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 1:Meet Jenny and Beverly

In this episode, Jenny and Beverly introduce themselves and the podcast. The podcast will be a community sewing pod, with weekly episodes supporting a monthly theme. Our aim is to be as inclusive as possible.


We will announce a hashtag that participants can use to identify an entry into the contest. You can have multiple entries! There will be one random prize selected and one prize for the item that Jenny and Beverly think best represents the theme.

Here are some links to other podcasts, youtubers, and patterns mentioned in the show:

Beverly favorite podcasts:

Love to sew (Helen of Helen’s Closet and Caroline from Blackbird Fabrics) – the most popular sewing podcast – loaded with well researched information about sewing, teaching pod

Sewing for the Weekend – mother/daughter team podcast that focuses on home garment sewing, teaching

Stitch Please – “The official podcast of Black Women Stitch, the sewing group where Black lives matter.” Community, sewing practice

Sew and Tell – Brought by the editors of Sew Daily.  Represent expertise in fashion, indie and theater.  Talk about trends in sewing and topics that affect home sewists.

YouTube channels:

Specky Seamstress sewing makes, bias tape maker

Crystal Sews and Stuff (Baltimore!) pattern reviews, challenges, makes and plans

Frugalisama makes, tutorials, FREEBie Friday!, inclusivity based on price and ability

Jenny’s favorite YouTube Channels:

SewNaturalDane: – plus size sewing, pattern reviews, sew-a-longs, and fabric/pattern hauls

KittyCatsCuteCatsAreTheBest:  My 6-yo granddaughters channel, which I watch just to pass the time.

Favorite patterns: 

Most made: Helen’s closet Gilbert Top 


Fringe Dress from Chalk and notch 

Different necklines, including one like the Trillium, nice curved hem

B58W49H59, finished garment hip 71 is a great source for linen as well as many free patterns.  They have patterns for purchase too, but many free ones as well. 

Peppermint Magazine – Australia-based quarterly publication.  Partner with indie designers to provide free patterns.  Patterns are free but they ask for a $2 donation if possible. Not all of the patterns have a good size range.  A few that I have made:

Pocket Skirt H57.7, FG 70

Designed by Paper Theory

Wide Strap Maxi Dress (one of my most beautiful makes) – elbe textiles B52W46H55, FG B60/H71

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

Wide Leg pants – designed by in the fold W46H55

Jenny’s favorite patterns:

Made most:  Trillium Dress by Made by Rae:

Current fav: Upton Dress by Cashmerette:

  • I modeled for the current release
  • I’m making it in as many different fabrics as I can – follow #uptonfabricroulette on Instagram to see more

Even when I make a top, it’s usually a dress: Sagebrush by Friday Pattern Company (  and Ruby by Made by Rae (

Favorite dress that I didn’t think I’d like: 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).