in the folds

in the folds - peplum top

September 14, 2018



Today was 23 degrees (C)! We have had a long winter and it was so nice to have a sunny day!  I wore my freshly made In the folds peplum top.  I shared a sneak peek of this top on IG earlier this week.  This lovely pattern is free! Made by Emily from In the folds for Peppermint magazine.  The design is lovely - a flared top with peplum frill and a V shaped neckline at the back.  The neckline and armholes are finished with a bias hem.

womens Issie pattern

women's issie pattern tour - day five

September 03, 2018


Today is the last day of the Women's Issie pattern tour. You can purchase the Women's Issie pattern on it's own or in a bundle with the kids' version (both available in English and Dutch).  View all the Issie pattern options here.  Use code WOMENSISSIE10 to receive 10% off for another 24 hours. I hope you have been inspired over the last ten days with all the variations sewn up by my lovely guests.  Today Gabriel, Isa, Sylvia and Isa are sharing their Issie makes!

tic tac toe dress

sewpony stripes

September 02, 2018


Here in Australia, our winter is finally over. It has been long, wet, cold and grey.  So much rain!!!  I am very happy to be thinking about sewing pretty little dresses again! Would you like to join in the sew along theme for September? It's sewpony stripes!! Who doesn't love stripes? I found this amazing striped cotton rayon a few months ago at my local op shop.  It winked at me among the old curtains and polyester and I knew it would be perfect for this month's theme.

cosi swimsuit

sewpony mix - cosi x issie

September 01, 2018


I am pretending today is the 31st August and I have just made it for the sewpony mix sewalong!! Emily does swimming lessons every week and I have been meaning to make her a new cosi swimsuit for ages now.  She is a little trooper getting in the car with me every Thursday evening when it's cold. She never complains and is becoming a great little swimmer! Her big sisters will be rejoining her in weekly lessons soon.

womens Issie pattern

WOMEN'S ISSIE PATTERN TOUR - DAY 4

August 31, 2018


Today is day 4 of the Women's Issie pattern tour! Until September 3rd, seventeen talented sewers will be sharing Issie tops and dresses they have made for themselves or their older daughters.  And some will be twinning with their younger ones!! Throughout the tour you can receive a 10% discount on all sewpony patterns with the coupon code: WOMENSISSIE10. You can purchase the pattern in a bundle or on its own in both English and Dutch.  Find the options here.  Today Claudia, Fanny and Anke are sharing their makes!


Fanny from Fratsels lives in Belgium with her family and sews for her kids and herself.  Fanny helped me with testing the women's Issie pattern and the first sample she made was this gorgeous Issie suit! I love this fabric! If you don't already follow Fanny on IG and her blog, head over and follow - she makes great stuff! She is also sharing how she created this outfit.

womens Issie pattern

WOMEN'S ISSIE PATTERN TOUR - DAY 3

August 29, 2018


Today is day 3 of the Women's Issie pattern tour! Until September 3rd, seventeen talented sewers will be sharing Issie tops and dresses they have made for themselves or their older daughters.  And some will be twinning with their younger ones!! Throughout the tour you can receive a 10% discount on all sewpony patterns with the coupon code: WOMENSISSIE10. You can purchase the pattern in a bundle or on its own in both English and Dutch.  Find the options here.  Today Cassy from Pearberry Lane and Loni from Havin Sew Much Fun are sharing their Issie tops!

Cassy lives in the US and blogs at Pearberry Lane and sews lovely clothes for her daughters and for herself.  She recently made a gorgeous Jeune top on my Jeune twinset tour and was very excited to have her sew up another of my patterns.  Cassy look stunning in this black and white Issie top. Head over to see more here. And check out her new blog look too!