Episode 93: #pfSewNotClothes recap

93 Recap #pfSewNotClothes


Noodlehead – pdf pattern

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Orion:  Dark green linen with puffy sleeves IL19

Orion:  green print from Seams Fabric + a lavender check whose origin I don’t quite recall

Beverly: Merchant and Mills Edie – OMG M&M now has both size bands on single web page!  Dropdowns for size and pdf v paper!

New Patterns:

Merchant and Mills:


The Quinn

Helen’s Closet Brooks Jeans

Style Arc Philomena Woven Dress

#pfSewNotClothes recap

I think Jenny wins on this one!  What did you do for it?


I made 50 6x9x2 zipper pouches, 35 4×4 zipper bags, 20 set of 4 hemmed linen napkins, and hundreds of patches (from rubber stamps I carved myself).


Pillow covers for couch

Pillow made from rectangles of fabric from recycled jeans
Back of pillow, navy blue with white images of flowers in a pattern similar to a bandana.

Bought pattern and hardware for Sandhill Sling from Noodlehead (only November 20 as of this recording)

Jim: Art Shoes

Community shout outs:

Person wearing polka dotted, corduroy scarf with circular abstract flowers attached. Scarf has white background with green, gray, black or pink dots.
Instagram screenshot showing hand made monkey stuffed animal wearing pants with suspenders.


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#92 Winter fabrics & patterns – #pfSewNotClothes


Noodlehead – pdf pattern

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Catch up:

Beverly:  Making a Merchant and Mills Sidney shirt  (larger range here) for Jim, using the M&M jacquard I got from Domesticity.


If you spot M&M on sale, let me know. I’m in love. Starting drafting of a second dress. 

M&M+ barkcloth dress – self drafted, #CuteButOffputting, includes my “Perfection is not my purpose” patch on the back in yellow gingham.

New patterns:

Closet Core Nicks dress

A) Line drawings of a dress from the front & back.  The dress has set in sleeves, a highwaist that is elastic gathered.  The sleeves end in gathered narrow cuffs.  The skirt is maxi length and tiered with a longer tier for the final tier.

B) a tunic with the same button front bodice and a single tier gathered skirt that is lower in the back than the front.

C) a v-neck top with a yoke back, long gathered sleeves ending in a cuff.
A photo of a person with long grey hair wearing a dress in red with white flowers, and tan heeled mules.  The dress has a v-neck button front bodice with a three tiered skirt.
A person with long grey hair is wearing a v-neck top with long full sleeves that are gathered at the wrist with elastic.  The shirt is work with cream pants & a bronze necklace.

Lore Piar Vana Dress – up to body measurements: 63/58/75

Technical line drawings of the Vana Dress by Lore Piar.  Two views.  A) Long sleeves with gathered sleeve caps, ending in a deep buttoned cuff.  The dress has gathered cups, with a wide shaped waistband whose center extends down to the knee length hem.  The side panels of the are very gathered over the hips.  View B is the same dress but with shoulder ties instead of sleeves.  View C is the shirt version of the first view A dress.
A brown person with long brown hair is wearing a white with black polka dot version of the dress described above, paired with black leggings & boots.
A brown person with long brown hair is wearing the top version of the Lore Piar pattern above in a white back ground fabric with multicolored flowers in autumn tones.  They are wearing a gold watch and bracelet on one wrist, and silver bracelets on the other.

Topic:  Winter fabrics & patterns

Favorite fabrics for winter sewing:


  • Linen – it’s all weather!
  • Micro cords – textured joy
  • Stretch velours – sumptuous and if cropped all weather!


Flannel  – good for loungewear, linings of outerwear (though not so good for sleeves), and basic grunge button ups #GarbageFlannel

Denim – not just for jeans.  I want to make a pinafore type dress with denim (we called them jumpers).  

French Terry – my favorite is from Style Maker Fabrics, but not sure if they are out of stock or not carrying any more.  

