Monday, May 22, 2017

Madeit Patterns: The Sling Bag

Here is another pattern I tested recently. This is the Sling Bag from Madeit patterns. This one was fun because I made three different sizes, the Maxi, the Midi and the Mini. Here is a fun promo for the Sling Bag.

This bag is a cute cross-body style that comes in the three sizes mentioned above, 2 strap length options, and plenty of pocket options!

First off here is the Mini version...

Next is the Midi with the hidden strap pocket and the inner pocket.

 And finally, the Maxi, with the hidden strap pocket, key loop and lining pocket.

I found the fabric for all three at Hobby Lobby, I think they turned out pretty cute and my girls love them! You can find the pattern here.


Friday, May 19, 2017

The Austin Tee

This make is a recent favorite of mine! I love the fit, the color and the fabric! 

This is the new Austin Tee from Blank Slate Patterns that I tested a few weeks back. It released on Monday so I am little behind on this one, but better late than never.

This is a tie-dye rayon knit and it is so soft! The drape is perfect for a slouchy summer tee. It is lightweight and breathable too, so it's pretty perfect.

There are quite a few fun options, a banded round or hemmed split neckline, set in sleeves with short, elbow, 3/4, or long length options. Tie front option and an optional chest pocket.

You can find the pattern here. Happy sewing!


Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Mandrake Dress

So many patterns I helped test have released this week, it's hard to know what to post first! 

This is the newest girls pattern from Sew Like My Mom, the Mandrake Dress.

The Mandrake has an adorable a-line silhouette with four sleeve options and an optional kangaroo pocket.

I made one with a pocket because, well, pockets. We all love them around here. 

The fabric is a cotton lycra from Raspberry Creek Fabrics CLUB line from last fall. I have to sew through it before I can let myself use the new spring line. Must. Sew. Faster.

I think this dress is the perfect addition to Miss L's summer wardrobe and will carry over into fall as well. It would be adorable with a pair of boots! You can find the Mandrake Dress here.


Friday, May 12, 2017

The Willamette Shirt

When I first heard the name of this pattern I was immediately brought back to my childhood remembering the many hours I spent playing The Oregon Trail. Crossing the Willamette River was always the last challenge. Will my wagon be too heavy? Will my oxen drown? Oh dear, the stress! That game was fun, so many hilarious memories playing with my sisters. But I digress, I've gone on a tangent again.

May I introduce the latest pattern from Hey June, the Willamette Shirt. I've made two versions so far, but I'm only going to show you one today and I'll save the other for another day.

This is view B, with a fun hemline and the boxy style that is so in right now! I made this shirt, then walked into Target a few days later and boom, there were some similar styles hanging there. Adrianna is on it.

There is also a cropped style which I haven't been brave enough to attempt yet. We'll see though, hopefully I can pull it off.

I highly recommend any of Adrianna's patterns, including this one. Easy to understand instructions, a professional finish every time and such fantastic attention to details. For example, with french seams the inside of this shirt is just as pretty as the outside, not many ready-to-wear items are like that.

This is a "linen like" fabric from Joanns, it's sheer but breezy and perfect for summer. It makes the shirt a bit boxier than it would be if I used something with more of a drape, but I really like it!

Grab your copy of the pattern here!

Well, I'm off for some more sewing. Enjoy your weekend!