New pattern coming soon—testers needed!


In my normal sewing life, it seems I’m always a season behind whatever project I’m working on.  If it’s the last day of summer, I’ve started thinking about a tank top pattern.  Or when Halloween has come and gone, I’m finally posting about my kids’ costumes.

I’ll chalk up the crazy timeline to the artist in me.  Cause when you get the excitement to make something, you have to get started RIGHT then while you’re motivated.  Amiright?!  Even if you’re sewing tank tops in November.


But.  This time around I did it!
I have a new pattern coming!  And it’s in the perfect season!


Yes, Yes, Yes.
I’m so excited about this one!  I think you will be too.

• for Boys + Girls
• sizes 12 months to 12 years
• with lots of options and looks


I love wardrobe basics.

The pattern should be ready in the next few weeks.
But we’re looking for pattern testers!

** UPDATE **

Wow.  Thank you for your response to our Call for Testers!
You blew us away…..which I guess means you’re excited about the sweatshirt pattern!
I’m sorry we can’t select everyone to test.  But good news is that the pattern will be ready soon.

And if you want to be first to snag the pattern when it’s ready….
Do you subscribe to our Newsletter?
Newsletter subscribers will be the first to know when the pattern is released!
Just enter your email in the box on the sidebar.

Have a great Wednesday my friends.

  1. 1) Amy

    I’d love to sign up to test but it looks like you have to have a facebook account? I guess I’ll just wait until the pattern comes out.

  2. 2) Lori

    I would have liked to be a tester as well but I don’t have Facebook either 🙁

  3. 3) Nancy

    I’d like to be a tester too but no Facebook! 🙁

  4. 4) ERin

    Just filled out my form. I really hope I can help test!

  5. 5) Sarah J

    Glad to see I’m not actually the last person on earth not on Facebook – lol! It looks like an amazing pattern and I have some sweatshirt fleece waiting g for its release ☺

  6. 6) Maureen

    I am not on facebook either, or I would have signed up!

  7. 8) Marilyn

    Which pattern did you use for the cute gray and white uneven hem striped knit top shown on this page?
    Thank you-

  8. 9) Meritxell

    It looks a perfetc ítem for school for the kids I would be so glad to test it for You. crossing fingers!

  9. 10) Patricia Campbell

    My nearly 6 year old granddaughter Ivy loves your little sweatshirt pattern! I would love to be a pattern tester, but like others have mentioned above, I do not have an (active) Facebook account. I hope that won’t preclude me!!

  10. 11) Patricia Campbell

    Ok, just read the former on Google. (Guess I should have done that first!!) I’ll just have to wait for the pattern to come out too. ????

  11. 12) Paige

    I also would love to test this but no facebook.????

  12. 13) Joyce Hayhow

    I have just signed up,to be a tester. But, I would LOVE to have the pattern for the grey stripped top. I’ve searched every where for a pattern like that.

    • 14) Dana

      I’m glad you like it! That’s the high-low variation in the pattern. ????

  13. 15) Amber

    Wow – being a tester would be so cool. My dream of being Dana’s friend combined with my skill for constructive feedback all in one bundle! 🙂

  14. 16) Paula

    I would love to help you and sew up a sample, I’m sure my grandson ( 18 mo) would love it too

  15. 17) Lauri

    Hi Dana and lovely ladys on here.
    I don’t have face book so I’ll wait for the pattern.
    Where is the material from it’s gorgeous. Is it a new line?
    Where do you get ribbing?
    Thank you for sharing.

  16. 18) Christy haggard

    Pick me, pick me! Haha! 🙂 I’ve been wanting to find a good sweatshirt pattern for a while. I’d love to try your pattern out now or later!

  17. 19) Pam Bradshaw

    I would love to be a tester. From the comments below, is there info on Facebook? I don’t have Facebook. If you are still looking for testers please add my name to your list.
    Thanks very much! Love all your videos.


  18. 20) Ava

    Its awesome, please consider adding a hoody variation so we can use for boys.

    • 21) Dana

      Thanks Ava.
      This sweatshirt does not include a hood….but it IS designed for boys as well! I’ll be sharing some boy versions when the pattern is released.

  19. 22) Megan

    Dana, would you be willing to update here when you’ve contacted the testers so that those who aren’t selected know to stop obsessively checking their inbox (not that I would do that!)? 🙂

    And I’m really hoping you share your sources for sweatshirt fleece! I have only ever seen solid and striped!

  20. 23) Marisa

    Darn! I would have loved to test for you. Very cute!

  21. 24) Belinda

    Yes, I am a subscriber to the news letter. Also Love watching the YouTube videos!!!

  22. 25) Sarah

    I would also love to know your sources for cute sweatshirt fleece. I hope that’s included in the post when the pattern is released!

  23. 26) Amanda

    Where do you get all your cute fabric?!?!?!!? Love it! And I can’t wait to try out this pattern when it’s released!!

  24. 27) Tawana

    My 9 year old daughter wanted to learn how to sew and she completed her first skirt from your youtube video. Thank you!

  25. 29) Sharon Northern

    Love MADE EVERYDAY……It is soon much fun. and projects easily developed through precise and wonderfully instructions. I am always on th FQS website as it is my favorite place to find exciting new fabrics to create beautiful quilts for friends c and family l y. The Youtube videos are just the icing on the cake. Thank you all.


  26. 30) Sharon Northern

    Wonderfully written instructions

  27. 31) Deanne

    Ugh! I can’t believe I missed this call out. Congrats on the new pattern! Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy.

  28. 32) Dianne

    Juse discovered your videos on placemat bibs and the set of baby burp cloths. Loved them. Please share your tag that you sewed on the bibs and where I might go to order some. Thank you. I, also, am not on facebook.

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