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5 Lessons Learned from a Year of NOT Buying Clothes

The end of the year is always good for reflection on lessons learned. The resolutions we made last year are tallied and deemed successful or not. Did we do as well as expected? This time last year I made a pledge to go a full year without shopping for clothes. …
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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

*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 them, you might too!* Wiksten recently changed the name of their Kimono Jacket to the Wiksten Haori. Why? Isn’t …
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How to Shorten Yoga Pants in only 10 Minutes

Hemming pants is one of the least fun things when it comes to sewing alterations. But to shorten yoga pants to a functional cropped length is so easy I can’t believe I waited so long to do it! I’m not at the point yet where I trust myself to make …
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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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How NOT to Become a Pattern Tester & a 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! The very first pattern test I participated in was for The Wearable Studio. Is it a coincidence that they are today’s giveaway sponsor? Nope! I learned a …
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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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