71: #pfScrappy Reveal

Clue for Next Month’s theme:


Fibr & Cloth Studio Iris Pattern

Warp and Weft Textiles $100 gift card

Jennifer Lauren Handmade Any pdf pattern

Comment from Free Patterns episode: 

Linda gave us feedback that we didn’t mention Peppermint Sewing patterns in that episode.  They are a good resource that has tried to improve sizing – not always consistently.  We only gave a few favorite patterns and although they were some of my first sewing patterns and I loved them, many of those don’t meet the standards of the show.  The latest dress pattern they offered was a good improvement – the Bowen Dress – with a max body measurement of 60” hip (finished hip of 114”).  

Catch Up


Trillium Dress: Out of great fabric from NekoNeko fabric

Trillium from a cross woven linen from Mulberry Silks

First thing I made I’ll discuss when we talk about pfScrappy reveal.

I also made another Ashton Dress with yarn dyed linen I got from Gray Line Linen in NYC.  It’s turquoise blue one direction and black the other.  Gorgeous! 

Merchant and mills Florence pattern – top version : Small sizes, large sizes

New Patterns

I am so super excited about Merchant and Mills new Etta DressEtta Dress Larger sizes. This is a wrap dress, but loose fit.  It reminds me of a popular Big 4 pattern but with much better sizing and a slightly more folk look to it.  

I really like this one too. I think the lack of a close fit makes it more likely to stay closed at the chest. 

Helen’s closet’s new collection, called Studio

Includes three patterns, the Dawson a fitted tee shirt, the Moss Jacket, and Ruby Overalls. Right now they are on sale, buy two, get the other free.  The Ruby Overalls feature wide legs and include both cropped pants and shorts views. – Elastic back.  The Dawson Top is the ultimate layering shirt. With three neck options and three sleeve lengths, you can make a total of NINE different shirts with this pattern. The Moss Jacket is a pattern we have had in the works since practically the beginning of Helen’s Closet. Think of it like a woven Blackwood Cardigan! Moss includes two distinct views. View A is a short sleeved, longer layering piece. Perfect for layering over any outfit and easy to dress up or down. View A of Moss works great in lighter-weight, drapey fabrics. View B is a long sleeved, shorter jacket with a wide band collar. 

Style Arc Elsbeth Woven Dress

  • Gathered front bodice waist
  • Centre back invisible zip
  • Lower centre back skirt split / vent
  • Elbow length or full-length cuffed sleeves
  • Panelled, fitted skirt
  • No actual skirt side seams
  • Back bodice darts
  • Extended shoulder line

Woven fabric including cotton, linen, viscose, silk.

Line drawings of dress pattern and illustrations of two people wearing the dresses, one short sleeved and one long sleeved.

This is one I really like but I’m unsure if it’ll work for me. 

Lekala Pattern #2463

This company has a vast array of CAD patterns, very inexpensive.  This one is so cute and just $2.49 right now, although I think regular price is just an extra dollar if the price has expired by the time this comes out.  You can get the pattern in their “standard” sizes – 5X is 48” hip – ha!  Or you can put your own measurements in. We definitely suggest using a less expensive fabric for these patterns as they probably aren’t thoroughly tested. 

Line drawing of a dress pattern, front and back

Wanted to mention that Sew Over It’s summer capsule ebook has upgraded to their full size range.  Here’s a link to all the line drawings, size charts and fabric requirements for their 18-30 range and for their 6-20 range

Line drawing of a jacket sewing pattern
Line drawing of a skirt pattern



I’ve done well!  I already talked about the Georgie Tee dress I made in an abstract landscape using scrap linen and double gauze.  I also made a Fibremood Frances (this is a FREE pattern) using a 1 yard piece of linen that wasn’t a scrap but was in my stash forever because it was too small to use alone and some ice dyed scraps that Jenny shared with me!  

Not sure I love the pattern, but I like the scrap usage.  

I also did a bit of a cheat for the challenge – I changed a dress I wasn’t wearing – I first cut out the pockets.  Style Arc Sydney, and then cut off the bottom band because it was restricting my walking too much.  – Long legs and large stride I guess.  But then it was a weird length so I cut it off more to wear with jeans.  We will see if I actually wear it now.


Cashmerette Kineton: used scraps from other projects for my two-tone color blocked dress. 

Caramiya Dragonfruit dress: used scraps for ruffled sleeves 

Refashioned a dress into a cropped top

Unnamed dress: used scraps for yoke of a linen dress that’ll be coming out in additional sizes soon

Still time as we’re recording & I have plans … 


Call outs:


2 replies on “71: #pfScrappy Reveal”

Hi Nancy! So glad you are enjoying the podcast! We post the winners on Instagram, sometime in the month following the challenge. We do an IG live and then post it to the grid. In addition, we notify the the winners through DM.

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