Upcycling a good dress

A 28-year old dress gets new life as a duster vest, with a new color, new batik design This dress began life likely in a factory in China in about 1990. It’s a heavyweight linen, cotton and rayon blend. It’s…

Summer top sewing pattern roundup

Summer top roundup Antero Shell sewing pattern

Favorite FREE summer top sewing patterns for woven fabrics This roundup showcases the Sew News / Sew Daily Antero Shell, the FREE Solee Top by Natalie Ebaugh and the FREE Greenbush Top by Ann Siegle. Summer top sewing is always…

Sew Multiple Pants at Once

Pietra shorts Five Pants Challenge Sew Paradise

Build your me made capsule wardrobe FAST by sewing multiple pants at once. I’m sewing the Pietra Pants by Closet Core Patterns It’s no secret, we love efficiency. And today, when you’re waiting days to buy something on line, you…

Sew a French Girl-Inspired Wardrobe

Sew a French Girl Wardrobe Breton Tee and Wide Leg Jeans

Sew your own French Girl-inspired spring wardrobe using popular sewing patterns The French seem to have a certain je ne sais quoi in their dressing. It’s at once both effortless and put together. I’ve put together six sewing patterns that…

Spring Break Road Trip Capsule Wardrobe

Spring Break Road Trip Capsule Wardrobe to Sew

Sew a spring break road trip capsule wardrobe for the mid-Atlantic coast Luna Pants – woven jogger pants by Made by Rae Toaster Sweater – turtleneck by Sew House Seven Unfolding Jacket – woven oversized jacket by Wiksten Miracle Pants…

Cambria Duster

Cambria Duster in windowpane linen Sew Paradise

Pattern review for the Cambria Duster by Friday Pattern Company by Ann Siegle of Sew Paradise I picked up the Cambria Duster and some camel windowpane linen fabric to make a chic duster / trench style coat with a dramatic…

Luna Pants Sew Along

Luna pants sew along Sew Paradise Ann Siegle

Luna woven jogger pants sewing pattern by Made by Rae Sew Along by Ann Siegle I’ll be sewing the Luna pants pattern by Made by Rae (no affilliation, yada, yada) this month. It’s the Pattern of the Month (March 2021)…