Pattern Reviews

Pomona Shorts Pattern Review

Earlier this year, I lived in my Elizabeth Suzann-inspired wool Pomona Pants (shared here). Naturally, I decided to make the shorts version for summer. The original pattern provides two pants and one shorts view – I opted for a simpler variation of the Pomona Shorts by omitting the…

DIY Shirred Dress Sewing Review

Last updated on July 5th, 2021 at 02:31 pmWith cottagecore and nap dresses still going strong in 2021, I’ve decided to finally embrace and hop onto the stretchy-comfy-midi-dress train.  Thankfully, this popular dress is easy to sew with a home sewing machine and just a few supplies. The…

Closet Core Pietra Pants Pattern Review

The Pietra Pants pattern from Closet Core really stood out to me with its design for both form and function. I love the flat front with the elastic back waistband, which gives it a sleek look in front while remaining comfortable overall. Additionally, the slanted pockets give it…

2020 Year in Review: Sewing

Last updated on January 2nd, 2021 at 09:47 pmWhen I first started sewing in January, my initial goal was to take 1 or 2 classes and make maybe 1 piece of clothing per quarter. Little did I know – I ultimately made a total of 23 items of…

Pattern Review: True Bias Nikko Top

Last updated on January 2nd, 2021 at 09:50 pmFunnily enough, True/Bias’ Nikko Top & Dress pattern was one of the first patterns I purchased after starting my sewing journey this year. I had no idea how to sew knit fabrics, but I loved how elegant the different versions…

Grainline Scout Tee Pattern Review

Last updated on January 2nd, 2021 at 09:53 pmI purchased the Grainline Studio Scout Tee pattern early on during shelter-in-place, but only got around to using it this past month. I’m not sure why I waited this long – it’s an excellent basic pattern for a non-stretch tee!…

Closet Core Patterns: Carolyn Pajamas Review

Last updated on January 2nd, 2021 at 09:54 pmI 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…


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