Dresses

A birdie dress

April 16, 2018


Today I thought I would share a dress I made a couple of months ago for Emily.  I discovered the beautiful fabrics designed by Australian designer Lauren from Thistle and Fox on IG late last year and absolutely adore her designs.  She has created so many beautiful prints, many of them being Australian themed, which I love.  I purchased this fabric through Lauren's shop at Spoonflower. The print I chose is called Swooping swallow (in copper + peach).  Isn't it gorgeous? I found it so hard to choose!  Lauren also has a lovely IG account where you can see many of her prints and also her sewing.

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colour blocked jeune top

April 11, 2018


Today I am sharing a colour blocked Jeune top that I made this week for Juliette using the newly released Jeune twinset pattern. I was inspired by Deborah who made a gorgeous colour blocked top during testing. To create a colour blocked Jeune top is very simple. Just choose your dissection lines, cut the traced pattern pieces then add seam allowance to the lines that you created.  I am thinking of creating a tutorial if that would be useful.  Do you also know you could make a Jeune hack and tag it on IG with #sewponyhack by the end of April to be in the running to win a little prize? Just search the hashtag for more information.

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jeune twin set # 2

April 10, 2018


Today I am sharing the second Jeune twin set I made using beautiful See you at six fabrics. I really wanted to try the fancy elastic banding that See you at six produce so ordered some along with Copper lines and Sansiviera from Maaidesign. Both are a beautifully structured cotton lawn. I LOVE See you at six fabrics..their new line has just come out too which is equally stunning.  These two fabrics pair so well together and the elastic matches perfectly with the skirt.  

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pattern release: The Jeune twin set

April 09, 2018


Today I am very excited to finally share with you my new pattern, the Jeune twin set! I have been working on this skirt and top combination for over a month now and am very happy it is finally finished! I have had a lovely group of testers working behind the scenes making some beautiful Jeune tops and skirts...make sure to check out IG and the hashtag #jeunetwinset, #jeunepattern to see them all. You can purchase the PDF pattern HERE. Use JEUNERELEASE10 to receive 10% off for the next 48 hours only (expires 9pm AEST, 11/4/'18).

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sewpony sewing series: sewpony hack

April 02, 2018


Hello! Today I am introducing you to a really fun theme that will be brought to you by the wonderful sewpony team...the sewpony sewing series! Every month (usually around the 1st of the month), 2-3 members of the team will be sewing with sewpony patterns along with a monthly theme.  This month's theme is 'sewpony hack' - hack meaning to change/chop/alter an existing sewpony pattern to create something new.  Today I am showing your two beautiful garments made by Daisy and Mijke, using the Issie top pattern and Juliette pattern.  But before I talk more about them, I want to let you know that you can join in on the fun too! I will be sharing my sewpony hack later in the week and over on IG if you would like to join in, you can find out about a cool prize you could win.  Simply upload your creation sewing along with the theme and use the hashtag #sewponyhack.  At the end of the month, Daisy and Mijke will choose their favourite and so the winner will be chosen.  On May 1st, the winner will be announced as well as a new theme and new creations!!  I will sew along each month too. This will continue until December 2018. Head over to IG to see more and find out what the April prize is!

Straightgrain

ume

March 29, 2018


Today I am joining in on the Ume dress tour!  Ume is the latest wonderful pattern by An from StraightGrain.  An has released so many great patterns now, and I have sewn them all but one! Ume is another winner offering many options for sewing shirt dresses.  The instructions are wonderful and a written with great detail. I sewed up the straight dress option with popover placket. You can purchased the pattern in English and Dutch, and it will soon also be released in a paper version too - which I highly recommend.