting, too. If you’ve always been here, then you know you’re in for a good time! So…what is Sew Long …
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The Brown “Silk” Bowling Shirt – McCall’s 7206

My third iteration of McCall’s 7206 men’s bowling shirt was once again for my dad. His first one in lavender linen was the nicest thing I’d ever made, but he really wanted a brown one, too. We sourced some “silk” (more on that in a second) at a vendor in …
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Peasant Tops for Mom – New Look 6891

I’ve been sewing so much for my dad and husband that I finally took a break to go back to making women’s clothing. But this time, they’re for my mom. New Look 6891 was one of her choices and she had bought a white embroidered border cotton specifically for it. …
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Hacking the Pattern – McCall’s 6744, Part 1

(This post about McCall’s 6744 was written last December, and has been sitting unpublished. It’s about a shirt I made in early 2017, so it’s an old post about an old make—meta-blogception! I thought it would be nice to take a trip back in time. Enjoy.) Winter doesn’t ever last very …