Pattern Tester


I was really lucky to be selected as a pattern tester for The Handmade Dress' newest dress, Miss Alice.  This was really fun to make and I can't wait for the release of the pattern.  I made this one for Emily and it took barely any fabric, yay!  I think we'll be layering it over a long sleeve tee and leggings, it's cold here baby! 

I was really excited because I got to make good use of my serger, it's so nice.  Here's a detail shot of the inside:

Earlier this week I tried my first Ottobre pattern, a pair of corduroy pants for Emily.  I screwed them up majorly.  I must not have added the correct seam allowance on the top and I did the applique upside down and on the bottom of the pant leg.  I can't even show the disaster picture because I gave to pants to my mother-in-law to put into the quilt that she's making for Natalie.  Oh well! 

Any advice on the Ottobre pants from the Autumn issue?  #4 Yogi pants?  They are the easiest thing in the whole book, where did I go wrong?


  1. blech! that is TOO dang cute! Great job! I need to figure out a pattern for some wide leg pants for my lily....we'll see. I need about 10 more hours in the day!

    (the car caddy was done my thought...just did it along the way, no pattern).....I despise patterns, hahahaaaa!

  2. very cute dress! love the fabric combo. wish i had a serger. my mom has one, but mostly i sew during naptime, so it's not like i can just run over there to sew some seams! hehe. oh well!


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