The Pogonip Pullover is the perfect layer for all your outdoor adventures! It is an unlined pullover jacket that features welt pockets, a sport collar, and a snap or button half front placket. It is designed for woven or stable knit fabrics so you can have a lot of fun with your fabric choice. It looks great in everything from quilted fabrics, to fleece, to linen! Packing and carrying the Pogonip is a breeze with the fun (and optional), packable pocket (with strap).
Crafted especially for fleece-backed softshell fabric, this pattern showcases intriguing seam details for subtle shaping and visual interest. The Andes Jacket boasts a lined hood and an unlined body, striking the ideal balance between warmth and breathability. With softshell fabric’s exceptional water-resistant properties, this jacket is your ideal companion in drizzly or rainy weather, promising not just protection but also a touch of elegance for the season.
Andes Jacket Features:
Options for cup sizes
Lined three-piece hood with optional drawstrings on the inside
Sleeves with diagonal seam lines
Princess seams from shoulders
Ample front pockets with exposed zippers
Exposed center front zipped closure
High-low hem with a round back
Designed for fleece-backed softshell fabric with a touch of stretch
4 sleeve options: Double fluted sleeve, elbow length sleeve with double frill and a gathered head, plain short sleeve, long sleeve with a shirred cuff and a gathered head
Silk, rayon, charmeuse
Self Care Recap
Beverly: I did several things on my list. I made appointments, even went to one already. The other one is scheduled for April, but at least it is scheduled. I took off work for almost a whole week around Thanksgiving. I requested time off around christmas and an extra day to go shopping with my mom.
The Loxton Leggings are fast to sew and easy to wear. You can make them full length or in a bike short view.
They feature a side panel with phone pocket and a quick and easy elastic waist so you can fill your wardrobe with this staple. Wear them to work out, run errands, lounge, or style your best athleisure look. They have a high waist for full coverage and can be constructed on a regular domestic sewing machine (no serger required!).
Will we just be making robes and slippers this month? Does everything count if sewing is our best form of self care?
We chose this theme because we are starting to get into the season of the year where lots of us focus on doing a lot for others. This isn’t necessarily bad, but we wanted to remind ourselves to also take care of US.
We are hoping for lots of ideas for self care this month – and they don’t have to involve sewing!
You can always just include a way you are taking care of yourself in the comments.
What are we planning for this month?
-Sewing: I want to sew up some new gym clothes for myself this month. Some will involve altering race swag, but also want new leggings and other gym pants/shorts. I went for RTW this summer and I already hate it all because it doesn’t fit right!
I’m also taking the custom pants course, which is investing time and money on me.
-I have a real desire (please hold me accountable) to schedule in my own care in my busy schedule – First and foremost I have several doctor appointments that are overdue because I haven’t wanted to take the time off. That is changing this month. I plan to put down in my schedule for the week when I will make appointments – a bit part of the problem is that I can only call the doctors during their working hours. I need to set some time out of MY working hours to get that done. If I do not put it in my schedule I will not get it done. I used to have some free time in my day, but all the day is full if I don’t block time out.
scheming time off work for me. Gaming & sewing.
Continuing a discontinued tradition of booking Thanksgiving dinner out for everyone.
I finally made the Tate Jumper by Jessslous – it’s really cute, though my husband couldn’t stop laughing at the style when I showed him. A very quick sew in the denim Beverly got cut for me at mood when we went to NYC. I’m generally short waisted & have to make adjustments for that but here I had to go longer in the body by several inches.
I’ve cut out my Sawtell but not yet made it – I’ve used an IKEA duvet cover for it & think it’ll be cute but I’ve gotten in my head about that front neck being too difficult so I keep moving it back to the bottom of the pile.
4 T shirts to wear with skirts. They are all made using a pattern that comes up just an inch too small for our show. I’m sure folks can find any number of patterns that fit this bill – it’s a cap sleeved T shirt with a band at the bottom. Why? Because I think skirts look good tucked in but I can’t stand the feel of even a french tucked shirt in my skirt/pants. This will sort of be mock tucked in. Also planning some cropped options.
More progress on my Skirt Skills skirt! I made a mock up of the lantern skirt pattern. -describe idea and initial draft plus changes. Next is the basted fitting! -I’m going to use the twill (circle embossed) that we got at the last shop we went into for fabric in NYC! Also thinking of lining it with SILK – sari silk I Purchased ages ago.
I’m on a tear with DIY Daisy’s sundress low waste pattern offered free on her website. It’s made to your measurements & I’ve finalized all my adjustments so it works for me the way I want it to. I’ve made about a dozen now, using linen, lawn, and high quality quilting cotton. I’m planning one with ruffles, and one in bark cloth coming soon.
