I was gifted this fantastic georgette fabric from Minerva and made it into this fun tie-shoulder dress. I mashed the free Barcelona pattern with a self drafted circle skirt. For more details about this dress, click here to see the post on Minerva!
There are so many great patterns for this spring and summer I decided to compile a list of my favorites. 2020 took a lot of my sewjo away and I’m still working on getting it all back. These patterns really inspired me to starting planning some projects and I hope they inspire you as well!
- Cannes by Little Lizard King: I’ve really been wanting this pattern! It has options for 3 tiers, no tiers, flutter sleeves, button front, and a top.
- McCall’s M7969: I picked this pattern up during a recent Hobby Lobby sale. I want to try view A but may slim the sleeves to be more my style.
- Reglisse By Deer and Doe: I love the simple and feminine look of this dress. It can be made with and without a bow around the front.
- Charlie Caftan by Closet Core: I’m not normally drawn to caftan patterns but this look is perfect for hot summer days and beach vacations.
- Darling Ranges by Megan Nielson: I love the button front with the cinched waist!
- Claire Dress by Dressmaking Amore: I stumbled across this pattern on Etsy. I haven’t tried any of this designer’s patterns yet but I love that they all include video tutorials.
- Katia Dress By Violette Fields Threads: This breezy maxi dress is perfect for this season. This pattern can also be made as separates.
- Darlene Square Neck Dress by Tint of Mint Patterns: I’ve been seeing a lot of square neck lines this season and I this patterns looks so cute!
- Aria by Made for Mermaids: The tiered skit is similar to the Cannes but this is drafted for knits and has a racerback tank style top.
Well it’s been a long time since my last post! Homeschooling and life in general has not left much time, or desire, to sew. I’m happy to say I finally got my sewjo back and made this cute cardigan.
A lot of people are already shopping for the Holidays so I’ve put this list together to help with some ideas. Be sure to check out my gift list from 2018 and 2019 for some more great ideas!
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- Sewing Gauge: Perfect for helping space out buttons quickly and evenly!
- Portable Organizer: Comes in small and medium sizes. Good for storing sewing and craft supplies.
- Sew Beautiful: Kennis Wong, the designer behind Itch to Stitch patterns, is releasing her first book. Her patterns are well drafted and always include great instructions so I’m sure this will be a great book!
- French Curve Ruler Set: These curved rulers are great for helping grade between pattern sizes.
- Craftsy Membership: I’ve seen deals for a year membership for $5! Lots of classes for all different kinds of hobbies!
- Ready, Set, Sew! : Learn to sew classes from Sweet Red Poppy
- Spool Huggers: I love these for helping keeping thread tails from getting all tangled with each other.
- Heat Erase Markers and Pens: Great for putting pattern markings on fabric. You can use an iron to get the ink off when done!
- Sublimation Printer: Instead of using heat transfer vinyl for graphic tees, you can use sublimation. Sublimation ink will transfer directly to the fabric, giving a printed on, professional appearance. This Epson EcoTank is an ink printer that you fill with sublimation ink and print on sublimation paper instead of regular ink and paper. I have this printer for regular printing and I love it! If you have a Costco membership, you can typically find it for a little less there.
- Projector: Projecting PDF patterns onto fabric for cutting is the one of the newest things in the sewing community. You mount the projector onto the wall or ceiling where you can project the pattern directly onto the fabric for cutting. No need for printing and assembling patterns!
I was gifted this lovely leaf print crepe from Minerva and finally got around to making a pattern I had for over a year! I made view D of McCall’s M6960, with a tank back. My full review will be up on the Minerva blog soon, click below for a sneak peak!
Are you looking for some fall sewing inspiration? I put together a list of the sewing patterns that are great for inspiring some fall sewing. I find myself leaning towards a lot of woven patterns lately, which is quite different for me as I love sewing with knits!