I first saw a glimpse of this pattern on a Facebook pattern photography page what seems like forever ago but was actually only the 1st February! I instantly fell in love with it and started stalking the designer's Facebook group for more details. After a couple more teaser photos and even a naming contest a tester call was finally released on the 20th. I was selected to test the 2T but with my boys going through a matching phase, I just knew I had to sew them both one so also made the 4T
Couldn't resist the play on words for that title, sorry! Here we have something for the men, a classic button up shirt! The Yukon, the newest release from Peek-a-boo Patterns! It comes in sizes XS to 3XL and follows on perfectly from where the popular boys Classic Oxford Shirt leaves off size wise. It has long and short sleeve options and, depending on fabric and interfacing choices, can be made to be a casual or smart shirt. I tested the small for my husband based on his chest and neck measurements of 36" and 14.25" and although he was reluctant to pose for photos, he really likes the shirts.
I simply cannot tell you how much I love this pattern! Simple, classic and beautiful my absolute favourite pattern for me so far! It was instant love the minute I saw the designers photo in the tester group! There have been lots of these made by the testers in all the various options and I honestly haven't seen a single one that doesn't look amazing on, whatever shape or size the person is!
A couple of weeks ago, I had a little look back through my recent sewing and realised that I hadn't yet sewn myself any jumpers or tops I could wear over other things, then as if a designer had heard my thought, a tester call went out from 5 out of 4 Patterns for this drop-sleeve relaxed fit jumper designed for sweater knit! Perfect timing and just what I needed to add to my handmade wardrobe!
This is The Easy Tee, the first ladies pattern to be released from Little Finch Patterns and I had the chance to test it! Designed to be a loose fit yet still flattering whilst the contrast panel allows for showing off of lots of different types of fabrics. Maybe you have some lovely patterned or custom fabric you want to show off subtly or a beautiful lace or stretch lace for a more evening look and feel? You will probably even be able to use the scraps from a previous project like I have here!
A little different from my usual style and fabric choice but here is the Prairie skirt from Bishy Barnababes. This PDF pattern is for woven fabrics and spans right from newborn up to 16 years as well as build a bear and american girl doll sizes and features a fully elasticated waist and a choice of 4 different types of skirt including a beautiful petticoat.
Hi! I'm Sarah and I live with my 2 boys and my Husband in East Anglia, UK. I enjoy sewing for my family and feel lucky I can use my sewing to spend so much time with them.