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KZJO'Studio Grace Cardigan and Charlotte Tunic Pattern Test

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I tested 2 patterns recently for KZJO'Studio.  I tested the Grace Cardigan and the Charlotte Tunic.
Both will be available for purchase beginning on June 23 at kzjostudio All new patterns will be on sale for 15% off through June 30th.

The Grace can be purchased at grace-summer-cardigan for $7.20
The Charlotte can be purchased at charlotte-tunic for $8.50

First I sewed the Grace Tunic - just because it was an easier pattern.

As always - I checked my square first.


Then I proceeded to tape my pattern together and cut out my size. I did both one after another since this can be a time consuming step cutting pages and taping them together.


Next I cut out all of my pieces.


The fabric I am using I purchased at C&C Fabrics (www.candcfabrics.com) in the Dallas Fashion District off of their $2/yard table. It's a soft pink knit with a taupe colored velvet dots all over.


The first step was to lay out the pieces, back and front, matching the shoulders and sides. Pin them together and se…

5 out of 4 Patterns - The Adventure Skort

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I was selected to test the Adventure Skort from 5 out of 4 Patterns. Their patterns can be purchased at 5outof4.com The Adventure Skort is available now and is on sale for $7.95! Here is the direct link to the pattern Adventure Skort



I'm usually not a skirt or short wearing person, but I really liked these. I signed up to make the long version - No one needs to see my legs above the knee - Ugly! But I'm planning on making a few short pairs out of swim fabric to wear in the pool.



Like all PDF patterns - first I checked the square. It was good.


I made 2 pairs - different pattern versions since they were adjusting the fit and making changes. The yellow pair was the first version I made, and the feather print was the second version I made.  I am not sure where I got the yellow from - its thick and have a great 4 way stretch. The feather one I bougth recently off a remnant table in the Dallas Fabric District for $2/yard. I still have 2 yards left. This pattern took about 1.5 yards.