Right at the beginning of April, Terra's Treasures changed it's name to New Horizons and with it came a fab contest to get people sewing their patterns using up cycled fabrics! At first I wasn't sure I'd be able to fit any entries in but right on the last couple of days I managed to finish all my ongoing pattern tests up and entered 4 garments! Here I'm going to talk about them all but if you want a detailed review or information on how I hacked the patterns then I'll give links to individual blog posts about those too!
A couple of weeks ago I made my boys Elevation Hoodies from Terra's Treasures*. Knowing that a men's version would be coming out for my Husband, I decided I wanted also wanted a hoodie! In my quest to start using both patterns and fabric from my existing stash, whilst being true to the 'girly' me which is only recently emerging again after getting lost in maternity and 'Mummy' clothes a few years ago, I found I had bought the Lisse Cowl and Hoodie* pattern during the black friday sales in November! I'd seen several of these about and had always been drawn to it as my style but not had the time or fabric to make it before.
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
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!
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 it is my aim to have a completely MeMade wardrobe for us all!