Spring Has Sprung at Vogue

makingtheflame-new-vogue-sewing-patterns-review-spring-2017

New Vogue Spring 2017 Patterns WOW! Can I say that again? WOW! Vogue’s new Spring 2017 patterns blew me away! Don’t believe me? Keep reading… :) Favorite Pattern: V1545 Trendy Pattern Trio: V9257, V9259, V9260 Interesting Pattern: V1548 Questionable Pattern: V9255 Favorite Pattern Vogue 1545 by Rebeca Vallance is winning at life! Oh, my. Just […]

Continue Reading

Spring at McCall’s

"Spring at McCall’s" McCall's Spring 2016 patterns – Making the Flame | Body Positive Sewing & Style

How about some positivity around these parts, eh? M7355 by David Tutera features a skirt style which has become very popular among custom seamstresses who sew with African/wax cloth fabrics. It’s totally simple, but I admit I’ve been wanting a skirt like this…without having to figure it out on my own. (When did I become […]

Continue Reading

Copy Cat (Butterick, Spring 2016)

That awkward moment when a giant pattern company appears to be directly ripping off a wildly popular indie pattern…not a great start to the collection, B6330. Sigh. And yet, here is redemption! Princess seams through the shoulder seam, *and* it comes in plus sizes? Oh, swoon. :)  B6333 is a winner in my book. The […]

Continue Reading

Tenterhook Patterns (Plus Size Sewing)

I love the sewing blogosphere! There’s a new plus size indie pattern company called Tenterhook Patterns, made by Amanda Johnston in Western Australia. Right now she’s got two patterns for sale, with big plans for many more. I’m so excited to see her succeed, because her philosophy on plus size sewing is so similar to […]

Continue Reading

Super Cute! Kwik Sew, Spring 2016

Aww, I like the new Kwik Sew patterns! It’s a small release, but they’ve got some goodies.K4163 is totes adorbs for the workout/resolution crowd, and ties in neatly with the Pattern Review Activewear contest … which I may have joined. I have an embarrassment of options, so hopefully I’ll whip up something that inspires me […]

Continue Reading