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Silhouette Pattern 1017 Review

Silhouette Pattern 1017 Review

After you attached the sheer, you channel stitch it. For this skirt, I stitched my lines one inch apart, diagonally across the sheer. Then clipped the sheer down the middle of the channel to give it a frayed look.

Sew A Baby Sherpa Cape

Sew A Sherpa Baby Cape

This Baby Cape Pattern is so easy to make and perfect to toss on when you move baby from house to car seat. It can be draped over or a wrapped around and isn’t bulky like a coat when strapping your baby in! Let’s sew a Sherpa baby cape for the munchkin in your life.…
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Book Review - Sewing Face Masks, Scrub Caps, Arm Slings, and More

Book Review – Sewing Face Masks, Scrub Caps, Arm Slings, and More

And just like many of us, Angie’s most important tool is her seam ripper! “I seem to need to use the seam ripper a lot so having a good seam ripper is also very important and makes the unpleasant task of fixing mistakes bearable.”

Dunga Dress Pattern Review

Dunga Dress Pattern Review

The Dunga Dress is a straight forward pattern with a relaxed fit and easy techniques. The relaxed fit requires little or no fitting adjustments, making this a fun, casual dress.

McCall's 7695 Pattern Review

McCall’s 7695 Pattern Review

When making up a new pattern, it is important to check the fit with a practice garment. The straight forward pattern, with very little shaping and no darting made this a good candidate for a wearable muslin.

Craig's Blouse Sewing Pattern Review

Craig’s Blouse Sewing Pattern Review

Craig’s Blouse has soft gathers in the front that replace the bust darts. The gathers offer a comfortable fit with a soft, floaty feel. The gathers are easy to make and seem to be more fit forgiving than a bust dart. Plus it’s a nice addition to your wardrobe options.

Christian Siriano Spring Sewing Inspiration

Christian Siriano Spring Sewing Inspiration

Bring on Spring and Summer! There are lots of amazing runway showstoppers that we can translate into ready to wear from our sewing room. Below are three highlighting runway creations from Christian Siriano Spring Sewing Inspiration. Sewing With Sandi is a participant in an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to…
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How to read the back of a sewing pattern

How To Read A Sewing Pattern Envelope

The first step in getting your garment sewing off on the right foot is to read the back of the pattern correctly. In this post, how to read the back of a sewing pattern envelope, we will explore the details listed and how to interpret them.

Jag's Woven Yoga Pants Pattern Review

Jag’s Woven Yoga Pants Pattern Review

Jag’s Woven Yoga Pants Pattern Review Jag’s Woven Yoga Pants by Silhouette Patterns is a relaxed, pull on super comfy pant. What Makes This A Great Pattern With eight pattern pieces (seven if you eliminate the back patch pockets) you can have a relaxed fit, business casual pant that is perfect for running errands, working…
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Wool Coat Upcycle

Wool Coat Recycle

Refashioning an old wool coat can be intimidating. You are taking apart something you may need. I took my 1980’s full length, big sleeved, velvet collar winter coat and transformed it into a leather and girrafe accented, casual yet dressy, car coat.