tic tac toe dress

Tic tac toe top!

January 28, 2019

This little blog has been pretty quiet lately! That's not to say a lot of sewing hasn't been going on.  I guess with the arrival of instagram, I, like many other sewers who have blogs have been blogging less. Instagram is great because it's so quick and easy but sometimes I like things to be here too! So my first blog post for 2019 is a little top I made Emily.  We have been enjoying warm weather here (sometimes too warm), and the girls are on school holidays.  I love this time of year when they can play outside until bedtime and our days are free and easy.

sewpony holiday

December 02, 2018

I can't believe it's December and that Christmas is just around the corner. Today I am announcing the final theme for sewpony sew-alongs.  Since it's December, the theme is #sewponyholiday.  I like to make my girl's a new dress each Christmas but I don't want them to be unwearable outside of the Christmas week.  I have some pretty in mind for Christmas and will be making a start on them this week.  If you would like to sew along with the theme, please tag your makes on IG with the hashtag by December 31st to have the chance to win one sewpony PDF pattern.  Congratulations to Fleur  who won the sewpony superstars vote for their favourite creation for the November theme of #sewponychild with this gorgeous Issie top. A sewpony pattern is coming your way.

Contrary to most of my readers, in Australia, our Christmases are hot! 

My good friend Jenya from While she was sleeping, also lives in Australia and her family, like mine, spends a lot of time by the water. Jenya made her daughter a cosi swimsuit from some cool stripey fabric she had leftover from a cosi she made the same daughter over four years ago.  You can see it here.  

I hope you can join in for the final sew along and maybe make something special for Christmas!


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 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


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.