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Experimental Space - Rosalee Maxi Dress: My Pattern Testing Experience

Jul 15 2019 Tags: Experimental Space Patterns, Pattern Testing, Rosalee Dress, Rosalee Dress Review, Sewing Pattern Review, sewing patterns

From the outset, I admit that I'm a nosey little beggar who can't resist being in the know. I read soap spoilers on a regular basis, I turn to the last page of a book before reading the rest of it first and I fast forward to the end of WWE pay per views to find out the results. So, when the opportunity occurred to try and test Experimental Space's new Rosalee Dress pattern before its release, then how could I resist? Normally, when pattern companies ask for testers, I seem to have a lot of other things going on,...

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Sewing Back to Happy-Ness (Woopah, Oh Yeah Yeah): Tilly and the Buttons Ness Skirt Sewing Pattern Review

Oct 26 2018 Tags: dressmaking, Ness Skirt, Sewing Pattern Review, sewing patterns, tilly and the buttons

I have to admit, I wasn't looking forward to making this.  For a few weeks before the pattern landed, I had had at least three sewing disasters, and they're just the ones that immediately spring to mind. I even ended up purposefully ripping one of my beloved Cleos apart, straight through the middle, with a seam ripper. My sewing room had turned into some kind of sewing-themed Halloween B-movie.  So the thought of making a skirt with top stitching and a fly zip filled me with dread, but given the job I'm in, sometimes I HAVE to sew rather than...

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