Super Stay At Home Mommy!

Adventures in the life of a stay at home wife and mom

Straight Stitch Designs: Laurelhurst

I had the opportunity to test another pattern for Straight Stitch Designs! She is quickly becoming one of my favorite designers! I am really starting to love making things for ME. I am so used to sewing for my girls and everyone else, that it feels really nice to sew for myself every now and then. And Kimberly’s designs not only come in my size, but they fit GREAT too!

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The Laurelhurst is a beautiful cardigan with a draped front. You could really make this in whatever knit you want, but I found this thinner, light weight knit to work wonderfully. It’s flowy, and just feels amazing on! I found this particular knit at JoAnn’s. It’s from the newer (to my store at least) “Doodle” fabric line.

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This pattern was an amazingly quick sew, and one of my favorite things about it is that there’s NO HEMMING!! Let me say that again, you don’t have to hem a thing. Unless, of course, you are crazy and enjoy that sort of thing– then you are more than welcome to. But, I have to be honest (if you couldn’t tell already), I sure do enjoy a little break from it!

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To save yourself some ink, the pattern also allows you to adjust the layers so that you only print the size you need. Or, if you wanted to print a couple sizes to grade between the 2, this makes things easy as well!

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The pattern is a steal at only $10, and for the next few days you can get it HERE for 20% off (Ends the 20th). Trust me, you want to get your hands on this pattern! It will be a staple in my closet this spring, that’s for sure!

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Straight Stitch Designs: Bellevue

I am late on getting this posted, but am exited to share my latest pattern test with you all!

I had the pleasure of testing for Straight Stitch Designs! Kimberly is working on expanding to plus sizes, so this was a great chance for me to help her test the fit. A knit shirt, with beautiful accent piece, this pattern is a quick sew with an amazing result! I really think you could dress this up for any occasion!

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I chose to use this geometric jersey knit from Girl Charlee. Even better, it was on sale for CHEAP because it was “slightly flawed” (I have yet to find a single flaw in the 5 yards I purchased). We all know how much this girl loves a bargain!

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I chose a nice lace as my accent piece (at my husband’s suggestion…. he’s catching on to my crafty ways!) And I think it worked out beautifully! Other testers used chiffon and light weight wovens, with just as much success. I love the versatility. Use your imagination!

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And did I mention what a quick sew this was??From cut to finish, it only took me about an hour! I ended up making 3 tops throughout the testing process, and managed to get each done during nap time. Any pattern that I can complete during nap time, and still have time to do a load of laundry, is a total winner in my book!

Love my little helper in the background!

Love my little helper in the background!

Check out the tester round up for some inspiration, HERE! And snag a copy of the pattern for yourself HERE!

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