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Make a New Friend (or Three!) with P4P Plushie Pals!

Make a New Friend (or Three!) with P4P Plushie Pals!

It's another exciting day for me in the world of sewing, because I was able to design and release a new pattern with Patterns for Pirates.  And it's a FREEBIE! I've probably mentioned it before, but it's been an incredibly fun and challenging journey to learn how to...

A Brushed (P4P Oversized) Sweater is Even Better!

A Brushed (P4P Oversized) Sweater is Even Better!

The Oversized Sweater is taking the P4P sewists by storm and I'm for sure part of the hype.  The pattern lives up to it's name, with the incredibly roomy silhouette, but it also is incredibly roomy for how  many different versions you can make out of one...

Oversized: Waffle Knits + P4P’s New Sweater Pattern

Oversized: Waffle Knits + P4P’s New Sweater Pattern

Today, I am going to be talking with you about waffle knits and the oversized trend.  And how it's maybe kinda sorta growing on me but I'm just not quite there yet.  Even though I want to be because everyone looks so stinking cute in their oversized clothes...

Leopard is a Neutral, but this Sporty Piko is Not Even Close

Leopard is a Neutral, but this Sporty Piko is Not Even Close

I would never forgive myself if I didn't share this version of the Sporty Piko with you.  Much like this version, I sewed it up during testing and then let the pictures go to waste on my computer.  Whomp whomp.  But guess what 2019 Katy?  2020 Katy is here and she's...

Sporty Piko by Patterns for Pirates

Sporty Piko by Patterns for Pirates

I told you that I was on a kick of sharing projects from last year that never made it to the blog, right?  Here's another instance of that -- because we released the Sporty Piko from Patterns for Pirates back in April of last year and I somehow didn't brag about this...

Joggers + Leggings = Loggers

Joggers + Leggings = Loggers

I cannot believe that I haven't shared these pants yet, especially considering that I get all heart eyed when I think of them! Forever ago, we released a pattern at Patterns for Pirates that is basically the pant that the sewing world has been waiting for.  It wears...

Chapter 2: The Child

Chapter 2: The Child

Along with the rest of the world, our family has fallen head over heels in love with "The Child"...also known to the internet as Baby Yoda.  The Mandalorian has been the best thing to come out of Disney+ so far and we are greatly looking forward to the next level of...

Twist Back Top by Patterns for Pirates

Twist Back Top by Patterns for Pirates

It's a P4P Release Day, y'all!!!!  Wooooo!!!! I've been a bad kid for a while now and haven't participated in a full test.  I've been SO bogged down and overwhelmed by work and it's just been taking away from my fun sewing time.  BUT, I didn't want to miss out on this...

Threads of the Month :: November 2018 / February 2019

Threads of the Month :: November 2018 / February 2019

When Halloween is approaching and you're posting images of yourself in a headband made of clovers, you start to question yourself.  These photos have been a pending share on my site since March and I wanted to get them onto the blog.  Better late than...

The Making of a Superhero :: Thor

The Making of a Superhero :: Thor

For July 4th I created superhero themed shirts for the entire family to wear.  Honestly, I didn't need to make them.  But I wanted to make them.  So...it totally happened.  And I totally love it. I decided to make myself a Thor shirt.  But I really didn't want to wear...

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