The Vogue Winter/Holiday collection has been released. This is an interesting release. I find with Vogue I usually want to buy all of them or none of them, and this time for me it is more of the latter. It’s odd, though, because I can find myself respecting a lot of the designs, but I … More Vogue Winter/Holiday 2017
The full preview of the November BurdaStyle Magazine has been out for over a week now, but I was so rapped up in Bee sewing and fleeing natural disasters that I didn’t have time to get a review up. But I’m having something of a sewing hangover, so rather than being actually productive, I’m just … More November 2017 BurdaStyle Magazine
I can’t believe I made it all the way to the final round of this year’s Sewing Bee! Last year was my fist year to participate, and I was ecstatic to have made it through to the second round. It feels like such an accomplishment this year to be participating all the way through to … More Pattern Review Sewing Bee Round 4: Impress at a School Reunion (Pattern Review: Vogue 1524 and Simplicity 8178)
In an effort to get caught up on all the new major pattern releases, I thought I’d role Kwik Sew and Marfy into one post. Partially because I’m trying to get caught up before the Winter Holiday Vogues roll out, and partly because Kwik Sew is not bad, but rather small and Marfy feels like … More Fall/Winter Kwik Sew and Marfy Announcements
The latest collection from Simplicity Patterns has been released. If you are into vintage looks and kids clothes you are in luck – this release will be fantastic for you! If you are looking for more modern pieces, there probably isn’t going to be much here that excites you, but let’s take a look: 8504 … More Winter/Holiday 2017 Simplicity Patterns
The Fall/Winter Burda Plus has recently hit shelves, and I have to say, it’s quite a good issue! Lots of great classic pieces that will be great for years to come. Let’s take a look: In general, most styles have two or three variations in this magazine, but it does a great job of displaying … More Fall/Winter 2017 Burda Plus Magazine
A bit belated, but my review for the October BurdaStyle Magazine is finally here! While I’m not quite as obsessed with this issue as I was with August or September, I still think this is a very solid release with lots of great pieces for fall. Let’s get into it: First up, let’s take a look at … More October 2017 BurdaStyle Magazine
I was super excited to have made it through to the third round of the Bee. Last year was my first time participating and I made it to Round 2, but was out at that point. It worked out for the best, perhaps, because last year the contestants in Round 3 had quite a challenging … More Pattern Review Sewing Bee Round 3: Reversible Garment (aka Pattern Review: Simplicity 8418)
I am so excited right now, because I won round 2 of the Pattern Review Sewing Bee! This is my first ever contest win on Pattern Review, and my first time making it as far as Round 3 of the Sewing Bee! It was a bit like that one scene from Little Miss Sunshine in here … More I won!
My second round entry for the Pattern Review Sewing Bee is in! It was a lot more work than I was anticipating, but I’m really pleased with the final product. They asked for fabulous sleeves. I did my best to deliver. Here is my official entry and Pattern Review: All About Sleeve: Since the sleeves … More Pattern Review Sewing Bee Round 2: Sleeves!