Fabric | Patterns

My very first Hallon Dress

I can hardly believe this is my very first Hallon Dress. I have been oohing and aahing over this dress on social media for SO long, but without a clear plan I didn’t want to purchase the pattern and just let it sit idly in my downloads folder.  At the end of 2021, I had the pleasure of testing the Smultron Dress, and Sanna ever so kindly offered me a copy of the Hallon Dress in return once testing completed. I obviously eagerly accepted, and when I began planning out my monthly stash-busting makes I knew one would need to be a Hallon.

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sewing and pattern testing the Staystitch Pattern Co. Sierra sweatshirt

The NEW Sierra Sweatshirt by Staystitch Patterns!

It’s time to get cozy, and Staystitch Pattern Co. is ready for it. Lindsey and Candice have launched their newest pattern this week – a cozy sweatshirt with some great details, perfect for looking cute on the couch when the weather outside gets frightful! I had the pleasure of testing the pattern, and have been loving my version of the sweatshirt!

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pattern testing the Mave Skirt with The Fabric Sales
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Testing the Mave Skirt Pattern with The Fabric Sales

One of my goals for 2021 has been to say yes to a few less collaboration projects – while I love them SO much, I often feel like I’m letting people down if I don’t complete my projects quickly enough, and then I feel stressed out about something that is normally my favorite mechanism for relaxation! That being said, I’m simply trying to be more mindful about the projects I do take on overall… Will it fill a gap in my wardrobe? Can I use it to make something I already wanted / planned to make? Is it different from what I already have on hand? Is the company one I’m excited to support? And lastly… Is it so extra special that I just can’t pass it up? This project, though, was a combination of 2 things that I was VERY excited to add to my list of collaborations this year!

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