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Pattern Reviews

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. *Housekeeping: some links on this page are affiliate links, meaning that I get a tiny commission from purchases you make using them, but it doesn’t cost you anything extra! If I like …
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Sewing Fail: Helen’s Closet Elliot Sweater Pattern Review

The Elliot Sweater from Helen’s Closet is a great basic pattern. It’s a boxy raglan sleeve top with either a regular neckband or cowl/turtleneck option. It has such great potential. It just wasn’t great ON me. But don’t worry. I won’t let that color my review of the pattern. Plus …
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Pattern Emporium True Romance Top Pattern Review

The True Romance blouse is my first one from Pattern Emporium, but it was absolutely love at first sight when I found out about it! First, there’s the name. I grew up in the 90s when Christian Slater was the guy all girls swooned over. His movie True Romance was …
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Itch to Stitch Uvita Top Pattern Review – Free Pattern

The Itch to Stitch Uvita Top comes from one of my favorite indie pattern companies. Aside from a having very thorough instructions, Itch to Stitch also has a few freebies that are not just hastily thrown together patterns (though they are very beginner-friendly). Case in point the Lindy Skirt. And also this Uvita …
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Wiksten Haori Jacket Pattern Review

Wiksten recently changed the name of their Kimono Jacket to the Wiksten Haori. Why? Isn’t it a kimono? No, it isn’t. Even though that is what this style of sleeve is usually referred to as it’s not technically correct. Even if that’s how it’s named in your technical books. From Wiksten’s …
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Hey June Handmade Halifax Hoodie Pattern Review

Back in August, the #sewmystyle2018 pattern choice was the Halifax Hoodie from Hey June Handmade. At the time it was still too damn hot in Los Angeles to wear a sweatshirt. But by October it started to cool off enough (at night at least) to consider wearing layers. The teal …
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Frilly in Pink – Wardrobe by Me Hera Wrap Top

One of my big goals for the year has been more me made tops. And you know how I love me some girly frills. The free Wardrobe by Me Hera blouse delivered on this in spades! I had posted a poll on Instagram to help pick the fabric for my True …
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The Ruched Tee – Sinclair Patterns Sienna

Back at the beginning of May I was looking for a t-shirt pattern for a beautiful dark green jersey I had picked up at the ASG OC chapter garage sale. I had 3 yards of it, and the softness and drape belied either rayon or bamboo in the …