100 Acts of Sewing ~ Garment Patterns by Sonya Philip

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photo credit: Sonya Philip

 

Wanting for everyone to easily sew clothes, Sonya Philip began 100 Acts of Sewing as a personal challenge and learning, teaching experience to make 100 dresses in a year. So impressive! And her patterns are just the right mix of easy to wear, comfortable, and simple to make. They are perfect for showing off your favorite fabrics.

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photo credit: Sonya Philip

photo credit: Sonya Philip

Philip explains her inspiration on her website: “Making clothing is a conscious choice; it is an investment of time over convenience. The creation of a functional garment, engenders self-sufficiency and happiness.” These are great beginners patterns to help develop your garment sewing skills.

Philip inspires us to “make and remake and make well.” And this is something easily done with her 100 Acts of Sewing patterns. These garments are grab and go for any occasion. We love the simplicity of the dresses, tunics, skirts, and pants. We find they are very adaptable, such as adding pockets of a contrasting fabric, sewing pretty bias tape around a sleeveless tunic, or adding gathered ruffles at the hem of pant legs.


photo credit: Sonya Philip


photo credit: Sonya Philip

Patterns from 100 Acts of Sewing include a complete instruction booklet and sizes from XS – 4XL.


photo credit: Sonya Philip


photo credit: Sonya Philip

At our shop, Ann made this sample of Dress No. 2 in a cotton/linen blend:

Dress No. 2 is an excellent everyday long-sleeved dress with a slightly flared A-line that’s sure to be a wardrobe staple. You can shorten it into a tunic and wear with leggings or with contrasting linen pants. It’s a good piece to wear year round. You can adapt it by adding contrasting pockets, or bias tape finishing.

Katy made the 100 Acts of Sewing Skirt No 1. with beautiful Nani Iro Double Gauze:

We’d love to see what you’ve made with your 100 Acts of Sewing pattern! If posting on social media, please hashtag: #fiddleheadartisansupply