My closet is made up of about 90% self made shirts and hoodies. This year I have two goals set for my sewing, #1 is to make well fitting pants, and #2 is to make myself some bras! So I was happy when Made for Mermaids put out their new Mama Bridgette pattern, I bought… Continue reading Mama Bridgette PDF Pattern Review
I really enjoy the process of pattern testing. I got into doing it close to a year ago and have done about 1 a month since. Most recently I worked with Goober Pea Designs to test the Stylin’ Snuggler. I have tested for her previously also, and she is one of my favourite designers. This… Continue reading Stylin’ Snuggler PDF Pattern Review
I get fairly excited when I find a good, Canadian pattern designer, being a Canadian myself. If you haven’t heard of her before now, meet Filles à maman, or FAM. I stumbled across FAM while on the hunt for a mitten pattern with an inset thumb (rather than the typical cookie cutter style). She has… Continue reading Stylish Slippers – PDF Pattern Review
A month or so before Christmas (2017) I replied to a call out from the designer behind Peek-A-Boo Pattern Shop. She was looking for people to sew up her new pattern, prior to its release, and take some nice photos for the pattern listing. I agreed and quickly sewed one for my oldest daughter. The… Continue reading Silver Bells Nightgown – PDF Pattern Review
Sometimes you come across a pattern that is free or cheap, and because the designer didn’t likely want to spend too much time on something that isn’t going to give a great return for their time, they make it very basic. So this usually means… no pockets!
If you make garments, you have more than likely had to sew those fiddly, fold over bands and cuffs. In the traditional way, you sew the edge with right sides together, and then roll it over itself so that the wrong sides are together and the sewn seam is enclosed, giving you a tube cuff… Continue reading Easy Way to Sew Folded Bands/Cuffs