May 9, 2014

Thank you for everyone that entered the giveaway for April Rhodes new fabric line through Art Gallery fabrics called Arizona.  Through your comments it’s apparent that you guys love making little totes!

The winner of the giveaway according to is Lauren of Sew Dog Gone Cute (Lauren shoot me and email with your address so I can get you your fat quarter bundle).

Pattern Testers Wanted :

Also, those of you who follow me closely are probably aware that I am working on my first pattern – the Hudson Pant.  I still need just a couple more pattern testers, especially in the 12-18 size range.  If you think that you would be interested please shoot me an email with your waist and hip measurements and a link to your blog or other social media of choice and title the email Hudson Pant Pattern Testing.  If you want to see a little sneak peek of the pant then check out my instagram feed for a couple of pics.

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  • Reply Debbie Iles May 9, 2014 at 3:28 PM

    Ooooh, I’d love to be a tester for those! Although I’m not in the size range you are after. Waist 28″ hip 34″

  • Reply Chrystal McKay May 9, 2014 at 3:43 PM

    Being a tester would be so fun! Pick me me me! Waist =37″ Hips=48″ . I think that would fit an 18? but perhaps not, depends on your sizing.

  • Reply SewTell May 9, 2014 at 8:29 PM

    Hey Kelli, I completely forgot to send you my website.

  • Reply Rachel Booth May 9, 2014 at 8:50 PM

    I’d love to test for you! I’ve done a bit of testing for other bloggers out there! I’m only 5’1″, waist 30 and hips 38. My blog is

  • Reply Ann May 9, 2014 at 10:04 PM

    I would totally and completely LOVE to test them, I think they look great, I would be THRILLED! But I don’t have a blog or even do any social media. Does that rule me out? I know you said to send an email but I don’t see your email here so hope a comment is okay. Waist 33, hips 43. argarg27 at Fingers crossed,


  • Reply Gillian May 9, 2014 at 10:14 PM

    I”m interested in testing! I’ve amde my fav pants too many times to count – I really need to branch out! My waist is 36″, and my hips are 46″! 🙂

    • Reply Gillian May 9, 2014 at 10:15 PM

      Oops – and I blog at!

  • Reply Andrea Belshaw May 10, 2014 at 2:06 AM

    Hi. I’d love to test your new pattern . These pants look cool and comfy. My waist is 29. Hips 40. Would love to post it to my new blog. “thegreatsewingmrsb”.

  • Reply Crafty Albumine May 10, 2014 at 4:55 AM

    Hey, I would be delighted to test your new pattern! I’m a new to blogging but I’m really enjoying it. What I love in sewing is adding little touches and I would be thrilled to have an opportunity to test your pattern and make a pair of comfy cool pants, and have fun doing so! So please pick me 😉 I’m quite tall, my waist is 34″ and my hips are 43″. My blog is It is linked to all my social media accounts. Thank you!

  • Reply carole oneill May 10, 2014 at 12:51 PM

    I would love to test your new pattern
    They look very comfy
    My measurements are 30″ waist and 40″ hip, and I’m quite short

  • Reply Madalynne May 11, 2014 at 1:12 PM

    Another indie pattern maker! I love it!

  • Reply Anonymous May 11, 2014 at 11:27 PM

    I’ve been hoping for a pattern like that to become available for over a year! Thrilled to see you’re making one. Those look rad! Can’t wait to buy the pattern. 🙂

  • Reply Fabric Tragic May 12, 2014 at 8:09 AM

    Oh testing would be great fun! Not sure what those sizes are in Australian terms but I’m 29inch waist, 39 inch hips. And I only have a sewing machine, just in case you want a serger-less opinion! 😉

  • Reply Karina May 12, 2014 at 4:27 PM

    I love the look of the Hudson pants! I would love to be a pattern tester, my waist measurement is 31″ and my hips are 42″, and I am 5’3. My blog is, I am new to blogging but enjoying the whole experience!

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