Episode 120: #pfJustTheTip Intro

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Catch up: 


What I’m not share are the details on the 20+tops, skirts, and dresses that will be on offer in my new shop. 

Beverly: Bought some beautiful fabric in Portugal at Mundo Dos Tecidos (World of Fabric)!  It is viscose/linen blend (~60/40) with a white background and blue imprecise circles.  The blue is like indigo dye and I bought it because it reminds me of the beautiful blue/white Portugese tile and because I think it will be perfect for the dress I plan to make from it.  I plan to draft it myself, but it is very similar to the Style Arc Emerson Woven dress, a style I saw all over Portugal! My version will have short sleeves with ruffles, and multiple tiers.  Also, I won’t include buttons.  I like the look of the collar stand and placket, but only halfway – a V-neck really, but done as a half placket.  I swore I saw this somewhere, but can’t find.

Chat with Beverly’s mom!

New Patterns: 

Style Arc Palmer Woven Dress – DESCRIPTION

  • Shirtmaker style
  • Shirt collar with collar stand
  • Short sleeves with turn back cuffs
  • Shoulder yoke
  • Double turnback front
  • Button through
  • Optional inseam pockets
  • Optional tie belt
  • Side splits
  • Shaped hemline
  • Longline length with shortening line marked on the pattern


Linen, cotton, rayon or crepe

Style Arc Kennie Kids Shirt and Dress – very similar to Bakerloo dress if you want to twin!

Cris Wood Sews Glow DressThe Glow Dress  is a mid-length dress with a V-neck bodice, elasticized shoulders and an elasticized waist. The skirt is tiered with a flat upper skirt and gathered lower skirt. This versatile style can be made in a variety of lightweight woven fabrics.

Sinclair Patterns Hello Flat Front Elastic Back Woven Shorts – up to 63” hip


Slightly relaxed through the hips and leg, fitted with a contoured flat waistband in the front and elasticated waistband on the sides/back shorts designed for non stretch woven fabrics. The shorts come in three lengths (short, medium and long lengths) and feature side panel that offer an optional pocket, pocket flap, zippered pocket and curved or straight panels at the bottom hem. 

#pfJustTheTip Intro:


I am so excited for this theme – so excited to hear everyone’s best tips! If we are super organized maybe we will compile them.  Or maybe folks can just look at the hashtag – HA!

We are looking for any kinds of tips!  Conventional ones from grandma, controversial ones – no judgement here!, time saving or slow and steady, all welcome.  Could be in the caption of a make, a video, or even a text slide with “just the tip”. 

2 replies on “Episode 120: #pfJustTheTip Intro”

I had to laugh when you shared tip of changing rotary blade at first sign of missing a thread. It is so me… I just figure I need to press harder and harder … to get the “goodies” out of that blade!!

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