Episode 99: 2022 in review

#99 the year in review – personal 

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Catch up:


Sewed several ponchos, working on a free pattern for two different versions. Struggling to update my patterns to all meet the 60” new PF guideline for mention on the program.

Beverly: Jim’s matching vest and fanny pack

Merchant and Mills Billy

Greenstyle Adventure Bag

New pattern:

Lore Piar Farra Pants Up to 72” hip!  

It is a classic 5-pocket pants, with two front pockets, 1 coin pocket, and two back patch pockets.

The fit of this pattern is high-waisted and fitted at the waist, hips, and thighs with negative ease until the knee.

The yoke cut is unique and not only makes this design look special visually but it is also designed to accentuate and give the best shape to your back with the help of two strategically placed darts.

You can choose the style of the leg with 3 different views:

VIEW A: Straight

VIEW B: Wide

VIEW C: Flare

This pattern also comes with 9 embroidery templates to rock on your patch pockets.

What did 2022 in sewing look like for us? 


203 total makes

2020: 356

2021: 244

2022: 203

664.5 yards of fabric

Average of 3.3 yards per garment

155 Dresses, 23 tops, 13 skirts

34 different designers

Jenny Hassler44
Made By Rae15
Muna & Broad6
Jennifer Lauren Handmade5
Helen’s closet4
5 out of 43
Closet core3
Elbe Textiles2
Friday Pattern Company2
Grand Total203

47 different sources of fabric

Seams Fabrics136%
Hello Friend Fabrics84%
Core Fabrics73%
Fine Fabrics USA73%
Julia Cost63%
Simplifi Fabrics52%
Warp & Weft Textiles42%
Mulberry Silks31%
Grand Total203100%

Linen was my favorite fabric.  Thanks, Beverly!

Type #
Cotton knit24
Double gauze7
French Terry5
Yarn dyed cotton5
Grand Total203

57 different test sews (some of these are multiples of the same garment, 80% were paid)


I kept track of my makes this year!  I made 98 items, almost entirely garments!

13 were items for other people, namely Jim and my mom.

About ⅓ dresses, ⅓ tops, and half that in pants and shorts combined.  Others are pajamas, workout clothes, bags, etc

Avg 2.3 yds fabric

40 diff designers

81 diff patterns. Jenny: 68

29 diff fabric sources

41 diff types of fabric!  How can this be right?

79 success, 10 fail, 6 meh. Jenny 154 not in my closet now

Top three fabric sources: Mood, Domesticity, Stylemaker

Top three designers: Sew Liberated, Merchant and Mills, Elisabeth Susann

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Episode #98: #pfLocalFabric Intro

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Catch up:

Jenny:  I’ve got lots of fabric coming in, and in a twist, I think I’m headed somewhere else with all my designing outside of just a regular website where you buy my dresses.  It’s all a swirly in my brain (and the brain of some brainstorming peeps at my day job) but it’s so exciting, and so full of potential, and SO ME.  I smile a lot when I think about it.  So how’s that for mysterious progress on something I’m not currently actually sewing.  Also:  I’ve got two designs in the works that I’m going to (gulp) submit to Tauko magazine.  I don’t expect to get picked – I’m really new to this, and often my designs are about making something that’s inspired by other something’s possible for a fat body… so maybe I’m not creative enough.

Beverly: For Christmas, I made my mom an Itch to Stitch Celeste dress using fabric I purchased at my local fabric store, Domesticity.  I am using the Robert Kauffman Essex, cotton linen blend for the dress and it’s perfect.  It’s not really a seasonally appropriate dress, but my mom really wanted a short sleeved shift dress and this one fits the bill.  Man that fabric is so easy to sew!

It’s yarn dyed, light blue/white.

New patterns:

New standard for our podcast – only discuss patterns with a hip (or largest measurement) >or= 60”. This doesn’t apply to anything except what we will discuss here.  As always, any pattern can be used for the challenges, regardless of size range, but we have both been feeling like the 55” standard is lower than we are comfortable with and so many pattern companies have expanded to 60 and beyond!

