Fall 2017 To-Sew List

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Madeline Ballet Sweater by Laela Jeyne

I had the pleasure to test the Madeline Ballet Sweater from Laela Jeyne Patterns newly released “Family Photos” collection. This sweater is a versatile layering piece you’ll want to add to your fall wardrobe. The look of this crop length wrap top sweater that brings to mind a ballerina in training. Three options closure are…

Pattern Review’s Sewing Bee Round 3

Statement vs Classic Bomber. This reversible bomber jacket does dual duty switching from a bold colorful standout piece to a familiar timeless staple. My Round 3 entry for Pattern Review’s Sewing Bee.

Simplicity 2017 Fall Release

I tend to only do these pattern release reviews when I love a new collection and this is true for this years fall release from Simplicity. This year marks Simplicity’s 90th anniversary and to celebrate they have been bringing back many vintage patterns. Now I haven’t sewn any vintage patterns and they are not necessarily…

Pattern Review’s Sewing Bee Round 2

So I entered this years Pattern Review Sewing Bee! You wouldn’t know that unless you follow me on Instagram (so if you missed it follow here), but that’s my fault as I entered Week 1 at the very last minute. And by last minute I mean I cut and sewed my entry the night before…

Labor Day Sales Roundup

It’s a holiday weekend, so you know what that means!!!! Three-day Sales!!!! Keep scrolling for all the great deals you can grab this weekend. Fabric Mart is offering 50% off their entire website but they are running a Designer Button Last Call Blowout with buttons starting at just $0.20 and their Pre-Cut Pieces are back!…

Simplicity 8264: A Fabric Mart Guest Post

Can you believe how fast summer is flying by? It’s almost Labor Day! So despite the fact that it has been insanely hot here in the southeast and will likely stay that way weeks after the “unofficial end of summer” it’s almost time for me to start sewing for fall. If you have followed me…

ModKid Wren Dress+Crop Top

I jumped at the chance to be a tester for the Wren Tank Dress + Crop Top pattern by Modkid because I love a 2-n-1 outfit. The dress can be worn alone or with this adorable crop top. The dress features a knit bodice for easy pull on wear while the gathered skirt and crop…

The Perfect Tunic: Simplicity 8295

  One of my coworkers and repeat customer wanted a classic tunic style top. I showed her a couple of options and she selected Simplicity 8295, pointing out that she preferred View C minus the lace up neckline. This project was my first time tackling cuffs and collar. Typically I wouldn’t attempt a new technique for…

McCalls Pattern Haul

McCall’s patterns are on sale through August 12th. Take a look at what I grabbed.