Wedgewood Skirt // Pattern Testing

Monday, February 22, 2016

Wedgewood Skirt // Pattern Testing by Handmade Frenzy

This week I pattern tested again for Kimberly of Straight Stitch Designs. And this, just like the Montlake, is another good one ya'll! This is the Wedgewood Skirt.

Wedgewood Skirt // Pattern Testing by Handmade Frenzy

I have been loving the pleated high waisted skirts I've been seeing on Pinterest and was so excited to see that a pattern was coming out that exactly fit my needs (ok, wants...)!

Floral & Stripe // Magrath Dress

Friday, February 12, 2016

Floral & Stripe // Magrath Dress & Tunic Pattern

The Magrath Dress & Tunic is here!! Can you tell we are excited!?

It's no secret that Abby's patterns are some of my very favorites. I've had the pleasure of testing several of them and it's always a wonderful experience working with her. So I was completely thrilled to be able to test her newest pattern as well!

The Magrath Dress & Tunic comes in two lengths, dress and tunic (OBviously ;)), lined bodice, 3 sleeve lengths and 3 views. Sweetheart yoke and curved back piecing, or choose whether to keep the back or front solid. The back features an exposed zipper, which you can match to your fabric or contrast for a pop of color!

There are so many options for mixing and matching your favorite fabrics with this pattern. I really want to copy all of Abby's versions! You can see a few of them here in the pattern listing and even more on her blog.

Ok, so let's dive into the details of the dress I made for my little lady!

Floral & Stripe // Magrath Dress & Tunic Pattern

Floral & Stripe // Magrath Dress & Tunic Pattern

Lane Raglan Sweatshirt

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Today is all about COMFY. 

I spotted this embossed double knit and knew I had to have it for a raglan sweatshirt. I paired it with gray french terry from Joann's. 

My inspiration was this shirt that I found on Pinterest, it's on my Sewing For Me board. I was originally going to add the straps and snaps to allow for rolled up cuffs, but the main fabric was a little stiffer and heavier than what I anticipated so I knew when wearing this the weather was going to be cold and I wasn't going to be rolling up my sleeves and keeping them there so I eliminated that detail. Just gives me an excuse to make another one in a lighter weight fabric, right!? :)

Since I wanted a longer, roomier shirt this time around, I used the Lane Raglan pattern and cut a small at the top, graded to a medium at the hips. I also didn't remove any length and this allows for bum coverage over leggings. (If you're short like me, that is!) The ultimate comfort food as clothing go. :)

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