Week in the Sewing Life no. 5

As my kids told me this morning, ‘we made it another week through Covid!’ Oh, bless them…

This week I shared plans for sewing my stash as well as the plans for my winter module. I actually sewed up the first piece today and love it! I’m excited to get started on some more. I had one finished garment to show you, and while it didn’t end up quite like I was expecting, it’s very comfortable and wearable! I’ve also completely cleared off my phone and gotten off social media and will share more about that as the month goes on, I’m sure.

Around the internet I found a lot of great stuff, so let’s dive in!

Pattern Releases:

Elio Top by Allie Olson this is a simple knit faux wrap top that looks like a well designed basic to add to your stash.

McCall’s Early Spring Release I have a lot of thoughts about this! The sleeves! What do you guys think? Definite 80s inspirations and a younger vibe, but I don’t hate them.

Scrunchie with Tails pattern and tutorial A simple tutorial and one I may save to use with Harper. A great way to use up those smaller scraps!

How to make a lantern sleeve sweater A free pattern and tutorial for making a sweater with lantern sleeves. Even if you didn’t make this exact pattern, this tutorial could work on other patterns easily.


Zero Waste Sewing Month The Sewcialists are hosting this challenge for the month of February and that means there will be a lot of great posts throughout the month, even if you’re not participating in making something.

Black History Month Pattern Designer Challenge For the third year in a row! Check out the link to see how to participate and to be introduced to some great Black designers!


Cicely Tyson This is my favorite link this week. A retrospective on Cicely Tyson’s fashion and it is so full of joy! Age is just a number and this look at clothes in her life proves it.

70 of the greatest gowns ever worn by a royal a fun slideshow and really fun after looking at those 80s inspired McCalls’ designs.

Best Online Consignment Stores A great source if you like to shop for vintage clothes online.


Choosing and Grading between sizes Closet Core has this great tutorial to help you get the best fit with all your sewing.

Makes that caught my eye!

this patchwork Ilford Jacket by Sam from Purple Sewing Cloud is amazing! I love it so much!

Have a great weekend everyone!

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