Category: Sewing

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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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2 Denim Jacket Patterns Compared: Kingston vs Stevie

October’s Project Sew My Style’s theme is denim jacket patterns. It’s Kingston vs Stevie month! Meaning, the patterns we’ve chosen for the month are the Rebecca Page Kingston and the Style Arc Stevie. *Housekeeping: there are affiliate links in this post, and I received this pattern for free as a …
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Lace-Front Phoenix Blouse – Pattern Review

The Hey June Handmade Phoenix Blouse was one of the two patterns for September’s Project Sew My Style challenge. It had also been on my to-do list for quite some time. What better time to make it than during this interminable summer? *Housekeeping: there are affiliate links in this post, …
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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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Almost Successful Ruffled Ogden Cami

Ogden cami hacks were all the rage this summer. My favorite #ogdencamihack is the one I mentioned in my first post about them: the shelf bra! But I was inspired by a ruffled tank I saw out in the wild to try to do that to the Ogden cami, too. …
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Sew Long Summer with a Hacked Daisy Blouse

I’m hanging on to the last bit of summer while I still have this awesome Caribbean tan with my hacked Daisy blouse. Today is the last day of the Sew Long Summer blog tour. Sew Long Summer is all about getting those transitional wardrobe pieces ready; finishing up all those …