Week in the Sewing Life no. 4

And just like that, we are through January! This week was rough for me. I had a hard time getting motivated and am feeling a little cooped up. I did get a couple of projects finished and have started on some fun things for next week. But I also just sat in bed during Sam’s nap time yesterday and caught up on You Tube videos. Trying to be honest and keep it real that not every day is inspiring around here!

I found some good stuff to share with you, there are some beautiful dresses just released!, and I hope you find something that makes you want to get sewing this weekend!

New Pattern Releases

French Poetry Leo Dress

Style Sew Me has the Grace Dress and The Giselle Dress

True Bias updated their sizing for the Nikko top and dress, one of my go to makes!

The Dressmaker’s Guild is offering a free pattern in anticipation of their store opening this spring.

Helpful tutorials

Closet Core Patterns has a detailed post on how to take your measurements

The Stitch Sisters have an in-depth series on using PDF Patterns

So Sew Easy has a tutorial on snap fasteners

Fun DIYs

Amy Nicole Studio has a really cute DIY on how to make pom pom earrings out of your fabric scraps.

A patchwork heart pincushion from We All Sew and these Monster Treat bags from Scratch and Stitch would both be great for Valentine’s Day

Sew up some mittens like Bernie or knit yourself a hat inspired by them!


This interview with Stitch Buffalo over at The Sewcialists was great. Interesting to learn about the cause as well as the artists that come in.

It’s Couture Week in the Fashion world! Vogue always has the shows (or photoshoots). These are always so fun to look at and imagine how they are constructed. Even when I don’t necessarily like them (those hulk body suits are super weird…) I like looking at them and appreciating the ideas and talent behind them.

I hope you have a nice weekend however you spend it!

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