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And may your Thanksgiving be a time of celebration, love and of course some sewing time!
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As a designer, the big moment in the pattern production process is testing. All the time and thought that goes into a pattern is finally brought out into the light and gets to be used by those that I've been creating for. I'll admit I get nervous but it's also exciting to see something that's been "my baby" brought to life.
The Margo Blouse Pattern Update testers brought their A-game! They brought sewing expertise (which helps me fine tune the pattern), creativity and a generous spirit. I'm humbled by the time and attention these makers gave to me. Thank you to all of you!
I have for you just a sample of the photos and projects the testers completed. Here they are (left to right):
Angie of PocketfulofRainbows: She made View B in white eyelet showing how nice the pattern would be in lace.
Margo of CreatingInTheGap: This color is amazing and the burnout fabric adds even more interest. It's a solid blouse with a twist!
Danielle of sewciallibery: Danielle did something with her Margo I never even thought of! She used one fabric for the yoke and sleeve and another for the body. Brilliant and it would work as a scrap buster!
Deepthi of MadeByDee: She made her Margo in a flowy rayon which is the first fabric I think of for the Margo blouse. At her suggestion I lengthened the short sleeve version 1 1/2" in the new update. Thank you for the suggestion Deepthi.
Genya of WishIfYouCan: Genya made her blouse really special by taking the windowpane plaid and cutting it on the bias for the yoke which is a creative touch that makes it special.
Jacqui of MadSewingScientist: She used a crepe de chine in her version and ran the directional print crosswise on the yoke. I love that print.
Jenni of JenniSewsSomething: Jenni makes lots of projects that have a vintage feel to them and she brought that esthetic to her Margo here. Beautiful Jenni!
Kirsten of ReadRunSew: What can I say? Kirsten chose a fun dog print and made a whimsical Margo. This fun blouse goes right along with her fun personality.
Vicki: Look at what Vicki did with this stripe! I didn't include it here, but she made another Margo during the test in a stripe. I love the 70's vibe!
Thank you all for your help! I couldn't do it without you!
The Updated Margo Blouse is in the store and if you join our new Facebook group, the BDP Sewing Collective, you get a coupon code for 30% off all patterns in the month of November.
One of our best-selling patterns just got a refresh! The Margo Blouse PDF pattern now comes with a few new features:
Extended Sizing: Sizes 4-22
Layered Printing - print all sizes or just one!
Over the next few days I'll be sharing photos from my lovely testers and ideas for your own Margo Blouse.
Get a coupon code for 30% off all patterns through November 30th if you join The BDP Sewing Collective Facebook Group. Use it on all patterns including the New Margo!
Also, have you already purchased the Margo Blouse PDF pattern? We will send you the updated pattern FREE! Just email us with the name and email you purchased the pattern under and we will get your copy out to you.
I hope you enjoy!
Happy sewing! Diane
Hi! I'm Diane, a wife, mom, sewing teacher and pattern designer from sunny Southern California. I share my sewing adventures here on the Blue Dot Blog formerly Gatorbunnysews. For more info click here.