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. 

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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.

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FINCH PATTERN TOUR- DAY 2

July 04, 2018


Today is the second day of the Finch dress pattern tour.  This week, 12 ladies will share their dresses using the latest sewpony pattern.  Until Saturday 7th July, 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 Marjolein, An, Isa and Muriel are sharing their gorgeous Finch dresses!

Marjolein from Flaflinko is one of my best sewing buddies and she makes AMAZING clothes for her kids, mostly for her daughter, Lara.  I think she has sewn all but two of my patterns so far.  She helped me test the Finch dress with a stunning blue dress and today is sharing another Finch dress in amazing floral. 

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FINCH PATTERN TOUR - DAY 1

July 02, 2018


Today is the beginning of the Finch dress pattern tour.  This week, 12 ladies will share their dresses using the latest sewpony pattern.  Until Saturday 7th July, 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 Daisy, Jill, Katrien and Zoe are sharing their gorgeous Finch dresses!

Daisy from Molemieke is a beautiful sewer and her daughter Femke is just gorgeous.  Daisy lives in Belgium with her husband and two children and I have been lucky enough to have her along for testing, pattern tours and also to have her as a valuable member of the sewpony team.  She made a stunning three quarter sleeve dress for Femke.  See more here.

sewpony solids

sewpony solids

July 01, 2018


Happy July 1st!  I can't believe how quickly the year is passing by. Today I have four of the sewpony team members sharing their sewing for the new sewpony sewalong theme.  Do you love sewing with solids? I am usually persuaded by prints, but when I do sew with solids, I always love the result. Today Jenya, Fabienne, Anke and Deborah are sharing their creations using sewpony patterns and solid fabrics.  Scroll to the end of the post to learn about the July sewalong prize and the winner of the June sewalong for sewpony floral.

Fabienne has sewn up many of my patterns, and her creations always looks so sweet on her cute little daughters.  She also made a tic tac toe dress in pretty blue silk!!! See more here.

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thrifted finch dress

June 16, 2018






I think you know by now that I love sewing with thrifted fabrics.  I especially love pattern testing with thrifted fabrics because there is no financial risk if the pattern doesn't turn out the way I wanted. During pattern testing for the Finch dress pattern, I made this sleeveless version for Juliette from a thrifted table cloth!.  I liked the small floral print and the colours and could see it as a dress.