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Wardrobe by Me Wardrobe Builder Tee

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I love all of the patterns I have tested for Christina Albeck of Wardrobe by Me, but this one is such a staple. A tee with so many variations in neckline, side ruching, straight or curved hem, two lengths, many sleeve lengths - it's over 100 variations you can make! What's best is the tee is very easy and quick to sew. You can make one in a hour - easily. That includes putting the pattern together and cutting fabric.

The pattern is on sale for $7 for one week only - ends next Friday. Buy it HERE. There is also a giveaway to win a free copy. Enter HERE!


The first one I made was a v-neck with ruching on one side and the regular length. I made it using a remnant I bought at Wherehouse Fabric in Dallas for $2.50.



The neck one I made was the scoop neck, long length with side ruching. This fabric came from Jo-Ann's and was on the markdown rack for $3/yard.






The last one I made was scoop neck, long length with curved hem. I made it with a light weight ITY knit that I got at Whereh…

Duck Butt Designs - WHiPP

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I recently tested a pattern for Duck Butt Designs (DBD). This was my first time testing for Katie Wilson, but not my first time sewing a DBD pattern. I've made several of the DBD Treasure Pocket Tee's. See post HERE for the blog on it.

This pattern is the Women's Hourglass Panel Pullover (WHiPP). Use the code WHIPITGOOD for 25% off through Wednesday (01/27). Buy it HERE.

I also recommend joining the Duck Butt Designs Sew and Chat on Facebook. They have sew-a-longs and some free patterns. Plus - you will hear about sales and upcoming new patterns.

It was so much fun testing for Katie - AND I inspired a pattern mod. A friend at work had asked me to "fix" a shirt that was too small - and she needed it the next day. Katie had just posted the pattern in the tester group and I thought -it's perfect. The pattern called for a straight hem, but I kept the original curved hem of the shirt.

Here is the shirt that was too small.


So here are all  my pieces cut out.


I sewe…

Wardrobe by Me - Hanna with Smoogie - Paris Chic

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I've done many pattern tests for Wardrobe by me. This time I was just sewing one of Christina's patterns for fun. This is the Hanna. It's a knit top or dress - I, of course, chose the top.

I had purchased this beautiful Paris Chic fabric from Smoogie a few months ago and decide it would be the perfect Hanna. I only purchased a yard, so I decided to pair it with this pink knit I got at C&C Fabrics in the Dallas Fabric district for $1/yard.

The first step was to make the neckline.


Then, I sewed the bodice at the shoulders.


Then I basted the bottom of the neckline to the front of the top.


Then I clipped the corners and pinned the neckline on the rest of the way around.


I then basted it on then went over it with my serger.



Finished neckline.


Now I sewed the "skirt" pieces together to make the peplum. I made a front and a back.


I then gathered the bodice on the part marked on the pattern. I then serged the skirt front and back onto the bodice front and back.


Then …