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Pattern Tester Spotlight Marieke DJ

Hello my lovely sew’ist friends – thank you for joining with me today for our 3rd post in the series of “Pattern Testers in the Spotlight”. Today I would like to introduce you to our Marieke DJ who is an amazing woman, amazing pattern tester and generally FABULOUS person. Marieke has been part of the […]

Pattern Tester Spotlight Synthia Lee Gerritson

Hello and welcome to the second in a series of posts featuring all of my AMAZING…yes I am SHOUTING… pattern road testers. Each time a new pattern is released it goes through a good “seagull” by my fabulous group of pattern testers. What do I mean by “seagull” – when a pattern is sent to […]

How to Blend Sewing Pattern Sizes when there are Darts or Pleats

  HI Ho my lovely sew’ist friends – My post today is about how to blend your sewing pattern sizes when there are darts or pleats in play. And as I have just released a stunning new pattern – the Camelia Draped Jersey Dress – I am going to use the Camelia as an example. […]

Camelia Dress Pattern Tester Roundup Part 2

Happy day to all of you my sew’ist friends. A big WELCOME to Part 2 of the Camelia Draped Dress Tester Roundup Part 2. And I am sure you have said to yourself – WOW – when you were viewing all the tester pics of their road tested Camelia – aren’t they all gorgeous. The […]

Camelia Dress Pattern Tester Roundup Part 1

And a Sunday greeting to all of you my lovely sew’ist friends and I hope that you managed some personal time over the weekend for some sewing therapy. Welcome to my first installment of the Camelia Drape Jersey Dress Tester Round-up. My friends – the road test was outstanding this round – (well each round […]

Darts Are Essential Shaping Tools

Greetings my lovely sew’ist friends – I write this on a Saturday afternoon and I hope that you are able to get in some personal sewing time for yourself over the weekend. My post today is about my most favourite thing in the world of pattern making – DARTS …. yes I just love them. […]