The beauty of being a Minerva Crafts network blogger is creating a 3-month sewing plan. As you can tell, my sewing plan was all about bringing comfy teal clothes into my wardrobe. I’ve really enjoyed wearing Style Arc’s Brice jumpsuit so it made sense to try their Marie jacket pattern. Style Arc Marie jacket first … Continue reading Teal!
On That Sewing Blab in April, we focused on shirts - shirt making, tips, techniques and thrifting. I grabbed a remnant fabric from my stash and made New Look 6407, View A. It has lots of design lines you can adjust to fit you better. I did a forward shoulder adjustment and a sway back … Continue reading Shirt month
Last year I took part in promoting Wendy Ward's Beginners guide to sewing with knit fabric through Minerva Crafts. This book was given to me as part of the promotion. What I loved about this work was delving into Wendy's book as a learner and loved how organised and thorough her book and patterns are. … Continue reading Summer running tee
After working on a few Style Arc patterns, I'm used to their consistent information and instructions. I'm in Style Arc mode and I feel more confident in my sewing ability and decisions as I work through these patterns. Style Arc patterns are seen as difficult patterns but that's not true. The construction details are very … Continue reading Hey Elani
Jumpsuit have come into their own and Style Arc's Brice knit jumpsuit is versatile and great for seasonal changes. For me, jumpsuits that give you room to move are a treasured part of my wardrobe. You get to choose the jumpsuit version or the knit dress version. You also get to choose either of these … Continue reading They’re everywhere
Last year Contrado checked in with me while I was recovering from surgery and asked if I wanted to design fabric again. It was easy to say yes and I jumped into my photos to figure out what fabric to print again. I had plenty of time to run through my photos to plan the … Continue reading Contrado fun
Style Arc's Mia dress is described as simple but sophisticated. I've been wearing this dress a lot and it is simple and sophisticated. The fabric and pattern are sponsored by Minerva Crafts. The fabric is Art Gallery Fabrics Paradis Woodlands rayon dress fabric. When I read the description, I knew this would work beautifully with … Continue reading Simple and sophisticated