Category: Pattern Reviews

Pattern Reviews

Aqua Floral Tee – My Handmade Wardrobe Patterns Simple Tee

When I purchased Love Sewing Magazine Issue #47* I saw there was a free “scuba tee” pattern included. I didn’t read the article (I barely read the magazine until this month…issue 47 was from late last year!), just dove right in. What I missed, by not reading carefully, is that …
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Cardis for Mom & Me – Rebecca Page Circle Cardigan

(Before we begin: do you spell it cardi or cardie? Apparently both are acceptable, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, so if you see both spellings here, don’t worry. The hashtag for it is actually #circlecardie and this was the first time I had ever seen it with an E! …
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Pattern Testing: The Wearable Studio Franki Top

This was my first go at being a pattern tester and I think I got super lucky testing what turned out to be an awesome shirt. Spoiler: I LOVED IT! *all the heart eyes!!* So much so that I made it twice. You know how much I love a good …
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Resort Life & Cocktails – The Kenedy Dress

Oh Kenedy. I’ve learned so much from you. This is the Seamwork Kenedy. Seamwork patterns seem to have a lot of haters (or is it Colette that has the haters? I can never remember.), but either I’ve chosen well or they’re just made for a Petite Font body in mind …
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Kwik Sew 4069 – Pattern Review

Kwik Sew 4069 turned out to be a great pattern for my Archer-inspired turtleneck sweater. Even if I was previously biased against Kwik Sew patterns. Do you watch Archer? It’s an adult cartoon on FXX about a bumbling spy who considers himself 007. It’s a hilariously mature comedy and there’s …
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New Look 6399: The Lounge Pants

Happy Valentine’s Day! I’m celebrating by rocking my first successful SWAP pattern—AND THEY’RE PANTS! New Look 6399 pants, to be exact. I’ve had so many fails with my multiple attempts at several pieces in this capsule wardrobe that I was so happy when something finally just worked! Who would’ve thought …
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Cozy Chocolate Brown Sweater – Thread Theory Finlayson

Another #sewingforhim post! El Husbando has 5 me made pieces, 2 of which were made in just the last 2 weeks. And to borrow from a certain men’s clothier: I like the way he looks! What I’m sure you will notice, which he thankfully didn’t and doesn’t even care about, …
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Joggers for Her – Simplicity 8268

The upside of a unisex pattern is the twofer deal: one for him and one for me. The major upside of fitting into the same size as your husband is using his muslin as your finished piece. For the non-sewist, a muslin is a “practice” piece made to ensure fit. …
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#sewmystyle Jan18 – Friday Pattern Co Sunny

There has been much ado about the Friday Pattern Co Sunny Dress pattern in the #sewmystyle Facebook group. Two camps have emerged: you either love this pattern or you firmly do not. I am, unfortunately, in the latter camp. It’s a basic t-shirt dress pattern that seems to work just fine …