Week in the Sewing Life no. 3

Oh man- what a week! I’m still on a high from Wednesday!

I managed to finish my coat this week and I absolutely love it. I also loved seeing all the coats at the inauguration, it feels like I could have attended and fit in, no? I whipped up a cute little sweatsuit for Harper that was a nice easy make after such an intense project. I hope to have it up next week!

I started following a lot more sewing blogs and Youtube channels and I thought as part of my weekly wrap ups, I would share my favorite links. These will usually all be fashion or sewing related. Please leave a comment if you have a link (of someone else or your own!) to share. I’d love to check it out!

I loved the Fug Girls wrap up of Wednesday’s events! Amanda Gorman was my favorite part of the ceremony and she looked absolutely amazing. Fashion is not the most important thing, but so much thought goes into these moments and she absolutely nailed it. All the coats were so great!!! I didn’t watch the evening’s festivities, but everyone looked great again. I loved the details about Dr. Biden’s floral dress.

Makes I saw online that made me stop in my tracks:

This Nina Lee Bakerloo blouse from the Polka Dot Palace is so good. I’m seriously considering this pattern after seeing so many people make it their own.

I really like how wearable Allie Jackson’s Wiksten Haori is. Simple and gorgeous and still a staple piece.

Jenny Maker made a beautiful Bonnie Top from Fibre Mood and had some great thoughts and tips on the construction. I have this one planned in my upcoming makes so I appreciated her breakdown of some issues with the sleeve drafting.

And this post from Made by Meg really resonated with me. Chris and I were talking last night about what seeing someone flying the American flag means now a days and maybe it could start meaning something else. Plus I love her Kalle shirt!

There were some really good new patterns released this week too!

True Bias has the Marlo Sweater which looks perfect for being at home and wanting to still look put together but also comfy. I also appreciate that you can get the look of a knitted sweater without actually knowing how to knit.

When I saw Friday Pattern Company’s new pattern, the Heather Blazer, I cheered! I am adding it to my spring make list and it will fit in nicely with my coats section of my Make Nine. Look at this hack Chelsea made, I mean, come on! This pattern is fantastic.

Sew Over It released Salma, a shift dress with some interesting details. Again, comfortable enough to wear working from home but you will look professional on your Zoom calls.

Itch to Stitch released the Lamma Hoodie and Sweatshirt Pattern and everyone is loving it! The style lines are unique and as always, Itch to Stitch has a great size range. I love all the color blocking options and think it could really look ready to wear. Perfect for all my walks this winter!

And for all your cozy needs, check out Helen’s Closet newest, The Jackson Tee and Pullover. It is a gender neutral pattern and while it is certainly simple, looking at the lines and samples I have no doubt this will make a perfect tee every time you make it. Helen has excellent instructions and tips so I would recommend this to all beginner sewists.

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