I was a little nervous to jump into this pattern. I haven’t used a commercial pattern in over ten years, and the fabric I had my heart set on was a rayon challis, which doesn’t have a reputation for being super easy to work with. It’s very fluid and tends to shift all over the place when cutting and sewing.
But I did it anyway, and I’m happy to report that both the pattern and the fabric were less daunting than I expected.
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I had the pleasure of reviewing the Lucinda top and Lucinda skirt patterns, seen below:
Both pieces are stunning and are the types of garments that people will stop you on the street to ask, WHERE DID YOU GET THAT? I can’t wait for a spare moment to sit down and make myself the Lucinda skirt- I love the fitted high waist and the pleated pockets.Read more…
I thought I never had much use for a cup cozy- I like my hot drinks to scald my mouth AND my hands.
And then one frigid January day I was trying to enjoy an equally frigid smoothie, and I realized I was shivering from having to hold the freezing cold glass in my bare hands.
So when Nizel of StitchCrafty4U offered to send me a sample for review, I went straight for the cozies.
Perfection! The cozies have 2 buttons with an elastic closure, so they’re sure to fit any size. I felt the heart print was excellently timed for Valentine’s Day, which is just around the corner!
The major bonus here? Her cozies come as a set with little handwarmers! I think Nizel understands the true calling of the cozy!
The handwarmers are pure genius. I have something similar that’s much bigger that I use when my neck and shoulders get sore from my perpetual slouching, but these little guys are the perfect size for pockets!
Everything came wrapped in a cute little bag, perfect for gifting!
Speaking of gifts and Valentine’s Day, her cozy sets are on sale right now for only $8 ($3 off ). Go check out the StitchCrafty4U shop!