Favorite patterns for colder weather:


  • Sew House 7: Toaster
  • Caramiya Maui: Chive dress


One of the best winter memade wardrobes is by Sheila O’Kelly

True Bias Hudson Pants

I am thinking of making some flannel-lined Sew House 7 Free Range Slacks 

Want to make a long-sleeved version of the Merchant and Mills Etta (smaller sizes here)

Favorite non-clothing pattern for colder weather:


  • A raglan knit poncho – large needles, only a couple balls of thread
  • Lap blankets from flannel (WOF x 3 yards, folded in half, loosely quilted by following design elements)


 I started but have not finished a rag quilt.

I have never made but want to make dog coats!  I know this is clothing but so is a poncho.  

Merchant and Mills Barka, Closet Core Dog Coat Free!

Favorite cold weather activity for wearing your me-mades:


  • Driving the parkway to look at the lovely cold, crisp scenery
  • Drinking hot cocoa and seeing how long it takes me to stain whatever I’m wearing


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Ep 91 Sewing Classes #pfSewNotClothes

91 Sewing Classes #pfSewNotClothes


Noodlehead – pdf pattern

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Catch up:

Beverly:  Working on HAND quilted vest using Grainline Tamarack pattern (large sizes, small sizes) – will talk about later – it’s a class I’m taking


I’ve made a wonderful dress from M&M fabrics – deets on my Instagram. 

A fat white person stands in the middle of a deserted road wearing orange Ugg boots, and a dress that has puffy sleeves.  The left side of the dress is orange and white checks, the right side is olive green with orange windowpane patterns on it.  The background is trees in various states of color change.

New patterns:

Love Notions Legato Jeans (58/50/60)

  • Meant for denim with ~1-3% spandex/elastane
  • Curvy and straight waistband options
  • Full and flat butt adjustments
  • Details like topstitching, rivets and metal button closure

Topic: Sewing classes

Sew Liberated Creative Hinterland -$295.00

The Creative Hinterland: Patternmaking for Mindful Sewists teaches you the skills you need to modify sewing patterns to your liking, bringing a spirit of playfulness to your sewing hobby and your closet.

Includes drafting instructions for 12 Hinterland hacks, a value of $192, PLUS over 20 hours of video instruction and membership in our vibrant online course community.

This course is designed for intermediate to advanced sewists.

Line drawings of different garments.  Top row: a sleeveless dress with bust darts and a gathered skirt, a sleeveless bias tank, a long sleeved dress with a gathered skirt and a round neckline; a jacket with a V shaped pieced front and buttons; a wrap dress with gathered skirt and long sleeves, a dress with grown on sleeves with ruffles at the sleeve end, and a gathered skirt with a flounce hem.  Second row: a pin tuck front sleeveless tunic with a shirt style hem; a peasant shirt; a button down top with a pocket on right chest, and left hip, and long sleeves, and a bound neck; a dress with underbust darts, short cuffed sleeves, a camp collar, and a full circle skirt; a sleeveless jumpsuit with button front; a dress with a button bodice, and 3/4 sleeves, and a bound collar, and a full gathered skirt.

Pattern making topics covered:

  • Tools and supplies
  • How-to coaching on research and style planning
  • Mindset coaching
  • Rotating darts into new locations
  • Creating new seams, including color blocking and princess seams
  • Changing seam locations and functions through developing yokes and closures
  • Adding design ease through gathers, slash and spread, and in seams
  • Changing armhole and neckline shaping
  • Adapting sleeves to different styles and fit preferences
  • Developing raglan seams in two different ways
  • Drafting different edge finishes like shaped facings and bias facings
  • Drafting collars, including flat collars and a convertible collar
  • Creating new pocket styles
  • Drafting a circle skirt to fit your bodice
  • Drafting a culotte bottom to fit your bodice
  • Developing details such as pintucks, keyhole necklines, and released darts

Sew Sew Guild

  • Different levels of memberships for different prices.  Skill builder classes are in depth instruction for specific sewing areas: sleeves, collars, pockets, zippers, buttonholes, etc.
  • Sew Sew live – search her you tube channel and you may find your pattern already sewing by Saremy and a full sew along in real time! 
  • Also has a message board.  I’m a member but I really don’t take advantage of it. 

