Scrappy Activism: Putting Your Stash to Good Use!

As a self-proclaimed ‘crafty activist’, I often, when sewing, struggle with what I call ‘scrap guilt’. Upon finishing a project, I’m usually left with a sizable pile of scraps that [Read More]

The Bolt Culotte Pattern: Make with Mandi

This February I had the pleasure of connecting with Mandi Bharij, the marvelous designer behind the Make with Mandi independent pattern company. Based in the UK, she and I connected [Read More]

The Jalie 4018 Renee Ponte Pants

Renee Ponte Pants

There’s nothing quite like a good pair of high-waisted, cigarette pants. A flattering design first made popular in the 1950’s, it can be tricky to find a modern pattern with [Read More]

The Free Range Slacks Part 2: Purposeful Potential

Essex Free Range Slacks

January is Purposeful Projects Month here at The Confident Stitch, meaning that we’ve spent the start of 2021 exploring the many different ways a sewing project can be categorized as [Read More]