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Style Maker Fabrics Fall Style Tour 2017

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.

Maxi Wedgwood

Making a maxi Wedgwood skirt has been on my radar since I designed the pattern last year.  The lines of the pattern paired with a flowy rayon seem like the perfect combination for a maxi skirt.

I got this amazing rayon challis from Indiesew almost exactly a year ago, right when I decided to make this skirt, ha!  You can see how badly I needed Sew the Year to finally tackle projects that have been laying around forever.  

I decided to pair the fun retro floral pattern of the skirt with my beloved chambray Cheyenne.  It’s a fun way to make a lightweight skirt work during the winter without being too heavy.

Sew the Year – February

With no specific plans for the month that would dictate my sewing I decided to take Sew the Year February as a chance to tackle patterns that have either been sitting around partial finished or patterns that just never seem to get cut out.

We all have mental or written lists of patterns that we want to work on and in many cases even have the fabric and notions.  But for whatever reason those projects just sit untouched.  The flip side is the patterns that are a work in progress.  For me the works in progress usually have something that bothers me to the point of knowing I will never actually wear them.  

Wedgwood Invisible Zipper Modification

When I first gathered my testers together in the testing facebook group I knew ideas and suggestions were start flowing.  This may make designers cringe but I love getting feedback from sewists on what they like and don’t like about a pattern, because they really do represent a great mix of the people that will eventually be buying the pattern.  One of the first suggestions that started swirling around was the ability to modify the pattern to include an invisible zipper, while I think an exposed zipper is wonderful not everyone agrees.  The idea stuck and so today I am sharing with you my Wedgwood invisible zipper modification.

Wedgwood Tester Roundup

I pretty much start every tester roundup saying the same exact thing, I have the best bunch of pattern testers around.  This amazing group of ladies make every single pattern I create so much better and I love working with new to me sewists with each round of testing.  My favourite part of a pattern release is definitely this post, so without further ado I am sharing with you the Wedgwood tester roundup!  Make sure to click over to the shop and grab your copy of the skirt while it is still marked down.

Wedgwood Skirt Pattern

The Wedgwood skirt pattern is ready for all you lovely ladies.

Every girl needs a pleated skirt in their wardrobe, something I didn’t realize until I started designing this pattern.  You see I wasn’t really a skirt wearing girl, sure I wore them occasionally but I just always found something I preferred to wear instead.  But once I started sewing and resewing the Wedgwood skirt pattern I realized just how much I enjoy the versatility of a high waisted skirt.  You can dress it up with heels and a silk shirt or keep it casual with a tee shirt and converse.  I am already dreaming of wearing one of these in the summer with a Greenwood tank and my favourite Birkenstocks.