Courses offered through local fabric stores– many of these are focused on beginners and many are not accessible for everyone.  Things to look for: size-inclusive patterns, room between sewing machine stations – COVID has been helpful in this regard, but not all rooms are easy for everyone to get around in.  A good way to meet sewing friends and to learn new skills.  I have done “this looks right” quilting, but don’t know the rules – best to know them before I break them.  My entry into quilting is this quilted vest class focusing on hand quilting.

Domesticity offers many classes for locals.

Confident Pattern making & drafting: Erbaccia Studio

Learn Illustrator for digital pattern drafting/grading

Weekly meetings for 12 weeks

Forever access to the video instructions, new videos still being added sometimes

Start with a button down fitted shirt, then apply those skills to other forms

Maggie McGill how-to-instagram for small businesses

Planning for Instagram development of your business

How to engage, set calendars, etc


The Sew-It academy

Mimi G’s sewing school

  • STEP-BY-STEP COURSES: Each course is designed to be concise and easy to follow.
  • OUR METHOD: We use easy to understand terms and clear instruction to keep you interested and excited as you go through each course.
  • COURSE GUIDE: Each course is designed to build on the skills learned on the previous course.
  • AUTO RESUME: Log in and get right back to where you left off.
  • OUR FOUNDER: Mimi G has taught tens of thousands of people to sew and has built a recognized and respected brand. She is most known for her ability to teach anyone.
  • INCLUSION: With over 54 womenswear courses and 29 menswear new courses added monthly we offer something for students at each skill level.

New York Sewing – in person or virtual classes

Located in New York City’s Garment District, The New York Sewing Center has long been an authority on sewing education. Now, the center has taken its instruction to the digital realm, with a variety of classes, workshops, and private lessons offered online through Zoom or FaceTime. The uniqueness and wide variety of choices in classes that the New York Sewing Center offers put them in the top slot.

If a one-on-one private lesson is what you’re after, you can learn at your own pace courtesy of an instructor at a cost of around $60. The company is also flexible—if you don’t have a sewing machine, you can receive lessons in hand sewing, embroidering, or knitting. The New York Sewing Center team can also help you find a machine that matches what you’re looking for.

You can also sign up for an online workshop. Offerings are constantly changing and updating. Past classes include Virtual Summer Top workshop (you’ll make a chic fabric and elastic top ) and Virtual Knit Jumpsuit class roughly ($275) , during which you’ll create your own soft, stretchy, and stylish jumpsuit (pattern included). The New York Sewing Center has classes designed for all levels, including kids. They can sign up for a Virtual Fashion Summer Camp (about $375), learn how to make a skirt and scrunchie outfit, and more.

Prices vary depending on which class you choose, and they can last anywhere from one hour, a full day, or even 2 to 3 hours per week for up to six weeks to complete.

The English Taylor – YouTube channel with instructions for menswear

Skillshare has classes in pattern making, sewing, draping, etc

Getting an education in pattern construction will help you further understand how garments come to life. Hyden Yoo, the instructor of this course, is the creator of his own eponymous fashion label, and his mens- and womenswear have been featured in publications such as GQ, Elle, Details, WWD, Nylon, and W.

In this Skillshare class, Yoo outlines how important the paper pattern is in garment production. The class is designed for beginners and will teach you a simple, four-step process for pattern drafting: measurement (taking proper measurements to build a pattern), detailing (creating different collar types), materials (choosing materials for the optimal fit), and finally, paper drafting (actually drafting the paper pattern).

You’ll complete the lessons by creating a pattern for one of the workhorses of anyone’s wardrobe—the classic T-Shirt. If you don’t have a Skillshare membership yet, you’ll be able to take the class for free during the platform’s 30 day free trial period. A Basic Membership is free with limited access. The Premium Membership costs $32 per month, or about $170 annually.

Craftsy : like Skillshare, but just crafts

Classes from Indie pattern makers:

Closet core Ginger Jeans

Cashmerette offers several, including: pants, bra, jeans, etc.

Sew Over it Stitch School

Helen’s closet sewing tutorials -free

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Ep 90 Gifts for Sewists

90 Gift sewing – #pfSewNotClothes


Noodlehead – one pattern. I’m wanting to make the Sandhill Sling.

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Catch up:


Finished my Closet Core Mitchell Trousers


So. Many. Napkins. 

