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Sew the Year May

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.

Montlake Neckline Alternative

The neckline binding on my Greenwood pattern is still one of my favourite finishes for knit, I use it any chance I get.  I love how clean it looks and definitely has the RTW look that many sewists want out of their handmade garments.  As I was putting together the paper pattern for my Montlake pattern I realized I needed to add a couple pages so that I wasn’t forced to have blank pages within the pattern booklet.  So not only are the people who buy the paper pattern going to get this information but I also wanted to show all of you a Montlake neckline alternative.  This seemed like the perfect opportunity to sew up my favourite tee with my favourite neckline finish.

Remix the Stitch – Day 10

I can’t believe we have arrived at the final day of the Remix the Stitch blog tour.  Hosting a two week blog tour is no joke but based on the reactions from everyone it has definitely been worth all the work that was put into it.  I have had so much fun reading these blog posts along side all of you.  I can’t even begin to grasp the huge list of sewing projects that I now need to make just based on this tour.  I think I am going to round everything up tomorrow so that there is a great reference guide with links to all of the remixes by pattern for future reference.

Remix the Stitch – Day 9

Wow everyone, we are in the final days of the blog tour.  I can’t thank you enough for the continued support not just of this blog tour but of me and my company over the last year.  More on how I feel about all of you in tomorrows final blog post for the tour.

For Remix the Stitch – Day 9 I have 3 talented and lovely ladies sharing their remixes.

Remix the Stitch – Day 8

You always know it is the start of the school year when your lovely little kiddos bring home germs for you 🙂  Thankfully sick or not I can still sit back and enjoy the pictures of all the awesome remixes filling my inbox.

Joining us today for Remix the Stitch – Day 8 are three pretty fantastic ladies who have mad sewing skills.

Remix the Stitch – Day 6

I hope everyone had a great weekend!  We had a big birthday celebration for Sophie’s 5th birthday on Saturday, filled with lot of food, friends and family so needless to say the rest of the weekend involved relaxing.

But I am back at it this morning to share with you the three lovely sewist joining me for Remix the Stitch – Day 6!

Remix the Stitch – Day 5

Half way through the Remix the Stitch tour and I didn’t think it was possible to see so many different makes.  No one has repeated one another yet which is pretty surprising.  I know from peeks that next week has some equally fantastic outfits to come!

If you are just joining make sure to head back and read Day 1, Day 2, Day 3 and Day 4 of the tour.  I promise you will see all of my patterns in a whole new light after seeing the things these amazing ladies made.

Stitch Kits

I am so excited about todays release and I have my husband to thank for it!

I have a history of utterly and completely rejecting my husbands ideas and then shortly later realizing my error and seeing what a fantastic idea it was.  You can imagine how exciting something like car shopping is with me, and yes I should have gotten the van like he suggested but that’s a story for another day.

Greenwood Maxi Dress

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My newest pattern, Greenwood, is pretty much the perfect basic piece.  Not only is it an all around great tank top, but it is also a wonderful layering piece through the seasons, and the foundation for so much beyond a basic tank top.

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During testing a few of my amazing testers began to come up with some hacks or add-ons they would like to see with the Greenwood as the base.  As soon as the idea of turning the Greenwood into a maxi dress was brought up I knew I had to make one, who doesn’t like a comfy knit top with a long flowy skirt.