April 19, 2017

Jill and I are excited to have the Juliette dress + top pattern ready for testing! All of the photos in this post are care of the very talented Jill from Kneesocks and Goldilocks, with whom I have had the pleasure to get to know and work with over the past couple of months! All of the photos in this post are Jill's...amazing makes for her two daughters, Lola and June. Head over to her IG account for details. if you have already read about the pattern here or on IG, you know all about it already...but if not, here are the details:

The Juliette dress + top is a classic A-line silhouette with a soft ruffle neckline.  A faux button placket can be added for extra detail at the front. The dress and top can be made sleeveless or with short or three quarter length sleeves.  In seam pockets can be added for those who can’t wear a dress/top without pockets! The dress and top close with either a button and loop incorporated into the neck binding, or with bias ties.  A great staple dress and top to complement your girl’s wardrobe.



April 14, 2017

No doubt by now you have noticed the big Coffee and Thread blog tour?  I have known Olga, the lovely lady behind the Coffee and Thread pattern label, through the blogosphere for a few years now. And she is a super nice and supportive lady. She was born in the Ukraine, but now lives in The US with her husband and four children.  She is an ex school teacher (go teachers) and now also creates PDF patterns! Today is the last day of her world tour and there have been so many lovely creations made using her patterns. Make sure to search #coffeeandthreadtour on IG to see all the lovely things people have made. You can also use the code 'coffeeandthreadtour' to receive 20% off any of Olga's designs today too. Olga is also having a giveaway over on her blog. Enter it HERE.  

Juliette dress and top


April 13, 2017

Today I am very excited to share the new pattern I have been working on over the past couple of months.  I am extra excited because I have been working together with someone who is one of my sewing superstars!  A couple of months ago, Jill from Kneesocks and Goldilocks (IG sewing extraordinaire) and I began communicating about working on a design together. We exchanged sketches, photos, ideas and more ideas and eventually decided on this sweet and vintage inspired dress and top - the Juliette Dress and Top!  The name was suggested by Jill for two reasons.  1. I have a daughter named Juliette, and 2. The neck ruffle reminded her of some of the clothes worn by women in the time of Shakespeare...so Juliette it is!

dolls pattern


April 07, 2017

I have been working towards and looking forward to this day for many, many weeks now. The exciting news is that I have a brand new shiny pattern shop!  And I am very excited to also be releasing a new little pattern .... the Mini Miss Polly pattern in collaboration with the wonderful Soft Cactus Fabrics!  You can see more about this project over on the Soft Cactus blog.  If you would just like to see all the updated patterns and check out the new Mini Miss Polly pattern (in English and Dutch) in the sewpony shop, go ahead and click over and I hope you will enjoy!  To hear more of the story of how today's events came to be and to find out about a discount, and a special incentive...then read on!

dulcie dress


March 31, 2017

So last week after releasing the free Dulcie dress pattern, I also promised that for the next few Fridays there would be some sewing goodness and surprises happening here on the blog.  I hoped to have my new sewpony pattern shop up and running today, but it is not quite ready. So instead, I thought I would run a giveaway!  I made this Dulcie dress a few weeks back, and for those who have sewn up the pattern, you will recognise the pretty fabric I used for the photographic instructions.  This particular dress was made with the first draft of the pattern, so the sleeves are too tight. In the finished pattern, they are a lot looser and don't pinch under the arms like they do in the photo below.



March 24, 2017

I am very excited today to share something I have been working on in secret for the past few weeks along with the help from some lovely testers!  I am releasing my first pattern under my new label of 'sewpony' (no longer, sewpony vintage), The Dulcie dress...and guess what...it's free!  There has been a lot going on behind the scenes at sewpony...this is the first of many exciting things I am sharing with you.  Please stay tuned every Friday for the next month as I show you more and more of some fun sewing inspiration and goodness! I will be opening my new sewpony shop next week with updated existing patterns as well as some other surprises!