Today’s garment is the loose-fitting, dare I say hippie-ish, Aren’t Pants by Sew Liberated. These pants feature exaggerated side pockets, a large gathered waistband and flat fell seams running down the center of the front and back legs. They are the ultimate in comfort and utility (those pockets!!). Yet the exaggerated pockets also give the pants are really interesting silhouette that I just could not resist trying.Read More
THE TESTER CALL IS NOW CLOSED.
I'm looking for a few pattern testers, specifically in the XXS (32" bust) and L-XXL sizes (40-50" bust). UPDATE! I'm now looking for sizes XS and XXL. (Size chart and garment illustrations are in the sign up form linked at the bottom.) Testing will start this coming Monday and run for two weeks. During that time you'll need to sew up the garment, following the provided instructions, take photos of the garment on a person and provide feedback on the pattern via an online form.
The pattern is for a drop shoulder sweatshirt with a yoke. It has a cropped length that narrows toward the high hip. The pattern is designed for knit fabric with at least 20% stretch. It's a pretty quick sew, about 2-3 hours from cutting out to finished.
JUNE 18 (MONDAY) Patterns emailed to testers and invites to the Facebook group will be sent by this date. As soon as you receive the pattern, you can start testing.
JULY 2 (MONDAY) Feedback/Photos due
The testing period will last for two weeks. During this time you'll need to sew the sweatshirt, fill out the online form providing feedback on the pattern and take photos of your garment (preferably while wearing it). Some photos will be used in tester roundup blog posts (with your permission). I'm sorry I can't guarantee that all photos will be used.
During the testing period, there will be a private Facebook group where you can ask questions of me and the other testers, share photos and (hopefully) also find inspiration and motivation. This will be my first time hosting a FB group and I'm hoping that it will create a sense of community during the testing period. If FB is not your thing, email is still perfectly fine.
After the pattern is released, you will receive a copy of the final pattern and another pattern of your choice from my shop.
Earlier this year I worked on evaluating my wardrobe using the Seamwork Magazine Design Your Wardrobe series. The series of worksheets helped me evaluate what was missing from my wardrobe and the styles of garments that I’d like to sew. (You can learn more about the course here.) One of the things I discovered is that I like boxy tops. After a little research, I found the Willamette Shirt by Hey June patterns. It’s an easy to sew collared shirt with a loose, boxy fit. Just what I was looking for.Read More