All posts tagged: Sewing Patterns

Pattern Testing: Blue Dot Patterns Coffeehouse Pant!

I first learned about Blue Dot Patterns back in 2015 when Melissa from Mahlica Designs invited me to participate in the Creative Sewing Challenge. Since that time, Diane has also come out with the Ally Skirt (which I love, but it came out right around the time I was working on my button up pencil skirt), and the Coffeehouse Pant (yes, that’s yours truly on the pattern page… ) :P I was lucky enough to test the pants back in September but had to hold out sharing them until they were released. They were released through UpCraft Club in January, and here I am, finally sharing mine now! :) I’d been hoarding this fabric since March of 2016. It’s a really soft suiting I got from Cali Fabrics when I was ordering fabrics for a few things I was making for my bff’s wedding that year (I’m a sucker for free shipping…). I got it at the same time as the lace trim for her getting ready robe, the white ponte I used on her bridal shower dress, …

Top Picks in Patterns & Fabric | EARLY ACCESS

Hahaha… okay so I follow quite a few blogs. Mostly sewing and fashion blogs… very inspirational on both ends. I’ve finally gotten back to reading them here and there and it seems lately the blog-sphere has been bombarded with the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (on the fashion blog side). There’s nothing wrong with that, of course, and I’ve even saved a few items to my wishlist to see if they’re still in stock for after the “cardholder early access what-not week” (these leggings, this bra, and these booties)… BUT mostly I just look on there and think, ‘oh, what pattern could I use to make that’ etc, etc. So I’ve decided to do my own version of one of those posts, but instead share my picks of two sales going on right now in the sewing world! First, The Monthly Stitch just posted their pattern bundle for this year’s Indie Pattern Month (every year in July). Last year they did a few different bundles but this year they are doing it a little different and letting …

A Toaster Sweater for Engagement Photos

Okay, I’ll try to spare you the blabbering rant about how long it’s been… let’s just hope I remember what I’m doing here. Or who I am. It’s hard to know after you’ve been sucked into the abyss of wedding everything for so long. We’ve been back from the honeymoon for a couple of weeks now and I feel like I’m finally settling back in. I finally got to clear off the kitchen table this past weekend, so that was pretty amazing. I’ll get into all of the wedding DIY hoopla soon, but for now I’ll start off with a catch-up post from January :) The only non-wedding thing I made this year before jumping into the deep end… Yes, it’s the Sew House Seven Toaster Sweater 2! Made to go along with January’s Project #SewMyStyle. I was undecided about the neckline at first (I’m not usually a fan of high necklines & turtlenecks), but so many cute versions were popping up on IG, I figured I had to try it out! There’s probably not much …

Panama Tee Dress Testing

Hello and happy November! Don’t even get me started on how it is almost Thanksgiving already ;) So I have a few other things I need to post, but I couldn’t wait any longer to share my most recent pattern testing experience… this time with Alina Design Sewing | Design Co. :) While still in the midst of searching for the perfect tee dress pattern since I made my last one (albeit not looking all THAT hard) ;) I thankfully got the email announcing a tester call for Alina’s newest release, the Panama Tee Dress! It came at the prefect time, too. It was right at the end of my crazy Halloween sewing week and right before I planned to get started on my wedding dress (I told myself November… but again, it’s already almost Thanksgiving… what is happening!?) ;). Anyway, I couldn’t resist. So without further ado, here are the three latest additions to my handmade wardrobe and a new go-to pattern added to the collection… First up is View A, the classic tee.   The …