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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!

Wide leg pants & shorts pattern for spring and summer

Emerson Shorts & Cropped wide leg pant

These are my top three wide leg pants & shorts pattern for spring and summer for babywale cord (yes! even shorts! read on), but also twill, linen and chambray. I’m showing three, all in corduroy, and in the video I explain why I love corduroy for these – even into summer sewn into shorts. If…

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How to organize sewing patterns

Using Trello to organize sewing patterns

Use the free Trello desktop and mobile app to organize sewing patterns the easy and flexible way! I use Trello to organize sewing patterns and fabric for inspiration, not just organization. I use Trello to get excited about sewing my STASH! Tools like Airtable are similar to Trello. You can get free versions of these…

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Learn to sew quiet luxury knit pants

Taper and wide leg Basic Soft pants

Sew your own basic soft pants (similar to Zara Basic Soft Pants) with sweater knit fabric and a super easy sewing pattern. You can learn to sew quiet luxury knit pants that you’ll wear and love at the same time! Even if you’re a beginner. You’ll need: a basic no-side-seam knit pant sewing pattern for…

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My favorite EASY Coat sewing pattern

Easy Coat Sewing Pattern Review

My favorite easy coat sewing pattern is called just that – the Easy Coat! This oversized, long or knee length coat is super on trend right now and super EASY to sew – even for beginners. If this is your first coat – lined or unlined – this pattern is easy to sew! It’s by…

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How to sew your way to middle-aged style

Sew your way to middle aged style

Middle aged style! Middle age is defined as the period between 40-60 and its at that point that many of us begin to change in ways that are both positive and not as positive. The best thing about sewing a handmade wardrobe in middle age is to sew your way to middle-aged style! What is,…

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Tauko Sewing Pattern Magazine Review & Vintage Pattern Haul

Tauko Magazine Review and Vintage Pattern Haul 1990s Jeans patterns

Two goodies from my local fabric store this week: Tauko Sewing Pattern Magazine Review & Vintage Pattern Haul. I’ll talk about both in the video and blog post. My LFS has a terrific owner who is wonderful at suggesting things that her customers like. While I was in taking a class at the adjoining yarn…

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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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