I just wanted to send out a post of all of the BLACK FRIDAY sales that I have at this point heard of. The first ones on the list are Canadian companies and the second half are around the rest of the globe. I may be adding to this list if I hear of other… Continue reading Black Friday Sales 2019
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
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
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!
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
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!
Valentine Essentials Blog Tour meets Date Night February I want to go someplace outside of the norm for this Valentine's Day. We all know how important self-care is. I want this February 14th, heck this whole month to become about giving back to yourself. As women, most of us have something inside of us that… Continue reading Everyday Essential from Everything Your Mama Made
During the final week of the tour, I ended up finishing off two patterns I have been testing. I will be writing a dedicated review for them in the future, but I did want to share them with you. They have been great to wear this last week of January.
Week 4 of the Watcha Wearin' January Bog Tour was a slower paced one for me. If you already know a bit about me, you know that I am challenged with a chronic illness that pops into my life now and then and I have to weather the storm and pick up the pieces afterwards. Sewing this week came to a screeching halt for a couple of days, and then I slowly took small bits of time to work on a couple of pattern tests I was finishing up with. So today, I will share some goodies I picked up at the fabric store last weekend and what my plans are for them!
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 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
I have been sewing and around sewing for as long as I can remember. My mom wanted to be able to stay home after having me, her second baby, but she still needed to work. So she took the experience she had gained working in an upholstery shop and started her own custom drapery and… Continue reading Dusting Off the Sewing Machine
I wanted to share this following message of healing and restoration that was posted on http://www.GlynnisWhitwer.com today. There is also a giveaway of Suzie Eller's book. I hope this message will bless all who read it. APRIL 11, 2014 Years ago, when I first met Suzie Eller, I knew there was something special about her. … Continue reading Are you too broken to be healed?
GOD AND LAWN CARE. A conversation with St. FrancisGOD SAID: “Frank, you know all about gardens and nature. What in the world is going on down there on the planet? What happened to the dandelions, violets, milkweeds and stuff I started eons ago? I had a perfect no-maintenance garden plan. Those plants grow in any… Continue reading Suburbanites
Today's green juice consists of: Green leaf lettuce Long English cucumber Sweet peppers Fennel Celery Apples By March 21, my goal is to be back to 100% raw. It was on that date 6 years ago that I went 100% raw and stayed there for almost 2 years. The protocol that I am following does… Continue reading Daily juice
Since I was a little girl, I have loved to create things in the kitchen. It is one of the ways that I can show my love to those around me. So even though I cannot eat some things, I still like to create and prepare things for others. This recipe was one of those… Continue reading Chocolate Chip Scones – Paleo/Grain-Free
The part of Canada that I live in is known for its sunny skies. It's the one thing that makes it bearable when the temperature drops to minus 40 degrees Celsius. And we won't even talk about the fact that we have seven months of winter here. So seeing the sun is my one solace… Continue reading Gray Skies
This is a new breakfast that we have been playing with in our kitchen. I had soaked/sprouted/dehydrated some buckwheat a couple of weeks ago and somehow had forgotten that I did. I pulled it out and we have been incorporating this into our morning meal. I asked my youngest daughter what we should call it… Continue reading Apple Applause Raw Cereal
Citrus is starting to come into season, and I am going to enjoy it while it is here. One of the things on my bucket list is to travel somewhere warm during citrus season and indulge on tree-ripened fruit. But until then, I am giving thanks for all of our modern transportation and logistics… Continue reading Four Citrus Salad
A new year has arrived and with that comes a reflection of the previous year and where to head in the new year. This year our family has decided to kick it up a notch and try to focus on healing. Not that we haven't been doing this anyhow, but it has taken the back… Continue reading New Year Tropical Dandelion Smoothie
This was a bumper sticker I saw on the first day of our summer holiday this July. It kind of sums up what I believe we should all strive for.