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5K celebration and Freebie

 Wow, I’m so humbled that we have reached 5000 members in the chat and share group, did you know we’ve gained 2000 members in only 1 year, that is amazing.  It’s only onwards and upwards from now, I’m really excited as to what the next year brings. For a while now I have had a few friends saying that I needed to design a little pencil/straight skirt for my collection and when I saw that the 5000 milestone was coming […]

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Burito Roll for the Tulip Trio

During recent testing of the Tulip Trio one of my amazing testers (Rebekah from RebekahSews) pointed out that we could do a burito type roll with the yokes.  The ones she made her girls were super gorgeous and so I decided to try it out aswell.  Well to my amazement it was actually quite easy, and makes for a superb finish on the inside, with no seams exposed (apart from the sleeves). This technique can be applied to the front […]

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New release and hack

Well, I’ve been a bit slack with posting lately, I’ve had a few new releases that I’ve not blogged about, but anyway, I’m going to write about the new little shorts pattern I’ve just released last week.  they are a harem style and have a few different options like length, hem and pockets. First up is the length – they come in long length and a short length – the long length is perfect for a folded up cuff and […]

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How to sew a plastic bag holder.

We have an engagement party tomorrow night and being tight on $$ I made the gift.  I decided on something useful, (I know, boring) but really, it is useful, I use mine all the time. I made an oven mitt, using my pattern that you can purchase here, as well as a plastic bag holder.  I haven’t written up a pattern for this because I’ve been meaning to write up a tutorial on the blog for over a year now. […]

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KCW – May 2016 – Day 5

Day 5 Pattern: Bow Back Beauty Size: 2 Fabric: cotton lycra Today’s sew was a winter bow back beauty for Portia, I realised that she had grown out of her test one, and doesn’t have many long sleeve dresses.  actually this will bring it to two! I also realized that my phone does not take very good moving photos and with a very active nearly 4 year old that is a must…time to get a good new camera I think. […]

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KCW – May 2016 – Day 4

Day 4 Pattern: Choose your Adventure Tee and Dress Size: 5 with added length Fabric: 3 upcycled adult tshirts So today’s item is a upcycled t-shirt for Elijah.  He always seems to miss out during these sorts of things as making for the girls is just so much easier. I made him a CYATAD using a transformers tshirt that I bought from a second hand store for .20c! See, even the back is kind of pieced together like it could […]

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KCW – May 2016 – Day 3

Day 3 Pattern: My new pattern that will be FREE Size: 6 width with 7 length Fabric: stash that was some unknown knit I was gifted. Its getting cooler in New Zealand and Brylie is growing like a WEED, I discovered that she is growing out of all her pants and so this is what has prompted my newest pattern. A bootleg pant that fits like a looser legging at the top with a flare at the bottom.  They are uber […]

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KCW – May 2016 – Day 2

Day 2 and I’m off to a good start…well I thought I was, I somehow managed to delete almost all of my photos from today’s wee shoot.  As I was uploading to dropbox I thought I’d delete from my camera, not realising that duh I needed to wait till they had finished uploading…well anyway I managed to save 17 of which you see a little collection now.  the rest were all too fuzzy. Portia is really becoming harder to photograph. […]

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KCW – May 2016 – Day 1

DAY1 Pattern: Street smart sweatshirt collection Size: 7 Material: kmart tshirt and stash Well, what would you know, I’m actually sewing and posting on DAY 1 of kids clothes week this season!!! shock horror, I’m usually so behind that I sew up 4 days in one day and post them all at the same time. Well I got a little warning – well 1 day – but that’s enough and I did have a few things that I was planning […]

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