Tag: Big 4

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New Look 6892 – Pattern Review and Fit Hack

New Look 6892 was on my mom’s wish list since last spring. Like the terribly distracted daughter I am, I couldn’t make it for her until this past Mother’s Day. It only took 13 months, and she looks beautiful in it! It’s a surprisingly quick and easy pattern too (especially …
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Peasant Tops for Mom – New Look 6891

I’ve been sewing so much for my dad and husband that I finally took a break to go back to making women’s clothing. But this time, they’re for my mom. New Look 6891 was one of her choices and she had bought a white embroidered border cotton specifically for it. …
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Hacking the Pattern – McCall’s 6744, Part 1

(This post about McCall’s 6744 was written last December, and has been sitting unpublished. It’s about a shirt I made in early 2017, so it’s an old post about an old make—meta-blogception! I thought it would be nice to take a trip back in time. Enjoy.) Winter doesn’t ever last very …
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A Cape for Wacky Capers! – New Look 6479

Who’s ready to go on some wacky capers?! When I finally put on this cape to show it off to him, my husband called me a cape-ist. I said we should go on capers. This make is the cape from New Look 6479 View C. It was originally just supposed …

2018 #MenswearMakeNine Plans

Allow me to introduce you to El Husbando. Having a husband is nice. Having one that willing wears everything his wife makes for him is even better. He’s such a willing guinea pig! When I found out about Allie’s #menswearmakenine pledge, I asked him what he wanted. He’s a software …
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2018 Make Nine Plans & Ideas

I did not participate in #makenine in 2017 because I didn’t really know what it was. Now discovered that it’s “a gentle challenge for makers,” I can totally get on board with that! Like I mentioned in my big ol’ 2018 Plans post, there are some special-to-me makes I want …

Peach “Flashdance” Sweater – Simplicity 8089

Even if you weren’t yet born in 1983, you’re probably well aware of the iconic grey off-shoulder sweater that Jennifer Beals sported in Flashdance. Even my millennial husband, not born until later in the decade, called this my Flashdance sweater when I first showed it to him. Honestly, it’s like …

Pink V-Neck Sweater – McCall’s 7660

I first learned about this pattern from an Inside the Hem video. I really liked the idea of a v-neck sweater and I really wanted it in pink, just like the picture for view D. I imagined this in a boucle knit, but had a devil of a time finding any boucle, …
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Cataloging My Stash – Vogue & Butterick Patterns

Continuing on my quest to tackle the organization process for all my patterns, I have a much more modest list of the other Big 4 companies’ patterns. In fact, I don’t even own any Kwik Sew patterns. They feel very much like they’re aimed at mid-Western PTA moms, which I …

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