8, 9…Perfect 10

I’ve now had the pleasure of testing two of Cassie’s patterns for Little Lizard King.  Cassie is great to work with – not only is she creative (as evidenced by the 10 options in this pattern), but she’s patient and quick to make adjustments as testers get back to her.  That last quality is so important in a designer!  If you’ve got two or three people testing a size and the first one out of the gate finds a fit problem, if the designer is quick to make adjustments, those changes can be tested by those who aren’t as far a long.

Cassie allowed us to pick which options we wanted to test and I chose the Peter Pan collar and button tabs.  Come close and I’ll tell you a little secret: I suck at Peter Pan collars.  I always feel like they’re going to be too big and end up placing them high so they end up too small.  Gah! The Perfect Ten pieces are perfect and they’re easy, don’t get me wrong, just don’t over think it, like I did.  My daughter still loves the way ours turned out but I will definitely just follow the pattern’s pictures next time and not trust my own eye. 😉

Perfect Ten Tester

The fit on the Perfect Ten top is spot on.  I used the measurement chart and my daughter falls squarely in a size 4 even though she is transitioning to 5’s in store-bought.  It fits her like it was made for her!  The nice thing, though, is that I could easily make her a 5 and she would not be swimming in it if I wanted a bit longer wear for her.

We paired our Perfect Ten top with the Kid Shorts by Made.  My daughter NEVER asks to wear anything but skirts or a dress, so when she recently asked for a pair of shorts to wear over leggings I jumped all over making her a pair!

The Perfect Ten is definitely a top that is a “need” – its versatility and size range (12 mos – girls 14) make it a very economical pattern.

Perfect Ten Full 2

Head over to Little Lizard King to purchase your copy of the Perfect Ten.


Paid to Wash My Face

Totally off the subject of clothing/sewing/testing – I’m trying something new!

Recently, I signed up to be a consultant with Rodan + Fields.  I’m excited because, honestly, it’s a little out of my comfort zone (not the washing my face part of it – I’m good with that); I don’t consider myself a “salesperson”.  However, lately, I’ve really felt the need to step out of my comfort zone and challenge myself to try things that don’t come first nature to me.

The great thing with the R+F products is that they are really good and just talking with someone about them is about all of the “sales” I’ll need to do.  I love that there is a 60-day money back guarantee – if for some reason you don’t like the products you get your money back.  Did you hear that?  You. Get. Your. Money. Back.  Name somewhere else that you can get dermatologist-developed products risk-free.  If you go to a dermatologist and they give you  prescription for something you don’t get to fill it, try and go back to Walgreens to return it if you’re unhappy with it.

You may wonder if Rodan + Fields is a fly-by-night company that just popped up to take advantage of peoples’ desire to improve their skin.  Um, no.  You’ve most likely heard of ProActiv – Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields are they original doctors behind it.  They realized that there was a need in the marketplace for solution-based skincare.  Have adult acne; sun-damaged skin; skin that is dull/lifeless and/or becoming lined/wrinkled; or red, irritated skin?  There is a line of products for each of these with clearly defined steps to combat the problem.  They’ve also added tools (roller, Macro-Exfoliator, Acute Care – a wrinkle filler) to aid in getting great results!

Speaking of results, here is a quick picture showing results real people got from the four different regimens – awesome, right?

Four Regimens pic

I mentioned the 60-day money back guarantee but the other thing I love is that you can enroll as a Preferred Customer and receive free shipping as well as a 10% discount on orders BUT you’re not locked in to an auto-ship program.  You continue to order what you need, when you need it!

At 38, I can start to see my skin aging and it’s not my favorite thing that’s happened lately (unlike the gray hairs that are becoming more frequent or the challenge it is to lose weight – I SUPER love those things).  Blah.

If you’re interested in learning more about Rodan+Fields, whether we know each other really well or are just acquaintances (the old word for “Facebook Friend”), I’d love to talk with you!

Feel free to email me at: amylytle11@yahoo.com or visit my R+F site at http://www.amylytle.myrandf.com

Let’s talk!