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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.

Why I love th…