Sonia Estep Designs – Mandy

The Mandy is a versatile Indie pattern from Sonia Estep Designs. It’s a dress or top. It can also have a unique side tie or not. SED provides a very easy to follow YouTube.

This was so nice and easy to make – I made 2.

Grab yours at https://soniaestepdesigns.com/collections/tees/products/mandy

Sonia Estep Designs – Callie Cardigan

Another winner from Sonia Estep Designs with the Callie Cardigan. There are sleeve and no sleeve options and many length options.

Today as part of SED’s Hello Monday this pdf pattern is 50% off. This is from 3/8/21, 10:00 am EST to 3/9/21, 10;00 am EST. This is an easy sew with lots of possibilities!

Grab yours at affiliate link: https://soniaestepdesigns.com/pages/hello-monday?aff=150

The gorgeous waffle weave fabric is from GirlCharlie Fabrics

Style Sew Me – Madison Cardigan

This pattern is truly a waterfall cardigan. I loved the swing but not the length so I made a major alteration to the length while keeping the swing. I like this so much I made 2. Each was lined with a pop of color and one was finished off with bias tape. The black and beige fabric was from moodfabrics.com and the rest from stash.

My goal for the next Madison is to make it reversible!

The PUA Tank

Paradise Pattern’s PUA Tank is a sporty well-fitting tank that can be dressed up or down depending on where you are going.

It has a sporty cut that I adjusted by about a 1/2″ on front/back armholes so bra straps don’t show. This was a easy make and I highly recommend adding to the pdf stash. Visit http://www.paradisepatterns.com or on Instagram @paradisepatterns.

The beautiful black/blue floral silky fabric was purchased from The Fabric Depot. It worked out very well and washed/dried to perfection prior to use! The bust darts were created on my Ovation Serger which is a great way to reduce bulk on knits with darts. A little scary the first time you use a serger for darts but with a little practice it becomes super easy.

Sonia Estep Designs – Rebekah

The Rebekah is an Indie pattern from Sonia Estep Designs. This is a versatile top/dress with various neck and hem choices and a belt also. Size ranges from 00-30! That’s great for size blending.

Isn’t it cool when your sweater matches the car!

This was an easy sew and has a really nice dropped shoulder feature. Grab yours at: https://soniaestepdesigns.com/pages/hello-monday?aff=150

Wow – the new sweater matches the car!

SED’s Danielle Cozy Cardi – A Winner!

Sonia Estep Designs has a winner with the Danielle Cozy Cardi. It is a quick and easy sew. Even better it is on sale for 24-hours! From 2/15/21 – 2/16/21 – Hurry!

Link to pattern: https://soniaestepdesigns.com/pages/hello-monday?aff=150

The fabric from Melanated Fabric Co is a beautiful Topaz Print Sweater Knit Grey/Moss: This is my go-to fabric source for great quality stunning fabrics.

Link to fabric: https://www.melanatedfabrics.com/products/topaz-print-sweater-knit-grey-moss

The George and Ginger 40K Sway Top

This beautiful and free pdf pattern was easy to make and gives a ton of options. Faux or functional placket along with long or short cuffs.

I made the faux placket highlighted with buttons and the long cuff.

The fabric was a floral double brushed poly from my stash. The right pick for this look.

This pattern would also be a good contender for some mash-up possibilities.

A Casual Pairing

The Linda Stretch Pant from Stylearc.com.au and BurdaStyle’s sweatshirt #111 02/2017 make a great pair.

The pants are in a black Ponte knit from Mood Fabrics and the sweatshirt is in a gray sweatshirt fabric from Joann Fabrics.

Comfortable and easy – now that’s a true casual pairing.

Carlsbad Cardigan

I cannot say enough good things about the Carlsbad Cardigan from the Sew Beautiful book by Kennis Wong of Itch to Stitch.

It is 3 simple pattern pieces with a simple drape. The mitered corners gives a professional finish. For an extra special touch I finished the hems with a double needle. This is a great finish on knits.

I am nuts for knits and nuts for this cardigan!

The Knot Dress by Named

The Knot Dress by Named in the Breaking the Pattern Book by Saara & Laura Huhta. Fabric is a delicious double brushed poly (DBP) from Joann Fabrics.

This is an example of when pattern finds it perfect fabric match. This dress was a joy to make and the book is great with all directions. I also bought four other DBP fabrics from Joann’s as more are in the works!

From idea to finished!

Very Good Book