HOW TO SEW A STYLISH PHEN SHIRT – The Ultimate Step-by-Step Sewing Guide

Hello and welcome back to Sewing Therapy. I’m Sara and today I’m sewing a Phen Shirt by Pattern Fantastique. When Nicole from Finchley Designs generously gifted me her self-designed fabric printed from Spoonflower, she also sent me the Phen Shirt pattern – thank you, Nicole! I envision making a really cute and unique Phen Shirt with this khaki-printed modern jersey fabric. But since the gifted fabric is precious to me, I first made a wearable muslin using a green linen fabric to avoid any mistakes in my final version. You’ll be able to see my second Phen Shirt made using this fabric on my social media! Thanks to Nicole, I am able to make this top and I invite you to join me!

Do you recall the Vali Dress video from about a year or so ago? That pattern was also by Pattern Fantastique and I am a huge fan of their designs as they are one-of-a-kind and really well-crafted. Pattern Fantastique describes the Phen shirt as the not-so-classic, classic shirt and I love these dramatic oversized batwing sleeves and the very unique nipped-in high hip hemline. However, it can be challenging to envision how the shirt is made as it is constructed uniquely and they rate the skill level as intermediate/advanced. But I am here to help you and sew along with you!

All three versions give off very different moods with the only difference being the collar styles. It can be unclear as to which collar is which, as there is no identification provided. My guess is that the version with the collar stand only must be Collar Option A and the other is Collar Option C, according to what the pattern pieces are called in the instructions. All three options are charming, and today I will make Option C with you. The process is the same for all options so please choose the style that you like best.

Are you ready for some Sewing Therapy? Let’s get started!

https://youtu.be/jk6uGcUX3Lg

Also, check out my Vali Dress Sewalong Video!
https://youtu.be/los1N1TZrjk

Material
Phen Shirt from Pattern Fantastique
https://www.patternfantastique.com/products/phen-shirt-pdf-pattern?variant=42700812550307

I used Breeze Linen in Green from Two O Nine Fabric
https://twooninefabric.ca/

FAQ Material List  

My Amazon.com Finds
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My Amazon.ca Finds
https://www.amazon.ca/shop/yoursara_k

LDH Scissors and thread snip
http://bit.ly/3vbHj04

Tailor’s Chalk Pencil
http://bit.ly/chalkpencil

Poly Sewing Thread
https://bit.ly/209thread

Lightweight Fusible Interfacing
https://bit.ly/3GETKGw

These are my online fabric shops
Dailylike Canada http://dailylikecanada.etsy.com
Two O Nine Fabric http://twooninefabric.ca
Two O Nine Fabric on Etsy http://twooninefabricstudio.etsy.com

Here’s my Patreon page link. Your support is greatly appreciated! https://www.patreon.com/user?u=32815284

***Disclosure***** 
Some of the links above are affiliate links. Clicking and purchasing through affiliate links gives me a small commission. BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY, I wanted to help you find the materials easier. So you can focus more on your project. Thank you!

Let’s get connected!

Sewing Therapy
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YouTube – http://youtube.com/c/sewingtherapy
Tiktok – http://tiktok.com/@yoursara_k

Dailylike Canada
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/dailylikecanada

Two O Nine Fabric Studio Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/twooninefabric.ca

The detailed video about Sleeve Hem Options

Hello, Sara here. Slits and Thumbholes video is up! I hope you find it helpful to change your sleeve hems and add unique and functional details to your upcoming garments. As always, I love hearing your questions, thoughts and suggestions – I’m here to learn and I’m here to help. Thanks for being with me on this Sewing Therapy journey.

