Pattern Testing

Tested: Helen Dress by DIBY

I’ve cut back quite a bit on my testing lately, but every so often something comes along that really catches my eye, or fits in perfectly with my plans, and then I use the testing deadline to motivate myself to get it done! That was the case with the newly released Helen Dress by DIBY–…

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Vacation Sewing: North Shore Swimsuit

What do you do when you have a big vacation to prepare for? There’s laundry to wash, food to pack, and….clothes to sew! At least, that’s what MY list looks like, and since the sewing is the most fun, it usually gets priority! With summer coming and a variety of fun trips on the horizon,…

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Do the Twist!

When I first started seeing side knot/twist tops pop up around town, I was intrigued but not immediately sold. Other than an interesting design detail, what was the purpose of the knot? Would it feel weird during wear? I decided to find out. When I’m faced with a trend I’m skeptical about, the easiest thing…

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Men’s and Women’s Forester Coats

Late last year, when I tested the Trailblazer collection (mens, women’s, children’s and nestledown- whew! that was quite a project, you can read about it here), Lisa hinted that there was a coat in the works, and asked if the trailblazer folks would be interested in testing it. I said yes, of course, because my…

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More Fit Gear!

Sewing activewear can be kind of addicting- its fast, easy, and gets lots of daily wear- what’s not to love? Hopefully you aren’t sick of seeing it on my blog, because here’s another winner! I took some time off from sewing during Spring Break, but as soon as I got back, I dove into the…

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Hacked! Summit Peak Hoodie with Nursing Access

I’ve been waiting on the women’s Summit Peak Hoodie ever since I tested the children’s version late last year. I’ve actually thought about using the largest kids size, but that can be problematic, as I’m not really proportioned like a kid, despite being pretty petite. So I was really excited to see it finally come…

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Tried, Tested, and True: Mountain View Pants

I’m all about the pants making these days (which is good, because my wardrobe was getting a little top heavy!), and my latest conquest is the Itch to Stitch Mountain View Pants.  Earlier this year, I decided to sew a pull on style jean, but got bogged down deliberating between the Jalie Elanore, the various…

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Super Grrrreat!

I told you I’d be back soon with more of my #fitcapsule, and here it is! If you didn’t catch the last post, check it out first here. The rest of my capsule was inspired by the new Super G Leggings pattern, which just might be edging out my beloved Inspires for the go-to athletic…

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Luck O’ The Irish

You know I can’t resist a good raglan (see my comparison post here), so when Kennis of Itch to Stitch revealed her plans for a raglan to add to her own pattern line-up, I couldn’t take a back seat. Kennis is know for her excellent drafting and attention to detail, and I was really looking…

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Xpress Yourself!

I like to think I work out regularly. Or maybe I just dress in workout clothes regularly. Either way, the new Xpress tank from Greenstyle is my new fave! I made three versions during testing. The first is a orchid (maybe? I’m famous for killing plants, so feel free to correct me) print ITY with…

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