The testers makes – George pattern.

At the end of last year I launched four new sewing patterns including the George sewing pattern in collaboration with Project run and Play as part of the Lounge Library collection. As always my patterns went through testing by a fab group who test most of my patterns.

They are an eagle eyed lot and make sure I get to know about any mistakes or things that could be made clearer before I launch my sewing patterns. It is also a great way to test out the different sizes.

The testing for me is equally nerve wracking as it is exciting. Its always a worry the pattern could be a complete disaster and after hours and hours of work to get to that point that thought feels brutal. The exciting part is getting to see how the testers interpret the styles and how it looks on their models.

The George sewing pattern was well liked by both makers and the wearers. Here are the results….

Debbie:

George sewing pattern from Bobbins and Buttons

I have to give a special mention to Debbie’s boy because his name is George. What a model and what great fabric choices. I could actually create a whole post on his outfits alone. He now has numerous George hoodies and Joseph joggers too!

George sewing pattern from Bobbins and Buttons

None of them any less epic than this one!

George sewing pattern from Bobbins and Buttons

George sewing pattern from Bobbins and Buttons

George hoody number two!

George sewing pattern from Bobbins and Buttons

Just incase you thought that one was a bit ordinary!! Dino-tastic!!

Karen:

George sewing pattern from Bobbins and Buttons

How cheeky and cute is this young man in his tonal blue version.

George sewing pattern from Bobbins and Buttons

The hood has an optional lining giving an opportunity to add an extra designer touch with a patterned hood lining.

Rebecca:

George sewing pattern from Bobbins and Buttons

The George hoody is not just for boys!! here is a great practical version for Rebecca’s little girl.

George sewing pattern from Bobbins and Buttons

A peek of that funky hood lining.

Emma:

George sewing pattern from Bobbins and Buttons

Emma made hers in a cosy fleece fabric with contrast plain sleeves and pocket.

George sewing pattern from Bobbins and Buttons

Showing how it works equally well for older kids and younger ones.

Abi:

George sewing pattern from Bobbins and Buttons

Abi added some of her own special touches to her version, with thumb holes, hood cords and pocket positioning. She even made a co-ordinating mask!

Karen:

George sewing pattern from Bobbins and Buttons

Karen teamed her George hoody with the Joseph joggers in Alpine fleece for a super snuggly and very practical P.E kit.

I love how these results show what a versatile garment the George sewing pattern makes. Across the ages for both boys and girls.

 

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Julia Claridge

I was about 6 or 7 years old when I had my first go on a sewing machine, it was an old hand crank machine that my mum used with her patients, she was an occupational therapist. I still vividly remember watching with amazement as the tiny perfectly formed stitches were created as I turned the handle. I Grew up in the 70’s and 80’s when buying clothes was less affordable and dressmaking was an answer to updating your wardrobe more regularly. My own mother was a talented dressmaker who made most of my clothes and my sisters clothes as well as a many for herself. I soon got involved with making my clothes, I loved the whole experience of picking out fabrics, trims and a pattern to create a new outfit, then going home to make a new garment or outfit. When it came to leaving school I visited a careers advisor who asked what I wanted to do next. My answer was ..Sew! Read more...

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