Capsule Wardrobe

How to Build a Wardrobe of Indie Patterns for $34 (including athletic wear)

We sewists sew for all sorts of reasons — some of us sew for therapy and creativity, some for business, some to help out the household budget.  We have all sorts of budgets for sewing — from the sky’s the limit to spending only a small amount each month. I know there are plenty of… Read More How to Build a Wardrobe of Indie Patterns for $34 (including athletic wear)

Giveaway

Giveaway #3 — for the ladies

Giveaway #3 is for the ladies — a tour of women’s patterns from the Big 4 pattern companies.  Included are: Simplicity 1880 McCall’s 6503 Butterick 5571 Vogue 8870 I will choose one winner by random number generator.  To enter, simply leave a comment telling me your favorite Christmas treat.  I’ll go first — my favorite… Read More Giveaway #3 — for the ladies

Men Sewing, Pattern Review

Wait, what? You want to sew for a MAN? — Thread Theory and the Jedediah Pants

In the two years since I started sewing, I have sewn a lot of garments for myself. J and N have also been prime recipients of the sewing love, especially in the beginning. I’ve even sewn the odd item or two for my mother and mother-in-law and taken a commission or two. But I had… Read More Wait, what? You want to sew for a MAN? — Thread Theory and the Jedediah Pants