I’m back from a great vacation in Maine and finally getting to share my Coastal Breeze dress as part of the Make It Perfect Pattern Parade. I made sure I had this project completed before my vacation, therefore I’ve had this dress made and have been waiting for my turn to blog it for weeks now! I don’t like wearing my handmade cl0thing until I can get pictures taken. I guess I’m afraid I’ll do something to ruin it and then I won’t be able to share my finished project. Well obviously my pictures are taken, so I finally get to wear my Coastal Breeze dress!
Hey guys! I am so excited to finally get to talk about the newest indie pattern designer, Lauren Dahl of Selvage Designs. Lauren and I first crossed paths when she graciously mailed me some knit fabric I fell in love with on her Instagram feed. I turned that knit fabric into this lady skater dress, only to find out she had also used the same fabric for her own lady skater dress. Great minds truly think alike and let me tell you….Lauren really has a GREAT mind when it comes to pattern drafting, direction writing, and illustration drawing! She has such great attention to detail that you are never left questioning a step in a direction or a new technique. I am so glad I was able to experience this high quality and professional pattern drafting/writing (her awesomeness could also be due to the fact that she teaches online classes on how to draft patterns using adobe illustrator) when I tested her first women’s pattern, the Foxglove Tank!
I’m back again sharing my second make from the Pattern Parcel. For new blog followers, I’ll give you a little recap of what Perfect Pattern Parcel is all about. Pattern Parcel donates all profits after expenses from Parcel sales to Donors Choose. The funds raised from each Pattern Parcel sale will go to help K-12 students in minimizing educational inequality and encourage a community where children have the tools and experiences necessary for an excellent education.
I am here today sharing and supporting a cause that is very close to my heart for two reasons! First off, if you follow me or Instagram or my blog then you probably know that I rarely sew anything but Indie patterns. For those of you who actually read my posts (instead of just looking at the pictures) then you’ve probably heard me mention that I am a speech language pathologist at an elementary school. Well, perfect pattern parcel is all about supporting independent pattern designers AND supporting classrooms. Pattern Parcel donates all profits after expenses from Parcel sales to Donors Choose. Working for a Title One school (Title 1 is a federal program that provides funds to schools and school districts serving high numbers of economically disadvantaged children), I know all about Donors Choose and how important it is! The funds raised from each Pattern Parcel sale will go to help K-12 students in minimizing educational inequality and encourage a community where children have the tools and experiences necessary for an excellent education. From pencils for poetry to microscopes for mitochondria, your support will help address educational inequality and grow generations to come. Pattern Parcel has raised almost $4,500 towards eliminating educational inequality!
I have been dying to wear my Sewaholic Gabriola skirt, but I like to try to take my pictures for the blog when I actually wear the outfit somewhere. Well this morning was the perfect morning to wear my Garbriola out to Sunday brunch. Now that I’ve worn it out, I love it even more! It was so comfy, the fit was perfect, and it really fits my style.