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boat neck ANEGADA | (summer) style inspiration

boat neck ANEGADA | (summer) style inspiration

written by Jessie Huen   When I first came across the boat neck ANEGADA pattern, I immediately fell in love with the crossover shoulder detail and...
midi skirt ROMA | style inspiration

midi skirt ROMA | style inspiration

written by Danica Lapid   Hi, I'm Danica Lapid. For this pattern styling post, I wanted to show you all how I decided to style my version of the m...
LA BREA tee | fabric + style inspiration

LA BREA tee | fabric + style inspiration

Considering how popular the knit version (view A) of the LA BREA tee was in the early 80s, I was surprised by how much difficulty I had finding sty...
LA BREA tee | tester round-up

LA BREA tee | tester round-up

"I am honestly blown away by how nicely it fits in the bust—only because I have tried several times before to make woven tops with dolman style sleeves, and I have never had this good of fit for my D cup bust and larger than average biceps (which vary from 21 to 22 inches)"

super basic UNDERPANTS | testers, fabric, elastic and more!

super basic UNDERPANTS | testers, fabric, elastic and more!

Underpants can really make or break your day. If your underpants aren't comfortable, you aren't comfortable. The super basic UNDERPANTS are so goo...
wrap top VONDEL | fabric + style inspiration

wrap top VONDEL | fabric + style inspiration

There is something so easy about wrap tops and dresses: effortlessly chic and oh-so feminine. The wrap top + dress VONDEL is what my nonchalantly s...
wrap top + dress VONDEL | tester round-up

wrap top + dress VONDEL | tester round-up

Friends, my amazing testers have done it again! The wrap top VONDEL has been my most technical design to date, so I was really nervous going in to ...
super basic TANK TOP | tester round-up

super basic TANK TOP | tester round-up

Even though the super basic TANK TOP is free for e-mail subscribers, I wanted to make sure this pattern was just as thoroughly tested as any full p...
summer jumpsuit TOFO | fabric inspiration

summer jumpsuit TOFO | fabric inspiration

The summer jumpsuit TOFO is one of my favorite garments to wear. Jumpsuits have this perfect mix between super laidback and classy elegance that I ...
basic bikini WELL'S BAY | fabric inspiration

basic bikini WELL'S BAY | fabric inspiration

Glorious fabric inspiration for you basic bikini WELL'S BAY!
summer jumpsuit TOFO | tester round-up

summer jumpsuit TOFO | tester round-up

Although a smaller group of testers than typical, these amazing women did an amazing job of testing the summer jumpsuit TOFO! I have loved this pat...
basic bikini WELL'S BAY | tester round-up

basic bikini WELL'S BAY | tester round-up

Creating sewing patterns can be a scary thing, but the fact that so many of my testers come back to test each round is a wonderful confidence boost...