Pattern Reviews

Swimstyle Patterns :: The Heiress Bikini

Last September I blogged my Sophie Swimsuit and in that post, talked about how I’d purchased a bikini pattern, cut it out and – long story short – freaked out.  The pattern I was referring to was Swimstyle’s Heiress Bikini. I can’t quite remember how I…

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NEW :: Iris Dress Pattern

Say hello to our first pattern of 2017 – the Iris Dress! This flattering style incorporates an a-line shaped lantern skirt with side pockets that feature an upper topstitching detail.  The pattern includes options for both v-neck, sleeveless (Version A –…

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Pattern Review – McCalls 8193 One-piece Swimsuit

Lisa’s fantastic swimsuit make last year and my daughter’s constant requests for bikinis and simple one-pieces got me thinking that it was time to dive back in and try out some swimwear sewing. It’s been a really long time since I’ve sewn…

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Pattern Review – Vogue 1515

For those of you who enquired about Eva’s dress from yesterday’s Instagram post, here are more images along with the pattern details. The pattern used for the dress was a pull-over ruffle necked top from Vogue 1515, extended into a dress with…

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NEW :: Nina Pant Pattern

Meet our latest pattern – the Nina Pant! This classic, slim, tapered leg pant has a faced waistline that sits on the lower waist. Design features include flat front, back darts, stitched down facing, side invisible zipper and twin-needle finished wide…

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Pant Love :: New Look 6459

Last year, my pant pattern crush was ALL about Butterick 6178 which I blogged here and here. For me, one clear benchmark of a Pattern Winner (aside from multiple makes, obvs) is whether or not I can recall the pattern number…

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A (second) Sundress in September

You’ll have to take my word for it that I finished this one in September, being intended as it was for this little sewing incentive that I got going at the start of the month. I may have gone very hard…

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The Sophie Swimsuit from Closet Case Files

When I started 2016 with the idea of not buying any clothing (more in this post here), I knew a swimsuit would feature somewhere in my immediate sewing future. In the lead up to a mid-winter holiday back in June,…

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Vintage Style 1944 & A Sundress in September

Back in March, I went and got all deep(ish) and reflective about my pattern collection and the amount of sundress patterns within it. And then winter came and I just went and bought a few more because OF COURSE it makes…

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