Sew Over It Cocoon Coat Pattern Review
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Sew Over It Cocoon Coat Pattern Review

Sewing outwear can be a challenge, but with the Sew Over It Cocoon Coat, even a confident beginner can tackle this pattern easily. The relaxed fit and drop shoulders give the coat a chic casual appearance. The coat is designed to be worn open and has no buttonholes, perfect for someone learning how to sew a winter coat.

Simplicity Pattern 9785 Review
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Simplicity Pattern 9785 Review

The trendy details you find in ready-to-wear today may not make it to the sewing pattern styles as quickly as we would like — if at all. The open leg side slit has been around for a few seasons and it is difficult to find in patterns. It is easy to be inspired by a designer detail and transfer that to a commercial pattern to create fashionable clothing.

Dress Lining Pattern Hack (Ditch The Facings)
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Dress Lining Pattern Hack (Ditch The Facings)

A beautifully lined dress looks expensive, feels expensive, and is so easy to accomplish. It should be your goto finishing technique. Adding a dress lining is an easy pattern hack — it can be accomplished with almost any pattern. The best part — you get to ditch the facings.

Dove Blouse Pattern Hack
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Dove Blouse Pattern Hack

Ok, I really like this Dove Blouse pattern. I love the bell sleeves. It is fun to wear, floaty, and feminine. When sewn up in this stunning stretch lace in a eye popping red, it is truly a showstopper. Bright red is a current fashion trend for fall and winter and always a seasonal favorite.

Marking Grain Line On A Pants Sewing Pattern
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Marking Grain Line On A Pants Sewing Pattern

When you draft your own pants or make fit adjustments to a commercial pants pattern, you need to recheck the grainline. Marking grain line on a pants sewing pattern is critical in terms of drape. Your pant leg will have a fluid drape, particularly when using woven fabrics, if it is cut on the fabric grain