My jaw dropped to the floor when I started comparing the self-drafted trousers pattern for Ryan to actual sewing patterns that I had in my collection. The style and fit of my self-drafted trousers were closest to Thread Theory’s Jutland Pants, with a few modifications to leg fit, pockets, etc. Over a year ago, I … More Self-Drafted Trousers Using Thread Theory Jutland Pants
In the world of technical outdoor gear, there are few options for odd sized people. Ryan and I have always struggled to find gear that fits. We are tall, and most gear is intended for people much shorter than us. When I started sewing clothes, I always hoped I’d get to the point where I … More McCall’s M7668 Hooded Jacket
I think Meg and I have a contest to see who sews more versions of McCall’s 6044 and it is pretty much a draw right now! It is hard to deviate from a versatile pattern that fits so well. The two versions I made this time are for summer. The cute fish fabric is quilting … More McCall’s M6044 Men’s Button-Down Shirt
Anybody that has sewed using plaid has done it, accidentally flipped the plaid upside down. I made this flannel shirt awhile back ago, and when I cut out the arms, I cut them the wrong way. If you look closely, you’ll see that the plaid pattern is reversed. Now, I realize that this isn’t a … More McCall’s m6044 in Kaufman Mammoth Flannel Americana
I’ve put off sewing a fleece robe for 2 years, almost as long as I have been sewing. Why? First, I was not looking forward to tracing out the pattern. B (or second), I was not looking forward to cutting out long pieces of fabric that wouldn’t fit on my sewing table, so I’d have to get on the floor and cut out fabric. Third, I hate sewing with fleece. IV (or D or Fourth), if you are a Doctor Who fan, I hope you got my joke… … More Peek-A-Boo Riverside Robe
This summer I found the perfect summer PJ set for Ryan. Now I realize the fabric does this weird visual illusion, but go with me on this. I mashed together two patterns to generate the best possible comfortable PJ set for warm summer days. For the top, I used Thread Theory’s Arrowsmith undershirt pattern, which is a free PDF pattern by the way. For the bottoms, I used True Bias’ Hudson pant pattern. Match made in heaven! … More Review of Thread Theory’s Arrowsmith Undershirt and True Bias’ Hudson Pants
Recently had to change the pattern for Ryan’s t-shirts and I wanted to just give the update on how great Thread Theory’s Strathcona Henley pattern is for making a basic shirt. … More Doctor Who and Star Wars shirts
Necessity is the mother of invention. I have been dreading this day, but the day has come. Ryan no longer fits in ANY of his work clothes. Luckily, he’s a school teacher and that gives me until August to rectify the situation. Now we are faced with two choices. Go out and buy clothes, which are really expensive, or suck it up and learn to make him pants and shirts. Because of the dire situation, I’m forced to make this happen. I’m pushing myself to figure out a pant pattern and a long-sleeved shirt pattern.