Wardrobe by Me just released the new Men's OverShirt PDF sewing pattern and the timing couldn't have been better. Hubby has an insulated over shirt aka lumberjack shirt that had seen better days and was in need of replacing. The pattern gives the option of patch pockets or single welt pockets and since his old… Continue reading Wardrobe by Me Men’s OverShirt PDF Pattern Release
I recently tested the new Cape Cod Capelet pattern from Itch to Stitch and this is one of those patterns that is so quick to make and so fun to wear that it really is easy to make more than one.
When Designer Stitch put out the testing call for the Callie Pinafore Dress PDF sewing pattern I didn't hesitate to ask to join in! I have started wearing more dresses and skirts lately and while I love dressing all girlie girl once in a while, for everyday wear, I need something that can take me through… Continue reading Callie Pinafore Dress PDF Pattern Release from Designer Stitch
Wardrobe by Me just released the new Harmony T-Shirt PDF sewing pattern and it is just in time for summer in the northern hemisphere! It a fit and flare style with three different options. Two of the options are for a woven accent which is perfect for those small scraps of fabric that you love… Continue reading Harmony T-Shirt PDF Pattern Release from Wardrobe by Me
The Kauai Top PDF Sewing Pattern from Itch to Stitch Designs
I recently had the opportunity to test the Molly Tee for Sarah at Pattern Union Patterns. Sarah is located in Australia and is a new to me designer. She has a background in the made-to-measure clothing industry and is teacher of fashion and design, as well. I have not had great success with ready… Continue reading Pattern Union’s New Molly Tee pdf Pattern
If you haven't heard of Kommatia Patterns yet, then check out the two patterns I made from them for the Breaking Ground Blog Tour 2019!
Check out Wardrobe By Me's first ever Men's Jacket pdf Pattern!
Come and join me on my journey of the Envigado Vest,...Itch to Stitch's newest pattern!
I am pretty excited about Designer Stitch's first new pattern for 2019! The Sedona Shirt, Tunic & Dress was a pattern that Ann has been teasing the Designer Stitch testing group with for quite some time so I was really happy when it finally came out for testing and it is even more fun now that I finally get to share the pattern with my fellow sewing tribe members!
Sinclair Patterns has released their first new pattern for 2019. The Lauren Knit Top & Dress is designed for knits and depending on the fabric used and the how the garment is styled, it can be worn from casual to formal.
When I saw the testing call come up for the new Dakota Tunic & Dress, I hesitated. I have been wanting to test for Sinclair Patterns after seeing all the other lovely designs they have, but I haven't really worn a peplum style, as I wasn't sure I could pull the style off. I really liked the curved hemline of the Dakota, though, so I decided to give it a try and I am so glad I did!
Wardrobe by Me has released their newest pattern this week, the Rebel Raglan. Technically it is a re-release...a version 2.0, if you will. When Christina announced she was making some updates to the pattern, I jumped right in. The original Rebel Raglan was the first Wardrobe by Me pattern I ever tested as well as the first men's pattern I ever tested...actually it's the first men's pattern I had ever sewn! I never even blogged about that first one because my pictures were really bad. I was wanting to remake the Rebel and redo the pictures in the new year so this was perfect timing!
The Harper Pants are a cross between those comfy yoga pants that everyone loves and dress pants. So in other words, these are the perfect pair of pants that can be worn almost anywhere and anytime!
The Aveiro Cardigan is Itch to Stitch's 50th pattern release and, boy, does this one ever give you a lot of bang for your buck!
The newest pattern from the desktop of Ann over at Designer Stitch is the new Chelsea Cardigan and it is here just in time for fall!
Thanks to this new pattern from Wardrobe by Me, hubby gets a new pair of pants! I was part of the testing team for the Men's Chino Pants* (affiliate link) and I am really impressed that I was able to make a pair of men's pants and the first pair turned out amazing and required no… Continue reading New Release ~ Men’s Chino Pants from Wardrobe by Me
Style, Comfort and LOTS of options!
With spring just around the corner, now would be the perfect time to gift yourself with the Synthia Top pdf pattern which you can sew up quite easily over the course of a few hours.
I have been sewing for as long as I can remember and for the last couple of years I have been focussing on creating my own me-made wardrobe. I am actually at the point that I can pretty much take everything RTW(ready-to-wear) out of my closet and I would be able to emerge from my… Continue reading Itch to Stitch Sequoia Cargos and Shorts
Designer Stitch released their first pattern of 2018 and it was also the first thing I sewed in 2018. Winter is the perfect time to be able to be able to wear a vest, although I wear vest all year round! The Ilse Vest is designed for woven, non-stretch fabric. I chose to make mine… Continue reading Designer Stitch Ilse Vest PDF Pattern
Learn about some of the garments that I made this year that are worth celebrating!
Check out my version of the new Aurora Top and Dress from Wardrobe by Me!
Check out the FOUR garments I featured in my stop on the My Favorite (Sewing) Things Blog Tour!
