Pattern Testing + A GIVEAWAY | The Joy Jacket

PUBLIC SEWING ANNOUNCEMENT: I MADE A JACKET. A REAL, LINED, LINEN JACKET. Okay, now that’ I’ve gotten that out of my system…I am so excited to share my tester version of the Joy Jacket by Chalk and Notch! I still can’t believe that 1. I was chosen to test this pattern and 2. I made…

Pattern Testing | Madrona Skirt

There’s a lot to be said about a pattern that makes you wish for warmer weather but is still versatile enough to be styled for chilly temperatures. Meet the Madrona Skirt by Kimberly of Straight Stitch Designs! If you’ve been following along over the past couple of years you already know I’m a Straight Stitch…

Lily Cardigan by DG Patterns + A Giveaway

It’s that time of year where we’re thinking about getting a fresh start on our habits, new wardrobes, and trying new things. Enter the Fresh Start Blog Tour with DG Patterns! I hadn’t heard of DG Patterns before joining this tour, but I am so glad I now know about Daniela’s excellent pattern drafting skills. I…

DIBY Club Julianne Top & Dress Blog Tour | Plus My Top Three Tips for Working with Plaids

The Julianne Top & Dress by DIBY Club (aff) released yesterday, and this button-up sewing pattern is perfect for every season. From plaid (my current seasonal favorite) to chambray–my closet is going to gain many more of these! I tested the size 14 curved hem, full button placket shirt with a hood. I also chose the…

Pattern Testing | Leschi Blouse

The Leschi Blouse is the newest sewing pattern by Kimberly Payne of Straight Stitch Designs, and I was lucky enough to test it! While I was given the final pattern in exchange for my feedback, the opinions I’m sharing today are my own. I used my own fabric for two test versions. Read on for…

My Favorite Pattern Mash-Up | Monster Mash Blog Tour

October’s Sewing By Ti Blog Tour theme is Monster Mash, and I’m sharing my favorite pattern mash-up today! I’ve blogged about Love Notions patterns a lot (see here…I’m sure there are a few posts untagged, too), but I realized when I signed up for this tour that I’ve never blogged about my favorite mash-up: the…

Summer to Fall Cocoon Cardigan | Sew Long Summer Blog Tour

Thank you to everyone who voted for me in the Fabric Fashion Challenge 5! Unfortunately, I was the first one to get voted out–the competition is fierce! I was a little bummed to find out that I didn’t make it to the next Challenge round mostly because I had a personal goal to make it…