For this week’s new patterns, I went to the Curvy Pattern Database.  It’s great because all patterns on this site meet the 60” and above standard!  Here are a few from companies that I hadn’t even heard of before. 

Audacity Joggers from Pattern Niche

Adult Cruise Culottes by Jennuine design

Inger Dress – Melilot patterns – sizes 32-64 – I think it’s a 61” hip – size chart in Norwegian I think. But you can get English instructions to the pattern!

Van Den Berg Fashion – Winnie and Mabel dresses

This month’s theme: Local Fabric!

Globally Local Stores.


Episode 97: #pfPajamaParty recap

Clue for next month:

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Catch up:

Jenny:  I’m having fun with my new one sleeved bodice, but mostly by fabric shopping for outrageous fabrics – like a stretchy foil, crushed velvet, etc.  I’ve finally begun to come out of my design/sewing stupor and begun sewing again in the mornings.  Mostly gifts – so not as much to talk about.

Beverly: Variation of Hinterland dress in Merchant and Mills large gingham yarn dyed linen, navy/red for my Christmas dress

For Jim: Merchant and Mills Sidney in Merchant and Mills jacquard fabric from Domesticity.

Anecdote – heard a first time Christmas celebrator refer to it as having a part-time job from mid November until Christmas.  I love this, but I think a better analogy is taking a course – you don’t have to keep all semester, but when you don’t, the time before the final sucks!

Community news: 

Style arc has sewing tutorials for many of their patterns.  They have been trying to improve their directions, but also want to offer these tutorials to supplement.  

New patterns:

Friday Pattern co Saturday Skirt set

This looks right up Jenny’s alley!  Long skirt with tie front top, exposing a bit of belly.  

Elbe textiles Davis Belt

Merchant and Mills The Elling – men’s trousers

An everyday men’s elasticated trouser with front slanted pockets and back patch pockets. Make them with or without a zip.

Recap #pfPajamaParty

Jenny :  Bupkis.  I think I’m likely to make one PJ like dress (secret pajamas) before the season ends – but no promises!

Beverly: pajamas I talked about last week – love them and have been wearing them a lot.  Good for lounging too.


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Ep 96 New Year Planning

#96 Plans for 2023. #pfPajamaParty

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Advent calendar

Catch up:


  • Making dresses for first friend test dresses
  • Learning about wholesale
  • The experience of opening a packaging


Pajamas for #pfPajamaParty!

Using beautiful checked flannel fabric from Core Fabrics.

Olya shirt Paper Theory

Sandhill Sling from Noodlehead

Kit webbing is 54” long

New patterns:

Twig and Tale Grove Coat – updated sizing – to 72” hip

A long discussion on how to plan for 2023. 


Episode 95: New patterns

#95 All the New Patterns! #pfPajamaParty

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Catch up:


My new knit dress is coming along.  🙂

Also a ONE SHOULDER DRESS – OMG.  Does anyone beside me want this?  I don’t know but we’re gonna find out.


Running pants!  Supplex fabric – used the True Bias Hudson Pants, smaller range here, men’s here.  Did the same with a pair of shorts.  Love them.  So much more comfy than leggings and held up for half marathon!

Update: Quink Colorway!  – Fatthighsandmermaidpants – Parker pens “THE English pen” blue colorway is called quink!

