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the scientific seamstress and sis boom patterns + giveaway

I discovered the Scientific Seamstress, Carla Crim, way back in 2011 when she did a fantastic series on Sew Mama Sew about drafting, grading, formatting, and marketing PDF patterns. Carla has since gone on to write 2 books on pattern making for children’s clothes:

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Carla also has her own line of patterns called the Scientific Seamstress because she is a molecular biologist turned pattern maker!  She applies the rigorous testing techniques she learned in the lab to making sewing patterns with instruction that are clear and concise.  Carla has also partnered with fabric designer Jennifer Paganelli to develop the pattern line Sis Boom.

We at the Scientific Seamstress/Sis Boom patterns believe in high quality patterns and detailed sewing instructions. Each pattern has plenty of options and a great size range included! Just like actual science we focus on making patterns that are clear and logical with extreme attention to detail. We also have a wonderful and supportive facebook group that Carla, Cathy, and Jeanine are very active in as well as thousands of sewists like you, so when you are purchasing a pattern from us you never have to feel like you are going it alone and can ask questions anytime.

The Scientific Seamstress and Sis Boom PDF patterns are quite extensive! They include detailed, but concise, step-by-step instructions with both photos and diagrams, design options, outfit suggestions, lists of materials, and comprehensive sizing information. Plus tips, tricks, and alternative methods are incorporated whenever needed.

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Not only that, but on the Scientific Seamstress blog you will find many tutorials for adding pattern extras. Above you can see all the options for the simple Tabago Tank pattern. And below you can see the All the Rage Raglan top tutorials. There is even a tutorial for upcycling three knit tanks into a cute raglan dress with a hood!

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Now for the giveaway! Two lucky winners will get to choose 3 patterns from the Scientific Seamstress/Sis Boom shop. Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter by Tuesday Feb 3. This giveaway is open to international entries, void where prohibited by law. Winners will receive 3 PDF patterns of their choice.

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Good Luck and Happy KCW!

Don’t forget to enter all the giveaways this giveaway week: Pattern Workshop, Scientific Seamstress and Sis Boom Patterns, WhipstichCrafterhours, Figgy’s

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105 Comments

  • Reply Sara January 27, 2015 at 8:22 am

    I haven’t had a chance to try any of the patterns yet, but I’m drawn to the girls dresses.

  • Reply Andrea S. January 27, 2015 at 8:23 am

    I’d love to try the Shana tunic! 

  • Reply charlotte January 27, 2015 at 8:47 am

    I love the hood and ragland sleeve, very cute.

  • Reply Inspinration January 27, 2015 at 8:47 am

    Oh I love the woman peasant dress!

  • Reply Rita January 27, 2015 at 9:07 am

    I made the pajama pants ( Scientific Seamstress) for my husband and it was a huge success… he placed some orders for more 🙂

  • Reply Roxanne January 27, 2015 at 9:12 am

    My favorite pattern is the Precious Dress. Super cute and so many options!

  • Reply Isabel A. January 27, 2015 at 9:20 am

    I love the Emily Bell-Sleeved Tunic

  • Reply Flavia January 27, 2015 at 9:28 am

    Favorites are Jeanine Jumper and the Devon!

  • Reply mjb January 27, 2015 at 9:33 am

    I love the simply sweet dress – super easy and cute to make!

  • Reply Barbara J January 27, 2015 at 9:33 am

    Looking forward to trying some of these sweet patterns for my granddaughter.

  • Reply Mel January 27, 2015 at 9:53 am

    I haven’t tried any of them but would love to!

  • Reply Mikea January 27, 2015 at 10:03 am

    I love the ethan shirt! Ive learned (the hard way) that the sizing is spot on and i dont need to go up the next size. Instructions are awesome. Im going to try to use the pattern for a hack into a romper for my girl and a jon jon for my baby boy. 

  • Reply Sara Speight January 27, 2015 at 10:06 am

    Love the Betty Ann top/dress – perfect for my girls.

