The NO Fail Double Welt Pocket


I have a few nice blazers and jackets that have a double welt pocket on the inside left front of the jacket. I love this pocket detail for my valuables—when I go out without a purse, I don't need to use the side pockets. I've had too many things fall from side pockets after removing my coat and laying it over a chair! I was kicking myself that I didn't add this design feature to ...

#M7470 Winter Shirtdress Inspiration


I'm already starting to dread the long winter months ahead; with the cold comes pants, pants, pants! Come spring I'm so tired of the same ol' jeans. I'm thinking I'll break it up this winter with a very cozy but chic winter dress. I think my mom's new shirtdress pattern M7470 from McCall's is a perfect classic design that could be paired with a heavier weight fabric for those cold days. The most obvious fabric option is ...

Swing Dress from Summer to Fall + Tips


My 'swing' top and dress pattern (McCall's #M7407) has been a hit with all ages and seasons! I chose to bring my navy one into my fall wardrobe with my wrap unlined overcoat in the long version with the tie McCall's #M7479. I want to share a few different ways this has been made from Summer to Fall, plus some Palmer/Pletsch tips for sewing knits from the Knits For Real People  book. I love the dress AND the top but it's the ...

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