Catherine cardigan

Catherine cardigan tour: day1

February 19, 2018

Today is the beginning of the Catherine cardigan pattern tour! Over the next three weeks, 30 talented sewers will be sharing their creations with the newly released Catherine cardigan pattern. Throughout the tour, you can receive a 15% discount on the pattern with the code CATHERINE15. You can find the pattern here. For those wondering about the Dutch version of this's on it's way and will be released during the tour so you can make the most of the discount.  The pattern tour will run from today until March 9 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Today Sofie, Marleen and Tinne are sharing the gorgeous cardigans they made for their daughters. These three ladies all hale from Belgium. Belgium homes many wonderful sewists who I am lucky to call my friends. I keep telling my husband that we must plan a trip to Europe so I can meet up with so many of these great people!!

sewpony team

The sewpony team!

February 17, 2018

Today I am really excited to introduce you to the first sewpony team!  I have thought about the idea of having a team for a while and decided to take the plunge and put out a call for anyone who might be interested.  Initially I thought four or five people joining me would be great...then I saw so many lovely applications, I decided to extend this number just a bit and now I have 14 wonderful people putting their hand up to join me in helping me through sewing, ideas, feedback, motivation and fun!
On the first of each month you will see some fun sewpony sewing from these ladies. So, in no particular order, here they are (ps...sorry for the less than perfect formatting of this post...thanks blogger).

sewpony team seamstress search!

February 03, 2018

Today I have something very exciting and fun to announce! I am wanting to develop a sewpony team to support  my business and collaborate with like minded sewists. So what does this mean? I am hoping to recruit 4-5 lovely ladies to join the sewpony team who would be involved in the following ways:
1.  Assist with pattern ideas and development, pre-testing of new designs and naming of patterns via a private facebook group;
2.  Sewing up a sewpony pattern hack, blend or straight.  We will post on the first of every month. You will be featured here on the blog and on sewpony social media pages, with a different contributor each month (meaning you will be committed to sew once every 4/5 months depending on team number);
3. You will have access to all sewpony patterns.
4.  Make suggestions/collaborate on future sewpony designs.

Are you interested? To express your interest, please complete the application form HERE.  Applications will close Tuesday 6 February at 11am AEDST (Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time).  All applicants will be notified shortly after this time via email.  The team will be announced the following week and the first feature will take place in April.   Thanks for your interest!!



January 30, 2018

Today I am very excited to announce that the Catherine cardigan pattern is now available to purchase in the sewpony shop. You can find it HERE!  You can read all about the features of the pattern and see different syles in the shop listing. Scroll to the end of this post for a discount!  Thanks to my wonderful testers, the testing process was lots of fun and it was so encouraging to see so many beautiful cardigans. I only need to modify the neckband of the pattern, otherwise, only minor tweaks to the fit.  I had 23 lovely ladies helping me and I owe them a big thank you!  Thank you Ana Sofia, Beth, Celine, Claudia, Daisy, Deborah, Dosrote, Fabienne, Fanny, Jenny, Juanita, Kristie, Lindsy, Nelleke, Qwinta, Renee, Rineke, Sofie, Sylvia, Tinne and Verinne.  You all did a wonderful job! Search #catherinecardigan on IG to see some tester versions.


Another Catherine cardigan

January 22, 2018

Today I am sharing another Catherine cardigan that I finished up this week.  I found this gorgeous texture coral and khaki knit fabric at Spotlight and knew it would look great sewn up.  This view is the long sleeves with the pussy bow.  My petite 9 1/2 year old Isabella is still wearing size 7 in most things, although you will see that her jeans are too short!  We think they look cool this way!  


the catherine cardigan

January 12, 2018

Hello faithful readers! This blog has been rather quiet recently. This is for a few reasons...summer holidays, laziness and getting a new computer and working out how to use it!  Well today I am excited to share a pattern project I have been working on over the past couple of months.  You may have caught a couple of sneak peeks over on Instagram.  I have made three so far, but love this one the most.  I originally made it for Emily (size 5) and photographed her in it, however I wasn't happy with the photos I took and decided to try again for some new photos. I happened to try it on  this morning since her second name is Catherine (after my beautiful Mum), and since it was her turn to feature on a pattern cover.  It looked great on her a little more fitted and so here are the photos on Juliette Catherine!