Join me on my stop in the Summer Tops Blog Tour from Wardrobe by Me!
Say hello to The Kiera Skirt from Ann Grose at Designer Stitch Patterns! And I couldn't be more pleased to add this to my me-made wardrobe. Backtrack a number of years ago and you would have been hard pressed to see me NOT wearing a skirt or dress and for some reason, I don't even really recall… Continue reading Designer Stitch Release ~ Kiera Skirt PDF Pattern
If you have been on the fence about the off-the-shoulder look, read on about my own hesitation and my surprising conclusion after trying the look myself!
My stop on the Show Your Stoff Blog Tour features the beautiful Greta Tunic.
The Blixen Blazer PDF pattern from Wardrobe by Me. A gorgeous fully lined knit jacket with slanted welt pockets and optional peplum back.
Breaking Ground Blog Tour...Don't miss the exclusive coupon code for Designer Stitch Patterns in today's blog post!
I love it when a pattern just screams at you to get creative and the new Megan Skirt pdf pattern from Designer Stitch is one of those patterns that makes it loud and clear that it wants you to get creating and makes it very easy to do so. For my skirt, I chose to make… Continue reading Designer Stitch-Megan Skirt
Date Night February Blog Tour with Designer Stitch! Taking the Pippa Wrap dress out for a night of dancing! This is a gorgeous dress and perfect for a date night! Here is my blog post featuring the dress version of the Pippa that I made for a special event in our family!
Designer Stitch has released 2 new beautiful patterns with a bit of a twist. They are the same basic bodice but each pattern comes with these magnificent sleeves! One has 3 gorgeous long sleeves and the other has 4 incredible shorter sleeves! Let me introduce you to the Bridget Long Sleeve combo.... ...and… Continue reading Bridget Top from Designer Stitch
We are on week three of the Watcha Wearin' January Blog Tour. I hope you have been enjoying the great posts that all of the bloggers have been sharing and looking at all of the wonderful me-made clothing! I know I am getting lots of ideas 😉 If you haven't enter the for a chance… Continue reading Watcha Wearin’ January-Week 3 – WBM Daisy Top
Welcome back to my second instalment in the Watcha Wearin' January blog tour! Make sure to read all the way to the end to enter to win one of two great prize packages! This is a snapshot of what the next few days in my world will look like. And when it gets to -30C,… Continue reading Watcha Wearin January- Week Two
Today marks the first day of the new year and another first for me...my first blog tour! I am excited to be taking part in the Watcha Wearin' January blog tour which is being hosted by Tibeca fromhttp://sewingbyti.blogspot.com. The idea of this blog tour is that we showcase what we are wearing this month that is… Continue reading Watcha Wearin’ January Blog Tour – New Year’s Day with Kermit the Frog!
One year ago this week, I applied for my first pattern test for Blaverry Children's patterns. I was so excited but there is no way I could have imagined what that one email would do. I have taken a very keen liking to pattern testing and have done 30 this year! This is a collage of… Continue reading Year in Review-2016
It has been BRUTALLY cold here...-40 degrees Celsius for days on end! So when Christina from Wardrobe by Me hinted at testing a turtleneck pattern, I was all over it! The Trudy Turtleneck has taken over my sewing room! As you can see, I may have become a bit obsessed and ended up churning out 5 of… Continue reading Trudy Turtleneck PDF Pattern from Wardrobe by Me-pattern test & review
Introducing the Willow Kimono, the newest design to hit the sewing pattern market from Designer Stitch! Designer Stitch is a fabulous PDF pattern company from Austrailia and this is the third pattern I have tested for them since discovering them earlier this year. Ann Grose is the talent behind these patterns. She has over 30… Continue reading The Willow Kimono from Designer Stitch Patterns
I recently had the opportunity to test my first ladies pattern from Wardrobe by Me. (Earlier this year I tested the men's Rebel Raglan and you can check out that post here.) It was also an item that I hadn't made for myself yet, and since we are in the midst of our summer… Continue reading The Frida Flat Front Shorts from Wardrobe by Me Patterns
June 19, 2016 is Father's Day and a perfect opportunity to do some sewing for the Dads (or other important men) in your life. I have been testing up a storm on quite a few pieces for myself, but I also got the chance to get in a quick sew for the man in… Continue reading Sewing for the Dads and Other Men in Your Life 🙂
I haven't been posting much. A big part of that is because I have been testing quite a few patterns. There have been so many lovely designs coming out lately that were too hard to pass up for testing, and the Lisbon Cardigan was one of those. Kennis Wong from Itch to Stitch is really… Continue reading Testing the Lisbon Cardigan from Itch to Stitch
I recently had the pleasure of working with Jessica from 5 Out of 4 Patterns, testing her newest pattern releases. She designed two great new pieces that work well together as a swimsuit, and they also coordinate well with the other patterns on her site. I was really excited to test drive a swimsuit pattern.… Continue reading 5 Out of 4 Patterns Ultimate Bikini Turned Ultimate Underwear Tutorial