The Liesl & Co. Gelato Blouse

The Gelato Blouse pattern from Liesl & Company is as yummy as it’s namesake! Made from our floral Verona Voile in Mustard, this relaxed, pull-on, peplum blouse is the perfect addition to your fall wardrobe! Bonnie is a big fan of Liesl & Co’s pattern-drafting.  Always accompanied by complete and very clear instructions, the pattern [Read More]

Closet Case ‘Jenny’ Overalls, View A

As many of you may know this is our second time reviewing Closet Case’s adorable Jenny Overalls, and, we have to say, that the second impression is as good as the first! After seeing how adorable this pattern turned out with short overalls, we had to know what the full-length leg looked like!   Our [Read More]

The Liberty Shirt (as a Vest) in Ramie Abstract Print

I love remaking tried-and-true patterns because the tricky bits and fitting are easier.  At the same time, no matter how many times I remake a pattern, I always seem to learn a few new lessons. The Sewing Workshop Liberty Shirt Pattern, which I have made three times before, continues to delight, surprise, and challenge me! [Read More]

Christine Jonson Boyfriend Jacket

It’s September and Starbucks has started serving their Pumpkin Spice Lattes – fall is officially here! We decided to celebrate the start of the season by trying out the amazing Christine Jonson #311 Boyfriend Jacket Pattern. We fell in love with this pattern during our Christine Jonson Trunk Show which took place in June. Jonson [Read More]

The New Sewer’s Sewing Corner, Part 2: The Breezy Blouse

Hello fellow Sewcialists! I say ‘fellow’ because – with five whole finished garments under my belt plus the fabric and patterns for several more ready and waiting – I think I’m finally one of you! In my last New Sewer’s Sewing Corner post, I left you all with the idea that I would next be [Read More]

Christine Jonson Wrap Pants

Walking in my Flowy Wrap Pants

When we started carrying her patterns, Christine Jonson sent us a trunk-show of samples. In it, she included a pair of her not-yet-available Wrap Pants, and, upon seeing them, I was transported back in time! If you are younger than 50, wrap pants are a novel idea. If you’re older than 50, you had a [Read More]

Christine Jonson Moto Jacket

The Moto Jacket from Christine Jonson is too cool for school (or for your day job!) As you probably know, 1990’s fashion is making its comeback, right on schedule. Members of the sewing community have two options when fashion trends resurge. We can either go vintage (which is a great option!), or we can search [Read More]

Closet Case Kalle Shirt & Shirtdress Pattern

Certain articles of clothing are built for specific occasions. Some mysterious combination of tradition, expectation, and culture dictates which clothing is appropriate for a situation. Some subliminal instinct warns us to avoid wearing sweats to a job interview or a leather mini skirt to Sunday brunch with Grandma (at least, I really try to avoid [Read More]

A Call to Artists

As many of you know, our lovely downtown Missoula space used to be the Monte Dolack Art Gallery (designed by our very own Ann McDowell). It is a place made to contain and display art in its many forms. As such, it is only fitting that for the last two months, the Modern Quilt Guild [Read More]

True Bias Shelby Dress Romper

It’s summertime and we are all looking for cute and functional outfits that help us beat the heat. Fortunately, the True Bias Shelby Dress Romper pattern checks all the boxes! With a flattering V-neck and front button openings, this versatile pattern offers four different versions: a wide-leg short romper, a wide-leg long romper, a short [Read More]