112 Brooks Ann & #pfStretchYourself

April sponsors:

Stokx patterns: 3 patent apron patterns – this is perfect for wearing when crafting, cooking, or gardening.  It reminds me of utilikilts in the best way – an modern industrial take on the half-apron.

If you would like to sponsor a prize for our show, all you have to do is be willing to send said prize anywhere in the world – easiest for those that offer pdfs, but many folks have sponsored with mailed prizes.  Just dm us in Instagram or email  

What we’re up to:


N/AKama Square NeckDIY DaisyFabrics StoreLinenIce dyed aqua
N/ADewdropCrisWoodSewsStone Mountain & DaughterLinen blendEssex green
N/ADewdropCrisWoodSewsStone Mountain & DaughterLinen blendEssex red
N/ADewdropCrisWoodSewsFabrics StoreLinenColor block red orange
N/ADewdropCrisWoodSewsFabrics StoreLinenColor block purple yellow
N/AKama Square NeckDiY DaisyFabrics StoreLInenColor block scrap linen


Isola Jumpsuit from Daughter Judy using fun fabric from Charley Harper

Underwood Tank from Sew House Seven – FAIL – not sure what happened but the pattern as I printed it had the neck and arm bands equal to the opening!  Need to retry with shorter bands.

New patterns:

French Navy has an expanded size range! Now up to a 63” hip! 

Belinda Button up

Tarifa Tee

Sew Over It Lined Frankie Jacket

Brooks Ann’s website

Brooks Ann on Love to Sew

DIY Dressform eBook

All of Brooks Ann’s courses

Brooks Ann on Instagram

Brooks Ann’s blog post about how to choose and use a thimble

Clover Needle Threader

Tulip Sewing Needles – sizes 7, 8, 9

BrooksAnn links:

my Prep School for Custom Sewing website:

my blog:

Brooks Ann on Instagram:

Sign up for my “Custom Sewing Love Letters” here:

My 4-part  “26th Sewiversary!” series starts here:

More about the difference between fashion sewing and custom sewing in this blog post “Two Myths of Learning to Make Your Own Sewing Patterns”:

The 3-part “behind the seams” series of the making of the color-blocked dress I wore to Frocktails which Jenny mentioned starts here:

Here’s the article I wrote for Threads Magazine on thimbles. (Though it’s behind a paywall.)

The Threads article was a newer fancier version of this post from my blog “How to Choose and Use a Thimble”:

Here’s the free “Condensed guide” for padding a dress form as your body double:

Here’s the link to buy the ebook:

If you would like to help support us making this show, please go to to sign up for one of three tiers of support.  We appreciate our patreon subscribers SOOO much!  

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