FAQ Material List  

You can purchase my Sewing Therapy Labels here. www.twooninefabric.ca

My Amazon.com Finds
https://www.amazon.com/shop/sewingtherapy

My Amazon.ca Finds
https://www.amazon.ca/shop/yoursara_k

LDH Scissors and thread snip
http://bit.ly/3vbHj04

Tailor’s Chalk Pencil
http://bit.ly/chalkpencil

Poly Sewing Thread
https://bit.ly/209thread

Lightweight Fusible Interfacing
https://bit.ly/3GETKGw

These are my online fabric shops
Dailylike Canada http://dailylikecanada.etsy.com
Two O Nine Fabric http://twooninefabric.ca
Two O Nine Fabric on Etsy http://twooninefabricstudio.etsy.com

Here’s my Patreon page link. Your support is greatly appreciated! https://www.patreon.com/user?u=32815284

***Disclosure***** 
Some of the links above are affiliate links. Clicking and purchasing through affiliate links gives me a small commission. BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY, I wanted to help you find the materials easier. So you can focus more on your project. Thank you!

Let’s get connected!

Sewing Therapy
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/yoursara_k/
YouTube – http://youtube.com/c/sewingtherapy
Tiktok – http://tiktok.com/@yoursara_k

Dailylike Canada
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/dailylikecanada

Two O Nine Fabric Studio Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/twooninefabric.ca

Let’s get connected!

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Tiktok – http://tiktok.com/@yoursara_k

Dailylike Canada
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Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/dailylikecanada
Pinterest – https://www.pinterest.ca/dailylikecanada

Two O Nine Fabric Studio Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/twooninefabric.ca

Nikko Top by True Bias | Sew Along Tutorial from Sewing Therapy

Hello and welcome back to Sewing Therapy. I’m Sara and I invite you to sewalong with me. If you’ve been following me on social media, you may have noticed that I have been binge-sewing turtleneck tops. When I reached out to you for suggestions for additional patterns, several of you suggested the Nikko Top by True Bias. So today’s video is to sew a Nikko Top!

Turtleneck tops are generally beginner-friendly projects, especially if you need to overcome any fear of sewing stretch fabrics, as you don’t need to worry about an imperfect neckline showing. This video is a quick one and I’ll sew a basic top. And for all beginners out there, I include my favourite tips for sewing rib knit fabrics, one of my favourite cold-weather stretch fabrics. Please stay tuned for the next video that will cover various sleeve hem options that look good on stretch fabric garments: slits and thumbholes!

There are numerous turtleneck top patterns options out there that each have their own charm. After watching this video, browse to find your favourite and let’s get sewing together. Before we start cutting fabric, let me highlight a few things that you can do to help support the Sewing Therapy community. Simply click subscribe, like, and ring the notification bell. Every click is much appreciated. Let’s get started. 

Before I go on, don’t forget to subscribe for the latest sewing tutorial video I make. Thank you.

Material

Nikko Top and Dress
https://truebias.com/products/nikko-top-dress-1

Or you can purchase the pattern from my Etsy shop

https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/1372335003/nikko-top-and-dress-true-bias-pattern

I used my Black Rayon blend Rib Knit from Two O Nine Fabric 

https://twooninefabric.ca/

https://youtu.be/aqOY-E7DmPc

FAQ Material List  

You can purchase my Sewing Therapy Labels here. www.twooninefabric.ca

My Amazon.com Finds
https://www.amazon.com/shop/sewingtherapy

My Amazon.ca Finds
https://www.amazon.ca/shop/yoursara_k

LDH Scissors and thread snip
http://bit.ly/3vbHj04

Tailor’s Chalk Pencil
http://bit.ly/chalkpencil

Poly Sewing Thread
https://bit.ly/209thread

Lightweight Fusible Interfacing
https://bit.ly/3GETKGw

These are my online fabric shops
Dailylike Canada http://dailylikecanada.etsy.com
Two O Nine Fabric http://twooninefabric.ca
Two O Nine Fabric on Etsy http://twooninefabricstudio.etsy.com

Here’s my Patreon page link. Your support is greatly appreciated! https://www.patreon.com/user?u=32815284

***Disclosure***** 
Some of the links above are affiliate links. Clicking and purchasing through affiliate links gives me a small commission. BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY, I wanted to help you find the materials easier. So you can focus more on your project. Thank you!

