• Pattern Reviews,  Sewing Community,  Uncategorized

    Pattern Review: 229 Sailor Pants

    *This blog post is sponsored by Folkwear patterns- but as usual, all opinions and experiences are my own. * It seems that every generation has been influenced by the flared-pant silhouette, and I am no exception. I was drawn in by the story behind this pattern ( Folkwear patterns include a little history and are an enriching experience, all round!) so despite cutting back on my sewing this season, I jumped at the opportunity to try the Sailor Pants pattern. Some things to note: The pattern pieces are big. There are no side seams, and they are long. I had my copy printed in A0 format at the copy shop.…

  • Less Waste Makes,  Pattern Reviews,  Sewing Community,  Uncategorized,  Weekend Sewing

    Hands of Tym Bag Kit Review: Cross Body Satchel #001

    *This kit was gifted to me for review, no affiliate links* I’ve been wanting to invest in a few accessories lately, like shoes and bags, but I have been a bit overwhelmed at the idea of making them myself. Let me tell you: this kit from Hands of Tym pretty holds your hand the entire way, and only requires you to have a small screwdriver on hand. Every single thing you need is included in this kit, down to the hand-sewing needles. The needles, thread, and hardware, all feel substantial and good quality. (This is something I worry about with kits). The vegan-tanned leather pieces are meticulously pre-punched. There are…

  • Pattern Reviews,  Sewing Community,  Weekend Sewing

    Pattern Review: Passiflore

    *This pattern was sent to me by Deer And Doe in exchange for review. All opinions are my own. * Warning: This post contains hand-sewing that may offend some audiences. Just kidding! No matter which camp you are on with the ol’ needle and thread, read on… Description: The Passiflore dress and top is unlined with button closure, a-line silhouette, notched collar, set in sleeves (2 lengths available), and a D-ring belt. There are 2 dress lengths included in the pattern, as well as a blouse option. I made: Version B with short sleeves. Size range: 34-52 (33.5″-48″ hip measurement) I made : Size 36, no adjustments except lengthening the…

  • Early Fall 2019 Stack,  Pattern Reviews,  Seasonal Stacks

    No.2: Camel Coat

    Its the hottest week of the year where I live, so naturally, I made a coat! Confession time: Last winter I attempted to sew a coat, got frustrated, and binned it. Funny enough, I wasn’t intimidated by coat-making until I tried it! I really needed to wrap my head around the construction AND get my coat-skills up. The Cambria Duster by Friday Pattern Company is the perfect way to ease into things. Its not lined, not too many pieces, no closures- so you can focus on the shape, collar construction, and seam finishing. Even just getting the hang of the weight of the fabric- it was definitely a new experience!…

  • Pattern Reviews,  Weekend Sewing

    Oh, My Darling.

    Recently, I was asked to review the Clementine Dress and Top pattern from Forget-Me-Not Patterns, a brand new NZ-based indie company. I have been working really hard to keep my project list manageable (ha ha) but when I saw the design and read a bit more about them, I had to say yes! The Pattern: The Clementine Dress is designed for knits and uses princess seaming in front and back for shaping. The bodice fits at the bust, skims the waist,and flares at the high hip. There are 3 sleeve length options, a cowl neckline, scoop neckline, large pockets, and a basic top version included in the pattern. I made…