Pattern Reviews

2020 Year in Review: Sewing

When 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 clothing, 3 quilts and knitted 3 pairs of…

Pattern Review: True Bias Nikko Top

Funnily 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 of this top (and dress!) looked in Instagram…

Grainline Scout Tee Pattern Review

I 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! And even though this pattern is basic, there…

Closet Core Patterns: Carolyn Pajamas Review

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…

Ogden Cami & Crop Pattern Review

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…

Axis Dress & Skirt Pattern Review

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…

Willow Tank Pattern Review & Hacks

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…

Sewing Shirt No 1 & Variations Review

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…

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