Minerva Crafts · Pattern Review

Minerva: Tilda Hot Chocolate Sewing

I’m happy to share about a project that I made with Minerva from the book Tilda Hot Chocolate sewing. I made a sweet bird and fabric bowl. I love the aesthetics of this book and enjoyed the styling so much. Although I made two projects from this book I also enjoyed sharing more details about… Continue reading Minerva: Tilda Hot Chocolate Sewing

Halfmoon Atelier · Pattern Review

Pattern Review: Strand Top by Halfmoon Atelier, Making Magazine Issue 9: Simple

I'm very excited to share about the STRAND top/dress by Halfmoon Atelier that was just released in Making Magazine Issue 9: Simple. I was in the pattern test group for this design last year so I've been quite excited for the pattern release! Pattern Description: This design was inspired by simple summer daydreaming, by vivid… Continue reading Pattern Review: Strand Top by Halfmoon Atelier, Making Magazine Issue 9: Simple

Halfmoon Atelier · Minerva Crafts · Pattern Review

Minerva: Moonstone La Brea Tee

I’m very excited to share about the La Brea tee (by Halfmoon Atelier) that I’ve made with supplies from Minerva. This viscose fabric by Atelier Brunette (in the Moonstone print) is very lovely. The bits of ochre in the print are my favorite. I picked a coordinating bias tape to finish the neckline. Check out… Continue reading Minerva: Moonstone La Brea Tee

Minerva Crafts · Pattern Review

Minerva: Sade Blouse, Breaking the Pattern

Hello there! I turned this project in for my Minerva Post last week and had no idea how much would change worldwide between now and then. For the sake of sharing something positive, this is the final top I made with a fun textured double gauze fabric from Minerva. The pattern is the Sade blouse… Continue reading Minerva: Sade Blouse, Breaking the Pattern

Pattern Review · Sew Sew Patterns · Sewing

Pattern Review: Chickenboots Project Bag by Sew Sew Patterns and Sew Sew Live

I had the honor of pattern testing the Chickenboots Project Bag before it was released. This fun bag design was previously a finished product, sold by a shop called Chickenboots. The shop closed and now Sew Sew Live (the same designer) is offering the Project Bag design as a sewing pattern. It’s really exciting as… Continue reading Pattern Review: Chickenboots Project Bag by Sew Sew Patterns and Sew Sew Live

Minerva Crafts · Pattern Review

Minerva: Santiam Reversible Ripstop & Wool Vest

Hello! I’m very excited to share this project with you! I’ve been wanting to make this vest for a couple of years now (to replace a worn, favorite commercial vest). I made the Santiam Reversible Vest by The Green Pepper, with supplies gifted by Minerva. The black and navy ripstop fabrics are water resistant. I… Continue reading Minerva: Santiam Reversible Ripstop & Wool Vest

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