The Ila Dress

Last summer on my trip to Ukraine I came across a super cool fabric store. I wasn't looking to purchase any fabric while I was there. Of course I visited every fabric store I knew about, but most of them carried super fancy Italian goodness that was out of my price range. I did drool over it but had enough sense in me not to part with my money. Most Ukrainians who sew make garments. Quilting is not very known or popular. The typical quilting cotton so abundant here is called American cotton there and is not widely available. But there is all sorts of garment fabric to choose from.

The Ila Dress from the Testers

The Ila dress is here and on sale! Purchase HERE. Today, I will be showing all the pattern versions that my wonderful testers sewed up!

The Block Party with Petit a Petit Patterns

It's my turn for the Petit a Petit patterns tour, the block party. So many other uber talented bloggers are participating! I am honored to be in such great company. Celina's patterns are really well made. They are as good as it gets. She has great instructions and finishing techniques as well. If you are looking for quality patterns, check them out!

The Ila Dress Testing

Looking for awesome seamstresses (sewists?) to test the Ila dress pattern. Go HERE to sign up!

The Tulip Dress

A while ago Eva of With Love by Eva contacted me to test the English version of the Tulip Dress pattern that was fist released in Dutch. I saw a few super cute version on Instagram and I just loved the design. It's so clever and pretty. Even though, I was busy with other things, I just couldn't say no.

An Ottobre Dress in Elvelyckan Fabric

A while ago I was lucky to be chosen as one of the seamstresses for Elvelyckan Design fabrics. They sent me two different fabrics and some ribbing to play with. Yeah! I already made a shirt for myself with the first fabric. It was Ania's turn to get the dress. I was really hoping they would send me some of their adorable lion fabric, and they did!

Back to School Art Gallery Heartland Tour

I am here with my contribution to Back to School tour organized by Paisley Roots for Art Gallery's new fabric line, Heartland by Pat Bravo. Not only the line is so pretty, the quality is just superb. I am always wary of buying quilting fabric to make clothes, quite often it's a bit too thick and then the garment tends to look too homemade, not in a good way. I feel like it might be appropriate for kid clothes but not really suitable for adult clothes. The Art Gallery fabric has such nice feel and drape to it. It's great for both quilting and apparel making.