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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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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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Chalk & Notch Orchid Midi Dress Pattern Review

The Chalk & Notch Orchid is a midi dress, which is why its full name is the Orchid Midi. But I didn’t actually make a midi dress, cuz I’m short! What is a midi dress? According to Wikipedia, it’s a dress that hits around the calf. It’s also called “tea” …
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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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Millicent Joy Daisy Halter Top – Pattern Tester Review

The Daisy Halter Top is an easy, new spring tank top pattern. Millicent Joy Sewing Patterns is a relatively new pattern company. I helped establish the bodice sizing and then tested one of her first patterns, the Daisy. And this week is its product launch! You can get your own …
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Free Heidi Day Dress – Pattern Review

One of my favorite designers, The Wearable Studio, just released their Heidi Day dress. Better yet, it’s free if you join their mailing list. I actually tested the pattern for Mel because obvs. I told myself I was going to take time away from pattern testing after the superhero Oliver, …
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Style Arc Como Cardigan – Pattern Review

The Style Arc Como Cardigan was one of the Project #SewMyStyle2019 patterns of the month for March. I created a 2-part sew along that you can find here. Let’s give the Como cardigan pattern the full review treatment, shall we? *Housekeeping: full disclosure, I received this pattern for free as …
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Oliver Hoodie for Men – Pattern Review

Today is the release of the new Sinclair Patterns pattern for men, the Oliver hoodie and polo shirt. Oliver comes in both a collared polo shirt (with 3 sleeve lengths) and a hoodie version. *Housekeeping: some links on this page are affiliate links, meaning that I get a tiny commission …