Let’s get connected!

Sewing Therapy
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/yoursara_k/
YouTube – http://youtube.com/c/sewingtherapy
Tiktok – http://tiktok.com/@yoursara_k

Dailylike Canada
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/dailylikecanada

Two O Nine Fabric Studio Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/twooninefabric.ca

Top 5 Most Viewed Videos 2022 | Sewing Therapy

Happiest New Year to you! It’s Sara here, and I wanted to share a recap video of 2022 with you. Personally, it was a challenging year for me, namely due to my surgery in Korea which needed much more recovery time than I had expected. As a result, I wasn’t able to create as much content as I had planned, but I’m grateful that the surgery was a success and that 2022 was also the year I said goodbye to my facial spasm. I’m grateful for your support on my channel, as all your encouragement helped me to bounce back quicker. Thank you.

I’m feeling very passionate and energetic about this upcoming year, and I’m excited to bring you more helpful and therapeutic sew-along videos. I’m looking forward to sharing them with you and hopefully inspiring you and helping you grow in your sewing journey. Stay tuned for more to come!

Today I’m sharing my top 5 most-viewed videos of 2022 along with my thoughts about each of those makes now. Let’s get started!

#5 – Olya Shirt
https://youtu.be/U0qptgtLeJo

#4 – Kennie Shirt
https://youtu.be/4Bo_kUBGnok

#3 – I AM Helios
https://youtu.be/oSv1VWJtQw0

#2 – Hannah Dress
https://youtu.be/8cnw4T8CxYg

#1 – How To Sew a Sleeve Placket & Cuff
https://youtu.be/fTm-bR-iaCs

I wish each of you and your loved ones a happy new year along with an abundance of hope for 2023. Thank you for being with me on this incredible journey and I’m looking forward to all that is to come in the new year. 안녕!

FAQ Material List  

You can purchase my Sewing Therapy Labels here. www.twooninefabric.ca

My Amazon.com Finds
https://www.amazon.com/shop/sewingtherapy

My Amazon.ca Finds
https://www.amazon.ca/shop/yoursara_k

LDH Scissors and thread snip
http://bit.ly/3vbHj04

Tailor’s Chalk Pencil
http://bit.ly/chalkpencil

Poly Sewing Thread
https://bit.ly/209thread

Lightweight Fusible Interfacing
https://bit.ly/3GETKGw

These are my online fabric shops
Dailylike Canada http://dailylikecanada.etsy.com
Two O Nine Fabric http://twooninefabric.ca
Two O Nine Fabric on Etsy http://twooninefabricstudio.etsy.com

Here’s my Patreon page link. Your support is greatly appreciated! https://www.patreon.com/user?u=32815284

***Disclosure***** 
Some of the links above are affiliate links. Clicking and purchasing through affiliate links gives me a small commission. BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY, I wanted to help you find the materials easier. So you can focus more on your project. Thank you!

Let’s get connected!

Sewing Therapy
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/yoursara_k/
YouTube – http://youtube.com/c/sewingtherapy
Tiktok – http://tiktok.com/@yoursara_k

Dailylike Canada
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/dailylikecanada

Two O Nine Fabric Studio Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/twooninefabric.ca

Modified McCall’s M7742 | Sew Along Tutorial from Sewing Therapy

I always recommend that you make the original version of M7742 first and then decide which parts to modify. Everybody is unique and every person has different tastes and desired outcomes from each pattern. By making the original first, you can know which parts you don’t like for yourself and …

Ora Pinafore by Soften Studio | Sew Along Tutorial from Sewing Therapy

UPDATE (Feb 2023) : Unfortunately Ora Pinafore Pattern has been discontinued from Soften Studio. Hello and welcome to Sewing Therapy. Today I invite you to sew an Ora Pinafore with me. Good news first! Melody of Soften Studio generously offers you a special discount code for a limited time! I …

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