Category: Sewing

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Is Sewing Cheaper than Buying Clothes?

It’s a tough question: is sewing cheaper than buying clothes? Some people get into sewing thinking it will save them money. But in a world of fast fashion, too many people have become accustomed to getting clothing on the cheap. In the long run, the answer is yes if you …
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Best Patterns for Quilting Cotton

This post was updated on May 21, 2021. Among some of the best patterns for quilting cotton are actual wearable garments. Wait, sewing clothes with quilting cotton?! Is that allowed??? Uh, yes! Yes! YES! Quilting cotton isn’t usually what people consider for making clothes. It’s stiffer than typical garment fabric. …
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2019 Best Summer Dress Patterns for Knit Fabric

Earlier this week I listed my favorite woven dress patterns. Now, here’s the best summer dress patterns for knit fabric! Are knit dresses better than woven dresses? Not necessarily. They’re sometimes more comfortable. Their stretchy factor can make them secret pajamas. Which is just a funny way of saying that …
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2019 Best Summer Dress Patterns for Woven Fabric

The best summer dresses are light and airy. That means that the best summer dress patterns for wovens are made with lightweight and airy fabrics. The summer heat is definitely upon us. Despite living in Southern California and growing up in the infamous San Fernando Valley, I hate heat. This …
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The ZOZO Suit: Crash & Burn

The ZOZO suit crashed and burned very fast. It was a pretty good idea. The Japan-based company developed a digital platform to create bespoke clothing. Bespoke (or custom made) clothing is exceptionally expensive because of the precision fit. Ever heard of Savile Row? Probably not if you don’t pay thousands …
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Why I’m Opting Out of the Me Made May Challenge

Me Made May is the brainchild of Zoe from So, Zo What Do You Know? It’s a cool idea! But this year I’m opting out of Me Made May. When I first heard about it (or MMMay for short), I thought it was a daily excuse to show off your …
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6 Unlikely Sewing Tools

This post was updated in July 2020. We all probably have random items around the house that qualify as unlikely sewing tools. There are plenty of articles written on the importance of sewing gadgets, from the most basic to some obscure ones. Those gizmos are all specifically made for the …
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Recapping an Awesome Project Sew My Style March 2019

Now that it’s April, us March leaders for Project Sew My Style 2019 are passing the baton to the next group of badass ladies. They’re tackling trousers this month, so if you were ever going to attempt to make a pair, now is that time! Let’s look back on Cardigan …
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Style Arc Como Cardigan Sew Along Part 2

In last week’s installment of the Como Cardigan Sew Along, I reviewed fabric options and what you would need to make this pattern. This week, let’s get to sewing! Quick Sew Along Recap Seam allowance is 3/8″ or 1 cm and is already included in the pattern. The pattern has …
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Style Arc Como Cardigan Sew Along Part 1

If you’ve never made the Style Arc Como then welcome to the Como Cardigan Sew Along! In Part 1, I’ll go over the pattern and discuss appropriate fabric options, tools needed, and how to cut the pattern. In Part 2, I’ll show you how I sewed mine together. Here’s the pattern description: …