Janome · Pattern Review

Janome: Black and White plaid Esme Top

If you're new to sewing garments, I highly recommend finding a shift top pattern. I find them to be a wardrobe staple. I have made a few shift top patterns and this one was quite fun. I find shift tops are great for printed fabrics while also offering a classier option to wear (compared to… Continue reading Janome: Black and White plaid Esme Top

Minerva Crafts · Pattern Review

Minerva: Rise and Fall Turtleneck by Papercut Patterns

Hello there! I'm excited to share about a handmade turtleneck that I recently sewed with Minerva. The drapey viscose knit fabric pairs really well with the Rise and Fall turtleneck by Papercut Patterns. I made the Fall version, which has a looser fit with a long, funnel neckline. Go and check out the post on… Continue reading Minerva: Rise and Fall Turtleneck by Papercut Patterns

Minerva Crafts · Pattern Review

Minerva: Men’s Kwik Sew 3638 Fleece Vest

I'm excited to share with you about a recent project that I finished for my husband. I made the quick so 3638 vest with fleece and zipper supplies from Minerva.  I had made this vest for him once before in a green fleece. He has been super excited to add another vest to his… Continue reading Minerva: Men’s Kwik Sew 3638 Fleece Vest

Minerva Crafts · Pattern Review

Minerva: Swatch Quilted Wool Pillow

Hello there! I'm excited to share today about a project that is not a garment. I decided to make a pillow for my sewing chair and use wool batting for the cushion. As I predicted, as soon as I finished this project, one of my cats has claimed it. I love the design aesthetic of… Continue reading Minerva: Swatch Quilted Wool Pillow

Pattern Review · Sewing

Pattern Review: Fabric Flip Baskets by Crafter’s Creek

Hello! I am excited to share with you about the Fabric Flip Basket sewing pattern by Crafter's Creek (sold via the Etsy shop, Topsy-Turvy). One aspect that intrigued me about this pattern is that it's not a garment. I love sewing garments but I was excited to be a part of the editing and testing… Continue reading Pattern Review: Fabric Flip Baskets by Crafter’s Creek

Minerva Crafts · Pattern Review

Minerva: Bottlebrush Tree Pilvi Jacket

Hello! I'm excited to share about a fun project that I made with Minerva. I used this unique bottle brush tree fabric to make the Pilvi jacket from the book Everyday style by Lotta Jansdotter. I love bottlebrush trees, more commonly seen as Christmas decorations. I thought the gray and cream color palette was a… Continue reading Minerva: Bottlebrush Tree Pilvi Jacket

Minerva Crafts · Pattern Review

Minerva: Embroidered Tulle Flint Pants

Hello there! I'm very excited to share about a fun project that I made with Minerva.com. I tried a fun experiment with some of their embroidered tulle fabric and made a pair of pants with shorts layered underneath. I used the Megan Nielsen Flint pants and shorts patterns together for this garment. Wearing tulle pants… Continue reading Minerva: Embroidered Tulle Flint Pants

Minerva Crafts · Pattern Review

Minerva: Faux Leather Ultimate Shift Dress

Hello!  I'm excited to share a link to a fun project that I made with Minerva, a faux leather over embroidered tulle Shift Dress. The fabric was very fun and unique so I was excited to pair it with a simple shift dress pattern.  Included in the post is a free template for an underarm… Continue reading Minerva: Faux Leather Ultimate Shift Dress

Minerva Crafts · Pattern Review

Minerva Crafts: Reversible Metamorphic Dress

Hello there! I'm excited to share a link to a fun project, made with Minerva Crafts. I made the reversible Metamorphic Dress by Sew Liberated. I geeked out a bit with this project by making three muslins (and then the final, fourth dress). For lots of the nitty gritty details, check out the post on… Continue reading Minerva Crafts: Reversible Metamorphic Dress