children, sewing

SLPC Betty’s Ultimate Flounce Circle Skirt Dress

Simple Life Pattern Company have done it again with a beautiful dress pattern - right in time for your holiday sewing! Betty's Ultimate Flounce Circle Skirt Dress pattern* includes: Size 2T - 12 Difficulty: Intermediate Double or single flounce flutter Side panel color blocking Side panel bows (or ties) and pocket bows Sleeveless or sleeved… Continue reading SLPC Betty’s Ultimate Flounce Circle Skirt Dress

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sewing, women

Itch to Stitch Nottingham Top Pattern Release

(Post contains affiliate* links) It has been so long since I've been part of a pattern test, so when I saw the Itch to Stitch test announcement for the Nottingham Top* and Kennis, the designer, stating it was a 2 hour sew, I jumped on! I love testing for Itch to Stitch - the patterns… Continue reading Itch to Stitch Nottingham Top Pattern Release

children, sewing

Duchess & Hare – Take A Bow Dress & Cape Winslet Release

Well, Halloween is behind us (ahem, belated blog post on that coming soon!), which means it is *prime time* to get Christmas dresses out of the way! (*Contains affiliate links) This week I helped test the new Duchess & Hare Take a Bow Dress and Cape Winslet*, and together they make a most delightful (and… Continue reading Duchess & Hare – Take A Bow Dress & Cape Winslet Release

sewing, women

Itch to Stitch Anza Jumpsuit & Dress Release

If it weren't for pattern testing, I would probably never sew for myself, so when I saw the testing call for the Itch to Stitch Anza Jumpsuit & Dress,* I knew I had to be on it! Because I fear making pants (haha), I opted to test the dress version. Usually I try to sew… Continue reading Itch to Stitch Anza Jumpsuit & Dress Release

children, sewing

Sew Straight & Gather Avenue Collection Release

The mark of a great pattern designer is one who is willing to push a deadline until their pattern is just perfect! Terri from Sew Straight and Gather is one such designer. I started testing these patterns a little over a month ago and they are finally ready for release! Terri is based in Canada and designs… Continue reading Sew Straight & Gather Avenue Collection Release

sewing, women

Itch to Stitch Newport Top Release

I recently had the opportunity to test the Itch to Stitch Newport Top*. This was my first time testing for this designer and my third time testing a pattern for me. The Newport* is a boatneck style top with two sleeve options - full length and 3/4 length flute. It features a high-low hem and envelope… Continue reading Itch to Stitch Newport Top Release