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! This week I helped test the new Duchess & Hare Take a Bow Dress and Cape Winslet, and together they make a most delightful (and not particularly complicated)… Continue reading Duchess & Hare – Take A Bow Dress & Cape Winslet Release

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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

children, sewing

Elegance & Elephants Mira Dress Release

Oh my heart! My third and last baby doesn't always get a lot of sewing love, so I was delighted to get picked to test the new Elegance & Elephants Mira Dress last week in my 13 month old daughter's size. Of course my 5 year old is eager to match her baby sister, so… Continue reading Elegance & Elephants Mira Dress Release

sewing, women

Mouse House Creations Valencia Tunic Relase

For the last 4 weeks or so, I’ve been pattern testing the Valencia Tunic* for Mouse House Creations*. I haven’t done much testing before, so this was an interesting experience for me. It had a ton of revisions, but in the end we got there! I originally wanted to have lace in the yoke, but… Continue reading Mouse House Creations Valencia Tunic Relase