Wow, those last few months have FLOWN by and it’s time for the next edition of One Thimble. Issue 17 is bright, colourful and packed full of patterns!! The first three patterns I'm sharing go together so well! Nothing screams summer like a cap, fun shirt and cool shorts 😉 I've been thinking about buying … Continue reading One Thimble Issue 17
Mick, my lovely husband, bought his last vest jacket in September 2013. I know this, because it was either just days before or after I had our youngest daughter!! Since moving to NSW in 2015 from far north QLD, it's had a lot of use and is very much on its last legs. So, when … Continue reading Sewing for Mick… Finally!
WOW!! how great has the One Thimble Issue 16 blog tour been??! Unfortunately, all good things must end and today is the last day showcasing the latest edition of One Thimble. What a beauty she has been!! Things I LOVE about One Thimble: The amazing range of designers offered - there's always a designer I … Continue reading One Thimble Issue 16 Blog Tour
Pattern testing has been flat out for the past fortnight, and I am SUPER excited to finally be able to share the Darcy Dress with you!! Nikki from Bubby and Me Creations has come up with another winning girl's pattern!! I'm also in love with her Poppy dress pattern which I blogged about earlier this year. … Continue reading The Darcy Dress – Bubby and Me Creations
Welcome to day 1 of the Duchess and Hare Patterns Blog Tour! I'm very pleased to be joining in with some fabulous seamstresses to showcase these beautiful patterns!! Duchess and Hare offer PDF sewing patterns with a vintage style, inspired by the 40’s and 50’s, and a modern fit . The Center of Attention Dress certainly hits that … Continue reading Duchess and Hare Blog Tour
School holidays can be painful once your pre-planned activities have run out, so this might be fun to try 😊 I have 2 daughters, 5 and 3 and they are ALWAYS keen to try some sewing. I usually try and put them off because sewing is MY thing, plus expensive machines, needles the possibility of … Continue reading DIY Hand Sewing FOR KIDS!!
If you don't know much about the custom knit world, beware! It's like dropping down Alice's rabbit hole! Beautiful knit fabrics with so many lovely designs... somewhere, in someone's custom knit group, you'll find EXACTLY what you're after!! Last week the lovely Jennifer from Jennilea Designs sent me a fat half of beautiful cotton\lycra penguin fabric to … Continue reading Trying a new pattern and sewing a strikeoff…
Let me start by saying that I'm a big fan of the Tadah Troop Shirt. Its the perfect pattern to make gorgeous Campdraft and Rodeo shirts for kids. What's so good about it? Well, not all PDF patterns are created equally, but this one is a winner. Sizes 0000 - 16!! (3 separate patterns, Baby, Kids … Continue reading Pattern Hack – Add a ruffle front to the Tadah Troop shirt!!
New Year's Resolution #1: DON'T BUY PDF PATTERNS (no matter how good the sale) ALL YEAR!!! (or at least until thanksgiving/boxing day sales) Today = FAIL!! Last week Bubby and Me Creations released the beautiful Poppy Dress and I was immediately in LUST!! (I've already got a few skater style knit dress patterns on my USB drive, including my … Continue reading The Poppy Dress
Often it feels like there's a few really big divides in the sewing world: quilting, children's clothes, adult clothes and bag makers. Sometimes there's overlap, but its less common than I thought it would be. It was only last year that I was pushed out my sewing comfort zone of children's clothes and play accessories, into the … Continue reading Kid’s Sewing – The Little Moo Mini Patterns