Dresses · Pattern Testing

Chalk and Notch | Fringe Pattern Testing

Hello! I haven’t blogged as much as I would have liked this summer, but I’m so thrilled be sharing the latest Chalk and Notch pattern with you today. This pattern is effortless, chic and comfortable; all things you want in a sewing pattern, right? Gabriela has knocked it out of the park once again with the Fringe Top and Dress!

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Closet Case Patterns | Kalle Shirtdress

I talked a couple weeks ago about how I used to avoid wrap dresses when I shared my Highlands Wrap Dress.  That’s also how I’ve felt about shirtdresses for a long time. Years, really.  When the Kalle Shirt+Shirtdress was released, I initially ignored it if only because of my previous thoughts on shirtdresses for myself.  However, I continued to see some gorgeous versions and decided to take a leap and try it.  It had worked for me on my last few projects, so why not?

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Allie Olson | Highlands Wrap Dress

Confession: I’ve pretty much hated wrap dresses up until recently. I can’t give you a decent reason as to why I had such disdain for them, I just did. So whenever I saw them in the store, I immediately walked passed and never gave a second thought to them.  However, all of my previous notions regarding wrap dresses vanished when Allie Olson released her latest pattern, the Highlands Wrap Dress.  Why have I been avoiding wrap dresses for so long? They’re so flattering and comfy!  More proof that sewing helps you leave your comfort zone and try new styles…and sometimes you’ll be pleasantly surprised!

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Dresses · Pattern Testing

Chalk and Notch | Farrah Pattern Testing

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!

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