#85 #pfGenderMORE intro


Taylor.hart.fabrics$100 gift certificate

Jenny: 2 yards of a pink white blue moth design created by a non-binary trans masc artist in a cotton knit. 

Catch up:


I found a cute fabric on clearance at Joann & bought it to make a version of my self drafted dress. I have to share how cutting & buying it went. 


New set of PJs for my mom – used the Sew Liberated Nocturne pattern – same as the pair I made for myself except fabric.  I did use Liberty Tana Lawn, but the print is Hydrangeas – my mom loves hydrangeas!  Gift for her birthday.

New Patterns:

Sew Over It Nicole Dress– Nicole is a classic shirt dress with all the trimmings: buttons all the way down the front, collar and collar stand, and a midi A-line skirt with a gently curved hem. Bust and waist darts in the bodice create a feminine silhouette and you can pick between a gathered skirt or a flat-fronted skirt with darts at the back. And yes, there are pockets!

We’ve given you the choice of two sleeve styles to make this a pattern that can serve you from spring all the way to winter. The short sleeve is finished with a stylish turn-up, whereas the long sleeve features traditional shirt cuffs with a bound opening.

Make Nicole in a viscose or crepe fabric for a fluid look, or choose a cotton poplin, cotton lawn or linen for a more structured style.

Here’s a version by inspired.chic in a solid – much easier to see style lines. 

Pattern Emporium Wanderlust dress – Expanded sizing – Nice to see companies that continue to go back into old patterns and expand sizing and not just new patterns.  

Sewing community news: 

In case you haven’t seen this yet, MyBodyModel – custom croquis making service is going away.  If you’d like to get one for yourself, you can still do so until December 15, 2022.  There is a discount of 20% with code: THANKYOU20

MyBodyModel is an app that makes custom fashion croquis templates (body outline sketches) with your real body measurements. Get your own printable & digital fashion sketchbook and draw your fashion designs on a body model that looks like you.


We know that clothing doesn’t have a gender – is genderless, but thinking outside of gender norms gives us so much MORE, so that’s why we’ve used this hashtag.

What does this mean?

Fabric, notions, clothing styles aren’t gendered – so expand your mind 😀

Could use patterns or styles that are conventionally designed for a different gender than the person wearing the garment.  

Could use fabrics or colors out of conventional male/female norms

Maybe you try something to explore your own relationship with gender

What will you do?

Beverly: I think I’ll make Jim a house dress/skirt

Jenny: I’m not sure yet  … I’m thinking I’ll focus on pants this month. 

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