The next pattern to be crossed off my #2017MakeNine list is the Lonetree Jacket by Allie Olson! I was so excited when this pattern was released because I love this style of jacket/vest and it fills a spot in my handmade wardrobe.
I’ve had so much fun having the opportunity to test a few patterns recently and this is no exception! When Gabriela posted the Tester Call on her blog, I jumped at the opportunity. There’s something so exciting about being part of a group of extremely talented ladies, all of whom have amazing sewing blogs and/or Instagram inspiration, to help test a fabulous pattern. Gabriela is incredibly encouraging and put so much work into the Farrah pattern to make it perfect!
For my birthday this year I decided to take a day off work and spend the day sewing. It was such a great decision and one I think I’m going to turn into a tradition. This day of sewing allowed me to finally cross off one of my 2017 Make Nine patterns: the Colfax Dress! This is not a dress I would typically pick up in a store, primarily because I tend to stay away from sleeveless pieces. However, I have been drawn to this pattern ever since it released and used the 2017MakeNine as the push to jump out of my comfort zone. I’m so glad I did.
I’m excited to share with you the latest pattern from Sew Caroline: the Coffee Shop Dress! This will surely be another great addition to your wardrobe and a summer staple. Why? Because it was 90° when we took these pictures back in February. FEBRUARY. There is so much wrong with that, but the Coffee Shop dress makes the heat bearable.
To say I like this blouse is a complete understatement. This is my fourth Dove blouse and I have every intention on making more. I decided that it needed its own blog post considering it’s beginning to have a sizable place in my closet.
I decided one blog post gushing over the Primrose Peplum was not enough, so I’m back to talk about my next version! As I was making this, I knew I had a RTW top that was almost the exact color and sleeve length. I decided that once I finished the peplum I would donate the RTW top and replace it with my newest make (hence, Make + Replace).
Let me preface this by saying, I’m going to try to contain my excitement and not type in all caps.
A couple weeks ago I saw Caroline posted in her Sew Caroline Facebook group looking for a few pre-testers for the Primrose Peplum. I thought about it for 0.2 seconds and signed right up. I had never tested a pattern before, but it has been something I’ve wanted to do. I love Caroline’s patterns so I would have been silly not to sign up! When I got the email from her I was so excited that I immediately started planning different versions I wanted to make. I remember seeing the sneak peak she posted last fall and thinking that I’ve been waiting for a pattern just like this. This was such a fun experience to play even the smallest role in the process and it’s one I hope to have again!