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Magnuson Tester Roundup | Straight Stitch Designs

Magnuson Tester Roundup

Seeing a new pattern on all different shapes and sizes is the most important part of a pattern release, and something I really look forward to sharing every time.  I have had a great time showing you all my three versions of Magnuson, but today I get to share the amazing versions my testers sewed up.

Kristin went very classic in the colour fabric she chose for her vest.  I love how she styled it differently with the bold black and white striped tee and leggings.

Magnuson Tester Roundup | Straight Stitch Designs

Phinney Ridge Tester Roundup Part 2

I hope you found a bunch of inspiration in the first half of the tester roundup.  Make sure to click over and read it if you haven’t already.

Lets jump right in to the last half of my lovely Phinney Ridge testers.  And don’t forget to grab your copy of the pattern while it is marked down to $8.

Lanita really showed the versatility of this pattern with her version.  Not only did she try out some solid sleeves with a patterned  body, but she showed how great it is for work.  So if you have an office to go to every day, this is a perfect garment for that.

Phinney Ridge Tester Roundup

The best part about releasing a new pattern is when I get the chance to show off all of my testers.  While I can show you 10 different views of the pattern on my body, it is hard to know whether it will work for you if we don’t have the same body.  So the tester roundup is a great way for you to see the pattern on all different body shapes and sizes.  

View Ridge Tester Call

Last week we were lucky enough to get AMAZING weather, and not just for Seattle.  As soon as the sun came out I started dreaming of flowy tanks that can be worn with shorts, skirts and cropped jeans.  After a little bit of working and reworking I have arrived at a top that I am in love with and can’t wait to share with all of you.  With that I am calling out to all of you to help me test the View Ridge top.

View Ridge Sewing Pattern Tester Call

View Ridge is a woven top with a hi-lo ruffled hem.  With the front yoke and gathering it is super flattering on all body types.

Wedgwood Skirt Test Call from Straight Stitch Designs

Wedgwood Tester Call

It doesn’t get much better than pleats and pockets in a skirt, and the Wedgwood skirt has that and so much more.  Thanks to all the love and super helpful input on instagram from all you lovely ladies, the Wedgwood skirt is everything I thought it could be.  So happy to have it working out and looking great so I can put out the official Wedgwood tester call!


Montlake Tester Call

Okay ladies I am going to stop taunting you with Instagram pictures and finally throw out some proper pictures of my newest pattern ready for testing.  Montlake is a relaxed fit tee with a very low scoop neck.  The pattern includes two neckband finishing options as well as 4 sleeve lengths.  As with my other patterns, this pattern is available in sizes 0-24 which accomidates a bust size of 32″ – 50.5″.  Montlake is sure to be the ultimate tee that’s a quick sew and very flattering for all body types with a slight swing to the bottom of the shirt.


Fit Like a Glove

Sewing jeans has always been on my list of clothing items I wanted to tackle, but there was always something that held me back.  The reality is that it was more fear than anything, they were just so darn intimidating.  The button fly alone was enough for me to only ever make elastic waist pants, ha!  When Lauren of Baste + Gather put out a tester call for her jeans pattern, Birkin Flares, I couldn’t fill out the tester form fast enough.  Can I just quickly skip to the end really quick and say, my first pair fit like a glove!

Birkin Flares from Baste + Gather

Laurelhurst Tester Call


My next pattern, Laurelhurst, is all ready for testing! (Wow, I am not sure that fabric could be more wrinkled)

Laurelhurst is a casual wrap available in sizes 0-24 that has both long and 3/4 sleeves and can made in a variety of knits.  Included in the pattern are two optional button placements to change up the look of the wrap.

Testing will begin Friday the 6th with photos and feedback due to me by Thursday the 12th.

This is also a great opportunity to do a little sewing for yourself next week during Selfish Sewing Week, and it’s a really quick sew, which is always great.

Tester Sneak Peek of Bellevue

My testers knock my socks off this week!  The best part of testing is seeing the pictures start to roll in, even a bathroom selfie gets a huge smile from me.  I am just so excited to see another persons interpretation of my pattern.

My newest pattern, Bellevue, will be releasing next week but I wanted to give you a little taste of the great shirts I have been seeing during testing.  I will have a full tester round up late next week with all the details.  Today it is all about the eye candy 🙂

Love Inspired Haven Acres Collection

I hope you are all spending today feeling the love with the special people in your life.  I got my valentines present early last night and have managed to only eat 3 of the super yummy chocolates my husband got me.  They are calling me from the kitchen as I write this post, I will try to resist.

One of my valentines this year got a special outfit for heart day.


One of my favourite things to do for Sophie is sew her something while she is napping and then surprise her with it when she wakes up.