  • Reply Sarah C January 27, 2015 at 10:28 am

    I love the raglan!

  • Reply Brenda Melahn January 27, 2015 at 10:40 am

    My favorite (today – I change my mind regularly) is the Precious Dresses … love the retro feel.

  • Reply Desedera January 27, 2015 at 11:20 am

    My favorite is the Jamie dress. I also have the kids version (the Marissa) that I will be using for my granddaughter. But I just purchased the new Carolina Mae, and that could very well become my favorite, once I have a chance to stitch it up!

  • Reply Rebecca January 27, 2015 at 11:40 am

    I would love to try the new Carolina Mae, Jenny and Tortola. Oh, maybe I should think about some little guy patterns to try, too 🙂

  • Reply PendleStitches January 27, 2015 at 11:46 am

    The Marco shirt pattern looks fabulous!

  • Reply Judith January 27, 2015 at 11:46 am

    I love the Marissa dress, but I think that my first choice would be the All-the Rage raglans pattern. I could see the kids wanting to wear a version of that pattern every day of the week. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Reply Sarah J. January 27, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    Would love the All the Rage Raglans for my kiddos and the Dana top for me!

  • Reply Jess January 27, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    love the classec raglan shirts!

  • Reply Logan M January 27, 2015 at 12:44 pm

    I picked up the Jamie Dress pattern just before I found out I was pregnant with my daughter and was so disappointed that it would have to wait, but it’s back on the to do list for this summer.

  • Reply Judy January 27, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    I love the Bettyann top/dress pattern. So cute!

  • Reply Tina January 27, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    Huge fan of the precious dress! Also, sewing my first Jenny right now, so that’s a close second:)

  • Reply Courtney January 27, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    Portrait peasant or simply sweet! Love all of the options for both. 

  • Reply Sumi January 27, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    I love all the Scientific Seamstress/Sis Boom patterns, but my favorites are probably the Perfectly Preppy skort and the Portrait Peasant.

  • Reply Kcaarin January 27, 2015 at 12:59 pm

    The only thing I’ve made is the Gabriella Fae and I LOVE it! 

  • Reply Nicole J. January 27, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    The romper patter was really easy for me as was the Devon. REALLY want to try the Carolina Mae 🙂

  • Reply Linda Harris January 27, 2015 at 1:01 pm

    I want to make me the Carolina mae!!! Oh and the sophie Tunic LOL Love them all really,

  • Reply Tracy Chin January 27, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    Tobago for kids, Devon for ladies 🙂

  • Reply Rachel Hawpe January 27, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    I would love to try a couple of your patterns 🙂

  • Reply Jolene Dubonnette January 27, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    I love the Meghan, and the Molly. My first pattern was the Dana

  • Reply Michelle January 27, 2015 at 1:09 pm

    I don’t think I could choose one! The Judy’s are super comfy and I love the Precious for little girls! 🙂

  • Reply Denita January 27, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    My favorite so far is Devon; however, Carolina Mae is calling my name!

  • Reply Melissa January 27, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    I purchased a few different adult dress patterns. As soon as the mayhem stops, I plan on making them!

  • Reply Louwisa Jensen Chairez January 27, 2015 at 1:20 pm

    My favorite pattern is the Jamie. It’s very easy to make, with beautiful results! 

  • Reply Bethany @ Sew-Not-Perfect January 27, 2015 at 1:26 pm

    I love the Betty Ann – its on my sewing list for this spring!

  • Reply Leah January 27, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    It’s hard to choose just one.  For me, it’s the Patricia.  For my boys, the easy fits.  For my girls, the Portrait Peasant.  And for DH….I’m not sure yet.  

  • Reply Patricia Koller January 27, 2015 at 1:30 pm

    I love all of them – lol! If I had to choose, it would be the Precious dress.

  • Reply Susan January 27, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    My favorite pattern is the Rosetta Ruffle Bag.

  • Reply Jennifer L January 27, 2015 at 1:39 pm

    The women’s peasant dress is my favorite pattern. Love all the options it comes with as well.