I also made a last minute Halloween costume. 👻🎃👻🎃

New patterns: Fall/Winter collection from Deer and Doe

Circee Dress and skirt

A yellow background with black technical illustrations of a dress with princess seams and a wrap front, and a waist tie.  The dress comes in two lengths, maxi & knee length.  Below the dresses are illustrations of a knee length & maxi length skirt with buttons at the waist..
Two models wearing the same dress in the same fabric.  On the left a white person with long red hair wears a red/white patterned dress with long sleeves with front slits.  They are a medium build.  On the right, the same dress is worn by a model with a plus size build.
A brown person with shoulder length black hair is wearing a black 3/4 sleeve knit top with a deep squared neckline.  It is paired with a maxi skirt where the left 2/3 panel is navy and the right 1/3 panel is olive green.
A brown person with a curly bob is wearing a white tee shirt with short sleeves and a round neckline.  It is paird with a golden skirt with red, black, and cream leaf patterns.  The skirt is knee length.

Orage Dress, top and skirt

A teal background for this technical drawing sheet.  View A is a dress with a full skirt that is longer at the front than the sides, and a bodice that exposes a window of flesh at high chest.  The sleeves are long and close fitting.  VIew B is a square neck top with 3/4 sleeves.  View C is a round neck tee with short sleeves.  View D is a maxi skirt with a full hem.
A photo of two models side by side.  The left model is plus sized, the right model is a medium build.  Both are fair skinned with red hair that is long.  The dress they are wearing is navy with a skirt that is longer at the center front than at the sides.  It has sliver of skin exposed at the high chest.  The long sleeves are close fitting.
A brown model with short curly hair is wearing a white cropped tee with a round neck and short sleeves.  It is paired with burnt orange pleat front shorts.

New Tauko magazine patterns

Topic:  Sewing gifts – what seems realistic to you for this year?  Are we getting more generous? LOL!

I thought we could ID new patterns that would make good gifts (for ourselves or others), as well as ID actual items that would make a nice treat for the sewing enthusiast in your life.

Oliso Iron 1600: $199, multiple colors, pops up and down

Bobbin Clips: $7, colorful, keep cats from eating my bobbins

Magic pins:  $8, you can iron over them

Pattern – custom sewing machine cover: free!

Subscription to Tauko Magazine or Fibremood


Reader’s Digest Complete Guide to Sewing

The Act of Sewing by Sonya Philip

Ahead of the Curve, by Jenny Rushmore

Sewing Labels – link to KATM countdown calendar

Sarah Hearts

Inside Voices Labels

Pattern weights

Videos with ideas for gifts for sewists

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Episode 89: #pfSewNotClothes


Noodlehead is donating a pdf pattern

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Catch up:

Beverly: Creative Hinterland class: I’ve altered the wrap dress pattern as I described in the last episode – kept the raglan sleeves, made the bodice one piece, kept the sleeve and back details, made the skirt fuller by doing width of fabric x 2 (in my size this is almost double the fullness).

I also made the original Hinterland – a little shorter for a tunic using some lovely linen I purchased from Blackbird Fabrics.  They don’t have the same fabric still but loads of beautiful linen and other fabrics


Bags, bags, bags, lol.  Also carving stamps.  And I made my dress for Atlanta Frocktails … and I think I hate it.  I have time to make another so I’m probably going to do that.  Assuming I go – I’m still trying to find someone I can bunk with, lol.  

New Patterns:

Sew Liberated Limestone

Style Arc Penelope Woven dress

True Bias Riley Overalls and Jesse Tee

Overalls 14-30 0-18

Tee 0-18 14-30

This month’s theme: #pfNotClothes

Whaaaattt??? A non-garment theme????  Well, mostly.  Here are some ideas:




Dog beds


Pillowcases (technically clothes for pillows but we will allow)



Tea cozies (clothes for teapots?)




So many choices!  What are some of your favorites?

Beverly: I’m excited to make a fanny pack/bum bag.  I don’t even know all the things I need to buy to make one but I bet I can figure it out. We also have some ugly couch pillows (loose pillows, not part of the couch) that I would like to recover.  


