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KCW – June 2015 – Day 3

  So today I consciously decided to make my KCW item, I have had some denim wrap skirts sitting in my “to make into something else” pile for a heck of a long time and this new pattern (new as in its pretty much still in my head) was perfect for them.  It is a […]

Book Review

 I was lucky enough to be approached to review this gorgeous sewing pattern book by Yuki Araki,   Its available here on the Book Depository. When the book arrived I was enchanted by the soft cover, the beautiful photos and the amount of items that are included. There are so many options that you could easily […]

A gift to you all.

FREE PATTERN ALERT Ive decided to offer my very cute little batwing top as a FREE gift to all of you. Enjoy and if you download it and make it I would love to see a photo of it. You can post it here. Please do not share the pattern itself, instead point people towards […]

Fabric Flower Tutorial

So…with the iminent release of my next pattern, an A-line Pinafore with multiple options, I was taking product shots of Brylie today and I had made her a wee flower headband to match her dress. This dress is the Panelled Pinny version. Which features a panel (wow, really?) in the centre front. You can choose […]

How to make BIAS BINDING

For a while now I have had people asking me how to make bias binding.  I make all my own for all my kiwiana bibs, and like to think that I have developed an easy (well easier) way of making bias binding.   DOWNLOAD THE PDF VERSION HERE I usually use a 112x112cm piece of fabric and […]


{Tutorial} New Born Stretchy Pants

New Born Stretchy Pants Suitable with knit fabrics or fabrics with 1 or 2 way stretch. Click here for the pattern pieces Recently I have joined a group on facebook (a very dangerous group) where other ladies are selling off their unwanted or unused fabrics for very good prices.  My latest score arrived this morning.  […]

Pumpkin and Chocolate Chip Muffins.

I’m not sure about you, but I have an over abundance of pumpkins at the moment. I already have enough pumplin soup in the freezer to last me (hubby doesn’t like it) all winter, and I still have 2 more pumpkins to use up. When I was a kid, my parents had a border stay […]