Author Archives: Amanda Carestio

Favorite Wrap Dress Patterns

Dresses are the perfect thing to wear in mid-summer heat…and thank goodness they’re also one of our favorite things to sew! Join us this month as the Sew News and BurdaStyle editors discuss our favorite dress patterns, starting with wrap … Continue reading

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Travel Trio Sew Along, Week 1: Tips for Working with Knit Fabrics

If your summer includes big travel plans, we’ve got the perfect pattern for you: meet Christine Jonson‘s Travel Trio Two 331! Made from knit fabric – and perfect for stuffing in your carry-on! – this pattern includes a whole mini … Continue reading

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Darling Ranges Dress Sew Along, Week 3: Sewing a Placket

The Darling Ranges Dress is such a lovely take on the shirtdress – and the pattern includes a blouse and shift dress (sans the skirt) too! Pattern designer Megan Nielsen joins us today to share her tips and techniques for installing the dress’s placket. (And if … Continue reading

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Tank Week: Lago Tank by Itch to Stitch

The Lago Tank is a free digital pattern from Itch to Stitch; grab yours today and follow the tips below for an easy knit summer tank. Kate’s Take on the Lago I haven’t had the Lago tank pattern very long, … Continue reading

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Tank Week: Ella Top by Liola Patterns

My love for the Ella Top by Liola Patterns is, at this point, well documented. That’s what happens when you make a pattern 5 times. This tank pattern was probably my first tried-and-true basics pattern. It’s perfect in so many … Continue reading

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Darling Ranges Dress Sew Along, Week 2: Adding Inseam Pockets

If you’ve been around the Sew News blog long enough, you know we love a dress with pockets around here! Better yet, a dress that incorporates pockets while staying feminine and flirty and NOT adding bulk. Thank you, Darling Ranges … Continue reading

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Tank Week: Adventure Tank by Fancy Tiger Crafts

Did you take part in Me Made May this year? I did and one of my personal challenges was to pair my me-mades. I think I’ve finally realized that I prefer mixing knits and wovens together – so knit top … Continue reading

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