Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Whimsy Couture Banded Knit Tee - Pattern Review

I was recently contacted by Whimsy Couture to test a new Banded Knit Tee pattern. I'm pretty new to (and intimidated by) knits but I love a good challenge so I said yes. I'm so excited that I agreed because this was such a quick and easy sew and I love the results. It's my first successful knit creation and my oldest is already asking for one of her own. That's definitely a win in my book. This pattern also goes up to a size 12 so it will fit both my girls for a few more years. That is a HUGE plus in my book.

I opted to serge the entire shirt to make it a little quicker and easier on myself, but the directions specifically say that it is meant to be sewn without a serger so don't shy away from this adorable pattern if you don't have one.

My little Abby is pretty long and lean so the size 4 test pattern fit her perfectly, but the pattern has since been lengthened and widened to make for a better all around fit for everyone.

* I will update with the fit of the released pattern when I make one up for my oldest*
As you can see from my pictures Abby had a lot of Sass that day and was determined to pose how she wanted. Gotta love 3 year olds.

Have you sewn out of your comfort zone lately? Was it as scary as you thought it would be?

If you like this pattern review and would like to see others I have done, please head over to my Pattern Review Page.

Linking up at:


Thursday, May 23, 2013

Sumo's Sweet Stuff Ruffle Fabric Maxi Skirt - Pattern Review

Last month I had the opportunity to test a pattern for Sumo's Sweet Stuff. She called for a pattern test of this adorable Ruffle Fabric Maxi Skirt on Facebook and I was all over it. I love trying different patterns from different shops because you will learn little tips and tricks for sewing different techniques, different ways from each of them. This pattern was full of a lot of firsts for me. my first time making a pattern from Sumo as well as my first experience with pre-ruffled fabric.
The pattern goes up to a size 7. My oldest is in a size 7 now, so I love patterns that I can you for both my girls. We are a coordinating outfits kind of household. They love it and so do I. :)

The directions for this skirt were very easy to follow. It even gives the ruffle measurements if you want to try color blocking instead of one solid fabric.
My girls were in a silly/sweet mood when we ran outside to get pictures. Enjoy!