I recently stumbled upon a tester call for the new ModKid Shelby - I thought my 7 year old would adore it (and it would force me to finally try a ModKid pattern!), so I signed up -- and ended up testing for my 3 year old instead! Continued...
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.
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
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
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
(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
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
I rarely sew quick things, so when I saw Itch to Stitch* doing a tester call for the new (and FREE!) Lago Tank,* I figured it would be a great way to get some quick sewing done for me! The Lago Tank has a relaxed fit, arm and neck bands, a comfortable scoop neck, and… Continue reading Itch to Stitch Lago Tank 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
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