The Glissando is a new pattern from Love Notions patterns and it includes pants, shorts and a skirt. They all have similar features and the options make this a pattern that will go a long way. SO many possibilities. The straight pants and skirts are definitely styles I […]
My name is Karina. I'm a passionate seamstress, wife, mother and midwife. I love all things sewing and sharing all the little tips and tricks I have picked up through my decades of sewing. I have a Youtube channel all about sewing called Lifting Pins and Needles.
3 Antrim dresses (Itch to Stitch). Surplice bodice & ruched waistband. Sleeve alternatives & Peplum.
I was recently a pattern tester for Itch to Stitch designs, and this time, for the gorgeous Antrim dress. The Antrim dress has surplice bodice, another name for a wrap bodice, and this design has this bodice reaching below the bust. What completes the bodice length is the […]
Have you taken the time to get your favorite patterns to fit you well and you are happy with the result? How about if these patterns have a feature that stops you from revisiting them and making them again? This might just be a technique that requires extra […]
2 Celeste dresses (Itch to Stitch). Perfect & comfortable with the best V neckline & 2 tier gather hack.
The Celeste dress is a new sewing pattern release from Itch to Stitch Designs, I have been a pattern tester for this Indie pattern brand since 2017 and it it extremely difficult for me to pass on pattern tests. The designs are always so beautiful and totally my […]
The Ravinia Skirt from Love Notions is a style that is not fitted nor too voluminous and that ticks many boxes for me. I have made two versions with different techniques and visual impact and have really enjoyed the projects. *The Ravinia Skirt has been re-leased to improve […]
The Chemainus top is a pattern from Itch to Stitch designed for woven fabrics and the style ticks so many boxes for me. The flowy relaxed fit means it’s very appropriate for delicate fabrics and they are my favorites to sew with. I have been a pattern tester […]
The Presto Tunic from Love Notions is a design that has features that you might think are a tad more time intensive to sew. However, these are the features that help grow skills, if these are new techniques for you. The Presto Tunic features a tunic length, as […]
The Poesy peasant blouse & dress from Sinclair Patterns has raglan sleeves, and a full gathered neckline created with a neat casing with 1/4″ elastic inside. Those are all the common features of the 5 views available in this sewing pattern. The Poesy peasant blouse & dress pattern […]
The Sunday romper & dress is a new pattern from Love Notions and it has features for all preferences. I have been a pattern tester and really enjoyed the experience. An easy sew and comfortable to wear becasue, it’s designed for knit fabrics. Secret pajama style. *The Sunday […]