Episode 88: Recap #pfGenderMORE

Hint for next month’s theme:


Last minute addition – Needle Sharp @needlesharpny 

#MahoganyTurban pattern with enough fabric to make two hats.  Folks can keep one and donate the other or donate both.  

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’ve fallen in love with stamping so hard. I’m also mostly prepping for holiday craft fairs. 

I’ve still found time to make a couple of my self-drafted dresses AND my drafting class has started & I’m officially scared. Learning illustrator is something I’ll definitely do better if it’s in person. Sigh. Lol. 

Beverly:  Creative Hinterland class: finished my Jacket!  It is made from Merchant and Mills Jacquard fabric in color “Quink” and “Hardy Falls” (navy and olive) from Domesticity.  I am so proud of this jacket!  In case you haven’t heard progress from recent episodes, this make required 3 toiles.  It started as the Hinterland dress pattern and after adding ease, sleeve length and a bit of length to the bodice, plus making it a V neck and adding style lines that continued over the sleeves and onto the back- it became a jacket.  All the pieces were serged before starting so that the seams could be busted open instead of finished together to minimize bulk.  I love it so much.  Next up: a wrap dress. We have converted the Hinterland into raglan sleeves and added some extra gathers at the shoulder and back.  In addition, we added width to the sleeves and extra length in the back to gather into a cuff. I’ve made my first toile and I don’t like the fit.  Two things: our teacher suggested washing it first to be sure I don’t like the fit after a bit of shrinking back (fair point) and I want to also try it without the wrap, just make the front on the fold instead of single triangle pieces. 

New patterns:

Pattern Emporium – Take the chance Tiered dress – up to 55/49/59

Seamwork aims max 64” hip

Aims is a romantic oversized button-up blouse with raglan sleeves, and front and back gathers on the lined, curved yoke. It features a band collar, elastic at the sleeve hem, and 3/8″ (10 mm) buttons down the front.

Jennifer Lauren Handmade Jade back wrap dress 

Based on the classic apron styles of the 50s.

Jade features a fully lined sleeveless bodice with princess seam front shaping and darted back shaping, finished with a V neckline.

A wide A-line skirt includes side seam pockets and falls to below the knee. The back skirt overlaps almost side seam to side seam (it’s stepped back just a smidge so you can’t see the edge of the skirt when looking from the front), meaning you have plenty of coverage across the back – even in windy weather.

Jade can be made in both floatier fabrics with some drape for hot weather (think cool linens and floaty cottons) as well as heavier weight fabrics like denim and wool suitings for a crisper finish in cold weather.

Stay stitch September sun dress

The September Sun Dress and Top features corset sealing details, a soft sweetheart neckline, an open back with ties and a gathered skirt/peplum. There is light boning in the sides for structure. View A is a midi length dress, View B is a short dress hitting just above the knee and View C is a peplum top. 

It is available in sizes 0-34 (up to 64″ hip)

By Hand London-Nerrisa quilted coat and jacket – up to 68” hip

Sewing Community news:

CurvypatternDatabase contest

#pfGenderMORE recap:


87. CurvyPatternDatabase #pfGenderMORE


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:

Beverly: Creative Hinterland class still going strong, but a bit slower now.  Did my THIRD toile for my jacket.  I am so glad I did because there were things wrong.  


Two new self-drafted dresses, both with cap sleeves & a ruffle at the hem.  Planning further development of sleeve options coming sooooon.

Projector still in the box.  Sigh.


Fibremood 21


Guest: Sarah of CPD


#86: New patterns for #pfGenderMORE 

#86: New patterns for MORE 


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:


Shirt – Byrdie Button Up from Pattern Scout – 

The shirt has a full collar with stand, sleeve placket, two front pockets, darts.  Very nice pattern with great instructions.  It doesn’t have a yolk, which may be important for folks that need more shaping on their back.  It fit me well, but in the end I didn’t think I’d wear it.  I was more wanting an oversized shirt (so I should have made one!) But my mom LOVES it!  


