I couldn’t resist trying out the Carolyn Pajamas pattern myself, after seeing a ton of great inspiration in its Instagram tag. Given the weather, I decided to make the short-sleeve + shorts variation (View C) with a beautiful Ruby Star Society border print (similar here). Overall, they turned out wonderfully, with a ton of learnings along the way.
When perusing sewing hashtags on Instagram, I consistently came across the ubiquitous Ogden Cami from True Bias. This pattern has over 17k(!) posts tagged with the #ogdencami hashtag. Side note: I love browsing pattern name hashtags on Instagram, it’s a great source of context and inspiration. I decided to give the pattern a go and see the hype for myself while the weather is still warm.
Papercut Pattern’s Axis Dress & Skirt first caught by eye back in May, when browsing through the various #memademay2020 posts on Instagram. Since then, I’ve completed one practice muslin dresses, two dresses and one modified skirt, all in the pencil skirt silhouette. I very much enjoyed the process of putting these together, and hope this review helps you if you are looking for a new dress pattern to try out.
The Willow Tank (& Dress) Pattern from Grainline studio is a classic, slightly a-frame tank top perfect for summers and for layering under sweaters in cooler weather.
This was my second pattern from Grainline, the first being a simple shopping tote bag. I love that they do in-depth blog sew-a-long posts, which were helpful for a mega beginner like myself. I’ve now sewn five of these tanks (yes, you read that right) in slightly different variations, notes below.
Back in February (how long ago this feels), I took my 2nd sewing class with Workshop SF to learn how to sew a simple boxy top, Shirt No 1 from 100 Acts of Sewing. This is a great, beginner-friendly pattern for a wardrobe staple that I’ll easily get a ton of wear out of. Since that class, I’ve made a few variations and wanted to share what I’ve learned so far.