Episode 8: Size Bias in Sewing Patterns

Please go to Jenny’s Blog Post to read more about this important subject.

100 Acts of Sewing A-line Dress

FREE Toronto Tee

Peppermint Pleated summer dress

#pfWTF: Michelle @sewverymuch

Two piece combo with lovely bright printed fabric – ashton top with peppermint pocket skirt. So cute!


Helen’s Closet

Style Arc

Friday Pattern Company

Muna and Broad


Episode 7: Introducing #pfDrafty

In this week’s episode, Jenny and Beverly discuss April’s theme: #pfDrafty! The connection to the clue was very weak (we know it!) – “Blowin’ in the wind” –> Drafty –> Draft your own garment or part of a garment.

The importance of ease

Side by side photo of Jenny wearing a skirt with the full ease intended by the designer on the left and with less ease on the right.
Photos to demonstrate the difference in how a garment looks using a different ease than the pattern is designed for. Both are lovely skirts, but the point is – they are not the same skirt.

Jenny’s poncho pattern

#punkfrockerWTF (who to follow): Sierra Ferguson (Sew_very_sierra)

You can find Jenny at: @johassler on Insta & 

You can find Beverly at @weedstowildflowers on Instagram and at

And you can find the podcast at @punkfrockers and at


Episode 6: #pfWhoAreYou Reveal!

Here’s your clue for next month! We will be SUPER IMPRESSED if anyone guesses it from this clue!

Allison Tent Dress

Vogue 1611

Image of woman in homesewn pajamas.
Photo of woman in very colorful running tights
Jenny asked what running tights are – here are a pair I made for myself.

Arcadia joggers

Hemlock Tee

Browse #pfWhoAreYou makes here

Hinterland dress


Episode 5: Definitely Not Guaranteed Sewing Tips

Jenny and Beverly discuss their favorite sewing tips. While they hope these tips are helpful, they are not guaranteed. See links below for more reliable sewing advice.


Episode 4: Make it your own


Episode 3: Our #pfWhoAreYou choices

In this episode, Jenny and Beverly discuss their ideas for what to make to introduce themselves in a handmade garment.

Style Arc Selina woven top

Style Arc – Maddison tee

Several could be used for the #frugalfrock challenge hosted by @frugalisama and @yorkshiresewgirl  

Rebecca Page Portia Party dress up to a 58” hip

Agnes swing top from Halla Patterns, up to 59” hip – free if you join her facebook group, $5 if not.  

Rebecca Page Patsy Party dress up to 57” hips (but hips not likely to be limiting)

From the Fabrics_store linen: up to Hip 58” Cora Half-sleeve linen dress

Noor wrap dress – up to 58” hip, but FG 82” hip

Pier Ave Pencil Skirt – up to 67.5” hip, free with newsletter subscription:

What have I decided for my #pfwhoareyou outfit???

The Sew Liberated HInterland Dress!

Jenny: working on UptonFabricRoulette

Pattern Testing – Plus Size pattern testing FB group

Upton:up to 62” hip & bust

Trillium: up to 59” bust & hip

Tarlee T-shirt: up to 64” bust, 71.5” hip


Episode 2: Who Are You?

This month’s theme is WHO ARE YOU? Introduce yourself to the Punk Frockers community with a garment. It could be a favorite pattern, fabric, style, finishing – whatever you think would give us some insight to who you are. Use the #pfWhoAreYou and tag @punkfrockers to be eligible for a prize!


Plans: BHMpatterndesigners Goddess Gown

Style Arc Jules Woven Tunic

Helen’s Closet Gilbert top Agustina top

Ruffle Top – in the folds B52W46H55, FG B58/H64 Cropped boxy with ruffled sleeves, lovely finishing

Waikerie Shirt Sewing Pattern

Hand dyed fabric, experimental embroidery

Painted embroidered sunset

Upton by Cashmerette

Anna by By Hand London

Vogue 1390

PVC in Gold

Photo of vinyl fabric

Envelope Dress by Cris Wood





Episode 0:See you next Tuesday

Enjoy a little sneak peak promo to our podcast, which will be coming out in full on February 23, 2021.

Our podcasts are scheduled to be released EVERY Tuesday at 12:01 am Eastern Standard Time (GMT-5).