Childrenswear

City Gym Shorts a.k.a Bloody Ace Shorts

You know those patterns that you sew up and then you just want to make ten more? OK, it’s THESE!  The City Gym Shorts from Purl Soho tick so many of my TNT boxes. They’re quick, cute, comfortable, scrap-busting, easy…

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For Paddy – vintage Simplicity 6948

Here’s some Monday morning gorgeous for you because….CUTE! This is Paddy – newly minted one year old, prolific babbler, perpetually busy, happy (SO happy), lover of balls and son of my good friend Caroline. I first spied this sweetness over…

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Doing it for the squids – Alice and Geranium

Here’s some looooong overdue kids sewing. They both chose fabrics during the Christmas holidays and, well, being summer AND holidays I took my fair time in sewing them up. Fortunately, they got in some good wear before things got chilly…

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The little dress that could

If you’re looking for a girl’s dress pattern that’ll last a little longer than your average make, how’s this for picture proof? Five years on and Stella (above) is still wearing (and loving) the dress that Colette made for her…

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Her birthday, my score (vintage Simplicity 7355)

Over the past few years I’ve had varying degrees of success in sewing up a birthday make for the kidlet. Sometimes I’m late (2012), sometimes I’m early (2013), sometimes I’m slooow (2010, but really it should’ve been 2008) and, judging…

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Pattern Review – The Sunki Dress

You’ve all heard of the Christmas miracle, right? But have you ever heard of the birthday miracle? Well, here it is readers – E’s birthday make, sewn and completed TWO WHOLE WEEKS BEFORE HER ACTUAL BIRTHDAY. Man, I am patting…

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Rachel’s Lovely Nursery Project

Here’s a lovely email sent to me recently: After walking into your Melbourne store I was inspired by the gorgeous display of Liberty fabrics to sew my first quilt in preparation for the arrival of my baby girl. From there the project has grown to…

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