Pattern Reviews

Vogue 9253 (that one with the really low V)

I’m pretty sure, no, POSITIVE that everyone who’s reading this post has seen already seen a version or twenty of Vogue 9253. And with good reason because it’s ace. One of the things I truly love best about this pattern is that,…

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Linen Lois, Silk Lois

Thanks so much for all your comments and feedback on our new Lois Dress pattern. Before we move onto to our next pattern release (fingers crossed for next week), I wanted to show you my two versions – one linen…

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My Sundress for September: Vintage McCalls 6587

It seems fitting that on Melbourne’s first really, truly, warm spring day, I present you with my Sundress in September project. I had a couple of sundress options languishing in the pattern stash but this more recent purchase – vintage…

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My Ultimate (Tartan) Trousers

Pants, man. I’ve touched on this before and how my default cold day choice are my beloved jeans which, by the end of winter, aren’t so beloved any more. That meant a new pair of pants were on the sewing list…

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Swimstyle Patterns :: The Heiress Bikini

Last September I blogged my Sophie Swimsuit and in that post, talked about how I’d purchased a bikini pattern, cut it out and – long story short – freaked out.  The pattern I was referring to was Swimstyle’s Heiress Bikini. I can’t quite remember how I…

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NEW :: Iris Dress Pattern

Say hello to our first pattern of 2017 – the Iris Dress! This flattering style incorporates an a-line shaped lantern skirt with side pockets that feature an upper topstitching detail. The pattern includes options for both v-neck, sleeveless (Version A –…

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Pattern Review – McCalls 8193 One-piece Swimsuit

Lisa’s fantastic swimsuit make last year and my daughter’s constant requests for bikinis and simple one-pieces got me thinking that it was time to dive back in and try out some swimwear sewing. It’s been a really long time since I’ve sewn…

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Pattern Review – Vogue 1515

For those of you who enquired about Eva’s dress from yesterday’s Instagram post, here are more images along with the pattern details. The pattern used for the dress was a pull-over ruffle necked top from Vogue 1515, extended into a dress with…

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NEW :: Nina Pant Pattern

Meet our latest pattern – the Nina Pant! This classic, slim, tapered leg pant has a faced waistline that sits on the lower waist. Design features include flat front, back darts, stitched down facing, side invisible zipper and twin-needle finished wide…

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