Category: <span>pattern testing</span>

Faye Swimsuit- Tester Version

I was thrilled to get the chance to test again for Closet Core Patterns. I’m a huge fan of the company and love their designs. I tend to draft my own patterns so I don’t buy as many as I used to, so it’s nice to get to use my sewing skills to help out. I was asked to test View C- the one piece version with the …

Mini Cottesloe + Rashguard Set- Sewing for Kids

Summer is still going strong here in Florida even with the kids back in school. I sew the kids at least one new swim set every year-they grow like weeds! The Mini Cottesloe just launched over at Megan Nielsen Patterns…perfect timing to share some summer makes. I was a tester for the version I’m showing you today. Ami is really looking forward to another- especially since she’s actually …

Winter Wardrobe Planning-2018 Make Nine

Hard to believe its 2018 already…Happy belated New Year everyone!  I’ve been working on my winter wardrobe planning for quite a bit now and I’m excited to share a few of the things I can’t wait to start making! This year I’m focused on filling some holes in my wardrobe and making my daily wear all handmade. So of course I’m participating again in Rochelle’s 2018 Make Nine!  …

Pattern Testing: Charlie Caftan

The Charlie Caftan was just released by Heather at Closet Case Patterns and I’m excited to finally be able to share my version! I love pattern testing but it’s always hard to keep mum….and I’ve been wearing this a ton since I made it. It’s my new favorite beach/pool cover-up. Plus it’s so easy to dress up by adding a slip on underneath and adding on some jewelry.  Love the styling …

Sophie Swimsuit and Cropped Rashguard

When Heather at Closet Case Files was on the lookout for pattern testers I jumped at the chance to participate.  I just love her patterns!  I was really thrilled when I saw it was for a swimsuit.  Here in Florida I’m at the pool or beach with the kiddos ALL THE TIME!  And as luck would have it I already had the materials on hand-that’s what I call kismet! My …

Top 5 Misses 2015

Today I’m sharing my Top 5 Misses of 2015!  All in all, I’m feeling pretty good about this year’s sewing.  I had very few true Misses.  And quite a few of these looks below were remade or will be reused for new projects.  My best year of productive sewing yet!  Check out my Hits from last week if you haven’t already!   So here they are, my Top 5 Misses …

Nautilus Tankini

Here’s my second version of the Nautilus Swimsuit by Seamstress Erin Designs altered to a Tankini.  This was my second tester suit and originally was the one piece version, view A (images below). My body fabric, a blue swim spandex, was just not working.  The body was pulling down the top and the shine on the fabric was just not doing it for me.  I decided I’d try to salvage the …

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