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The Petite Stitchery Solis

I made a bathing suit! 👙 An actual bathing suit. I still kind of cannot believe I did it. I also can't believe I made a two piece. I don't think I've actually worn a two piece like this since I was in high school maybe. Will I find the courage to actually wear it to the beach or pool? Still to be decided. 🤣 But I'm super proud of the actual sewing!

I've wanted to do a few projects this year to "push" my skill set and learn new things. One of the things I'd like to tackle is a quilt... the other thing I wanted to try was swim.

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I found some courage to try sewing swim a few weeks ago when I made a rashguard and swim skirt. You can read all about it here. But as practical as it is, and as much as I'll wear it, I still had not tried an actual bathing suit - you know, with sw…

The Kids Raglan by Ellie and Mac

I think Daniel picked this fabric out last year. I made him a tee shirt with it before, but he's outgrown it now. I had a little bit left, folded on a shelf. Luke brought it to me one day recently and said, "This" and then pointed at his shirt. I think that was his way of requesting a monster truck shirt maybe? But, I've had several other sewing projects going on and had not gotten to this one yet, until this past weekend!

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I decided that the Ellie and Mac Wacky Wednesday was the PERFECT excuse to make him a new raglan tee from this monster truck fabric that he loves so much. And, now I'm trying to figure out why I waited so long... because a raglan is FAST to sew... like seriously fast. And, I know this because I've made raglan tees before!
Let's Talk a Bit About the…

The Jessica by Sinclair Patterns

Sinclair has been another of my favorite designers since I tried my first one! I've loved the fit, how easily they go together, the fact that the pattern pieces are perfectly marked, and that the instructions are really phenomenal. They have all gone together easily, and become staples in my wardrobe.

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I've had the Jessica pattern for a while, and have been intending to try it for months, but have been putting it off for no real reason at all. I just never made time to sew it. And I don't know why, because all I needed was about an hour or two. 🤷 When I got this Liverpool fabric from Amelia Lane Designs, I knew it needed to be something beautiful! I played around with different ideas, and actually printed a different pattern first, but then remembered this one. I'm sup…

The Harmony by Wardrobe by Me

Wardrobe my Me is one of my favorite pattern companies to test for. I always love the result, and the style of the patterns is really what draws me in. They are really beautiful and always end up being favorites for me. The new release is no different from the others... they're already on repeat in my wardrobe! 😍

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This is the new Harmony Blouse


This pattern has three neckline options and two hem lengths. There are also several sleeve lengths available for this.  I sewed two of the neckline options during testing. View A has a cute woven detail that ties in the front. View B has a woven detail with little pleats, and a placket that buttons in the front. View C is made with knit fabric, but has a woven bias tape to finish the neckline. This pattern is drafted for knit fabrics, with the exception of the …

Puperita Peppy and Perky - Summer Staples!

Puperita is releasing FOUR new patterns today! 🎉 I love Puperita! My boys' closet is filled up with Puperita patterns! They have rompers, shorts, tee shirts, button downs, vests, dressy church clothes from their Puperita Patterns. I never hesitate to try a new pattern, and am always happy with the outcome. I also really enjoy testing for Annalisa. She is generally very organized, and I am always happy enough with the fit of even the first version, so I never feel like there is a waste of fabric.

So... as usual, she announced that she needed testers for some new patterns. But the patterns were a surprise. I jumped at the opportunity to test, because I really needed motivation to kickstart the boys' summer wardrobe. I decided to test for Luke. I was super happy when I finally saw the patterns to test! 💙
The Perky Top

This is the only one of the four patterns that I did not sew. It is intended for girls. It is drafted for woven fabric, and is similar to the one I did test, but…

Swim at Amelia Lane Designs!

You may have picked up on this before... but I'm loving Amelia Lane Designs, y'all. It's probably my favorite online place to get fabric. I have not been disappointed with the quality, the customer service, or the shipping speed! I may say it every time... but you get the idea! 😉

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Well... things just got really exciting, because this awesome little company just started carrying SWIM SOLIDS! And not just any ol' swim solids... these fabrics have UV Protection!!! WHAT? 🎉 That may not be quite as exciting to everybody, but it's pretty exciting to me, because we have a beach trip coming up! So.... new vacation stuff! I've planned to try making an actual bathing suit... but I haven't yet. I really still want to, because it'll be a challenge for me, and I'…

La Bella Donna by Love Notions

The La Bella Donna top was on a Featured Friday sale a few weeks back. It's REALLY hard to pass up a Featured Friday at Love Notions... a regularly priced $10 pattern on sale for $5... and they're really nice patterns too!
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I tried a Love Notions Pattern for the first time this year, and was so impressed. I finally knew why everyone seems to love them so much!
Information about the Pattern:
You have quite a few options for sewing this pattern! It can be made in a tunic length or a dress length. There is a curved hem or hem band. The neckline can be turned in and hemmed, made with an included hood, or have a cowl neckline. For the dress length, there are even optional pockets. It really does have lots of options. You can make it differently many times!

The pattern is drafted for knit fabrics. It has dolma…

The Rocky Tee by 5 out of 4 Patterns

It feels so weird, but I've started using Men's Patterns for my nephew! 😏 How is he big enough?? Some companies include a size 2XS in their men's size chart, and he is actually fitting in that size pretty well now. So it just makes sense when getting a pattern, to get one that he's not going to grow out of!
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So, when Amelia Lane Designs announced they were releasing this fabulous Striped Jersey, I immediately thought of him. I knew I had to make something for him with it. This came right after the release of the Rocky Tee by 5 out of 4 Patterns, and at the same time as a sitewide sale at 5 out of 4... so, it was meant to be. Right?

So Let's Talk About the Pattern:

First... How about the amazing size range? 🎉If you wear a size 2XS (27-28" chest) to a 5XL (61-63" …