Happy Friday, my friends! I hope you all had a wonderful Valentine’s Day! I was lucky to get a day date out to lunch with Scott, and then Brantley’s softball practice was cancelled, so we went out to dinner too, and took the kids! Lots of candy, lots of chocolate, and lots of love!
For my Friday Favorites today, I’m sharing a special project I’ve been working on and hinting about… The Roho Blouse from Cotton + Thread!
I’ve talked in the past about how much I love pattern testing for sewing pattern designers. It’s a fun way to participate in the process of developing and finalizing sewing patterns, and it challenges me in my sewing and problem-solving skills. Plus, you get to work with really amazing designers and seamstresses and learn from their creativity too, which is so inspiring. And Olga from Cotton + Thread is one of the best! I have tested for her once before, and her attention to detail throughout the entire testing process is what ends up making her patterns such high quality, and in turn, well fitting and flattering end garments! Once you start
The Roho Blouse is her most recent pattern that I just finished testing that she released on Monday (you might recognize a familiar face in her post here!). Through the testing process, the group is given the pattern, we sew it up and provide feedback on sizing, fit, technique preferences,
The Roho Blouse offers two different hem styles (one gathered and one loose), three sleeve lengths, and opportunities for lengthening or shortening the blouse. I made my final version in
It was a wonderful and really fun experience testing and making the Roho Blouse, and I am always honored to be selected
The Roho Blouse will be on sale through Monday if you need a quick sewing project for the weekend! It’s a great project for a beginner, and sews up quickly. Check it out here!
I hope you have a WONDERFUL weekend!