Brandt Shirt Tester Photo Round Up!

Testers play a huge role in getting a pattern ready for release.  My testers for the Brandt Shirt worked so hard and were so willing to make more than one shirt.  I could not have released this pattern without all their help and feedback.

So take a look at all their versions of the Brandt Shirt and be inspired to make your own!


I always get a little bit of fabric-envy during my pattern tests.  I can never seem to find the fun print knits that other people do.  Take another look at all these great fabric combinations:

unmodeled collage

Again, a big thank you to all who tested for me (in no particular order):

  • Whitney
  • Julianne
  • Maria, check out her blog at MSL Creations
  • Melisa
  • Kate
  • Amanda, check out her blog at Lamb and Ewe Crafts
  • Alyssa
  • Lori
  • Chelsey
  • Kristi, check out her blog at KopyKat & Kidz
  • Lauren
  • Monica, check out her shop at Pooks&Jam
  • Ashley
  • Rachel, check out her page, PookeeBub
  • Kyrsten
  • Melissa
  • Shaina
  • Deirdre
  • Jamie
  • Megan
  • Christine
  • Gaelle
  • Savanna

Brandt Shirt Pattern Released!


My latest pattern, the Brandt Shirt has been released!

I really don’t know what the source of inspiration for this design was.  It just sort of happened almost by accident when I was working on the neckline of another pattern.


The main feature of the Brandt Shirt is it’s high cross-over collar.  This collar is a bit like a turtle neck, only with a lapped detail at the front.  I think the collar adds a bit of sophistication.


Even though the Brandt Shirt looks dressy, it’s also comfortable enough to be a play shirt.  I, of course, designed it with my boys in mind but it looks cute on girls too, which you’ll see in my tester photo round up coming soon.


The Brandt Shirt is quick to sew and suitable for an advanced beginner.  It’s designed for knits, with 4-way stretch knit with at least 75% stretch recommended for the collar.



The Brandt Shirt can be purchased in my Etsy or Craftsy shop and is currently on sale for $5 through Tuesday (regular $8)