About a week ago I made the announcement that there would be big changes happening for Pollywoggles this year... today you get to see those changes first hand with the updated release of one of my favorite patterns!
This is definitely the most versatile pattern in my collection. It includes options for two different lengths, long sleeves or no sleeves, inseam pockets, and a total of four neckline options (basic, cowl, hood, or split collar). Formerly known as Autumn Grace, this pattern is re-released today under the new name... Muskoka!
The other day, I spent some time introducing you to some different types of fleece, and how to tell apart some of the variations that stores might sell under the Fleece category. I was surprised to learn there are so many different types of fabric under this title, and it lead me to really want to make sure that there is a clear way to tell whether or not a specific fabric is suitable to use with certain patterns.
Before we get to that though, I definitely recommend having a look at the previous post in this series...
Sewing with Fleece... What is Fleece?
Today, I'm going to show you how to do a Stretch Test using several different types of fleece (and fleece-like fabrics) that were talked about in the first part of this Series.
What fabric is warm, cozy, and sews like a dream? I'm talking about fleece, and this is a textile that has SO much to offer! Currently, I have three patterns designed specifically for this wonder fabric, with more to come. There is just so much to love about this fabric!
In only a few more months, Pollywoggles will have its 4th anniversary. Four years has flown by, and I can see those years clearly when I look back at my patterns and the faces of my own children and those of the many little ones on my testing team that are not quite so little any more! I have been continually learning new things over those years, both on the technical side of designing as well as with growing my vision for who I want to be in the pattern design world. This year, 2018, I have big plans and today I'd like to share some of those plans with you!
One week from today is Christmas Eve, and that means it is coming down to the end for getting holiday sewing done. I still have one more pair of Skyler & Jordan pajamas waiting to be stitched together, and a few little things yet to finish. Speaking of little things, while I was working on the Patchwork Christmas Stars that I shared with you a couple weeks ago, I also spent some time on these little guys... Gingerbread Men!
Thank you so much for stopping by my little corner of the digital world. When I'm not designing (or, more likely, attempting to keep up with housework or schooling my three rug rats!) you'll probably find me with my nose in a book, escaping for a few precious moments into a world of fiction or learning with single-minded focus about my latest interest. Here, I'd like to share with you some of the things that I'm currently working on and a bit about all the ways I like to keep my creative juices flowing!
Just for Fun...