You can get your copy of the Union St. Tee at Hey June now!
I’m pretty tough on my testers, I’ll admit it. The draft they receive is pretty rough. I haven’t shared tester photos in the past because the final version of the pattern is usually far off. Surprisingly, it’s been my two women’s patterns that have gone through the fewest revisions. The Union St. tee didn’t change much after testing, so I’m happy to finally share some pictures with you. These women are total rock stars – giving of their time, fabric, and energy to sew something up on a deadline and then give me really detailed feedback. My patterns are so much better because of their input and I couldn’t do it without them. (There are also a few testers not shown for personal reasons.)
Ok, here we go! First up, Liz from Made On Maple made a black and white striped version and styled it in my favorite way – with a bright pop of color! Also, those shoes!
Shino from Nutta made a basic gray staple. I don’t know if there’s such a thing as too many gray t-shirts, and I love how casual/slouchy this one is. Perfect weekend wear!
Mandy from Sugar Bee Crafts made a cute and trendy geometric version. Love her styling here too with that turquoise jewelry!Taylor from Taylor Made not only made a beautiful shirt, she’s also hiding tiny secret. Giant fist bump to the lady who volunteered to test a pattern at 9 months pregnant! (her secret for making a non-maternity shirt work – go up a size or two!)
Lisa from Notes from a Mad Housewife made a nice and simple solid tee to compliment her amazing self-made wardrobe. She just finished participating in Me Made May – you should check out her instagram to see all the incredible handmade items in her wardrobe!
In addition to thanking my testers, I also owe a great big overdue thank you to all of you as well. Back in January when I released the Lane Raglan, I said I’d donate all my first days’ proceeds to my friend Nicola to help with her work at 1 Step 2 Step, in honor of one of the little boys there who passed away. Nicola is just now getting all the proceeds from that day because there was a slight problem. You see, you guys bought about 10 times the amount of patterns that we expected that day. Instead of just getting a little cash to replace a few broken therapy toys, she ended up with enough money to really make a difference. So over the last few months she’s been compiling a list of items that the orphanage really needs but can’t afford or can’t source locally. We were able to buy out her wish list on Amazon and add on many extra items as well. At one point, Nicola asked if she had reached her limit yet, and I had the pleasure of telling her she was only halfway there.
So, thank you.