Episode 52: Ideas for #pfBondage

Catch up:


I’ve made a few new things, including two test versions of Caramiya’s Dragonfruit Dress (fabrics from Fine Fabrics, and , a Chive in double knit from Fine Fabrics, a new test item from a fav company from linen (Fabrics-store), a Meg from 5 out of 4 (fabrics from Julia Cost), and a couple self-drafted skirts. My instagram likely has deets on all of these by now.


Second Sew House 7 Toaster Sweater (version 2) in black french terry from Stylemaker fabrics.

My first make for #pfBondage!  – A tunic version of the Woolfork dress pattern in linen from Gray Line Linen in NYC.  I used French seams throughout, including the sleeve insertion – that took mental work for me to do correctly!  I recommend this pattern for that seam treatment if you want to give it a try as the instructions tell you exactly what to do, and it’s a simple pattern for it.

Sewing Community: 

#bhmPatternDesigners – this annual event in honor or Black pattern designers for Black History Month.  The challenge is to make a pattern from a Black designer.  Lots of great prizes! Details for the event can be found at and at her Instagram account @sewnaturaldane

#sewfrugal22 – This year they have expanded from just free dress patterns to include any garment.  This is organized by @frugalisama and @theyorkshiresewgirl and the idea is to use a free pattern and fabric from your stash to make a garment.  Also have lots of prizes!

Elizabeth Suzann patterns released!  This is definitely a #pfMyStyle moment!  Elizabeth Suzann is a slow fashion garment designer and producer.  She shut down her shop in the pandemic and made her patterns briefly available in exchange for a donation to BLM causes.  She has since reopened her shop and is releasing those patterns, with instructions a few at a time.  I purchased her Clyde work pants a while ago and I love them. All of her patterns are pay what you can.  She suggests a price of $15, but you can pay as little as nothing if you can’t afford them, and if you can afford more, you can pay $30 to sponsor someone that can’t pay. Her patterns are designed for up to 62” hips.

New patterns: 

Clyde jumpsuit.  I can’t wait to make this! Looks just like the pants but without a waistband. Could become my at home uniform.  I definitely see this in a heavyweight soft linen.  

I bought some cafe au lait colored canvas from Create Domesticity – a local store here in Baltimore.  

Harper Tunic – very oversized tunic with a big sloped pocket in front.

I made this one today!  I used some black linen that I got on sale for my first version and it’s great!  Very oversized and cozy.  Hippy wear for sure.  

The Florence pants – cropped pants with elastic waist

She also has the Georgia Series – boxy top, tunic and dress.

For ideas about this follow: #elizabethsuzann #esmadebyme #esmadebyme_name of pattern

Mood fabrics: The Dill Dress – of course this is a free mood pattern.  It’s a dropped waist dress with a gathered skirt that attaches at an angle to the bodice.  Patterned designed for up to 63.5” hips – they suggest rayon or rayon linen blend.

I think i’m going to love this.

Resources for seam finishes and bias binding:

Closet Core How to Sew Hong Kong and Bias bound seams

Oliver And S – bias bound seams

Seamwork – bias bound seams

Made by Rae – Hong Kong and bias bound seams

Tilly and the Buttons – how to sew French Seams

Grainline – a guide to seam finishes

French all your seams – grainline

Megan Nielsen – 6 seam finishes

This month’s sponsors:  Muna & Broad, SewHouse7 – free PDF pattern. 

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