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Category: Pattern Tests

Hello there Nora… Nora Knickers – A Pattern Test

I’ve come to realize that my life is pretty much going to be busy from here on out. Mothering, running a household (cleaning, cooking, laundry, managing a budget), and homeschooling my children can be so tiring. It’s even more so when my husband is traveling for work. Just this past month, my husband’s been gone at one point or another almost every week. The daily grind seemed never ending! I felt like I didn’t have a moment for myself – much less, for sewing. However, I was invited to test the Nora Knickers by Daydream Patterns and I was so excited for the push to MAKE something that I’ve never made before. Disclosure: Some of the links on this post are affiliate links. This means, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. I hurried to complete the housework, made sure I helped the kids with their assignments & plugged away at the sewing machine whenever I could. This pattern allowed me to stop and restart as often as I needed because I didn’t have to think…

The Babe Hoodie (with Nursing Pack) by DIBY Club

Well, HELLO THERE! I’m so glad you stopped by my little blog. Today, I wanted to share with you one of my most recent makes – The Babe Hoodie by DIBY Club. I made the pullover nursing version which is a lovely add-on to the original Babe Hoodie pattern. This pattern has everything you’ll probably ever need to make the hoodie of your dreams. Options include: a zip up version and a pullover version 3 bodice lengths – cropped, jacket and tunic 6 sleeve options – sleeveless, short sleeved, 3/4 sleeve hemmed, 3/4 sleeve cuff, long sleeve hemmed and long sleeve cuffed 3 different pocket styles – kangaroo, welt and scoop. a nursing version made possible with their Nursing Pack Add on. Disclosure: Some of the links on this post are affiliate links. This means, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. The one I made, I think, is just perfect for spring! And I just LOOOOVE IT! And, not just a little bit, but a whole lotta bit! This might sound crazy to some nursing mothers, but in my almost 7 years spent…

Pattern Test: Franki by The Wearable Studio

Hello there! It’s me again… stopping in to share with you a new sewing pattern I recently pattern tested for. It’s the wonderfully designed and equally figure flattering Franki by The Wearable Studio. This is the very first sewing pattern from indie pattern designer, The Wearable Studio, and I delighted in being able to play a part. It’s always great seeing others do what they love… It must be so exciting releasing your very first sewing pattern – putting your design out there for others to try out, critique, and help improve… what a thrill! Franki The Franki exudes femininity without sacrificing comfort…  it can be made to look boxy or drapey depending on your fabric choice. My Franki was made out of a beautiful baby blue linen/rayon blend that I’ve been obsessed with.  And the color seriously reminds me of Easter! Easter morning attire, perhaps? I’ve used this fabric before many times! I used it for the pinafore dresses I made last summer & for the dresses I made in November for my oldest daughter’s 6th birthday. It’s truly a…