Episode 114: #pfStretchYourself recap

Clue for next month’s theme:

Can you guess the theme? It’s a tough one this month.

April sponsors:

Stokx patterns: 3 patent apron patterns – this is perfect for wearing when crafting, cooking, or gardening.  It reminds me of utilikilts in the best way – an modern industrial take on the half-apron.

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What are we sewing?


4/17/2023Asymmetrical DressDIY DaisyFabrics StoreLinenNavy with yellow green ruffle
4/17/2023Rectangular JacketDIY DaisyFabrics StoreLinenYello


My #pfStretchYourself project!  Much less detailed than yours, but a good effort for sure.  I drafted my own swing dress, complete with darts, all in one facing, and hem facing.  

Buy a block – based on your measurements!  

Bing AI image creator

Beverly’s BOHO style dress in blue linen-AI creation

Made my first By Hand London Lizz dress – problem with pattern but NICE pattern, easy to fit with 3 sets of darts. Will make more.

Teaching a coworker to sew!

New patterns:

Jennifer Lauren Handmade Emmie Tee – thank goodness! We got a tee shirt pattern!

Emmie comes complete with two bodice versions – plain or slashed, as well as two different bodice lengths and a long sleeved pattern piece for those of us heading into the cooler months.

View 1 is ready to tackle your knit fabric scrap pile by combining the classic 80s slashed and pieced bodice with grown-on sleeves and a rounded neckline. The fabric combinations you can put together are endless – go for full rainbow, neutral colour-block or pattern clash perfection. You can even keep your top more subtle by using the same plain fabric for all pieces and letting the design lines sing for themselves.

If a classic t-shirt is more up your street, there’s also a cut-on-the fold front bodice (View 2), making construction even quicker and simpler for those just starting on their knit-fabric sewing adventure.

With a more relaxed fit through the bodice and a very gentle dropped shoulder/grown-on sleeve, both views include cut lines for a classic length t-shirt bodice as well as a long-line hem.

Then, depending on your season, keep the cuffed grown-on short sleeves or use the easy Turn & Hem long-sleeved pattern piece for year-round comfort.

Sew Over It Josephine Blouse

Inspired by effortless French style, the Josephine Blouse is a floaty wrap top with long cuffed sleeves.

Add a beautiful scallop detail around the whole neckline, or keep the blouse simple and finish the raw edges neatly with binding.

The blouse features a pretty side tie on the outside and an elastic loop and button on the inside to keep everything in place. The sleeve cuff opening is bound and the cuffs are gently curved to mirror the scallops.

Sew your Josephine in a lightweight woven fabric with lots of drape and make sure to pick a fabric that presses well if you choose to sew the scallops, to help them keep their shape. We think Josephine would also look gorgeous in a sheer fabric worn with an Alderley Top in a matching or complementing fabric for a chic layered look.

Misusu Patterns: Edge Fold max 61.5” hip

The Edge fold top & dress is our take on a basic t-shirt (dress) with a little more edge! It has a relaxed fit, with subtle shaping around the waist and a slightly tapered hem (dress versions) to create a subtle cocoon shape. It has a V neck at the front and back and an extended cap sleeve. All edges are finished with cut-on facings!

Muna & Broad Alistra dress max 71.5” hip

#pfStretchYourself recap

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