Thursday, July 30, 2015

Pattern Testing: Tip Top and Dress by Petit à Petit and Family

The newest pattern by Petit à Petit and Family, the Tip Top, Tunic and Dress, was released today, and I am in love with this pattern!


When Celina first posted a sneak peek in her Facebook group (here), I knew I had to make one for my daughters. In fact, I ended up making waaaaay more than one, ha ha ha. I think I might have made six tunics/dresses (or maybe it was closer to um...10...heh heh) of them during the course of testing, which, if you follow me on Instagram, you probably already know this. There is something about Celina's patterns that I find really addictive. In fact, I secretly think of this as the "Lays potato chip dress" because I betcha can't make just one! Go on! I dare you! It's on sale for $7 for the next two weeks in the shop.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Back to School: Creating an Autumn Wardrobe

One of the many things I love about pattern testing is some of the awesome people you "meet." Melissa of Rebel and Malice is a super cool sewist whom I met recently. Seriously, she is all kinds of awesome -- before I started chatting with her, I thought she would be intimidating [shhhhhh! don't tell her I said that ;-)], but she's so down-to-earth and funny! 

Melissa came up with the great idea of creating a back to school capsule for children, and I was so excited when she asked me to join in on the fun. Since I'm so terrible at wardrobe planning, I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to try.


Sunday, July 5, 2015

Pattern Testing: Designs by Call Ajaire Paneled Sunsuit

If you like a pattern with a million options (okay, maybe I exaggerated -- it's more like...wait for it....10!!! Whoa! So many permutations -- oh wait, is that "combinations"? Never mind. I was always so terrible at math. But you get the idea. I'm talking about an amazing pattern with SO. MANY. OPTIONS.


The range is NB to 12 years old. Even better, right? It's so perfect for the summer, and if you layer it, it will be great for cooler temps, too. Warning: lots of pictures ahead.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Pattern Testing: The Blue Ridge Dress by Hello Holli


Recently, I tested the Blue Ridge Dress by Hello Holli. You might have seen her amazing spread in STYLO magazine. She is one talented lady. So when I saw her tester call on Instagram, I immediately applied, hoping I would get the chance to test for her.

 
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