Simplicity 8379: The Manta Ray Dress

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Boy, it’s been a minute since I sewed a Big 4 pattern! I bought Simplicity 8379 in summer 2017 during one of Jo-Ann’s infamous 99-cent pattern sale. The voluminous side draping (aka, the manta ray “wings”) and minimal pattern pieces (dress, neck binding, and armhole binding) intrigued me, so I thought, “What the heck. Get […]


Erin vs. The Seamstress Tag

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My darling sewing friends, I’ve been enjoying more guests to the blog over the past few months, so I thought it would be nice to tell you a wee bit more about myself. You know, so you can feel more like I’m your sewing homegirl and not just some internet lady who lives in your […]

An Update: Coming Out of Hard Times

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Hi, guys. Long time, no post. If you don’t follow Sie macht on social media, you probably don’t know that my mom passed away March 1. She fought stage 4 cancer for almost two years and left us weeks before her 62nd birthday. I miss her, and I haven’t had space in my head and heart since she died to be particularly creative. […]

Va-va-va-volume in Victory Patterns Esther Pants

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I was a lucky pattern tester for the Victory Patterns Esther pants! Victory Patterns released these wide-legged trousers as part of its three-piece Arima capsule collection, which also features a modular knit top/dress and oversized cardigan/robe. The collection is modern, glamorous, and wearable, all at the same time.

Sew with the Flow: Sewing for Your Period

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Sewing for your period — stay with me here — can make your monthly cycle less of a drag. If you’re like me, I suspect you, too, need a smidgen more care during your menstrual cycle. You may be tired, crabby, achy, or sad. Sewing for your period is an act of self-care. Special clothes, period-supporting accessories, and even DIY menstrual supplies provide comfort when you need it most. […]

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