Recently, I was partially-gifted this incredible block print fabric from Fibers to Fabric. I say partially because I was given a discount for $25 and I wound up purchasing $30 worth of fabric!
I really love block-printed fabric. I have purchased it in the past at shops like Topstitch and I've always really enjoyed the handfeel of the fabric. It's really soft and drapey, but easy to sew like a quilting cotton, which to me is the best of both worlds. And I love the irregularities of the fabric print- it reminds...
Spring is here and it seems as if my wardrobe is severely lacking in items, specifically separates. I have plenty of dresses to frolick around in, but as I have been falling deeper and deeper into the separates game, my closet just seems a bit sparse on items that actually coordinate with one another.
When I was approached by Deer & Doe last month to review a HAND-SELECTED pattern from their new spring line I was floored! I mean, talk about fan-girl moment, whew!
I am absolutely obsessed with the Deer & Doe pattern line. Very few pattern companies make me want to drop everything I am doing to sew up their items, and even fewer make me want to sew it in the exact same fabric as they showcase on their website, but Deer & Doe ticks both of those boxes nearly every. single. time.
Last month, Megan Nielsen reached out to me to see if I would review some of her new patterns that are coming out today. Seeing that I LOVE her patterns (and after dying a bit from excitement that she would even reach out to me - eeep!), I happily accepted her offer and chose to take on sewing three of her four new patterns: the Jarrah, Dawn, and Wattle. I wanted to take you all through my process with each of them as well as some tips I picked up along the way!
This is my first ever pattern review, and it has taken me such a long time to actually sit down and type it out simply from sheer nervousness. I apologize in advance if my words come out jumbled or rambly or just plain over-excited!
I have always wanted to tackle a trench coat on my personal sewing journey, so when the owner of Topstitch Studio & Lounge (Atlanta, GA) asked me to create a sample to use in promoting a future advanced sewing class, I jumped at the opportunity!