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Want to learn to sew your own handmade wardrobe? Join me here!

From pattern reviews of popular sewing patterns, to wardrobe planning the EASY way, I’m here to share with you EASY to sew garments, building a sustainable wardrobe and trying new sewing pattern designers.

I especially love creating content for how to modify patterns, add design details, including video content and tutorials. If you want to take a pattern make it 3 times or more and have each one be unique, yet fit wonderfully into your wardrobe, you’re at the right spot! You’ve invested time and energy into that pattern, don’t just sew it one time!

More than just sewing hacks, Sew Paradise is a blog about the process of developing a handmade wardrobe that reflects your lifestyle. Come sew with me!

Here, you’ll find bi-weekly sewing projects, up to 4-5 projects per month. Learn how to use mending (yes, mending!) to bridge the gap between a finished project and not quite motivated to start another. Plan to sew stash where you can, and favor local in person and independent online fabric stores for things you need to purchase.

There’s a bit of upcycling in this blog, so you’ll see how to refashion garments to create a less throw-away lifestyle.

And through it all, you’ll see mainly EASY to sew, beginner-level sewing patterns and projects. This is not the blog for a couture tailored suit or a wedding gown. Nope, nada, run fast away from those projects. This blog is about crafting an easy to sew and easy to wear wardrobe for a casual, active life. You’ll find tips for sewing casual pants, tops, turtlenecks, dresses, cropped pants, shorts, tee shirts, swimwear, jackets, blazers and more. All the stuff you need to live in everyday!

Ann has worked with sewing pattern designers on marketing, design, social media strategy and execution, search engine optimization plus creating unique live video, photographic and written content.

Ann has helped sewing pattern companies with product planning, pattern design (including pattern covers, technical writing, file preparation and digital fulfillment) website design, management and product fulfillment for online, retail and wholesale. Ann understands the biz – but also, is a passionate and talented sewist.

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This blog is completely BIASED and it should be. I’m giving you my tried-and-tested advice, from decades of sewing, working with sewing pattern brands. No ChatGPT AI content here, this is all real stuff!

Sewing Pattern Review NewLook 6768 Mimi G Cape

NL6768 Cape

I chose this pattern because it was a NL release of a Vogue Pattern that MimiG made popular in about 2010 or so. This is my sewing pattern review of the New Look 6768 cape pattern. What I liked best – the style of this cape. It’s very distinctive, modeled after a YSL cape that…

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Sewing Pattern Review Hot Patterns 1182 Pretzel Sweatshirt

HotPatterns 1182 Pretzel Sweatshirt

You will love this sweatshirt! Sewing pattern review of HotPatterns 1182 Pretzel Sweatshirt coming right up! First off, I have this in print (It’s available for digital download from the HotPatterns Etsy store, link below:) so I’ve had it a long time. Why did I not make this before? It’s FAST, it’s stylish, it goes…

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Six sewing patterns for early spring and summer 2024

Spring and summer 2024 sewing patterns to sew Sew Paradise

I’ve chosen 6 sewing patterns for early spring and summer for you to sew. This will take you through chilly April to beautiful June! First up, the Know Me 2046 from Beau J’adore. I’ve said it before, the KnowMe line is indie fresh designs from a big pattern company and I’m here for it. This…

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International Indie Sewing Pattern Reviews

International Indie Sewing Pattern Review

My favorite international indie sewing patterns in a video review! This includes patterns I have sewn or I currently own. I round up some fun spring to summer looks including pants, tops, dresses, and two swimsuits along with a coat in several views. I review two French designers, a NZ designer and provide links to…

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Sew an arty colorblocked boiled wool pieced vest

Colorblocked black and white Sewing Workshop Tremont Vest by Sew Paradise

Sew an arty colorblocked boiled wool vest using the Tremont Jacket (and vest) sewing pattern. The Tremont Vest was the perfect canvas for this use of black and cream boiled wool scraps. The black was heavier than the cream (the cream is more akin to the lighter ones being sold now, though my local fabric…

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Greenbush Top & Poncho

Super simple rectangular top with wide sleeves, bateau neck OR a bateau neck poncho. Easy to sew, great in floaty rayon/silk/cotton lawn fabrics for warm weather, and boiled wool, fleece, sweater knit for cold weather.

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