So a few weeks ago I posted several examples of how you could plan a capsule for the Sew Your Kibbe Challenge, using Soft Natural as an example. You may have noticed that many of these plans had quite a bit of overlap, not because Soft Natural options are limited (they aren’t), but because I’d … More Sew Your Kibbe Challenge: Final Capsule Plans
I’ve been using My Body Model to sketch out design ideas for a while now, and I’m a big fan of how helpful this simple tool can be in the sewing process. It’s easy to see how great clothes can look on a stretched, exaggerated fashion drawing or on a lithe supermodel, but it can … More My Body Model/Sew Your Kibbe Guest Post!
The March Burda is here and I’m so excited! This is one of those issues that, while it isn’t really giving us anything too new, I still want to make all of the things! I am really excited by so many of the styles they are including this month, but I’m also kind of surprised … More March 2019 BurdaStyle Magazine
One of the most requested posts since I started writing the Sew Your Kibbe Series was to identify which indie pattern brands would work best for the various Kibbe types. One of the reasons I didn’t want to use indie brands as part of the main series is because they often tend to have defined … More Indie Patterns for the Kibbe Types
I figured that I would close each month with a summary of how things are going with the Sew Your Kibbe Challenge. Personally, I’ve been gone most of the month for an important skating conference and competition, so I’ve really missed out on sewing time. (It’s the reason I knew I wouldn’t be able to … More Sew Your Kibbe Challenge – January Round Up
The latest patterns from Vogue have been announced for Spring 2019. There are lots of snazzy styles in this release, plus a few solid classic looks thrown in the mix. It’s not quite as many patterns as in the Burda release, but I think there’s actually a bit more of interest to discuss, so let’s … More Spring 2019 Vogue Patterns
Interestingly, the Spring/Summer Burda envelope patterns made an appearance on the Simplicity site before being announced on the German Burda page. There are a lot of great spring/summer looks in this release, though I must admit that several of them look to be re-releases of magazine patterns (or, at least, very close to those patterns), … More Burda Spring/Summer 2019 Catalog Patterns