  • Reply Bekah Vreeland January 27, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    I just love these patterns!  I really want to get the Bettyann next!

  • Reply Bonnie R January 27, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    Love the Angie and the new Carolina Mae 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Reply Joenell January 27, 2015 at 2:07 pm

    I’m a sucker for tunics!

  • Reply fitz January 27, 2015 at 2:07 pm

    the raglan. all the way. unisex and versatile and wonderful.  

  • Reply Erin Waters January 27, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    the Betty Ann top/dress is the one I’ve sewed up that I love on my kids!

  • Reply Victoria January 27, 2015 at 2:12 pm

    The Marissa is my next grandgirlie project. Have printed it out and am working out measurements right now.

  • Reply fenna January 27, 2015 at 2:20 pm

    I’ve been eyeing the Angie dress 🙂

  • Reply jennifer January 27, 2015 at 2:22 pm

    I love the All the Rage Raglan pattern! Great for boys.

  • Reply JenS January 27, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    I love the style of the Bebop dress. It’s a great baby shower gift.

  • Reply Mary L January 27, 2015 at 2:45 pm

    The  patchwork twirl skirt I have made for my daughters. I’m thinking I should start sewing for myself .

  • Reply Corey January 27, 2015 at 2:46 pm

    I just bought the Carolina Mae – I can’t wait to try it!

  • Reply fiona Jenkins January 27, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    I love all the Sisboom patterns I have made for myself & my daughters including Angie, Jenny & Jamie but my favourite for the kids would have to be Molly as a quick & easy to wear dress.

    I have nearly all the patterns & the Caroline Mae is on the list to make as is getting Gabriella Fae pattern for my grandies.

  • Reply chinapat January 27, 2015 at 2:52 pm

    All of them!!!!

  • Reply auschick January 27, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    I love the Simply Sweet Tops and Dresses

  • Reply Erin January 27, 2015 at 2:59 pm

    I really love the Raglan and the Easy fits

  • Reply Emily January 27, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    My all time favorite is the Angie!!!  Favorite dress!!!!!

  • Reply Annika January 27, 2015 at 3:04 pm

    I’m a big fan of the Ethan shirt. Incredibly precise instructions!

  • Reply Maria January 27, 2015 at 3:11 pm

    the Shana & Emily Tunics

  • Reply Kathy January 27, 2015 at 3:12 pm

    I love the Carly Romper!

  • Reply Kristine January 27, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    I love all the different version in the patterns!

  • Reply Molly January 27, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    the raglan shirt/hoodie. I know my kids would love that.

  • Reply Christine January 27, 2015 at 3:27 pm

    I love the portrait peasant dress.

  • Reply mary January 27, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    I love the Meghan Peasant 

  • Reply kendra January 27, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    Love them all- I would like to try the Jamie!

  • Reply ellie January 27, 2015 at 4:07 pm

    i would love to try the jamie.  it keeps looking at me.  i keep looking at it.  then cleaning the toilets calls.  one day…

  • Reply kim moffitt January 27, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    I love the Marissa, simply sweet, and love love love the Easy Fits for the whole family.

  • Reply Corinnea January 27, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    I haven’t tried any of her patterns yet but I love a raglan look so the raglan rage would be the first I’d choose. 

  • Reply Angela January 27, 2015 at 6:10 pm

    I love that All the Rage Raglan dress. Love sewing knit dresses.

  • Reply Diane B January 27, 2015 at 8:04 pm

    The Tabago Tank, too sweet!

  • Reply Kathy E. January 27, 2015 at 8:13 pm

    My favorite is the Sis Boom Tabago Tank. It’s so versatile to make into a dress or long tunic and is cute on any size girl!

  • Reply Crystal January 27, 2015 at 9:04 pm

    The Leighanna dress looks pretty cute.

  • Reply Elizabeth H January 27, 2015 at 9:21 pm

    Love the precious dress and the simply sweet  pattern.  Have already made 4 of the easy fits!

