Sewing for Women

Four views of the one Whistler sweater

Love Notions Whistler Sweater sewing pattern review

The Whistler Sweater and Hoodie sewing pattern review from Love Notions is a snuggly winter top with shawl collar and hoodie options. Here’s my review of the shawl collar sweater (watch the video or scroll down for photos and a written review): For my first Whistler Sweater, I decided to sew the shawl collar with

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4 photos of the one Nyoka Crossover Top sewing pattern

Sinclair Patterns Nyoka Top sewing pattern review

The Nyoka Crossover Top and dress sewing pattern by Sinclair Patterns is designed for knit fabrics and has an interesting crossover detail under the bust. It comes with a peplum top and two dress options (fitted and A-line). Here’s my review of the peplum top version (watch the video or scroll down for photos and

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Winter Warmers: Women’s Hoodie Sewing Patterns

The word hoodie brings to mind a teenage boy, hood up, slouching in the dark, up to no good. But seriously, everyone needs a hoodie! On a cold day, pull the hood up to keep warm (or keep your hair dry when you forget your umbrella!). Now, on some days a bulky over-sized hoodie is

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Artiest Skirt sewing pattern review

This month, as part of The Eli Monster ambassador program, I’m sewing something for me! The Artiest skirt is a panelled maxi skirt for women. Here is my Artiest skirt sewing pattern review! I’m an Eli Monster Ambassador and affiliate. I receive free sewing patterns for review (all opinions are my own!). If you make a purchase

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Summer Festival Sewing – Super Sleeve Top

Today’s my turn in the George + Ginger Festival Fever blog tour. The theme celebrates all summer festivals, from music to food. But where I live, there are no summer festivals. In fact, it’s so stinking hot most people leave for as much of summer as possible.     Lacking inspiration, the word festival bounced

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Stylish Beach Cover Up sewing patterns for women

As the weather warms up, it’s time to hit the beach or pool. These beach cover up sewing patterns are perfect for throwing on when walking to the beach or pool (or while you’re chasing a child along the sand). They’re also great for keeping the sun off your shoulders while you’re not in the water. 

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Belted waistband and gathering details of the Madame Josephine dress from P&M Patterns

Mademoiselle Josephine dress sewing pattern review

My daughter has a wardrobe full of handmade dresses, but I have hardly any. P&M Patterns is a French sewing pattern company that have patterns in English as well as French, and I jumped at the chance to try one of their patterns for a blog tour. Whilst they have girl’s patterns as well, it

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Summer Sewing: One-Piece Swimsuit Sewing Patterns for Women

Whether you’re feeling modest but stylish or sporty, enjoy the beach or pool with a  DIY swimsuit with the best one-piece swimsuit sewing patterns for women. The weather is heating up and a beach holiday is right around the corner for our family. I need a new swimsuit but I hate swimsuit shopping. Dread and embarrassment wash

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I love a pretty purse sewing pattern, but it has to be practical too. This is a great collection of purse and wallet sewing patterns and tutorials, plus a few larger purses too. Love that some are free too!

15 Practical but Pretty Purse Sewing Patterns

When I first started searching for purse sewing patterns, I ended up confused. I’m from Australia, and to me, a purse is like a wallet and contains both coins and paper money, and a million plastic cards (drivers’ license, credit cards, loyalty cards etc). Wallets are for men, purses are for women. Coin purses are small

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From Boho to Chic: 12 Timeless Tunic Sewing Patterns

I love these women’s tunic sewing patterns. Great to wear when it’s too cold to wear a dress but I still want to something pretty and feminine. Bonus: I get to hide my butt too! Here’s a great collection of tunic sewing patterns – from boho to fitted. So many lovely designs!

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Summery Sundress sewing patterns

Summer days are for relaxing with a cool drink in your hand in a floaty and feminine sundress. Whether you prefer a maxi dress or want to flaunt your legs in a mini, the perfect sundress is the one you’ve sewn yourself from just the right fabric.

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