The end of 2021 saw the release of the APEXpouch pattern and I am delighted to follow it up with the upcoming release of the APEXcarry. The pattern started life last summer and was heavily road tested throughout our holidays around Ireland. The pattern was refined over the months and during testing with the addition of a main zipped closure option, a second smaller (but still big!) standard sized tote. I’m delighted that it will be released on the 5th February!!
Here are some pictures of that first version that is still serving us well as the “shove everything in there we’re going to the beach” bag! The overall styling and construction have stayed the same but with refined details and options making it a great all round tote pattern.
This year has seen the release of two new great patterns. The MidnightSUN and the SUNrise patterns. Both are available to purchase from my Etsy Store The In Complete Stitch as is a discounted bundle the SUNbundle which includes both patterns at a reduced price.
Welcome to In Complete Stitches. I’m delighted that, following the hugely successful release of the TrapBEAG TrapMOR pattern, the TrapINI pattern is now also available to purchase in my Etsy Store TheInCompleteStitch!!
Getting the TrapBEAG TrapMOR pattern ready was a longer road than expected with those Covid19 related bumps creating a challenging year for us all. The warmth and resilience of the sewing community has certainly been a wonderful escape and comfort for me during these stressful times. I hope you too have found a safe peaceful corner where ever you live.
From the 17th October you can head to the latest blogpost to see all the amazing Traps by the fantabulous team of pattern testers who helped me perfect the pattern! While there keep your eyes open for a discount code (giving you 25% off your TrapBEAG TrapMOR and Planetary Backpack purchases until next Friday, 23rd October 2020).
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The Planetary Backpack is also available to download with lots of delightful versions popping up around Instagram. Why not check out #planetarybackpack and #incompletestitches for some inspiration!
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I’m Sarah and I work for most of the day as an architect with my husband in our practice, Keller Architects. (www.kellerarchitects.com) At home we have three small(ish) maggots running around but at night, when all is quiet, I satisfy my sewing addiction. In fact, at this point I can’t be sure if I buy fabric to feed this sewing addiction, or sew to justify my fabric addiction. Either way, my stash rises and falls in an irregular cycle that has a dangerously upward trajectory.
I set up this blog about 2 1/2 years ago, February 2018, with a few ambitions/goals in mind at the time. It has, until now, largely developed into a documentation of my sewing projects, driven to a huge extent by pattern testing. The wonderful Elles Lanfer of Misusu Patterns gave me my first opportunity, to test the Doris Skirt, in Feb/March 2018 and getting close to three years later I have become immersed in the online sewing and pattern testing world.
I get huge enjoyment from pattern testing. It has given me behind the scenes access to an inspirational sewing community and drives me to expand my skills and push my boundaries with every new project. I also get a lot of satisfaction from helping small scale independent “indie” sewing companies to thrive in such a competitive market. I have been so lucky that each and every testing experience has been rewarding, positive and has continued to strengthen my sewing enthusiasm.
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