  • Reply Brooke January 27, 2015 at 9:55 pm

    The Precious Dress!

  • Reply Kayla January 27, 2015 at 10:22 pm

    The Beebop is my favorite! 

  • Reply sorahart January 27, 2015 at 10:50 pm

    All the Rage raglan!  I have made it more times than I can count!

  • Reply Carla G January 27, 2015 at 11:28 pm

    I’d love to do the Men’s Button Up Shirt for hubby!  🙂

  • Reply Sheri Fowler January 27, 2015 at 11:41 pm

    I have so many that I love, but my collection is not yet complete–I could use a few more!!!

  • Reply Mama Lusco January 27, 2015 at 11:43 pm

    I have many of them, but the Angie is my favorite!

  • Reply Linda S January 28, 2015 at 6:40 am

    Wow!  Would love to win this!  Only have the Field Research Pants…ready for more!

  • Reply Heather January 28, 2015 at 7:40 am

    The Angie is my favorite.

  • Reply CL January 28, 2015 at 10:38 am

    I love that the raglan pattern can be customized for boy s and girls. Also would like to try the Ethan shirt–often hard to find inspiring boy patterns.

  • Reply Anna B January 28, 2015 at 10:56 am

    Love your patterns, need more!

  • Reply Virginia January 28, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    The Ethan shirt is gorgeous. Still trying to figure out the collar though.

  • Reply Shanna January 28, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    I own most of the Scientific seamstresses patterns, they truly are divine!

    • Reply Shanna January 28, 2015 at 1:13 pm

      (Oops, I hit enter before I finished my thought!)

      I am currently in love with the new Gabriella Fae!

  • Reply Amanda January 28, 2015 at 1:54 pm

    The raglan pattern looks so useful and cute! 🙂

  • Reply Melissa Evans January 28, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    Ive had my eye in the Patricia Tunic for a while.

  • Reply Kristy January 28, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    Just recently sewed with the Basic Pants pattern, and it’s such a GREAT fit!!!!

  • Reply Cherie January 28, 2015 at 5:31 pm

    The tabago tank looks really cute!

  • Reply Roslyn Roser January 29, 2015 at 6:04 am

    Carolina Mae

  • Reply Renee January 29, 2015 at 7:01 am

    I absolutely love the Portrait Peasant pattern. I have made shirts, dresses, and night gowns from it. I have used this pattern since she was 2 she is now 6 and I have used the largest size (8) for nightgowns recently. I will be looking for a pattern to replace it when she completely out grows it.

  • Reply Annie January 29, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    I would love to try Jenny Dress!

  • Reply Mary January 30, 2015 at 9:37 am

    For sure the Betty Anne, so classic and sweet!

  • Reply judy revell January 30, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    they are all so cute, i guess i would have to pick the raglan as it’s so versatile 

  • Reply LucyL January 30, 2015 at 2:42 pm

    I’ve made the field trip cargo pants and love it!

  • Reply elena January 30, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    I love the new Gabriella Fae dress pattern =0)

  • Reply TrinaB January 31, 2015 at 8:15 am

    I like the easy fit pants for Tweens, teens and adults 🙂

  • Reply laura January 31, 2015 at 7:00 pm

    I liked the first book

  • Reply elana February 1, 2015 at 10:23 am

    definitely the tobago tank!

  • Reply Alison February 1, 2015 at 6:27 pm

    I want to try the Carolina Mae and Angie.

  • Reply Gisela February 2, 2015 at 2:31 am

    Hard to pick. It could be any of the boys for my son or even girls as I’m expecting a girl now 🙂

  • Reply Courtney February 2, 2015 at 6:17 am

    The Jamie dress is by far my favorite pattern!!!

  • Reply Meritxell February 2, 2015 at 9:01 am

    Love sewing for my kids so this would be great

  • Reply Carrie February 2, 2015 at 11:57 am

    I like the Bishop Style BeBop Tops and Dresses for Girls pattern.

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