Recently, patterns from The Sewing Workshop have popped up on my radar. This company has been around a long time and has some funky and fun designs, but I haven’t seen a ton of their patterns sewn up (with the exception of Elaine’s Liberty shirt), nor did their pattern illustrations really catch my eye. It wasn’t until The Sewing Workshop recently shared photos of beautiful, modern samples on a variety of bodies that their patterns spoke to me…

In particular, the new San Diego pattern was calling my name. Originally (in 1999) just a jacket pattern, it was updated last year to include tunic and top variations, too. Since I’ve been leaning deep into art teacher chic territory with my style choices lately (see also Adeline, Blaire, Kim, etc.), I went for the tunic. Here is the Sewing Workshop’s description of the tunic: “loose-fitting tunic has... [read more]