Sewaholic Renfrew Tee as a sweater

Sewing Sweaters with sweater knit is easy and the Sewaholic Refrew Tee was perfect for the cashmere sweater look I wanted after all that sweater sewing research I did. I made them with some luxurious Hacci knit I got from SurgeFabrics. It's called Versailles Brushed Hacci, and I sewed one in the Stone color and... Continue Reading →

Sewing a sweater

Why is it when you search for a sweater sewing pattern you get Mostly sweatshirt sewing patterns? I spent a lot time looking for one and I want to share that with you to save you some time. I am mostly looking for that cashmere sweater look I can wear in the mild winter of... Continue Reading →

Style Arc Lauren Boyfriend Shirt

This was such a fun sew! I actually sewed until my back hurt on my first sewing session. All the little details were just so fun, and I kept wanting to see what came next! I had it in my mind that of course the collar instructions were going to be thin, and planned to... Continue Reading →

The Wardrobe by Me Freedom dress that wasn’t

I really, REALLY wanted this dress. I saw Lifting Pins and Needles version on YouTube, and was like a woman possessed! This is not a difficult pattern at all. Just a shirt top with a mandarin collar, some buttons, a little gathering. I have been sewing up a storm lately. Jeans, wide leg pants, blouses,... Continue Reading →

Love Notions Melody Dolman Shirt Review

Rayon Challis and grey hair that refuses to take a dye. Should I go silver? If you’ve never sewn a shirt with a collar before, let this be the one you choose! I have sewn quite a few, and every time it’s just a slog. I often just flub the whole garment due to the... Continue Reading →

HeyJune Handmade Phoenix Blouse Review

This has been my favorite sew since I don’t know when.  It was super simple, great directions, and I made no adjustments to the pattern.  What more could you ask for? The Phoenix Blouse by hey June Handmade Patterns comes in size 2-22 and has 2 views.  View A has bell sleeves, and view B... Continue Reading →

Cowgirl Kalle Shirt review

Follow my blog with Bloglovin I had to keep reminding myself that the Closet Case Kalle shirt is not meant to be a traditional shirt. I actually tried to tailor the back to be more like a woman’s shirt and you know what happened to that version? Garbage can! I must have sewed it wrong,... Continue Reading →

Strata top: A layering piece to showcase fabric

(this post may contain affiliate links, which means I get a small %back if you purchase after clicking, at no cost to you- refer to ‘Disclaimer’ in the menu for more info Today, I present the first of many to come, The Strata Top by one of my favorite indie Pattern designers Sew Liberated. There... Continue Reading →

Blanc Tee 3 in one

The Blanc tee from Blank Slate Patterns is my new favorite tee! I bought the dot fabric with the intent of making a dress but it was just too thin! And since I would have to line it anyway I might as well make it reversible. I didn’t have enough to make a whole shirt... Continue Reading →

DG Patterns Genie Knit top, sort of…

I want to say I loved making this top, but I can’t. So much went wrong, though I made it work for me in the end. Read on if you want to avoid my mistakes. Look at this pattern photo. Isn’t she cute and stylish? And I got this pattern half off for 5 bucks!... Continue Reading →

Sewing for Fall: Sew Over It Pussy Bow Blouse

The pussy bow blouse is perfect for Fall and winter looks. Style it with jeans and a leather jacket, or pair it with pea coat to get a chic feminine look. I know it’s usually something you see at work, but I don’t care! I am just going to wear it whenever I want to.... Continue Reading →

Sewing for Fall: Beatrix Hack

This is my favorite top and I made it many years ago. It was sewn from a flannel sheet with the Made for Rae Beatrix pattern. I cut the back on the fold and pleated the excess. It turned out soo cute, and I want to make another but am not sure that I can... Continue Reading →

Sewing for Fall: Oversized Toaster Sweater

It’s getting cold here in this barn I live in. Time to sew something warm and cozy, like an oversized Toaster sweater from Sew House Seven. This was one of the easiest sewing projects I have ever done. Also, the most satisfying! Maybe it was the super soft, Burgundy French Terry Brushed Fleece Fabric I... Continue Reading →

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