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! Continue reading
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! Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
Style, Comfort and LOTS of options! Continue reading
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. Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
Learn about some of the garments that I made this year that are worth celebrating! Continue reading
Check out my version of the new Aurora Top and Dress from Wardrobe by Me! Continue reading
Check out the FOUR garments I featured in my stop on the My Favorite (Sewing) Things Blog Tour! Continue reading
Join me on my stop in the Summer Tops Blog Tour from Wardrobe by Me! Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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! Continue reading
My stop on the Show Your Stoff Blog Tour features the beautiful Greta Tunic. Continue reading
The Blixen Blazer PDF pattern from Wardrobe by Me. A gorgeous fully lined knit jacket with slanted welt pockets and optional peplum back. Continue reading
Breaking Ground Blog Tour…Don’t miss the exclusive coupon code for Designer Stitch Patterns in today’s blog post! Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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! Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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 most of the tests that I took part in, from newest to oldest. It is so cool to even see how far my photography skills have come (hubby’s, too, since he helps with a lot of the shoots now!) I even signed up for a couple of online photography classes after seeing what I could do just on my own with tips from friends who know more than I do!
I didn’t blog about a lot of the patterns I tested and sewed but I want to change that in the coming year. And I will kick start that with a blog tour in January. I have never participated in one before but I had set that as a goal in the fall. This one will have give-aways and everything!
Thank you for all of your likes and comments throughout the past year. It is always great to know that someone, somewhere is actually reading what I am sharing on my small little corner of the vast cyber world!
Looking forward to seeing you all in 2017!!!
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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading