Celebrate 2017

Learn about some of the garments that I made this year that are worth celebrating! Continue reading


The Blixon Blazer from Wardrobe by Me

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


Designer Stitch Julie and Alyse – Breaking Ground Blog Tour

Breaking Ground Blog Tour…Don’t miss the exclusive coupon code for Designer Stitch Patterns in today’s blog post! Continue reading


Bridget Top from Designer Stitch

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


Watcha Wearin’ January-Week 3 – WBM Daisy Top

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


Trudy Turtleneck PDF Pattern from Wardrobe by Me-pattern test & review

  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


The Willow Kimono from Designer Stitch Patterns

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


The Frida Flat Front Shorts from Wardrobe by Me Patterns


IMG_3222I 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 here, a pair of shorts was a very welcome addition to my wardrobe.

The Frida Flat Front Shorts pattern features three different lengths; short, mid thigh and Bermuda length. I chose to do the Bermuda length for the test. I went with the length straight off of the pattern, even though I would normally lengthen pants by 1″ to 2″ because of my height. With shorts, however, there is a lot of room for interpretation on proper length, so on me, these fall between what would be a mid-thigh or Bermuda on the intended 5’7″ frame that these are drafted for. I actually like the length that they came out at and I don’t think I would change it on any subsequent pairs that I sew up. Continue reading


Sewing for the Dads and Other Men in Your Life :)


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 my life.


This is the same shirt as the one below…just playing around with some filters!

The Rebel Raglan Sweater was recently released by Wardrobe by Me. I was really surprised by how easy and fast this pattern went together.

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