If you’re part of the sewing community in any shape or form – and I expect if you’re reading my blog that I’m talking to the correct target audience – you’ve heard of Me Made May, or #MMMay.  Just in case you haven’t heard of it, it’s an event where sewists commit to some level {…Continue Reading}

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The Lodo Dress

Along with sewing more for myself, I’ve also been pattern testing more for women’s garments.  Recently I helped Kelli of True Bias test her latest pattern, The Lodo Dress. The Lodo Dress is a a twist on a t-shirt dress with a subtle cocoon shape.  There are two views: View A is a longer mid-calf {…Continue Reading}

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Schooner Tee & Dress Pattern Tester Roundup

Testing a pattern for fit, accuracy and clarity of instruction is essential in publishing a pattern.  The Schooner Tee had 29 testers working together to perfect everything.  Happily, the pattern only needed minor tweaks from the version they started with. Many of the testers have blogs or Instagram accounts so we put on a very informal blog tour. {…Continue Reading}

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Schooner Tee & Dress :: Pattern Release

The Schooner Tee and Dress has launched!  Sorry, I just can’t help myself with the sailing terminology… Sized for girls newborn through 12 years, the Schooner Tee is an easy pattern appropriate for a beginner with adorable ruffled dolman sleeves with a unique (and fast!) construction. The flutters offer great comfortable sun protection for delicate shoulders. {…Continue Reading}

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Pattern Review :: Patterns for Pirates Everyday Elegance

Our lengthy journey with women’s popover tunics is nearly at an end.  Today I’m discussing the last pattern in my head to head comparison – the Everyday Elegance by Patterns for Pirates.  I’ve completed reviews for three other similar patterns: Hey June Cheyenne, Itch to Stitch Mila, and Liesl + Co. Gallery Tunic. Pattern Details: The {…Continue Reading}

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The Women’s Janie Dress

Remember the Janie Dress I made last fall?  Well Hayley at Mouse House Creations just released the Women’s Janie Dress! It has all the same neckline finishes as the girls’ version: regular neckline, ballet neckline, Peter Pan collar, and cowl.  The ballet neckline is a touch less dramatic than the girls’ version so that bra {…Continue Reading}

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