Monthly Archives: June 2013

Pattern Tester + Giveaway

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Sadly I have not done a lot of sewing lately.  My priority seems to be C1, which is good, but it leaves little room for me to be me.  The only sewing I’ve done lately is being a pattern tester for StraightGrain, a wonderful blog about sewing kids clothes.   She was recently on the hunt for people to test some patterns she has been working on, and I was lucky enough to try out both of her new dress patterns.  Her first pattern I tested was the Bubble Dress.  If you know me at all you know I love bubbles, and this dress is just as adorable.

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The brown version has a collar on it, which is hard to see in this picture,  but the floral one is just so wonderful and shows off the bubble quite nicely.  I love this dress.

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Next up she asked me to test her Tinny dress pattern.  This pattern is so versatile and has so many options.  There are 4 different collar options, 3 skirt options and 2 sleeve options.  She has a wonderful invisible zipper tutorial in her instructions and on my version, I added the pink belt for an extra touch.  This is only one of the many combinations you can create with this dress pattern.IMG_20130515_094555 StraightGrain patterns are very well written, very clear to understand and are simply put wonderful.  If I were you I would go to her shop right away and buy one of her patterns.  They are a great deal and a wonderful addition to your pattern collection.  And because I hope to be blogging again more regularly, looking for more readers and because Straight Grain is so wonderful, I will be giving away one Tinny Dress pattern. I will select a random winner on the 23rd, so all comments must be submitted by midnight of the 22nd.  I know it’s been months since I’ve posted anything, and so this is a way to wake up any readers who may still be out there.  Also, I just want to thank my dress models for allowing me to try these dress on them.