Sewing community helpful note:

Merchant and Mills video tutorials

New Patterns:

Jenny did: Tammy, Lucille, Lucy, Elba, Nellie

Fibremood Special Edition!,

Adventure Bag Sewing Pattern

Pattern Emporium:

All In easy fit shirt

Ocean Daze Very oversized shirt

Cashmerette Club this month –  Avola Slip dress – perfect for #pfPajamaparty

Peppermint Magazine Pay what you wish ($0 – 20) Rosalie Skirt up to 60” hip

Itch to stitch Shau vest pattern

The Shau Vest is a perfect layer on a fitted blouse, turtleneck, T-shirt or dress. Not only does the Shau elevate your outfits, but it also adds warmth, thus extending the practicality of cool-weather clothes. The Shau Vest can be adapted for different looks. Use small-floral fabric with fur trim to make an Asian-inspired vest, or use wool plaid fabric with leather trim to make a Highland look.

Next up for us:

Beverly: Christmas dress using M&M checked linen red/navy – Hinterland Hack of my own (simple), Itch to Stitch Celeste Dress for my mom

Marlo Sweater from True Bias

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Episode 94: Introducing #pfPajamaParty

94 #pfPajamaParty

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Catch Up:

Beverly:  Hinterland hack #6: flouncey sleeves, dart moved, supposed to be grown on sleeves.

Creative Hinterland class


Finished up things for my maker’s market – first night I sold a good bit so I already feel successful

Pink Orion dress – fluffy fun – final version.  Just need to get grading tested out and I’m ready to go!

Made my Mrs. Claus base dress – using my own pattern, and crimson IL19 linen from – still need to add fur trim, and find the right boots (which make be my black Uggs with fur added temporarily.

New Patterns:

Daughter Judy Worship Jeans

Line drawings of jeans

The Worship is a classic five-pocket rigid jeans pattern. Slim fit through the hip and thigh with a pitched straight waistband. Choose between a straight or flare cut leg. Meant for a heavier weight fabric that will break in with wear.

Kelly Anorak Closet Core

Newly upgraded to full size range (up to 63” hips)

Lightweight and unlined, it features a two-piece cuffed sleeve, optional drawstring waist, gusseted flap pocket and a zipper placket with snap buttons.  View A will keep you warm and dry with a roomy three-piece hood, while View B features a classic stand-up collar.

Line drawing of anorak jacket, front and back

Itch to Stitch Winterthur Jacket

Stay warm and cozy in the Winterthur Jacket! This contemporary utility jacket is relaxed and is a perfect addition to your everyday outfit. The buttons and hardware add a polished look to this casual jacket. Choose to make it in a simple cotton twill or a water-resistant polyester for different occasions.

Winterthur Jacket Features:

  • Options for cup sizes
  • Options for collar and three-piece hood
  • Fully lined
  • Front princess seams to shoulders
  • Back yoke
  • Cinched waist by drawstring on the inside
  • Front patch and optional chest pockets
  • Front zipper with buttoned flap
  • Two-piece long sleeve with adjustable buttoned sleeve hem
  • Designed for non-stretch woven fabric

Skill Level: Advanced

Up to size 40 (63/54/62)

By Hand London Draft it yourself

Truly size inclusive, a bit more work up front – these are for folks that want to learn to draft some patterns and perhaps have fewer fitting issues down the line.  There are three choices, a little over $8 US for each or a bundle for about $21.

4 images one with three women wearing skirts and then three individual photos of each of the women

Fibrandcloth Agave Top and Dress

Woman wearing cream colored button up shirt with camp collar



New PJs sound so good to me!  I just purchased this beautiful, very nice flannel from Core Fabrics to make myself some.  They are sold out of all but the black and white version.  (I got purple/orange/navy)

What are some ideas:

  • As usual, we will be very strict with what we allow!  Hahaha!  
  • If your PJs are T shirts, that counts too! 
  • If you make pjs for someone else – you are nicer than we are and your gift counts!
  • If you make “secret pajamas” this counts too!
  • As always, if you made something previously that you’d like to share, you can do that too.  We know December is a really busy month!  

What will you make Jenny?


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Episode 93: #pfSewNotClothes recap

Clue for next month’s theme:

93 Recap #pfSewNotClothes


Noodlehead – pdf pattern

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Catch up:


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)

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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