Category Sew Paradise

Gyo Top Pattern Review

Gyo Top Pattern Review

The Gyo Top from Merchant and Mills is both a top and dress, in an asymetrical arty style. I first found this on a fellow sewists’ IG feed, then couldn’t find it. I sketched out what I remembered and one…

Boyfriend Jacket Pattern Review

I love a good Boyfriend jacket / blazer. Back in the 80s, I lived in and loved blazers. I remember a particularly awesome one, a white crushed satin-y fabric that I bought at a popular teen clothing store, and wore…

Me Made May 2022

Me Made May 2022

I follow the creator of the Me Made May movement on Instagram (where it originated) and in getting ready for this year’s month of celebrating sewing I learned a few things. It’s not about a mass sewing event during May.…

Easy Elastic Waist Pants Sewing Patterns

Elastic waist pants sewing patterns

A roundup of my favorite easy to sew elastic waist pants sewing patterns. I’ll admit, I’ve sewn and loved elastic waist pants for DECADES, not just now, with the pandemic, and post-pandemic fervor over ‘soft pants’ – and I’ll share…