Sew Saturday Snippets #12

It’s time for Sew Saturday Snippets #12!  This series is all about highlighting cool makes, sewing community challenges, contests, and sewing videos.  Check out all the previous Snippets in the navigation bar above or here!  If you’re interested in being featured on an upcoming edition of Sew Saturday Snippets, please email me at

Sew Saturday Snippets #12

Must-see Makes

Jackets and coats and vests, oh my!

Here in the Northern Hemisphere we’re in that awkward part of the year where it’s not quite Spring yet, but Winter is starting to lose it’s frosty bite.  As such, I have jackets on the brain.  Outerwear is not only one of my favorite things to sew, a good jacket goes a long way in adding a little warmth to a look when it’s not quite warm enough to bust out the short sleeved everything.  Here are some of my favorites I’ve seen lately!

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picture courtesy of Ozzy Blackbeard

Lynne of Ozzy Blackbeard makes a vivid red Rumana coat with some beautiful tailored extras like bound buttonholes and sleeve vents.  I always think if you’re going through the trouble to make a coat, it should be in a memorable color, and this one is a standout!


Leslie of Stitchin in My Kitchen made this very cool Janis jacket from Louis Antoinette Paris.  The deep pockets and architectural shoulders are such great features in a transitional jacket like this!

Kirstan made a very polished Saler Jacket from Pauline Alice.  This blazer is so crisp looking, and it looks so nice with jeans!  Pauline Alice did such a nice job on making this a really feminine looking blazer with the curved fronts and higher up closures.  If the fitting on Kirstan’s is any indication, this is a really nice pattern!

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photo courtesy of Sew Filled

Vanessa of Sew Filled made one of the loveliest Kelly Anorak jackets I’ve seen yet.  This blue is gorgeous, and the fabric is the perfect weight to show off all of Kelly’s features.

What I’ve been sewing

I made this faux fur motorcyle vest to go with my coffee dress for The Day and Night Dress Challenge.  It’s actually proving to be a handy little jacket as I’ve been pairing it with most of my closet these days.  It’s accessorizing my pajamas at the moment!

Contests/Sewing Community Challenges and News

The Sewing With Threads podcast talks about Patterns vs. Real Women’s Bodies.

Check out Sewing the Seventies.  Katie of Sew Old Fashioned clued me in on this one.  She writes, “The #sewingtheseventies challenge and it’s all about embracing the forgotten fabulousness of seventies fashion. To take part, people need to sew (or knit) an outfit from a 1970s pattern or inspired by the 1970s in some way. There’s a fabulous prize bundle of fabrics and vintage patterns on offer and the challenge ends on the 26th of March.”

I announced the winners of The Day and Night Dress Challenge. 

Thank you so much to everyone who has participated and followed along.  It’s been a great challenge this year, and I can’t wait to start planning next year’s challenge!

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This week on SewTube

Tilly talks about her new Stretch book with The Fold Line.

Stock and Barrel Co gives some tips for sewing with leather.  This video is geared towards people with industrial machines, but there’s good advice to be had for all.

I show you how to make DG Patterns new Margareth top.  I’ve had this under my hat for a while, but I’m now part of DG Patterns team and I’ll be the video girl for them.  The teacher in me can’t stop squeeing!

Go behind the scenes with Angela Wolf as she talks about the business of sewing, sweater knits, design and more.


What are you looking forward to as we Spring ahead?

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Elizabeth is a self-taught sewist with a love for all things DIY and creative. Her friend calls her "The Fabric Manipulator" and she's always looking for ways to squeeze the most out of her sewing time in between caring for her 4 kids and husband.


  1. This is such a lovely roundup! I am grateful to be a part, thank you!

    You are right about this transitional weather! I am glad to see glimpses of warmer weather, and am ready to sew spring skirts and dresses.

  2. PsychicSewerKathleen Reply

    Congratulations on your new gig Elizabeth! They’re so lucky to have you 🙂 Thank you for posting all these great makes – Sunday inspiration!

  3. Great Snippet Elizabeth! One of the things I like about your Snippet is that it introduces me to new sewists/bloggers. Keep them coming!

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