Pattern Play Tutorial: extended sleeves with thumb holes

I’ve been seeing athletic jackets and long sleeve tees featuring this hand warming detail. I wanted to add thumb holes to my own lounge wear. This tutorial can be used with any jersey long sleeve top pattern (women, men and kids!) as it shows how to custom fit to anyone’s hand. Materials: long sleeve pattern…

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Simplicity 8600 Pattern Review

Hello dear reader, Today I am reviewing Simplicity 8600 blouse pattern. This is the pattern I chose for my blouse course and sew-a-long because it has great teaching elements. The best part of this blouse to me is the placket. It is a construction step that will stretch a beginner’s sewing skill. It is also…

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The Bow Blouse of Happiness!

I am so happy with this blouse! So the big question: is this appropriate for work?

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A Quick and Easy dress

As in I needed a break from all the hand finishing woven fabric requires! Pattern: New Look 6936, knee length with the flutter sleeve Fabric: 1/2 yd remnant of leopard print cotton jersey and 1 & 1/4 yds of black cotton jersey. To make it fit, I only cut the front bodice on the remnant…

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