Testing, testing 1…2…3

Hey guys. I know its been a while, but life has happened. I went through a husbands birthday, my birthday, 2 kids birthdays, a remodeled backyard, a Memorial day party and just returning from a 4th of July vacation. WHEW! Between all of that, yes I have been sewing. I’ve even managed to do a test sew, which is a first for me. My promise is to document my makes (each one of them) as a go along from this point forward. Promise!

Anywho, back to the test sew.

I did pattern testing for Kennis at Itch to Stitch. Now that it’s released, I can finally show it off:

This is Kathryn Top and Dress by the lovely Kennis over at Itch to Stitch. It features a wide, pleated neckline, an empire waist with a simple cute A line skirt, with a self lined bodice. Kathryn is sewn up in a knit fabric. The cool thing about Kathryn, is that I can be done as a top or a dress. I don’t have very many daily wear dresses in my wardrobe, so I thought a dress would work out for me.

 My version is done in cotton knit with obvious polka dots.
My alterations are: SBA, 3.5 inches off the length, and I cut about 1 inch off the sleeve length.

I would rate this pattern as a beginner, although there are pleats involved, they were very easy to sew and Kennis’ instructions are spot on simple.

I love this dress and have plans to make a few more. The pattern is on sale right now so please hurry over and snatch it up quickly.

Here’s a few photos:

As a side note, I haven’t made any of her other patterns, but Angelina Shorts was just released today too and it is cute and on sale too!!!

I very much enjoyed pattern testing and hopefully I will get the chance to do it again soon.

Until next time