Category: Sewing

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Friday Pattern Company – Sew My Style 2020 Designer Q&A

Based in northern California, Chelsea Gurnoe is the pattern designer behind Friday Pattern Company. This is one of the two featured pattern companies for February’s Sew My Style challenge. What is Sew My Style? Check it out here! Chelsea and Friday Pattern Company recently released the unisex Ilford Jacket and …
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McCall’s 7206: The Easy Men’s TNT Shirt Pattern

I’ve posted about McCall’s 7206 men’s camp shirt pattern before. It’s a vintage-style bowling shirt and pretty easy shirt to make. So far I’ve made one for Ryan and my dad Louie has received two. Louie in lavender linen Louie in brown silk Ryan in plaid cotton shirting And then …
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The Mendy Project, An Intentional Challenge for 2020

The Mendy Project came up when I was writing about my intentions for 2020. In a year full of sewing challenges do we need another one? Sure, why not! What is The Mendy Project? The Mendy Project was influenced by the desire to stop replacing “stuff” that only needs a …
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Simplicity 8323 Vintage Robe Pattern Review

The Simplicity 8323 pattern was released in 1985, so it falls well within one of the definitions of vintage fashion. From Live About: The term “vintage” is used to describe clothing between 20 and 100 years old that is also clearly representative of the era in which it was produced. …
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Enhance Your Closet with Sew My Style 2020

Sew My Style 2020 launched with the clock striking midnight on January 1st and it’s a great way to enhance your closet this year. As of today we have nearly 3,500 people subscribed and many of them are new to sewing. It’s an exciting way to get into garment sewing. …
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Top 5 Sewing Patterns of 2019

I love Top 5 (and 10, 50, or 100!) lists, end of year lists, making lists. I just love lists! And the Top 5 sewing patterns of 2019 is my year-end favorites! And this isn’t any ol’ top 5 either. This is my Top 5 sewing patterns of 2019 for …
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New Look 6648 Hacked Black Sweater

I received this New Look 6648 pattern in a swap with #sewingfriends. It was technically too small, but not in the shoulders which is where it matters! The size range on this one is US 6-16 and I’m easily an 18 these days, but grading a loose fit knit pattern …
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December 2019 Maker Challenges

Kia ora makers! Welcome to the list of December 2019 maker challenges. The continually updated master list of all the maker challenges is always up in the menu bar—which now includes some upcoming challenges for 2020. But if you want the list for just December 2019 maker challenges, here you go! This also includes challenges that …
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Awed by FIDM’s 13th Art of Television Costume Design

FIDM’s 13th Art of Television Costume Design is on display now until October 26th and it can be summed up in one word: WOW! WOW! WOW! WOW! FIDM is Los Angeles’ own Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. Located just outside of the heart of the Fashion District, it has …