Houndstooth Wrap Cardigan : McCalls 7262

I’ve made this pattern three times, but this is the first one for me!

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Burgundy Velvet Drape Top: New Look 6303

Some patterns are so good you have to make them again and again. Patterns like McCall 6886 (see several versions here), New Look 6230 (here and here), and Vogue 9116 (here and here) . New Look 6303 is also on this list. I first sewed up View D of this top back it in the spring (see…

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Suduko Contest Inspiration – Vogue 8977

  I shared a week or two ago that I was going to enter the Suduko Wardrobe contest over on Pattern Review. This contest is quite the challenge. Similar to traditional Suduko you must complete a 4×4 board with top, bottom, shoes and an accessory that go together for each column, row and both diagonals.…

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Little Red Dress: Vogue 1513 a Fabricista Post

Obviously, the first thing I thought about for this late January post was a red dress for Valentine’s Day.   My original plan was to whip up one of the new McCalls early spring patterns, M7534. It looks like a fairly simple pattern that could be whipped up in a time for Valentine’s Day for…

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Dramatic Drape Back Cardigan – McCalls 7441

One of the many things I love about the online sewing community (whether it be Facebook, Instagram, Pattern Review or sewing blogs) is realizing I overlooked a great pattern. Sometimes I can look at a pattern and quickly dismiss it, but later a sewsister will whip it up and share it and I think “I…

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Lumberjack Plaid Coat – Butterick 6244

I’m usually not one to make a pattern more than once. After all there are so many beautiful patterns out there, I should know I have over 100 (I don’t have an exact count because I refuse to count them). So I’m surprised that I have sewn up Butterick 6244 three times!!! I made the…

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