Tag: New Look patterns

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Best Patterns for Quilting Cotton

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. And some people will try to tell you …
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New Look 6414 Pattern Review

New Look 6414 was part of my mom’s wish list from 2018. So for her birthday, I sewed up View D in floral quilting cotton. Unlike most Big 4 patterns, this one has a beefy description (relatively speaking): Misses’ loose fitting blouse has V-neck with bell or short sleeves with …
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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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Aug18 Recap

I’m all for accountability, which is why I do these monthly recaps. Sometimes I’m pleasantly pleased with what I’ve accomplished and sometimes I’m less ecstatic. Let’s start with what I didn’t get to, based on my August plans: I did NOT: hack an Ogden cami OR use the cool abstract …

The Lounge Pants – New Look 6399

Happy Valentine’s Day! I’m celebrating by rocking my first successful SWAP pattern—AND THEY’RE PANTS! I’ve had so many fails with my multiple attempts at several pieces in this capsule wardrobe that I was so happy when something finally just worked! Who would’ve thought the first pattern to actually come to …
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My Favorite Shift Dress – New Look 6411

I do not remember what my original inspiration was for making this dress, other than I found the pattern in my stash. But when I sewed it up in some leftover blue floral liverpool, I fell in love! I massively added to my New Look collection last September after that …
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Jan17 Fabric Haul

I realized as I was writing my fur cape post, that my visits to the downtown Los Angeles Fashion District are becoming more regular. Shocking, I know. It’s usually a full afternoon of my mom and I traipsing around Maple St, oohing and aahing over the array of beautiful fabrics. …
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Game of Thrones-Inspired Fur Cape – New Look 6475

The path to having a fur cape started back in October when I became a tad bit obsessed with a faux rabbit fur I happened upon at a distant Joann’s. It was on sale, and oh-so-soft! But I simply couldn’t justify the purchase without a concrete plan for it. What …
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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 …
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Jan18 Plans

Happy New Year! I always love the beginning of the year. It feels like the ultimate reset. Everyone is starting something new. Whatever that thing is for each of us individually, we’re all in it together. *Housekeeping: some links on this page are affiliate links, meaning that I get a …

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