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Pattern Testing: Blank Slate Marbella Dress

Ever since Melissa Mora posted this beauty on her Instagram, I have been stalking the Blank Slate Patterns Facebook group for the more information on when it would be released. At first, I thought she had hacked her beautiful Marigold pattern for knit fabric, but then she mentioned she was actually working on a new pattern. Wait, what? A knit shirtdress pattern? SOLD. So when the tester call came through the group, I was on that train immediately.

Blank Slate Marbella Pattern - Line Drawing

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Pattern Testing: Winter Wear Designs Crop Dress

You know how sometimes you see something and buy it because you just like it, but don’t really have any use for it at the time? That was me signing up to test this pattern. I really wanted to try the whole crop top look. Kept seeing it on all the curvy fashion blogs and liking it more and more with every pic posted, but still unsure it would look good on me. So how could I not try it out for free?  Well, free in principle, as this pattern took me 2 weeks to get through and ate a whole lot of fabric.

WWD Crop Dress Cover Pic

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2015: What I Made

2015 was a CRAZY year for me, what with getting married and starting a new life and all. But I was glad to restart blogging and I really made effort to photograph many of my makes, which is so much easier now my fall-back photographer son has gotten taller and less likely to cut off my head or feet. Yes, I know that I really need to get a new camera, a tripod and a remote but those will probably remain on the wishlist again this year.

So this is a round-up of all the stuff I made this year, many unblogged unfortunately as I’m still working out how to get stuff made and take pics and blog about them, all while juggling my adult/ spouse/ parent responsibilities.


2015 Me Makes

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Pattern Review: Pattern Anthology 8 Days A Week Collection

I got it into my head that I wanted to finally get around to sewing up my Pattern Anthology 8 Days A Week collection for my birthday – this was probably prompted by the fact that I had just signed up for the pre-release of the new Pattern Anthology Unbiased collection and it seemed so ridiculous that I hadn’t even sewn the last collection yet… 

PA 8 Days A Week Cover Image

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