Simplicity October 2016

Thanks to Pattern Review, I’ve realized that the latest collection from Simplicity is now available.  As has been noted around the blog-o-sphere, the actual Simplicity website has not posted them yet.  Sigh.  I miss the days when it was functional.  Anyway, the new collection is AMAZING if you love vintage and cosplay/costuming sorts of patterns. … More Simplicity October 2016

Simplicity, Star Trek, McCall’s, and Pokemon – A Cosplay Pattern Update Post

It seems that a few of the pattern companies have released some great cosplay patterns somewhat quietly since their last full pattern release. Simplicity has apparently decided to celebrate the Star Trek 50th Anniversary by releasing some beautiful licensed Star Trek cosplay patterns: Not to be outdone, McCall’s is jumping in on the Pokemon Go! … More Simplicity, Star Trek, McCall’s, and Pokemon – A Cosplay Pattern Update Post

Sewing Goals 2016

At the end of the year I always like to look ahead and set out sewing goals for the next year.  I haven’t been very good about finishing them, but it at least gives me a chance to see what I’m thinking about, and what patterns I’m excited about sewing.  Looking back, I have to … More Sewing Goals 2016

Pattern Review: BS-03-2013-135 – The Bridge Four Biker Jacket

So, it’s been a while since I’ve sewn anything fun for myself.  Actually, scratch that, it’s been a while since I’ve sewn anything for myself at all.  I’d fallen into a bit of a sewing rut, and after last year’s awful summer, I hadn’t had much energy or desire to sew anything at all.  This … More Pattern Review: BS-03-2013-135 – The Bridge Four Biker Jacket