Categorysewing

2 new releases today

The Azure tee and dress The perfect pattern for all year round.  You can sew a winter dress, or a summer tee.  Add a band or a hood for a different look. On sale until monday 4th June 11:59pm with the code AZURE2018 The Puzzle Pullover A new and exciting pullover is now available for your little one. This is a raglan style sweatshirt with a unique puzzling front.  Choose from 2 options of puzzle – and get them to […]

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Straight Skirt and Kit and Kaboodle Mash

Wow, the sucess of the straight skirt has blown my mind. I’m loving that you are all loving the free pattern.  Remember to keep posting photos of the ones that you have made up because I LOVE seeing what you all sew, and the gorgeous fabrics you use ( I secretly drool over these as in NZ it is very hard to get nice knits). The person who sews the most skirts wins a pattern of their choice. Here are […]

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Kids Clothes Week Day 3 – Every day party dress for Portia

Day 3 Pattern: The Party Dress I’m designing at the moment Size: 18month with knee length skirt, Fabric: quilting cotton from my stash, buttons from my stash. So as you know, my tutorials have photos scattered through the instructions, and the only way of getting these is for me to make an item in each of the options!!! and take photos along the way.  this usually means that my children end up with multiple items when I’m designing a new […]

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Kids Clothes Week Day 2 – Harem Shorts

  Day 2 was a bit of a fail, I sewed these in the evening hence no modeled photos. Day 2 Pattern: Peekaboopocket pants Size: 18m Fabric: nursery knit and ribbing from my stash, a little piece of batik dyed woven and a transfer. I love this pattern, it is my staple for my kids when they are in nappies, and all so past nappies, though my husband doesn’t want me to make them for Elijah or Brylie as they […]

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Kids Clothes Week – Day 1 – Matching sister dresses

Day 1 Pattern: New LKC pattern (just about to go into testing) Sizes: 18 months for Portia and a 5 width with 8 length for Brylie (she really must stop growing) Fabric: from my stash. So Kids clothes week has crept up on me once again, and I’m really excited to sew some summer clothing for my kids.  The girls both need some nice church dresses as well as some simple summer beach ones.  Elijah really does need some new […]

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KCW – June 2015 – Day 4

Day 4 Pattern: skirt in the design process (take 2) Size 7 for Brylie Fabric: random pieces of wale cord in my stash and home made bias binding. So as per usual when I join in with Kid Clothes Week, the things I make generally follow the pattern or patterns that are in development.  Well at the moment it is a wee denim skirt with multiple options, one of which you saw yesterday.  Portia’s one was a very simple hi-low with […]

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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 light weight denim with no stretch which makes it perfect for this simple little girls skirt. Day 3 Pattern: skirt in the design process Size […]

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Testing for Straight Stitch Designs

So recently I’ve had the honour of testing for Kimberly of Straight Stitch Designs. Her new tank pattern the GREENWOOD is everyday meets adventure, it is a very comfortable tank top with two back versions and a nice low wide front. It comes in sizes 0-24 and is nested in a way that allows for grading between sizes. I measured at a 6 chest, a 8 waist and a 10 hip so I graded accordingly.  Details instructions are given in the tutorial on […]

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Kids Clothes Week ~ Day 7 ~ Zebra BBB

Well I’ve reach the end of the KCW season. Yay, after a slow start I caught up quickly and even made some within the theme.  Especially todays one.   I think this may be my favourite item from the week, though the horse hi-low comes in close second. The pattern I used was my Bow Back Beauty, and I made Brylie the size 6 width with a 7 length as she’s thin and tall. I used pink cotton Lycra from Levana and the zebras […]

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Kids Clothes Week ~ Day 6 ~ Bunny Leggings

Day 6 has come around and today I made Portia a pair of bunny leggings using my skinny legs pattern.  Portia still fits the size 12 months size (even though she turns 3 in 7 weeks and 1 day) and for the length I cut at mid way between the 3/4 length and full length as her inseam is 28cm.  See the chart is for a 31cm inseam so taking off those extra cms makes them fit perfectly. Cutting and sewing time […]

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