la maison victor

la maison victor - part unintentional mini Dalores skirt!

September 19, 2017

Hello! So this is post number two for the La Maison Victor blog tour. You can read all the details about La Maison Victor in my previous post here.  For this post, I am sharing the first Dalores skirt I made (which ended up just a little on the short side), along with a Miss Polly dress I made for Emily so we could twin!  As outlined in my previous post, I hadn't realised until after the fact, that the Dalores pattern uses two pattern sheets to achieve the length, so this skirt is the shortest length outlined in the pattern , but is still 20 cm shorter than intended...Oops! Anyway, I still like it and will wear it lots!

la maison victor

la maison victor - part one

September 19, 2017

Today I am taking part in the La Maison Victor world tour! La Maison Victor are a Belgian based pattern magazine that offer patterns for women, men and children in each issue. Last month marked the launch of the English translation of their magazine. Up until now, the magazines were available only in Dutch.  Isabelle, the founder of La Maison Victor, emailed me a couple of months ago asking if I would be interested in taking part in a tour to promote this event. I jumped at the chance!  The magazine is amazing value with 8 patterns included as well as other eye candy, for only around $11AUD. Crazy huh?  The magazine will be available in many newsagents from this Thursday 21st September. On this date, you can enter the search term 'La Maison Victor' into this site and it will list all the stockists of the magazine. If you can't wait, you can purchase the pattern online HERE.  I am excited to share two skirts I made using the Dalores pattern.

feliz pattern


September 11, 2017

Have you seen the latest lovely pattern by StraightGrain? It's the Feliz dress and blouse and it is stunning! Of course you know that I am a big fan of An's designs and we have been sewing buddies for a good few years now! I have sewn nearly all of An's patterns and they are amazingly detailed and super professional. I can very happily highly recommend all of them.  The Feliz pattern is available as a PDF file or as a printed pattern in a pretty folder. You can see both formats in the StraightGrain shop.  It comes in sizes 12 MO - 12 Y.


vienna dress

September 05, 2017

Today I am joining in with the Vienna dress tour! I love joining in other pattern designers tours to repay the favour and also to support others and because I love sewing up patterns I've not yet used! So when Isabel from Bel'Etoile and Katrien from Kaatjenaaisels contacted me to ask if I would be interested in sewing up either the Vienna dress (designed by Isabel and drafted by Katrien) or the Nena dress/top (designed and drafted by Katrien), I immediately signed up!  Isabel and Katrien have both been great supporters of mine and I love their style so it was an easy decision! If you would like to buy the Vienna dress pattern (which I can happily recommend), you can purchase it HERE. Use code: INSTAPARTY for a 10% discount.

cosmo dress

Cosmo tour: day 9 - kneesocks + goldilocks, Honderdachtentwintig, Mend + make new and Yaaritg

September 01, 2017

Today is the final day of the Cosmo dress tour. Today I am lucky to have four lovely sewers to introduce...Jill, Fabienne, Jenny and Yaarit. Until tomorrow, you can receive a 15% discount on the Cosmo pattern with the code COSMOTOUR. Apply at checkout HERE! Available in English and Dutch.  

Jill from Kneesocks & Goldilocks is a good friend of mine now. I discovered her beautiful sewing and photography about a year ago through Instagram. We collaborated together to create the Juliette dress + top and I a big fan of hers! If you don't already follow Jill on Instagram, you are missing out!! She is super intelligent, beautiful and talented! She is a doctor/mother and avid sewer.  You will love Jill!

cosmo dress

COSMO TOUR: Day 8 - While she was sleeping and Straightgrain

August 31, 2017

Today is day eight of the Cosmo dress tour. Today Jenya from While she was sleeping and An from StraightGrain are sharing their gorgeous dresses!! Until Saturday, you can receive a 15% discount on the Cosmo pattern with the code COSMOTOUR. Apply at checkout HERE! Available in English and Dutch. Do you need another incentive to buy the Cosmo dress pattern? Well make sure to follow me on Instagram because I have a fun giveaway going on over there too! Win 1.5metres of Cotton and Steel fabric, piping and exposed zip! Simply tag your Cosmo dress with the hashtag #cosmodresspattern by next Friday 1st September to have a chance at winning!