Simplicity 5513

I just love vintage sewing patterns – the unique styling, interesting seam lines, they are just so tactile with all the tissue paper etc. I learned to sew with my Mum’s old patterns, this pattern, however, was not one of my Mum’s, but one of my paternal Grandmother’s. I’m feeling really fortunate to have it, … [Read more…]

Halla Agnes

The Agnes Dress by Hallå Patterns is one of my favourite patterns, I have made quite a few of them (I blogged about my velvet one last year). Just in case you are not familiar with this particular pattern, here are the details: Pattern Company: Hallå Patterns Pattern Name: Agnes Swing Top and Dress Size … [Read more…]

Sew Thankful

We don’t celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday in Australia, but I still wanted to share in the Thankful spirit of things, so here is my post for the Sew Thankful Blog Tour hosted by Sewing By Ti. I have sewn up a file that is offered for free by the designer. A lot of indie pattern … [Read more…]

Lolletroll in Mustard

I absolutely love this outfit that I made for Veronica, I think it is possibly the cutest thing that I have every made (apart from Veronica, of course!). Being the youngest, Veronica probably doesn’t get as much made for her as the older two do, so when I do sew for her I try to … [Read more…]

Boys in Summer Blog Tour

I have subscribed to Ottobre Design magazine for many years, if you’re not familiar with Ottobre, it is a pattern magazine. Every year there are 4 issues featuring patterns for kids, and 2 issues with patterns for women. They have also recently introduced a family issue which features some designs for men as well! The … [Read more…]

Spring Into Colour

Colours for Spring Every year Pantone releases a report of the colours that are trending on the fashion runway. These are the colours that are going to be appearing in all the stores, and that will be featuring on all the new fabric! The colours for this spring are, I think, a little hard to … [Read more…]