Pairs of Pants

New plus size pattern company Muna and Broad hit the scene with a bang last year and haven't stopped releasing well-fitting wardrobe staples in sizes that start where most pattern companies leave off. I've been following founders Jess (@fat.bobbin.girl) and Leila (@leila_sews) since they showed up on the fat sewing scene and have been so... Continue Reading →

An Everyday Thayer

Note: I received this pattern and a payment to contribute to Grainline Studio's Sew Visible project on Instagram I was smitten with the Thayer Jacket the minute Grainline Studio released it. Chore jackets have been a big trend this year and last, and this one had such thoughtful and well-designed details, including drafting for a... Continue Reading →

Wiksten Jackets Galore

The Wiksten jacket/haori has been a darling of the indie world for years, with thousands in the Instagram hashtag. While I liked the look of it, I stayed away from the pattern because of its very limited size range. I'm a good 6-8 inches above the largest size. Other versions, such as the Seamwork Quince,... Continue Reading →

A Bevy of Zadies

The Paper Theory Zadie Jumpsuit has been sweeping the online sewing community, and with good reason: it comes in a decent size range of UK6-28, it's easy to put together and adjust sizing, and the wrap style works comfortably for many body types. The minute I saw it, I settled on it for my graduation... Continue Reading →

Chartreuse Calders

When Cashmerette reached out to me about making their newest pattern, I happily joined in. I've longtime loved their pattern drafting and have been excited to try out a pants pattern from them -- enter the Calder pants! As part of this preview program, Cashmerette provided me with a free copy of the pattern and... Continue Reading →

Solstice Gods

So muchhappens after harvest: the moonperforming novelty: slaughter,snow. One hour the sameas the next, I held my handsor held the snow."The World," Jennifer Chang How much can come, how much can goWhen the December moon is bright,What worlds of play we'll never knowSleeping away the cold white nightAfter a fall of snow."December Moon," May Sarton... Continue Reading →

Modern Day Pirate

Note: I received the fabrics for these makes from Stonemountain & Daughter as part of their Stonemountain Sewists project. When browsing fabrics to use for my contribution to the Stonemountain Sewists project hosted by Stonemountain & Daughter Fabrics, I was drawn over and over to their gorgeous yarn-dyed textural cottons. I'd been watching a lot... Continue Reading →

A Hand-loomed Wilder

Note: I received the fabric for this make as a gift from Loom & Stars without expectation of a review or post. When Friday Pattern Company released the Wilder Gown pattern, it was an instant queue-jumper for me. The romantic, drapey silhouette and gathered neckline are right up my alley! When Loom & Stars reached... Continue Reading →

A Scrappy A-Frame

I've long admired the patterns made by Blueprints for Sewing, a small pattern company creating garments inspired by architectural forms. The Geodesic Pullover has been a quiet staple in the Instagram sewing world, for instance, and I've always loved the practical, kind-of-queer styling of the A-Frame Skirt. So I was really excited to hear that... Continue Reading →

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