So Very Jo

Pattern Testing

My Version of the Eleni Top From Designer Stitch Patterns

Hello! I recently saw a pattern tester call that I just had to answer.  It was for Designer Stitch Patterns Eleni Top/Tunic/Dress.  This pattern has so many different design options that the possibilities are endless.  You have the option of making it into a top, tunic or a maxi dress and also different sleeve options.  Oh and did I mention that there is a flounce option too?    This pattern was just released and will be on sale for an entire week.  You can get your PDF of the Eleni top  ...

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My Sewing Projects

Pattern Review: Simplicity 8216

  Hi! Sew way back when, before the So Very Jo blog was born, I got an opportunity to collaborate with LA Finch Fabrics.  I jumped at the opportunity to review their fabulous fabrics!  I received two different cuts of fabric and one of them was this Arcadia Rayon Challis which is still available for purchase HERE. The description on their site reads: Description: Look chic with this gorgeous abstract rayon challis! Overstock from a high end LA designer.  Drapes nicely, soft hand!  ...

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My Sewing Projects

Sewing 4 Haiti

Hello! Sew, I wanted to tell you about that one time I was part of the Sewing 4 Haiti initiative.  One of my sew sisters sent out an S.O.S to all of her sewing friends that might want to participate in making dresses for little girls in Haiti.  Shun D. from www.shundavis.com hooked up with a non-profit agency called 4 Haiti NYC – 4HNYC Inc. from New York.   4HNYC is a registered NYC nonprofit consisting of a group of concerned young professionals in the NYC area who are raising money  ...

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DIY Projects

Easy DIY Boys Bow Tie

                                          Hello!  I wanted to bring you my version of an Easy DIY Boys Bow Tie.  During this past holiday season, my son came home with a note from the teacher stating that the school was having a Holiday Show and what he needed to wear for the show.  He would be required to wear a button down white shirt and black pants and a red bow tie.  Well, he had  ...

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