June 21, 2017

After I saw this dress An made on Instagram, I had to sew a long sleeved Laure dress too.  I love long sleeved dresses, especially ones made from Japanese lawn!  I found this pretty navy floral lawn at Spotlight in the remnant bin for around $8 for a metre.  I bought it not knowing what I would do with it.  Then after I saw An's dress and how pretty Laure looked sewn up in liberty, I knew the lawn would be perfect.



June 12, 2017

Today I am happy to be taking part in the Nova blog tour! Nova is the latest pattern released by the uber talented An from StraightGrain.  You probably already know I am a big fan of An's. Her patterns are all AMAZING and Nova doesn't disappoint!  For Emily I made the simplest version as  I was time poor and also because I love the simplicity of the single box pleat paired with the peter pan collar.

dressed in sewpony


June 09, 2017

Today I have the pleasure to announce the winners of my Dressed in sewpony sewing contest!!! Firstly, I want to thank everyone for making the effort to participate.  I really had SUCH a difficult task choosing my ten favourites from each category! I am actually glad that I did not have the final job of scoring the ten entries from each category.  Thank you Mie, Naomi and Jill for scoring the International entries and thank you Jenya, Maaike and Kristine for judging the Aussie entries.  I have decided I will get straight to it and announce the winners of the Australian category...the scoring was definitive for the Australian place winners which are as follows:



June 05, 2017

The weather here in Warrnambool is certainly getting chilly.  Each morning Juliette wakes up and asks me, "is it going to be warm or cold today Mummy?" I have told her that for the next three months at least, my answer will be, 'cold'. She needs to know this so she can decide whether to wear a cardigan and tights with her school uniform.  Our winters are reasonably mild in comparison to much of Europe, North America and Canada, for example.  It hasn't snowed in my town since 1981 - and that was apparently a big novelty! 



May 24, 2017

 A couple of months ago, I received a lovely surprise in the post.  A paper copy of the wonderful Tinny Dress pattern by my friend An from StraightGrain!  I helped An a while back with the line drawings for the pattern and although she had already been very generous in sending me this lovely fabric, she spoilt me by sending a copy.  I arrived home from the post shop to find another parcel in my mail box.  Some beautiful fabric from Mon Depot!  This beautiful feather fabric was designed by Wolf + Rita (and is unfortunately currently out of stock - sad face).  It caught my eye the moment I first saw it on Instagram a few weeks before.  An had noticed me commenting on someone's post about how much I loved the fabric, so she sent me some!! So kind - thank you An!  

Juliette dress and top


May 12, 2017

Today is the last day of the pattern tour for the Juliette dress + top. You can purchase the Juliette dress + top pattern HERE. Don't forget to use the coupon code: DRESSEDINSEWPONY to receive 10% off any sewpony pattern and enter the DRESSED IN SEWPONY sewing conntest HERE!

Today, five bloggers/IGers are sharing their Juliette dresses and tops - Gabriela, Polly, Maria, Annick, Maria and Gabriela!

Gabriela (her two gorgeous daughters are pictured above) sews, blogs and makes patterns at Chalk and Notch.  Her site, patterns and creations are gorgeous. I have sewn up one of her patterns - the Top Knot romper, and I can highly recommend it.  She just recently released the Farrah shirt/dress pattern for women which looks gorgeous. For the tour, Gabriela made each of her two daughters a gorgeous Juliette dress!!  See them here! Thank you for joining us Gabriela!