Episode 115: #pfSewingAdjacent Intro

115 #pfSewingAdjacent

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Catch up:


N/A4/18/2023Basic skirtJenny HasslerSpoonflowerLinen CanvasP&B
N/A4/18/2023TIe back topJenny HasslerFabrics StoreLinenCream
59.53/6/3023LodoTrue BiasKokka FabricsDouble GauzeRed/blue


I’ve actually done a bunch of alterations – I made a top a long time ago that the neckline stands up on because of my straight shoulders.  I fixed that and it fits so much better!  I recently made a dress that looked too short on me so I cut it off into a top and it’s a nice swingy top that I think I will get loads more wear out of than I ever would have the dress.

Shirt for Jim!  It’s a black button up shirt, that doesn’t quite meet our size requirements.  However, the pants he is wearing it with do!  AND, he is copying the model on the Elbe Textiles Fremantle Pants, for a true pose like the model moment!

I have also made a faux jumpsuit using blue/green gingham fabric from Merchant and Mills using one of my favorite tank top patterns that does not meet our new requirements and the Sew House 7 Free Range Slacks that do! I love this look. I made the tapered leg and with the tank and some sandals it sort of brings to mind if Audrey Hepburn was a bit sloppier and more relaxed. 

New Patterns:

Liz Haywood Petrea dress and blouse

This pattern comes in twenty sizes, to fit an 81cm/32″ bust to a 178cm/70″.

The dress is zero waste and has generous in-seam pockets, and can be made any length without affecting zero waste.

The blouse is low waste with patch pockets.
Both have a Peter Pan collar, back semi-circular yoke, front buttons, 6mm (1/4″) tucks back and front, and an extended sleeve. The fit is loose and very comfortable, with fullness flaring from the tucks.
Due to a quirk of zero waste, the sleeve length is elbow length for smaller sizes and three-quarter length for larger sizes.

Itch to Stitch Amador Top

The Amador Top strikes a perfect balance of chic and chill. Featuring a flattering V-neckline and Dolman sleeves, this effortless style is versatile and comfortable. Start sewing in the afternoon, and you can pour yourself a glass of wine, or a cup of herbal tea, and enjoy the sunset in your comfortable Amador.

Amador Top Features:

  • Options for regular bust and full bust
  • Dolman style, elbow-length sleeves
  • Flattering V-neckline
  • Designed for light to medium-weight knit fabric with excellent recovery

New Tauko Magazine! “Episode #7”

New theme! #pfSewingAdjacent

What sorts of things are we talking about? Actually probably talking about garment sewing adjacent, so things like quilts and bags would count.








Fabric shopping???

Over on Patreon, we discussed all about other Hobbies in the November 2022 Bonus episode.  If you are a subscriber you can listen and if you become a subscriber you can listen to all of the back episodes as well.  

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