Label: pattern testing

Tropicana Shirt WBM patterns

Christina Albeck came a few weeks ago with a new design that needed to be tested. This Tropicana Shirt WBM patterns is the female version of the Tropical Shirt. So has this Tropicana Shirt a center back to create a more feminine silhouet. Sleeve slits and side slits, square or round pocket that you combine with a square or round collar as well. Elbow length sleeves or 3/4 length sleeves. And which version did I choose?

Er is ook een Nederlandse versie: het Wardrobe by Me Tropicana Shirt

Tropicana Shirt WBM patterns
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Misusu patterns Stereo Sweater

De Toaster sweater, de Talvikki sweater en de Elastic Tie Sweater zijn voorbeelden van truien met een aangeknipte kol. Elles Lanfer, de ontwerpster van Misusu patterns, heeft daar vandaag de Stereo Sweater aan toegevoegd. Zij deed enige tijd geleden een oproep voor patroontesters en uiteraard meldde ik mij aan.

Misusu patterns Stereo Sweater

Elles Lanfer is the designer of this amazing Misusu patterns Stereo Sweater. I was so fortunate to be one of the testers. Today I share my experience with this pattern. 

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Sweetbriar Sisters Fancy Flock

Jessica George is the designer behind Sweetbriar Sisters. She has just released her new animal patterns in E-book form. This Sweetbriar Sisters Fancy Flock E-book contains sewing patterns for 5 cute birds with all kind of accessories. One can make a Swan, Ostrich, Peacock, Goose or Baby Bird. Kids can dress up the birds with ballerina slippers, tutu, feather boa, neck ruff, beaded necklace, crown or a tiara. This E-book also comes with instructions how to add a lace detail to bird belly or wing. 

Je vindt de Nederlandse versie na de Engelse tekst.

Sweetbriar Sisters Fancy Flock
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Elle Puls ShirtBOX

Elle Puls is een Duitse onafhankelijke patroonontwerper. Ik heb al meerdere patronen van haar gemaakt maar ook getest. Elle Puls levert ook patronen voor een langere lichaamslengte wat super handig is zeker als je vaak lengtes moet aanpassen. De naad/zoom constructie van de Tunika Elle heb ik zelfs al twee keer gebruikt bij een ander patroon. De eerste keer was bij de Closet Case Kalle shirt en de tweede keer bij de refashion van de LMV Carrie jurk. Deze keer testte ik weer een patroon: het Elle Puls ShirtBOX.

Elle Puls ShirtBOX

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Elle Puls ShirtBOX pattern

Elle Puls is a German independent pattern designer. I made a few of her patterns and also did some testing for her. Elle Puls also has designed some pattern for taller women. This is great news if you’re taller then average. The side seam/hem construction from the Tunika Elle was already used twice in a pattern hack. The first time for the Closet Case Kalle shirt and the second time for the refashion of the LMV Carrie jurk. This time I’me testing a pattern for her: the Elle Puls ShirtBOX pattern.

Elle Puls ShirtBOX pattern

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Elle Puls Tunika Elle

Elle Puls Tunika Elle is a blouse sewing pattern which is just been released. I was so fortuned to test this beautiful Elle Puls Tunika Elle sewing pattern. Elke Puls is the designer of the Tunika Elle. She is a German pattern designer and has already designed some great patterns. You can also find a few free patterns on her webpage as well.

Elle Puls Tunika Elle sewing pattern

Tunika Elle is a great versatile pattern. Elke describes Tunika Elle as ‘a tunic I could live in’ and I second that. Tunika Elle has some beautiful details. The Elle Puls Tunika Elle pattern is also a slow sewing project. The style is timeless and classic but has a contemporary feel. This tunic has two beautiful side seams that are running into the hem construction. A hidden button placket, a separate back and front shoulder yoke, a breast pocket, two sleeve length options and a fitted center back seam are the other details of the Tunika Elle. Elle Puls Tunika Elle is available from size 34 to 48 and for normal and long body length. You can print this pattern in any size you want due to the layered pattern tiles. The pattern has besides the added seam allowances also the stitching lines indicated at the pattern pieces.

