Category Archives: Garment Sewing

Shorts Sewing Pattern Roundup: Our Top Picks

Whether you’re super into shorts or not, in some climates, they’re a must for summer. Shorts are perfect for testing pants patterns (and many patterns include them as an option), they don’t often require a large amount of fabric and … Continue reading

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T-Shirt Pattern Review: Gina Renee Designs Flared Tee Shirt

Flared Tee-Shirt, Gina Renee Designs This pattern is a super simple make and comes with a long- or short, cap-sleeve option. The fit is very forgiving–it flares out at the hip (hence the name), hiding those pesky love handles. I … Continue reading

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It’s T-Shirt Month!

May is T-Shirt Month! What’s your go-to garment? For most people, it’s a T-shirt. You can’t beat the comfort and forgiving fit of everyday T-shirts, and they’re super simple to sew. We’re devoting an entire month to T-shirt sewing, from … Continue reading

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Emerson Crop Pant Sewing Pattern

I never thought a cropped pant would make it to my TNT (tried and true) list, but the Emerson Crop Pants  by True Bias  have firmly cemented their place there. I’ve lost count how many times I’ve made them – … Continue reading

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Sketch to Sew: Fashion Sketching Tips from Meg Healy of BurdaStyle

Do you draw your designs before stitching them? Fashion sketching is a great way to round out your sewing and planning skills. From capturing design and alteration ideas and setting sewing intentions to documenting your creative journey and testing out garment … Continue reading

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Sewing Makes You Love Yourself – Lumps And All!

Happy Valentines, Galentines, chocolates and wine/fancy fabric day, friends! We’re taking today to celebrate one of our favorite kinds of love: self-love. We’ve been so inspired by the Sewing Makes You Love Yourself challenge on Instagram (#smyly2018), we thought we’d … Continue reading

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How to Pick the Perfect Jacket for Your Body Shape

Spring is a great time to stitch up a new jacket or two, because the fabrics are fun and they don’t need heavy linings or insulation. Consider four body types, labeled for convenience with geometric shape names, and some fashion-forward … Continue reading

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