Monday Sweater by Petite Knit

I obviously have a thing for Petite Knit patterns. I just love the simplicity and look of all her sweaters, and the patterns are written in a style I find easy to understand. I recently found an article about her and wasn't surprised to find out she's a doctor and writes knitting patterns like she... Continue Reading →

Jalie 2321 Waterproof Pants

Back in the day, when we lived in Sacramento and spent a lot of time hiking along the coast or in Oregon, rain gear was essential. The only waterproof breathable pants available that were long enough were Arc'teryx Beta AR. I learned how vital breathability was when we bought just waterproof pants because they cost... Continue Reading →

Montpellier Top by NovemberKnits

After the success of my first summer knit top, I decided to make another top. I made the Montpellier Top by NovemberKnits. This pattern did not go as smoothly as the first pattern. I had to make some significant alterations to get the top to fit comfortably for me. Pattern Information Size Range1-8Bust85-140 cmDesign Ease7-8... Continue Reading →

Thea Top by Paulastrickt

My first attempt at a summer knitted top was a huge success. I love the pattern. I love the fit. I love the top. I didn't think I would like a sleeveless summer top, but I was wrong. The Thea Top by Paulastrickt was the pattern that I used. Pattern Information Size RangeS - XXLBust30... Continue Reading →

Cloud Sweatpants from Make by TFS

Of course, I will break down the fit and alterations of a basic sweatpants pattern. This is what I do! I had some extra fabric and needed summer shorts, so I took the Cloud Sweatpants pattern and made them into shorts. I selected this pattern both because of the size range available but also because... Continue Reading →

Musselburgh by Ysolda

Hat worn without cuff I found the perfect hat pattern! The Musselburgh hat from Ysolda pattern is awesome. All you have to do is pick your hat size, choose whatever yarn and needle you want to use, and start knitting. There's a point where you check your knitting gauge, and then you follow the instructions... Continue Reading →

Green Pepper’s Adult Polar Vest 109

After sewing winter hiking pants, I had just enough Schoeller Schussmeister fabric leftover to make matching vests. I decided to try Green Pepper's adult polar vest pattern (109). Fabric The fabric I used for the vest was Schoeller Schussmeister stretch woven fabric from Rockywoods (70% nylon, 25% wool, 5% elastane). The outside is smooth with... Continue Reading →

Linen Cass Pants by Make by TFS

It's been over a year since I've made standard work pants with a non-elastic waistband. Since I only have elastic waistband pants in my closet or overalls with no waistband, I thought I should try my hand at a more traditional pair of pants. Pattern I initially tried out Trend Schnitt No60 pants but found... Continue Reading →

Men’s Joggers Comparison Guide: Part 2, Drape

HandmadePhD, Grasser No191, True Bias Men's Hudson, Green Style Iron, Sinclair Lakeside, Jalie Henri In part 1 of this blog series, I introduced several men's jogger patterns: Grasser No191 (click here for Pinterest Board)True Bias Men's Hudson (click here for Pinterest Board)Green Style Iron (click here for Pinterest Board)Sinclair Lakeside (click here for Pinterest Board)Jalie... Continue Reading →

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