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A journey to get where I am today…

I’m just starting my blog, but I started sewing Christmas 2014. I started out by buying a paper pattern. It was so hard! I think it took me a few days to figure out one simple dress! There were words it didn’t do a good job of explaining, but I somehow figured it out!  My model is about 1.5 years old in this photo.



I had made a local friend by needing a blanket finished and she pointed me in the direction of PDF patterns and that’s where it all started! There was a group behind the pattern and I got to ask all sorts of questions! I even had one of the designers Facetime me because I couldn’t understand it. That amazing company was Create Kids Couture.  Here are my first 2 patterns I did.  Note, I knew NOTHING about taking photos!

Then I realized I liked this sewing thing! I bought a whole lot of patterns and kept sewing.

Now at some point I realized that I wanted to be a part of CKC. I wanted to be a pattern tester! A pattern tester sews up a pattern before it releases to the public to hopefully get all the kinks out.   So I saw a post where they were looking for testers, AND I GOT PICKED!!!! I LOVED being a part of CKC! Here are some of my tests I have done over the years.  I started paying attention to my photography and making myself better (some I used a professional photographer for!)

I grew a lot in the 2-3 years I tested for them. Here are some more recent and some of my favorites:

Here are some of my Women’s Test I did:

I realized there were other companies out there, so I started testing for other companies. Here is one from JL Patterns

I also tested some underwear (which I won’t put on here, LOL), a dress, and I am slowly expanding my testing. I mostly have stopped testing CKC, but I haven’t stopped sewing their patterns 🙂

If you would like any info about CKC, please join their awesome Facebook group! They release patterns ALL the time! The group members are very helpful as well.  They really grew me as a seamstress and I will forever be grateful to them 🙂


I am a mom and high school math teacher. I sew in my free time. Follow my blog to see what I'm up to! Follow me on instagram: Carlonsembroidery

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