Pattern Review: Simplicity 3536D (Sew Geeky Spring/Wardrobe Contest Item #4)

The final top for my Pattern Review Wardrobe Contest entry is an oldie but a goodie – A remake of Simplicity 3536D.  This was one of the first patterns I ever made, way back in 2011, and despite my imperfect sewing, I loved the top so much I wore the fabric past the point of … More Pattern Review: Simplicity 3536D (Sew Geeky Spring/Wardrobe Contest Item #4)

Pattern Review: BS-06-2014-103 (Sew Geeky Spring/Wardrobe Contest Item #3)

Continuing on with my Sew Geeky/Pattern Review Mini Wardrobe, I decided to make BurdaStyle 06-2014-103 as my second top for including in the contest entry. I thought that the contrast trim nicely echoed the design lines of many of the costumes from the Broadway musical, most specifically the white dress Esmeralda wears at the end … More Pattern Review: BS-06-2014-103 (Sew Geeky Spring/Wardrobe Contest Item #3)

Pattern Review: Butterick 5388C (Sew Geeky Spring/Wardrobe Contest Item #2)

This is the second item for my spring capsule/Pattern Review Wardrobe Contest.   I’ve entered the top-making phase of the contest, one down and 2 to go.  This isn’t the sort of top I typically wear, but I actually really enjoy the shape of the sleeves and relaxed fit. Here is my version: Here is my … More Pattern Review: Butterick 5388C (Sew Geeky Spring/Wardrobe Contest Item #2)

Pattern Review: BWOF-03-2003-109A (Sew Geeky Spring/Wardrobe Contest Item #1)

When I came up with my original Sew Geeky plans, this jacket wasn’t on it at all, but I added it to meet the criteria of the Pattern Review Wardrobe Contest, and I’m so happy I did!  I love this jacket!  Simple, casual, warm, easy, and colorful.  Definitely fits with what I’m wanting to wear … More Pattern Review: BWOF-03-2003-109A (Sew Geeky Spring/Wardrobe Contest Item #1)

Pattern Review: BS-11-2016-109 Blouse (Stash Contest Entry #4)

I’ve been making a rather leisurely attempt at participating in the Pattern Review Stash contest, but the way I figure is that it’s sort of a collective effort to sew as much as possible, so in that sense, at least I’m contributing a bit.  This next piece isn’t much of a stash buster, using up … More Pattern Review: BS-11-2016-109 Blouse (Stash Contest Entry #4)

Pattern Review: New Look 6298 Teal Knit Dress (Stash Contest Entry #3)

Or, “In which I sew like a dumbass, but am saved by questionable pattern drafting and stretchy fabric.”  Truly, this dress should not fit, yet, here we are.  I was a bit dubious about New Look 6298 when it first came out, yet the idea of a slouchy knit dress won me over, and I’ve … More Pattern Review: New Look 6298 Teal Knit Dress (Stash Contest Entry #3)

Pattern Review: BurdaStyle Magazine 11-2015-113 Red/Gold Sheath Dress (Stash Contest Entry #2)

Although I’m not really “in it to win it” with the stash busting contest, I am having fun finding uses for fabrics that have been in my stash for quite some time.  Although I did like my first entry for the stash contest, I didn’t feel it was quite right for the party I was … More Pattern Review: BurdaStyle Magazine 11-2015-113 Red/Gold Sheath Dress (Stash Contest Entry #2)