So I haven't blogged in a little bit, but that doesn't mean that I haven't been sewing. I'm working on a fall jacket, made from Japanese canvas lined with Polar fleece. It's currently sitting as a UFO, but I'm excited to get it finished. I've just got to figure out a buttonhole solution on the heavy jacket...
I tested a pattern for The Cottage Mama The Daphne Wrap Dress. The testing process was something I'd never been a part of on this level - she put a call out for testers, then invited you to a private Facebook group. She had four patterns that she was releasing, and a group assigned to each pattern. My assigned pattern was last, so I got to watch the process unfold. The three patterns seemed to go seamlessly (no pun intended) but when she got to the pattern I was working on, there were some glitches. I submitted my photo, and the designer wasn't happy - not with my work way the way the pattern turned out. She didn't like the yoke length, (which hit at Julia' belly) and promptly re-did the yoke.
Apparently, this was more like what the designer had in mind - a shorter yoke length. The second time, I made a size 4 with the 5 length....much better than take 1!
Fabric for both dresses are from my shop....the top is Anne Kelle's Girlfriend line....absolutely ADORABLE princesses....some with blond hair, some with dark hair, glasses, etc. I just LOVE Anne Kelle's designs! The second dress is made with fabric from Moda - Boho by Urban Chiks. The fabric has a great hand to it, consistent with all the Moda fabric I've used so far.
I did applique on the yoke of both dresses, and, my kid likes them! Apparently, they are comfortable to wear, which is half the battle with a 3 year old.
I also made a little gift bag from the Anne Kelle Girlfriend princesses....my standard gift for preschool birthday parties...from the Oliver + S Little Things to Sew....
My next project will be my entry into the Flip This Pattern competition over at the Frances Suzanne Blog - if you haven't read their blog, you should - it's the sewing adventures of sisters who sew for their niece....they are amazing sewists, and are running a very fun competition....I'm up in July, so the rest of June will be getting ready! I've got something cool, and VERY unexpected in store!!!