Elle Puls Tunika Elle Elle Puls Tunika Elle

De Nederlandse versie kun je lezen na de Engelse versie.

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Sweetbriar Sisters Penguin Hatchling

Sweetbriar Sisters Penguin Hatchling is one of the eight baby animal patterns from the new Hopeful Hatchlings PDF ebook. The Hopeful Hatchlings PDF ebook has also patterns to make a fried egg, a zipper egg and a Mamma’s nest.

Sweetbriar Sisters Penguin Hatchling – the pattern test

I love making soft toys and everything time Jessica George is looking for pattern testers I apply. She always has lovely designs that are adorable, cute and fun to make. Paddy the Penguin and the zipper egg were a joy to make. The instructions are clear and well written and lot’s of good illustrations to support the written instructions. Both pattern came easy together and the instruction for zipper egg sewing was a very useful.

Sweetbriar Sisters Penguin Hatchling Sweetbriar Sisters Penguin Hatchling

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Sweetbriar Sisters three little lovies

Sweetbriar Sisters three little lovies – the elephant lovey

Sweetbriar Sisters three little lovies is a pattern that comes with three different animal options. You can choose between a giraffe, a cow and an elephant. A while ago I received the test version of the pattern of these three little lovies. I have enough grey and pink fabric at home and decided to make the elephant lovey.

Sweetbriar Sisters three little lovies

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Wildling Dolly becomes Pirate King Boy

Wildling Dolly becomes Pirate King Boy is made of a pattern from Jeanine Thomlinson of StitchART. I follow her on IG and a couple of days ago she did a call for pattern testers for her new pattern especially the boy version. Making a kind of rag doll was still on my wish list so this was a good encouragement to make one. At that moment I was working on my chino. The fabrics on the table inspired me to make a boy version based on the picture I saw on IG. I started making plans how I wanted the boy to look like. I made a sketch in my notebook and I started copying the pattern pieces. Wildling Dolly is made while I was sewing my chino as well. Both projects use the same yarn colours and therefor it was easy to do it at the same time.

Wilding Dolly becomes Pirate King Boy

Making the Wildling Dolly becomes Pirate King Boy

This rag doll pattern asks for a free sewing motion feet to make the eyes, cheeks and mouth. I don’t have a free motion feet on my machine so I made the eyes and cheeks from fabric, stabilised them with fusible interfacing and using a small zigzag to sew them on the face. The mouth is made with the three way stitch that comes with my sewing machine. The boy had a long sleeved shirt and therefore I gave him hands using the same fabric that was used for the face. His boots are made of black cotton velvet. The crown is made of some leftover yellow fabric. I decided to leave the crown open on the top so one can see the beautiful lining. The eyepatch is sewing on the crown between the top fabric and the lining. The red belt is made of a piece of lining silk.

Wilding Dolly becomes Pirate King Boy

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Silky Mamma Spider

Silky Mamma Spider – the pattern

Silky Mamma Spider is made of the new pattern from The Sweetbriar Sisters, the Spooky Spider. Jessica is a talented designer of wonderful toy patterns that makes great softies for kids. I had the pleasure of testing their newest pattern after testing Tully the Turtle. A spider this time and therefore a perfect sewing make for Halloween. The pattern comes in full-size and seam allowance are included. You’ve the wonderful option to make a Mamma Spider or a Baby Spider or perhaps make both. On every piece is written how many times to cut and out which fabric. Matching notches are drafted on the pattern pieces too. The instructions are well written and with clear pictures for the more visual sewer to help you from step one until you’ve finished the spider.

Silky Mamma Spider

Silky Mamma Spider – my version

Silky Mamma Spider is made of silk fabric. I decided to give her contrasting legs. I made my legs of black heavy lining fabric. The white of the eyes is made of white cotton fabric and sewn on the body with a small narrow zigzag stitch. I ironed some fusible interfacing on the back of the cotton to give it some firmness. I did the same also on the back of the front body but not only on the position of white eye but also on the place of the month. Instead of safety eyes I used a button with a concave shape and a little white pearl bead. Both are sewn on carefully and well attached so they won’t come loose when the spider is given to a child. The month is done with a decorative stitch from my sewing machine using a slight thicker yarn.

Silky Mamma Spider

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