116 Our Hobbies – #pfSewingAdjacent

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Catch up:


SO MANY hot pads & coasters.  I’ve been in full on crafter mode!  


Greenstyle Adventure bag for trip

Baltimore Fabric Swap

New Patterns:

Birdy Shirt by Stokx 

Camas Coatigan – Sageville patterns – max 64” hips

The Camas Coatigan has enough ease to handle even the thickest of woven and knit fabrics. It features a dropped, easy fit sleeve that can be hemmed or cuffed, along with lots of fun pocket options, two band widths and two hem lengths. Some of our favorite fabrics in testing were thick flannel, Sherpa, super plush minky, stretch twill, and even denim! French Terry and Ponte knits were also great options that made a more flowy, lighter weight coatigan.

The Donnie Shirt by Friday Pattern Company

The Donny Shirt is a boxy pull-on top that is designed to be a workhorse in your

wardrobe. It is a dartless top with a lapel collar and patch pocket. 

True Bias Lora Dress

The Lora pattern is an empire waist dress with four views. All views have underbust gathers, a self-lined bodice, and twelve loop buttons along the center front. Views A and C have half-inch spaghetti straps at the shoulders while Views B and D have long puff sleeves. The dress is fittted through the waist and hips and has a straight fit through the skirt with Views A and B ending just above the knee and Views C and D hemmed a couple inches above the ankle.

Sewlala Mara top – up to 61” hip – new to me company

Mara is a comfortable, modern top that offers two different sleeve options. Sleeve A is a contemporary interpretation of the romantic puffed sleeve, in which the fabric is not kept in the classic way, but rather gets its volume in the shoulder through sophisticated folds. The B sleeve shows the sportier side with a boxy silhouette and emphasis on the shoulders. The cut is figure-hugging without being tight. In the upper part of the arm, a fullness is intended due to the design. The neckline at Mara is moderate and can either be sewn with a narrow cuff made of the same fabric as the top, or with a wider rib cuff for a casual look. Both sleeves and hem have the option of also to be made with a ribbed cuff or classic with a folded hem. The cuff is added to the ¾ length of the sleeve. Instructions for trimming the neck cuffs with a neck band are included in the pattern instructions. The seam allowance of 0.7 cm for the seam with the overlock or a wide zigzag stitch on the sewing machine is included in all pattern pieces.



  • What is gratitude journaling?  What does that mean to you?
  • What lead to you starting this practice?
  • What supplies do you need?
  • What does it look like when you take time to gratitude journal?
  • What lights you up about this practice?
  • Would you recommend it to others?

Ice dyeing – check out on Insta

  • How did you get into this?
  • What are the minimum supplies you need? 
  • Which substrates have you used?
  • Will this be part of your With Love Jenny project?

One reply on “116 Our Hobbies – #pfSewingAdjacent”

Great episode. I havent tried journaling but this episode made me want to consider it. Alao, loved the idea of a ice dying get together. Sounds like so much fun.

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