Jedediah shorts | Thread Theory


Sewing a fly front zipper is something that looks intimidating to do, but a technique I’ve wanted to learn! With Thread Theory’s Jedediah Pants pattern and their sew-along on their blog, I successfully made a pair of men’s shorts with a zipper fly! The finished garment looks quite professional (if I can say so myself :P) with its flat felled seams and bias bound seams. Continue reading “Jedediah shorts | Thread Theory”


Lycra ear warmers for cycling | Tutorial


This make came about after my boyfriend asked if I could make some ear warmers for him to wear when he cycles in cold weather. I found a free pattern template online from this blog. It is for a fleece ear warmer so I adjusted the pattern for stretch fabric.

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Marigold trousers | Tilly and the Buttons

Another Tilly and the Buttons pattern review! The Marigold pattern is versatile as it can be a jumpsuit or just trousers, or even a two piece set. I chose to make the trousers. I made a pair for my sister as well!


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Fifi Boudoir Pyjama Set | Tilly and the Buttons


Tilly and the Button’s Fifi Pyjamas pattern is a great beginner to intermediate project with techniques including cutting on the bias, French seams and making your own bias tape!¬†Tilly’s pattern instructions are very easy to follow with tips on how to handle fabric when cutting on the bias. She even has a sew along on her blog. Continue reading “Fifi Boudoir Pyjama Set | Tilly and the Buttons”

Men’s fitted shirt – Simplicity 8427 pattern review

The menswear sewing series continues…


After sewing my first men’s shirt for my grandpa by using an old shirt of his, I wanted to try using an actual pattern with instructions. When making my grandfather’s shirt, I found I was unsure about how some of the components were sewn together. Such as the yoke and the sleeve placket. I wanted to find a proper pattern with instructions to learn the correct techniques.

I wanted to make my boyfriend a shirt this time around. When looking online I couldn’t find many fashionable and modern men’s shirt sewing patterns out there. Until I came across Mimi G’s Simplicity 8427. It is a slim fit button up shirt with variations for the cuff and collar style. Continue reading “Men’s fitted shirt – Simplicity 8427 pattern review”

Thread Theory Comox Trunks

I know it has been a long time between posts! But I have been busy sewing, so there will be more projects to come soon!

Continuing with the menswear theme going on in my blog, I have made some men’s underwear! I used Thread Theory’s Comox Trunks pattern. Thread Theory are a Canadian based menswear sewing pattern company and I bought a few of their PDF patterns during their February sale.


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