Pattern Reviews

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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Pattern Review – Vintage Style 1652

Vintage Pattern Hunting…that’s a legitimate hobby, right? These days, I buy more of those than of the currently-in-print variety. It may be a throwback to my former occupation as a picture researcher but I really do love the whole vintage pattern finding journey –…

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Pattern Review – McCalls 7166

As mentioned in my last post, I’m on a hard and fast mission to pad out my winter wardrobe and this skirt is a happy consequence of that. In casting my pattern-yielding net a little wider, I’ve been pouring over…

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NEW :: Berlin Jacket Pattern

Meet our latest pattern – the Berlin Jacket! This collarless, longline jacket features low patch pockets, extended dropped shoulders and full length sleeves with a turned back cuff. The back neck is slightly raised. Effortlessly stylish, the jacket is the…

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My Teal Brooklyn

Here’s my version of our latest pattern, the Brooklyn Coat. After swathing myself (yes, you swathe a LOT when you work in a fabric shop) in every one of our new boiled wools, I finally chose Teal because (a) It’s…

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