sewing, women

Itch to Stitch Kauai Top Release

Over the last couple of weeks, I've been back into testing mode with the Itch to Stitch Kauai Top! I do enjoy testing for Itch to Stitch - it's a great way to get a project for ME done and build some online sewing friendships along the way!  I'd tested a similar style pattern a few years ago (shortly after I started pattern testing) but it was a bit disastrous. Since I trust Itch to Stitch, I thought I'd give this style another shot.  (Read more)

men, sewing

Wardrobe By Me: Men’s Fleece Jacket Release

After being a member of the Wardrobe By Me pattern testing group for quite possibly an entire year, I finally, FINALLY, had time to participate in a test! My local sewing friend, Shalini, frequently tests for WBM and always raves about them to me, so I knew I wanted to get in on them! I decided that my poor, neglected husband deserved a new make from me, and I knew the Men's Fleece Jacket would be exactly his style.

children, sewing

Duchess & Hare Off the Cuff Dress Release

I thought I'd throw my hat in the ring to do some pattern testing this month (seriously, EVERYONE was doing pattern tests this month!! It took great restraint to just select ONE to do!), and tested the new Off the Cuff Dress by Duchess & Hare. Just like the rest of the Duchess & Hare… Continue reading Duchess & Hare Off the Cuff Dress Release

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

children, sewing

Updated! Duchess & Hare Well Rounded Dress

This week I sewed up the newly updated (aff) Well Rounded Dress by Duchess & Hare*. This pattern, which originally featured a rounded yoke, now has a straight yoke option too. Duchess & Hare is a wonderful pattern company specializing in vintage-modern girls' clothing patterns. Their drafting gets high praise from industry professionals and Well Rounded… Continue reading Updated! Duchess & Hare Well Rounded Dress