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McCall’s 7206: The Easy Men’s TNT Shirt Pattern

I’ve posted about McCall’s 7206 men’s camp shirt pattern before. It’s a vintage-style bowling shirt and pretty easy shirt to make. So far I’ve made one for Ryan and my dad Louie has received two. Louie in lavender linen Louie in brown silk Ryan in plaid cotton shirting And then …
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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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Linen Burda 6815 – Pattern Review

BurdaStyle 6815, or simply Burda 6815, is a slim-fit chino style pant with a Bermuda shorts option. I made these for my dad for Father’s Day since it was on his list. Yes, I MADE PANTS! And not just ANY pants. BURDA PANTS! With a ZIPPER! And WELT POCKETS! That’s …
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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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Thread Theory Finlayson Sweater – Pattern Review

Finlayson has a Nordic heritage so it’s no wonder that the Thread Theory Finlayson sweater is a cozy garment. It’s perfect for protecting against those cold winters. Thread Theory is one of the few menswear-focused pattern companies around. Hailing from Canada, they aren’t exclusively menswear pattern makers, they definitely have …
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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 …
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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 …