issie dress

issie dress

October 08, 2018



We have just finished two weeks of school holidays and I have found a bit of extra time to sew.  I found this gorgeous Birch jersey on sale from Spotlight a few weeks ago and bought a metre of it without knowing what I would make.  On Saturday I was in the mood for a quick sewing project so decided to make Issie and Issie dress (using the Issie pattern)!  Funnily enough, as I was cutting into the fabric I saved the selvage so I could note it here.  The name of the fabric is Emily Isabella for Birch fabrics...so this dress was meant to be worn by at least two of the girls in this house!

Orchid Parasol Jumpsuit

Orchid Parasol jumpsuit

October 04, 2018


Over the past couple of weeks I have been involved in some pattern testing.  Gabriela from Chalk and Notch has just released the Orchid Midi dress pattern.  Not only is this pattern amazing, but it can also combine with an another newly released pattern - the Parasol trousers/jumpsuit by Celina from Ensemble Patterns.  Gabriela and Celina have been working hard behind the scenes for many weeks creating two unique patterns that can compliment each other by mix and matching the bodice/sleeve/skirt and pants/shorts options.  

sewpony patterns

SEWPONY STRETCH

October 01, 2018



I am back with some 'sewpony stretch' inspiration.  The new sewalong theme for October is...you guessed it...sewing with stretch fabrics.  I loooooove sewing with stretch fabrics.  Comfort, ease of wear and quick to make.  Today I am sharing some garments made by three members of the sewpony team - Audrey, Deborah and Jenya are  showcasing sewpony patterns in stretch fabrics.  I am also excited to announce a great prize for the October sew along...more on that at the end of this post.

Audrey from the blog audrey's lagniappes is one of my lovely sewpony team.  She is super thoughtful and helpful and has helped me translate three of my patterns into french (Finch in french will be published this week).  She has a gorgeous daughter, Castille (above), who today is wearing a gorgeous Issie dress.  Doesn't she look sweet in it? See more here.

jeune pattern

jeune tops made by my girls!

October 01, 2018


Today I am sharing two sweet tops that the girls made for themselves! We started our September holidays a week ago and I wanted to spend some time sewing a garment each with the girls.  Isabella and Juliette (aged 10 and 8) love choosing fabrics and looking at my designs and having their input.  I decided on a simple project for their first garment sewing project.  A little T-shirt.

olivia dress

OLIVIA DRESS

September 25, 2018


I have been sewing like a mad lady this past week.  I have finished two dresses and one jumpsuit for myself which I am really happy with.  The first dress I finished is this one...my first foray into sewing with Style Arc patterns - the Olivia dress. I saw this gorgeous brown spotted Olivia dress on IG a couple of weeks ago and it was enough to encourage me to buy the pattern.  I loved the simple silhouette and flattering shape.

in the folds

in the folds - peplum top

September 14, 2018



Today was 23 degrees (C)! We have had a long winter and it was so nice to have a sunny day!  I wore my freshly made In the folds peplum top.  I shared a sneak peek of this top on IG earlier this week.  This lovely pattern is free! Made by Emily from In the folds for Peppermint magazine.  The design is lovely - a flared top with peplum frill and a V shaped neckline at the back.  The neckline and armholes are finished with a bias hem.