Style Arc Carlisle Jean in cream twill

I like to sew Style Arc patterns cause the sizing is usually very close. I buy the single size 18 and just nip it in where needed. In this case, the 18 was perfect around the top half of me, but was about 2 inches too wide starting under the pocket bag. For jeans, you... Continue Reading →

Style Arc Clare Pants

There are a lot of complaints on social media about the difficulty of Style Arc patterns. I held off buying one until I felt like sewing was my Superpower. I will be honest, the directions are in a tiny font, but at least there were some illustrations. I think you do need to have some... Continue Reading →

Seamwork Nolan Pants Pattern Review

It took a lot of fitting to get these Seamwork Nolan pants just right. The style was cute enough that I struggled through, even though I had a lot of issues with the sewing pattern. I mean, I took a day to make a muslin, but only for one leg, and that just didn’t give... Continue Reading →

True Bias Yari Jumpsuit

I have never owned a jumpsuit before, but now I definitely want to have at least two! I sewed up the full-length version of the Yari jumpsuit by True Bias in a size 18 which is the largest size. I was crossing my fingers that it would fit and it was perfect! It has jump... Continue Reading →

Lander Pants in green twill

These were so challenging y’all. I had the sizing just right from the first pair I sewed but this time I wanted a zipper fly. I bought the zipper expansion pack from True Bias. It was only six bucks! The fabric is this strange Jade twill from Nick of Time Textiles. $6.95/yard as of this... Continue Reading →

Sew House Seven Burnside Bibs Review

Whew! It’s been a week of sewing challenges for me. Many fails you’ll never see, and one I saved from my scrapped pile (see my Instagram for the Arenite Pants save). Today I want to share one of this weeks successes! Being a large framed 6 foot tall woman, I have always felt too conspicuous... Continue Reading →

Made for Rae Luna Pants Pattern review

I first made these way back when I was new to sewing in 2015. I had to use the highest size which might have been xxl, not totally sure of that, but Rae recently came out with expanded sizing. I was sure I would need that, so she kindly sent me an updated PDF. See... Continue Reading →

Tania Culottes Review: Viscose Linen

These were actually fun to sew up even though they were my first pair of culottes ever! The Tania Culottes by Megan Neilson comes in 3 different lengths which is great cause can you imagine trying to lengthen the half circles that the legs are? No way. The pattern directions were excellent. I don’t usually... Continue Reading →

True Bias Lander Pants review

This is not a new sewing pattern, but it is definitely a keeper. The True Bias Lander pant can be wide legged or long and bell bottomed, or tight and skinny legged....because it’s basically just a suggestion when it comes to the sizing. But do get it because if you have never sewn pants before... Continue Reading →

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