sewpony child

November 02, 2018

I am in disbelief that it is November already...but time waits for no man, or woman.  It's time for a new sewpony sewalong and also to announce the winner of the October sewalong! This month, the sewalong theme is #sewponychild...let your child choose everything! I have something planned for Emily but first I am excited to show you some lovely creations from Daisy, Mijke and Marjolein.

The first sewpony child outfit is from Daisy from Molemieke. She made her gorgeous daughter Femke an Issie top and Jeune skirt.  Aren't they lovely? See more over at Daisy's blog.

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 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


October 01, 2018

I am back with some 'sewpony stretch' inspiration.  The new sewalong theme for October 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


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 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.