  • Carving stamps
  • Plans to block print fabric
  • Printing labels just for me
  • Taking drafting & grading class with Victoria of Erbaccia Studio starting in mid-Oct 
  • Projector for patterns: Epson PowerLite 680 H746A Ultra Short Throw Projector w/ Remote 

New patterns:

KnowME – the good, the bad

  • Diverse representation rarely seen in Big 4 patterns – all POC, black
  • FOUR patterns go up to a 58-60” chest (another leap for Big 4) – guessing based on the limited chart shown on the pattern page.
  • Most patterns end at 48” chest – sigh
  • No visibly old sewists, one sewist above a small fat sizing visibly
  • Men’s patterns end at size 52

Now you can sew comfortable undies for and maintain a high level of modesty. This pattern includes instructions to make boxer brief style underwear with two different hem options, two lengths, and two rises. Women love their Boxerwear for under dresses and skirts, sleeping and even daily underwear. Be careful though, you may need a larger dresser to house all of your new undies 

Not new but new to me:

Blueprints for Sewing Moderne Coat max 61” hip

Moderne is a drop shoulder cocoon coat. It has generous pockets and a roomy fit. It is inspired by Art Moderne architecture, a style prominent in the 1930’s and 40’s that featured aerodynamic curves and clean horizontal lines.

Version 1 has a sporty knit collar and cuffs and its curved seams are accented with piping. It is fully lined and closes with a zipper.

Version 2 features a flat band collar, 3/4 length sleeves with a decorative notch, and gracefully curved side hem vents. It is unlined and closes with buttons.

This collarless coat is designed to play well with your favorite hand knit scarves. Make it up in denim or canvas for a light spring coat or in wool with lining for cozy winter outerwear.


Upcoming events:

Atlanta Frocktails:

Saturday, October 22 at 6pm, City Winery Atlanta will be the host of our event, on the patio with lots of fashion fun, food and our signature Frocktail. Make your most fun frock and come hang out for a night off. There will be a camera everywhere you look, fun surprises from our Sponsors and new friends will be the reward.

CurvypatternDatabase contest


#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. 


Episode 84: #pfSewYourStash Reveal!

This month’s sponsor is Create Domesticity – $50 gift certificate

Clue for next month:

Catch up


Many #MeToo bags & carving a rubber stamp for creating craft fair items. 

Also: a stretch velour Toaster Sweater by Sew House 7 – both fabric & pattern gifted by Seams fabric. Both are in sale in Sept there. 

NYT crossword. Some update logged me out & broke my streak when I logged back in!! I’m so upset! 


More work with Creative Hinterland class. I learned how to add ease to a bodice to make it into a jacket!  It’s much more involved than simply making another size.  The shape of the sleeve cap changes, for example.  It’s a way to create ease specifically for wearing over something else, and keep the fit the same.  

New Patterns: 

Duet Skirt PDF Pattern Adult Sizes B – M 

I love this!  It’s a skort, perfect for running, playing pickleball, being comfortable in a short skirt!  

Free Skort pattern from Mood -The arbor skirt

Style Arc Montana dress extension pack

Sewing community news: Honest Pattern Reviews

What do you think of this Instagram account?

What have we done with #pfsewyourstash?

Beverly: I have been using my stash exclusively so far, EXCEPT – I bought some Merchant and Mills cotton jacquard (quilted sort of fabric) for a specific project.  It’s ok because I bought it from the store of this month’s sponsor!.  I have also been cutting a bunch of scraps to make some quilted fabric or maybe a quilt.  For simplicity, I decided to cut them all 5×5 and the little bits that don’t fit I’m tossing.  It’s a good thing to do while watching TV (FOOTBALL!) 

I also recently reorganized my fabric and I found some that I didn’t know I had!!!  I also created a bin for “one yard wonders” – things that I have a larger than ½ yard scrap, but not really enough to make much- Maybe I can use them for an Ogden cami? Not exactly sure what I’m going to do with them, but they have a home for now.  

The photo below is not all of the fabric, but it’s my “display fabric”. Ha!  I have a bin for rayons and others that are too slinky to stay put on a shelf, denim, double gauze – a few others.


Organized & started planning. I’ve seen mostly stash items this month, including using so many scraps & deep quilting stash for items to sell. 

Favorite ideas that folks have used for #pfSewYourStash