I took a frame weaving class at Local Cloth in Asheville Nc. I love my result. I’m signed up to dip some fabric in the indigo vat as well this week.
Beverly: Altered a bunch of “men’s” tees – Three concert shirts, a shirt from our favorite local bookstore, and a festival shirt. My main way to do this is to cut off about 4-5 inches from the bottom, make the neckline wider and deeper, cut off half the sleeve, hem the bottom and the sleeve and use leftover fabric for new neckline. Perfect new T shirt.
Work on Skirt skills! Altered my block and drew out two ideas for skirts – one is a narrow skirt with patch pockets, buttons up the front, flap opening in the back. The other is a lantern skirt.
I already had to mend the Blue stripes Caramiya – it got caught in a door and tore, but along the seam in the lower edge of the skirt, which meant it was an easy repair.
Beverly: My entry for #pfMending – cut off two pairs of pants to make shorts
I’ve started a new course – haven’t quite finished Creative Hinterland, but I’ve started “Skirt Skills” with Brooksann Camper! So excited. Will fill everyone in on what I’m learning in case folks are interested but like me – not really sure what it will be about.
The Briny Top PDF Sewing Pattern is perfect for swim or active wear. This clever, one shoulder design provides added comfort and support, and the optional extra strap and included 2″ Full Bust Adjustment Option makes it customizable for added support if desired. Enjoy freedom of movement whatever your activity with this stylish and comfortable pattern.
The TULIP Trousers Tailoring Edition are full-length pants with a baggy leg silhouette.
The highlight is the 4cm high-waisted waistband, tailored to your body. An adjustable hidden buttonhole elastic at the back allows for a customized fit and maximum comfort. Attention to fit is evident with two back darts that contour your curves perfectly.
Front darts create a beautiful folded effect, reminiscent of a blooming tulip, adding depth and charm. Delicate thin belt loops add an elegant touch inspired by tulip stems.
The practical welt pocket on the back side combines function and style. Functional side seam pockets with stay pocket bags.
Easy dressing with a front zipper closure, finished with a fly shield facing, invisible button, and a discreet hook and eye for a polished finish on the outside.
Special call out to Lori Somebody_or_others_mom for her dedication to different interpretations of #pfMend #pfMending – mending her relationship with forgotten projects is my fav!
Last month the theme was #pfSewPrecious and as usual we gave a clue and asked folks to guess. As the song was Depeche Mode’s Precious, most folks got it right away. However, sometimes people think we are more clever than we are and they read a bit more into it. Someone did that and guessed mending – but they didn’t just say mending, they said:
Is it any better that it’s the August theme? Maybe not!
What are we thinking here?
Just fixing broken zippers in old jeans?
Maybe, but we are thinking anything that we mend, fix, repair, make better – the main goal is to take something that we aren’t wearing because there’s something wrong with it (even if that’s the style of it) and fix it so we do. Or so we can use it. Did you make a burlap dress that is too ugly and scratchy to wear? Maybe you turn it into a laundry bag.
Did you make something that is boring? Hahaha! Maybe an applique or embroidery will fix it.
As per usually, pretty much anything you decide is mending will qualify. Need to shorten some pants? MENDING. Found a seam that came loose? MENDING. Taking in the side seams? MENDING. I recently had to reinforce some bust darts that lost their way after a couple years of wear & tear: MENDING. Taking the sleeves off a shirt? MENDING. Sewing a new top because you hate mending? MENDINGHAHAHAHAHHAA.
I am looking for a solution to a dress that I love. It is made from linen/tencil from merchant and mills and it is a floaty dream. BUT, I cut it on the back when I surged one of the layers. (That awful V shape!) I interfaced it and zigzaged over it well with matching thread, but as I have washed it, the fix has gotten more and more noticeable. (co worker noticed) NONE of the fabric left. What to do?
A sewing forum I’m a part of recently asked us to post a status that would alert friends to our kidnapping. Mine was “I’m settling in with a big pile of mending for a Seth Rogan movie marathon”. So you know my reputation for disliking mending – but I’m also really intrigued by it. My new living situation, smaller space, planning for even less in the future, has made me really aware of how little clothing I need to have in my life. I fall hard for some things, and I’d like to begin focusing on making some “just for now” things, and some “always” pieces. The always pieces will need mending in the future because fabric is in the end basically delicate against wear & tear & washing & so forth. So I’m not necessarily excited by mending, but I want to start thinking about how I’ll made it part of my life even if this isn’t the month where I’ll be mending like a madwoman.
Beverly: I am going to use the beautiful hand woven fabric that Jenny gave me as a gift! She gave me 4 yards so I would have plenty to make something lovely to wear. I have felt like I can’t cut into it for fear that I won’t do it justice! Leaving it in my stash is so much worse!
I think I’m going to try and use up my precious linen scraps and make some scrappy dresses!