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Calling All Small Fats

Another week, another set of patterns released without extended sizing. It’s been just over 2 years since the online community started calling out pattern companies for their serious lack of extended sizes. Many if not all of those companies resented the notion that they were being exclusionary, citing it as a lack of resources, knowledge, … Continue reading “Calling All Small Fats”

Shirt Making

Pattern: Cornell Shirt by Elbe Textiles, View B, Size H Fabric: Green white/blue check cotton/linen from The Fabric Store Notions: Rasant 120 thread, 1.2cm clear buttons from All Buttons Great and Small Tools: Point turner, sleeve board, pressing ham, clapper. I really enjoy shirt making. Something about nailing an even collar shape, perfect topstitching, and … Continue reading “Shirt Making”

It’s Not Working…

Project: Light robe jacket Pattern: Started with Peppermint Robe Jacket size D Fabric: 5oz linen/cotton chambray mid blue from The Fabric Store At what point of a sewing project do you know it’s not working? You have the fabric, the pattern, and you know exactly what you want to do with them, but as you … Continue reading “It’s Not Working…”

To Toile or Not To Toile

Pattern – McCall’s 7969 size XXL Fabric – Double cloth “Earth” from Spotlight, calico for toile Notions – Rasant 120, clothing label Definitions – Toile: make a test garment in a similar fabric to evaluate fit. Look, I’ll start by saying, I rarely toile. If I have fabric and a pattern in mind, I’ll usually … Continue reading “To Toile or Not To Toile”

Oh Hi!

Welcome to Cloth & Roll the space where I plan to lay bare all my trials and tribulations, when it comes to creative work, in particular sewing. This blog was started as a continuation of my exploration into my own personal style, sewing and construction techniques, and rolling with the mistakes I make along the … Continue reading “Oh Hi!”


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