• Vintage Inspired Outfit
    pattern testing,  Sewing With Vintage Linens,  Uncategorized,  Up-Cycled

    Vintage Inspired Outfit

    Vintage-Inspired Outfit Hello! Have you seen the latest release from Rebecca Page? The Berry Bubble Shorts, you all have come to know and love, just got extended (literally)! The Berry Bubble Shorts are now available in 2 new lengths – Pants and capris. And, the look? Vintage chic, meats modern-day fashion. EEK! I was so excited! I wasted no time sewing up this lovely vintage-inspired outfit. If you’ve never sewn, or heard of Rebecca Page patterns, you are missing out! Her incredible patterns feature hidden seams and no raw edges. Clean finishes, such as French seams and bias binding, are a consistent feature in her patterns. This gives you a garment that is just…

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  • TAMI Revolution Hoodie
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    TAMI Got A Face Lift!

    TAMI Got A Face Lift! Fall is in the air! At least, it is here in the Pacific Northwest. Despite our grey and gloomy weather we are known for, the cooler temps are a nice respite from the heat of Summer. It’s also SWEATER SEASON! Yahhhh!!! And, guess what…. Remember that double hoodie pattern I tested a while back? (see it HERE)  Well, it’s back! And, it’s better than ever. The TAMI Revolution Hoodie from New Horizons Designs  got a face lift! Just in time for Fall <3 And the good news is… If you already own the TAMI pattern, you will automatically get the updated pattern for FREE. Just…

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  • pattern testing

    NEW Pierside Pencil Skirt

    NEW Pierside Pencil Skirt Friends! It’s my birthday today! Yahhh!!! But, I will spare you the gory details of how young I am, and share my latest make with you instead. The NEW Pierside Pencil Skirt from New Horizons Designs is a ‘relaxed’ pencil skirt, designed for knits. Super flattering and super cozy, and perfect for fun, birthday Mommy and Me outfits. Happy Birthday to ME! This skirt is totally going to be a staple in my (and my daughter’s) wardrobe. Let’s go over the options, shall we? First of all, this skirt is available for both Women and Girls (hence, Mommy and Me outfits!) Size range starts at Girl’s size…

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  • pattern testing,  Sewing With Vintage Linens,  Uncategorized

    NEW Alice Dress from The Handmaiden’s Cottage

    NEW Alice Dress from The Handmaiden’s Cottage Hello, friends! How long has it been since I’ve sewn up anything Vintage-inspired? Well, I’ll tell you how long……Too long! I have been so caught up in other projects lately, I’ve been neglecting the sweet vintage style I hold so dear. So, I have to admit, I was more than excited to get to test out this amazing new sewing pattern: The NEW Alice Dress and Romper from The Handmaiden’s Cottage <3 Oh. My. Goodness!!! This dress is amazing! I took a little inspiration from the ‘Alice’ name and went with an Alice in Wonderland approach. This blue cotton (purchased at Goodwill for $2!)…

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    NEW Bayside Romper

    NEW Bayside Romper Unless you’ve been living under a rock lately, you know that rompers are all the rage right now. So, the release of the NEW Bayside Romper for Girls from New Horizons Designs is exciting news! 😀 The Bayside Romper comes with about a million options (ok……maybe not THAT many, but there are a LOT!) And, with so many options there really is a look for every occassion. So, I’ve sewn up 2 versions for your viewing pleasure. The playful and carefree version (seen above), perfect for a fun day of play. Then, there’s the more formal look (see below) for special occasions. The Playful and Carefree Romper For this…

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    Adventure Awaits! In our NEW Clipper Shorts from Jennuine Designs

    Adventure Awaits! In our NEW Clipper Shorts from Jennuine Designs. Hello, Friends! School is officially out for Summer. And, that means sleeping in, fun times with family, and ADVENTURE! It also means HOT weather. So the release of this new shorts pattern is perfect timing. Adventure awaits! In our NEW Clipper Shorts from Jennuine Designs. Truth be told, we are major homebodies. Now, don’t get me wrong. We like an adventure as much as the next. But we also enjoy just hanging out at home for a quiet, low key weekend. So, what did we do about it? We moved our family to a quiet island where we don’t have to far…

  • #2017makenine,  pattern testing,  Uncategorized

    Updated Portlander Pants – New Shorts Length

    Updated Portlander Pants – New Shorts Length Guess What! The Updated Portlander Pants Pattern is HERE! You know those Portlander Pants from New Horizons Designs that have been trending in all the sewing groups? Those super cozy, wide-legged, lounge pants everyone’s been sewing all Winter long, in ALL the floral polys and French terries? Yeah, THOSE ONES! Well, the pattern has been revised and updated for Summer to include a new shorts length. And, I guarantee the Portlanders will be just as popular for warmer weather as they were for the Fall and Winter 😀 I sewed my Portlander Shorts in a super soft and cozy rayon French terry I got from a…

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  • pattern testing,  Uncategorized

    The Emma Top and Dress

    Emma Top & Dress Hello, friends! I’ve got another great pattern to show you from one of my favorite designers. The new Emma Top and Dress from Mummykins and Me is here! And, just in time for Summer 😀 I just looove testing patterns for Mummykins and Me. Her designs always feature clean, professional finishes (no raw edges). One of the reasons I became a pattern tester in the first place was to expand my range of sewing knowledge and abilities. With Mummykins and Me patterns, I learn something new every time! Not to mention, her designs always seem to have a vintage-inspired concept to them as well. WIN!!! The Emma Top…

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    Portlander Pants for Girls

    Portlander Pants for Girls New Horizons Designs Portlander Pants for Women have been all the rage lately in the sewing world. And, I can’t say it’s a surprise. They are so quick and easy to sew, and sooo amazingly comfortable. So, the release of the Portlander Pants for Girls is super exciting news! And, to add to the excitement, the Girls Portlanders  have a shorts length option! Yah! Perfect timing for Summer 😀 I have tested a LOT of patterns for New Horizons. But I have to say, this was by far the easiest. Kinda feels like cheating, really. The Girls Portlanders assembled for me in less than in hour (that…

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  • Blog Tours,  pattern testing,  sewing for boys,  Uncategorized

    Geneva Cardigan Blog Tour

     Geneva Cardigan Blog Tour Hey, all! It’s my stop on Coffee and Thread’s Geneva Cardigan Blog Tour! Have you been following along? I am loving ALL the cardigans on the tour, so far. Everything from textured knits, and color-blocking, and frills, Oh My! So much inspiration! First, I have to tell you; a little while ago, I was having a bad day (umm…week), so my husband gave me $$$ and kicked me out of the house. I should have bad days more often, right?! So, I thought I would do a little bit of bargain shopping and paid a visit to my local thrift store. And, guess what I discovered…. The fabric section!!!!!…