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Maven Patterns Somerset T-Shirt

Maisie looking hip in her new Maven Somerset T-Shirt, made from the AGF Feral Essence Knit in Tan.

The Somerset T-Shirt from Maven Patterns is an effortlessly stylish top designed for light to medium weight knits with a minimum of 40% crosswise & lengthwise stretch. It features an elegant bateau neckline, a flattering slim fit (which nicely accentuates the waist!), and 4 sleeve options: a long straight sleeve, a 3/4 length straight sleeve, [Read More]

Maven Patterns Maria Apron

For years I’ve wanted to make a cross-back apron, but I’m actually not a regular apron-wearer, so I hadn’t gotten around to it. Then we got the Maven Patterns Maria Apron pattern and soon after that the wonderful Charley Harper Organic Eastern Meadowlark Canvas in Forest. I knew as soon as I saw the canvas [Read More]

Get Involved with Days for Girls!

Days for Girls International is a non-profit organization that helps girls stay in school and retain dignity. Most girls in developing countries miss school during their periods, and many eventually drop out. There are Days for Girls clubs all across the world, and Missoula’s group is headed by Dr. Jen Elison and Keesha Cain! For [Read More]

Decades of Style 1948 Siren Sundress

Oh so vintage!

Though the Decades of Style pattern company has been around since 2005, we’ve just started carrying their patterns here at The Confident Stitch, and we couldn’t be more excited! This pattern line is all about taking the amazing vintage styles from the 1920s through the 1950s and making them available to anyone who sews. Maisie [Read More]

Liesl + Co. Verdun Woven T-Shirt

The Verdun 2.0!

The Verdun Woven T-Shirt is the easiest, open and shut, pattern I’ve ever attempted. A relaxed woven tee (made by one of my most recommended pattern companies, Liesl + Co.), the Verdun curves out flatteringly at the waist and has a slight hi-lo hem with dropped shoulders, two sleeve views, three cups sizes, and the [Read More]

Maven Patterns French Dart Shift

Maven French Dart Shift

I have loved the idea of French darts for a long time. They start at the side seam near the waistline and extend to the bust, combining a waist dart and a bust dart into one. Two simple French darts create a magically flattering silhouette in an effortless, oh-so-French manner.  None of our pattern companies [Read More]

The Faster Fourteen Quilt

fall Time Faster Fourteen

For Christmas, my wonderful family got me a Pfaff Ambition 620sewing machine, and it finally arrived in MAY! (Apparently, during COVID, the demand for sew machines increased exponentially.) The arrival of my new machine coincided with the release of Sarah Gordon’s Forage quilting cotton collection, and it felt like a sign to embark on my [Read More]

The Maven Patterns Good Times Skirt

Ready for a good time!

We recently started carrying a line of patterns called Maven Patterns, from the United Kingdom. They are nice patterns, printed not on tissue paper but on a stiffer paper that is easier to work with. The instructions are in a booklet with plenty of detail and color photos, and the whole thing is packaged up [Read More]

Jalie Michelle Dress

Michelle Dress

Jalie really nailed it with the Michelle – a beautiful tank and dress pattern perfect for summertime! Kate chose version C – the fully lined dress featuring a rounded V-neck and straps wide enough to cover bra straps. Oh, did I forget to mention the crowning glory of this dress? Pockets! I love a good pocket. [Read More]

The Sewing Workshop Cottage Shirt

Last fall, seamstress extraordinaire Bonnie, made The Sewing Workshop’s Cottage Shirt out of this beautiful Basket Weave Square Stitch in Maroon from Diamond Textiles. One of our most popular patterns, this loose-fitting camp shirt features a tailored collar, armhole bands, side vents and a stylish exaggerated hem. The boxy nature of this shirt provides great [Read More]