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

children, sewing

Cupcake Dress (Petitboo Sage Dress)

(Originally posted on BurdaStyle, May 26, 2015)  I was recently selected to pattern test for Petitboo Patterns*, an independent pattern company based in Canada. While I already owned one of her patterns, I actually hadn’t sewn one of them up before. I was really happy with this pattern, especially the detailed seam finishes. Many of… Continue reading Cupcake Dress (Petitboo Sage Dress)