Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Testing out the Olabelhe Kirsten skirt

This last week I have been privileged to be a tester for a brand new pattern designer. Her name is Dawn and her freshly minted company is "Olabelhe" . The designs are beautiful, feminine and everything that a little girl loves. Like myself, Dawn is a WAHM who loves her kids and loves to sew. I have been a fan of her pretty dresses for quite some time now, so I jumped at the chance to test her very first pattern. The "Kirstin" skirt is a really fun and very easy pattern. Ahnalin chose the fabric from my stash, as well as fabric for another skirt that is still in process. I chose to make this first skirt exactly as the pattern instructed. And what I found was that this design is a fabulous blank slate. So many fun design elements can be added. I will post the next skirt soon so you can see some fun changes. Dawn really wants mamas to have fun sewing this pattern and sees sewing, as I do, as a way to express individuality.

Now I know you will want to order this pattern NOW. But you will have to wait just a bit. It will be available for purchase very soon. I will update when it hits the market.

In the meantime, here is the picture of my first test of her pattern.


9 comments:

Dawn said...

Wow!!! Thanks so much Sivje for the wonderful comments and shameless plug for my pattern. I couldn't be more thrilled that you are having fun with it and can't wait to see what clever additions you have added to the skirt. Yes, I couldn't have said it better. Sewing really is a fabulous way to express your creative side and by adding little touches to the skirt you really can make it all your own. I can't wait to see what people do with my design.

Tabbi O. said...

That is really really beautiful! Great job all around! Dawn for some reason I still can't post to your blog but hey the thoughts are there!-_Tabbi

Denise said...

This is so cute. You are ALMOST inspriring me to sew again! I did make that super easy pattern for kids skirts but some how messed up the waist band. Ugh.

April said...

That little sash is over-the-top cuteness. I can't wait to sew one up!

Julia said...

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AnnMarie said...

LOVE the skirt boththe design (Dawn) and execution (Sivje) Way to go ladies!!!!!!!

Jennifer Paganelli said...

Love the work here!!

~Issy said...

Wow...i LOVE this skirt! It is really beautiful!

Blessed Mom of Four, Now Five said...

Beautiful skirt!
I wish I had time to sew again.
Robbie