Episode 103: Introducing #pfHotStuff

103 #pfHotStuff Intro

Sponsor this month: THREE patterns from Fostering Sewing Patterns – most adorable stuffed animal patterns! I love the owl and alligators the best.  I hope they’ll make a raccoon pattern!

Catch up:


I have a Clyde jumpsuit cut out & ready to go in two colors of IL-19 linen dark green (centers) and navy (sides). Max 61.5” hip. Weird because these are ranges. I’m squarely in the middle of the 4X & can’t wait to see what happens next.  I think it looks like Pietra pants if they became a jumpsuit. 


Another pair of Ginger Jeans!  Black denim that I purchased from Core Fabrics.  So much easier after I have already altered the pattern to my shape.  The waistband was a little stretched out this time – for me this isn’t a problem as I always wear a belt with jeans, but to prevent in the future, I plan to stay stitch earlier in the process.  Instructions call for stay stitch once it’s put together but with all the pressing and top stitching, I need to do early.  I’m not exactly a delicate sewist.  Max 63” hip, 53” waist.

I’ve made adjustments to my Nepheline blouse pattern and can’t wait to make another.

New Patterns:

New Craft House Brief Bundle – high waist brief, hipster brief, thong max size: 52/62 

Patterns for Pirates Friendly City Sweater:

Vivian Shao Chen Daphne Jacket 60/52/62

The Daphne Jacket is a shawl collar unlined jacket with an open front. The bodice is oversized and boxy. There are two patch pocket shape options: one square and one with a slanted opening. A phone pocket peeks out from under one of the patch pockets for convenience.

This pattern was created as an outerwear style that anyone, including beginners, can make, without intimidating elements like collar, buttonholes, and linings. The pattern is also meant for using old wool blankets and quilts. The simplicity of the pattern does not require a lot of cutting and hopes to retain all of the original charm of that vintage piece.

There are two views included in this pattern:

View A is a longer, below-hip jacket.

View B is a cropped jacket.

The pockets are interchangeable.

Instructions for a lined option are included at the end of the instructions booklet. 

See photos of other sewists’ versions of the Daphne Jacket here!


The Daphne Jacket pattern is designed for woven fabrics. It works best for heavyweight fabrics that are finished on both sides. Examples are wool coating, boiled wool, tweed, flannel, double-faced fabrics, and quilted fabrics. Keep in mind that the jacket is unlined, so the “wrong” side of the fabric becomes the “right” side of the collar lapel. 

For fabrics with patterning such as stripes or a tartan, keep in mind that extra yardage may be needed for pattern matching.


The Daphne Jacket is available for a full bust measurement range of 32” to 60”.

How to choose your size:

Choose your size based on your full bust measurement. Find the size with the closest bust measurement to yours in the Body Measurements chart. If between sizes, size down. 

The intended fit for the Daphne Jacket is an oversized and boxy fit, with enough ease to layer a sweater underneath. Heavyweight fabrics are recommended for this pattern. If using a medium weight or lightweight fabric, consider sizing down.


All three of the featured patterns could fit into this month’s theme!  


  • Sexy clothes
  • Clothes for hot weather
  • Clothes that keep you warm
  • Clothes that make you feel HOT, or hawt
  • A cover for a hot water bottle
  • Oven mitts!
  • Fabric with hot themes (dragons, sexy mermen, red, etc)

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