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Angel's by CKC

The sleeves are what drew me in! I loved the look of the pleats and the fullness on the shoulders. It is such an easy sew, because it's a basic tee shirt with as Shannon has called it, "extra" sleeves!

This is CKC Angel's!
It really is so cute and so quick!
All About the Pattern:
This pattern is drafted for knit fabrics. You can use just about any knit fabric, but keep in mind that the more stable the fabric you use, the more structure you'll have on the sleeves (something like liverpool or ponte would be AMAZING). You can choose to make a top length or a dress length. The dress is a basic knit, tee shirt dress (swing dress style). The top is a semi-fitted tee. You can choose to sew either the crew neckline or the scoop neck. The sleeves are pleated down each side towards the armscye and have a dart at the top to help hold the shape. My Top:
I sewed the top length for this pattern. Based on my measurements, I chose a size small, and I'm happy with the fit. My t…
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The Annelaine Patterns All Seasons Dolman

Have you ever made a dolman top? If you're new to sewing apparel, I'd recommend starting with a dolman style top... they're easy to put together and fast to sew. There are no set-in sleeves, which makes them an easy, quick project.


I have been eyeing the Annelaine All Seasons Dolman for a WHILE... like since it released I think. I love the look of it, and really kind of wanted to try it. Primarily, I LOVE the front tie. It's really cute, and appears to be a pretty popular look right now.
Well... when Amelia Lane Designs (your next favorite fabric shop) and Annelaine Patterns decided to team up for Valentine's Day, I knew it was destiny. I HAD to make the All Seasons with some oh-so-gorgeous Amelia Lane Designs DBP.
Let me tell you about the fabric!
This is some super soft two-tone double brushed poly fabric. This is the two-tone red fabric, and it really is so beautiful! I LOVE the color of it and how it feels. It is made with 96% polyester and 4% lycra. It has very…

The Button Up Shirt by Winter Wear Designs

Okay, I admit to liking quick sews. It is so satisfying to me to have a new handmade something to wear... like NOW. So I don't choose more complicated/ time-consuming projects often enough. I almost have to have a reason to choose a more time-consuming project. A blog tour or a pattern test is usually the perfect incentive for me to get something made, something awesome, but a little more time consuming...something like the Button Up Top by Winter Wear Designs!

The Placket Blog Tour gave me the push I needed to try this pattern, and I have to say... it's amazing. I'm sure I'll be using it again. Like I'm wanting to go get all the woven fabrics right now, all that quilting cotton I've been eyeing but didn't know what I would sew with it... I NEED it now! 😉
I have been looking at this pattern for a WHILE. I have made button up shirts for my little boy, but never one for me. And, I've wanted to, but I didn't want to spend the time doing it! HA! I'…

The Lauren by Sinclair Patterns

The pleats, the drape, the crossover neckline, the dropped waist dress option... all the reasons I was drawn to test the Lauren.

I initially started out sewing the Lauren with a super light weight, very drapey fabric that I got somewhere really cheap. It was a mystery knit. I would assume it was some combination of rayon and polyester, and who knows what else. But it wouldn't cooperate and I was getting super frustrated, so I decided that I needed to put it down and cut the pattern out again.

I reached for a liverpool that I have had in my stash for a little bit. It was from a Knitpop auction. I love liverpool and got a great deal on it! I was excited to recut, because the print is so pretty. I had two yards of this gorgeous print, and had to decide whether I would sew a top length with long sleeves or a dress length with short sleeves. I loved EVERY Lauren I saw in the testing group, but was really drawn to the waist on the dress. Most of the patterns I own have either an empire …

Perfect for Layering... Perfect All By Itself - The Starting Point Tank by Winter Wear Designs

I know what you're thinking. I don't need another tank. I thought that too when I saw the tester call for the Winter Wear Designs Starting Point Tank, but it looked like a fairly simple, quick sew to get me back in the swing of things after the holidays. So, I eagerly applied to test. And... I'm pretty happy I did!
Let me tell you about the tank...

This tank is one of the Wardrobe Builder Patterns at Winter Wear Designs, meaning that its only $5 forever! I love these $5 patterns. They're all beautiful, and just as amazing as any other pattern, but they're perfect, fairly simple sews for filling up your closet. They truly are Wardrobe Builders. This one is designed to fit close to the skin with negative ease, so obviously requires stretch fabrics. It has two neckline options, the scoop neck and the deep scoop neck. You can finish the tank top with bands or binding. There are separate cut lines for regular length and petite length included in the pattern.

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My 2018 Sinclair Round Up!

So, as you may have seen, Sinclair Patterns is running a sale this week! It's the last week of the year, and she has marked everything in her shop 25% off for a boxing day/ End of Year Sale! So generous!

I started sewing more for myself in 2018, and discovered a couple of pattern designers that I love using for my clothes... Sinclair is one of them! I've mentioned before that I get a really great fit from her patterns. Every Sinclair pattern I have tried has been on regular rotation. They're all so perfect, and fit my body type wonderfully.

So since she is having a sale, I started looking back at photos so that I could share the sale in Facebook Sewing Groups. I noticed how many Sinclair Patterns I've made, so I thought it would be fun to do a 2018 Sinclair Pattern round up to see all of my Sinclair sews in one place! 🙂

So... Here we go!
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