Sewing for me

Issie top #3

August 19, 2018


I'm back to show you another Issie top! I recently helped a friend out with some sewing jobs. She generously gave me some fabric money in return.  I made the grey Issie top from some of the fabric I bought, as well as this one, and another I'm yet to make.  For this top I used a thicker sweatshirt/windcheater type fabric I found at Spotlight.  Since the fabric is thicker I decided to make a plain top without ruffles.  I also copied Mijke's idea for this one and cropped the length of the top (by 8cm) and took a bit off the waist band too (4cm).

Sewing for me

ISSIE TOP #2

August 17, 2018


I am on an Issie top roll...this is the second one I have gotten around to photographing.  I shared a pic of this one on Instagram but wanted to get some outdoor photos to show it off better.  I lucked out when  I found some rusty coloured French terry fabric at my local op shop a couple of weeks ago.  At first, I saw it and didn't buy it.  I left the shop thinking it was not a pretty colour.  A couple of days later I went back and bought it.  Paired with pink cuffs, neckband and waistband, now I love the colour!

issie top

Issie top #1

August 15, 2018


Today I am sharing one of the Issie tops I made for myself with the recently released Issie pattern for women.  When the pattern was released last week I hadn't had a chance to have some of the tops I made photographed since I was working full time during the day and the weather was wet and grey at night.  I finished this top on the weekend.  It is made from grey sparkly French terry I found at Spotlight.  Unfortunately, the sparkles are hard to see in these photos, but I appreciate the subtle bling.

sewpony mix

sewpony MIX

August 02, 2018


Can you believe it's August already? This month for the sewpony sew along, the theme is #sewponymix.  Mix two or more sewpony patterns to create something new!! Would you like to sew along? Simply upload your photos on IG with the tag #sewponymix by August 31st and you could win yourself a copy of the yet to be released Issie pattern for teens/women!   July's theme of #sewponysolids had one unanimous winner - Karo Thom with her gorgeous blue Juliette dress! Congratulations Karo, you will be receiving two sewpony kids patterns of your choice!  To showcase the new theme, Maria and Deborah have both sewn beautiful dresses and I am inspired to try both mixes!!

Issie dress

July 08, 2018


You might have seen on Instagram that I am currently working on expanding the Issie top pattern.  While the current pattern gives measurements for extending the top into a dress, I feel that sewers tend to prefer having the actual pattern pieces so that they are more likely to achieve a good result.  So for this 'Issie dress', I lengthened the flared top and cinched the waist in with some 6mm elastic on the inside of the dress. 

finch dress

finch pattern tour - day 3

July 06, 2018


Today is the third and final day of the Finch dress pattern tour.  Until tomorrow (Saturday 7th July 4pm AEST), you can receive 20% off the Finch dress pattern (now also available in Dutch) by using the code: FINCHFRIENDS.  Apply at checkout.  Click HERE FOR ENGLISH, and HERE FOR DUTCH.  Today Angie, Laurence, Mijke and Eveline are sharing their gorgeous Finch dresses!

I discovered Angie Burgett's IG account and blog a few months ago and have been following her keenly ever since.  She sews and kits beautiful things for her equally beautiful daughter, Joni.  Angie lives in the US and by the look of the backdrop in these photos, lives somewhere with breathtaking views! Joni looks so pretty in this sky blue scalloped Finch dress.  See more here.