It’s that time again, the time where I get to gush over these ladies and their tremendous help with my newest pattern Madrona. These ladies are so much more than just testers to me, they have all become friends as we work together on patterns over and over. I am so excited to share these pictures with you because so many of these ladies are in different parts of the world so you get to see how it is styled for those of us freezing and the lucky ladies staying warm.
Here are the lovely ladies that are a part of the Madrona Tester Roundup.
I am officially the worst ever! This post was started right before I left for Tanzania and then never actually posted, which is bad on two accounts. Not only did I not share the amazingness of my Fauntleroy tester roundup but I also didn’t get the chance to make my testers feel loved and appreciated like they should. While no excuse, I did have a lot happening in those few days leading up to our trip so I can understand why it didn’t happen.
If you missed the big announcement yesterday, my newest pattern Leschi is now available for purchase. The pattern is marked down 20% through Friday so don’t wait to buy the pattern.
When I started dreaming about this pattern a few years ago I knew I wanted a blouse that could be sewn in a variety of fabrics to either elevate my everyday momiform or rock on a date night. Leschi is everything I had hoped it would be and today I want to share the different fabrics I chose to use for my blouses.
When Michelle of Style Maker Fabrics asked me to be a part of her Fall Style Tour I immediately said yes. Who doesn’t want to sew with dreamy fabric and then gush about it on their blog. I am joining quite a group of amazing sewists for the tour, so if you haven’t been following along last week make sure to go check the rest of the ladies out.
I have quite the growing collection of woven fabrics, but for years I almost exclusively sewed with knits. I never felt completely confident in my fabric knowledge and that kept me from really exploring more woven garment patterns. Now that I have a better handle on picking the fabrics that are more appropriate for the garment, I have a new love of woven garments.
Last week I was looking for a quick morning project and decided to find a pattern that would be perfect for this rayon chambray from Indiesew. Unfortunately this fabric is already sold out, but this black and white crepe would be amazing for this pattern. After scanning through my pattern collection I came across the Seamwork Loretta and knew it was the perfect choice.
May has been a funny month for me which I will definitely be sharing more about next week, but for now I will finally get caught up on my weekly recaps of Me Made May ’17.
If you haven’t read my first two weekly recaps for Me Made May you can find them here: week 1 and week 2.
At this point we were half way through the month and still going strong with different me made outfits.
One of my favourite projects last year was creating the Carkeek dress for the 30 Days of Sundresses with Melissa of Melly Sews.
Well I am back again for this years Sundressing 2017 with my newest FREE pattern, Magnolia!
Magnolia is a knit swing dress with a hi-low hem that is the perfect dress for those warm summer days. The back features a racerback with gathered yoke.
With the added fabric from the gathered back detail you get so much swing in the dress, that paired with a more fitted front bust gives you a great silhouette without being too tight.
Week 2 recap of Me Made May is finally here. It has been a strange few weeks for my business which I will be sharing more about tomorrow on the blog, but I really wanted to recap every week since I am really learning so much about my clothes choices this month.
If you didn’t get a chance to read my recap from the first week of this years Me Made May you can read it here.
I have been DEEP in pattern testing Eastlake this week, learning more about full bust adjustments and waist darts than I ever realized possible, and totally forgot to post about my Sew the Year May plans. So I am remedying that today.
May is bogged down with Me Made May and this pattern test so I am going to focus on basics for myself, something I don’t sew nearly enough.
It is no secret that my life is a funny combination of pattern designer and momming. Basically I am all over the map and need basics I can grab for when I am running out the door to dance/gymnastics/preschool or just doing work on the computer.
Spring has finally arrived in Seattle and I couldn’t be happier to sew up some fun springy outfits for the kids and I. My Sew the Year plans for April are all about the hope of warmer weather in the future, and a little egg hunting later this month.
The first project I am going to work on is the Sewaholic Alma Blouse which is playing double duty for me. Not only is it going to be the most amazing spring top but it is also the base pattern I am using for a super super special project I am working on for my future sister in law. I can’t share anything about it now but I promise to share when I can later this summer.