Our NEW Verona Jacket Pattern

Introducing our latest pattern – the Verona Jacket. This cropped boxy style features extended shoulders, collar, a peaked hemline at front, centre back seam, front shoulder darts and two-piece bracelet length sleeves. Recommend fabrics for this jacket are non-fraying boiled wools, boiled…

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Persephone Pants + modified Hilary Top

I made my first pair of Anna Allen’s Persephone Pants in April last year, boldly calling them ‘pair one of possibly a zillion pairs’. I’ve got a way to go but I’m sort of on track with these, my third pair….

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Sewing the Florence Coat in woven fabrics

Last month we released our Florence Coat pattern. The pattern is designed for non-fraying fabrics such as boiled wools, but we have so many excellent coatings in this year we decided to try it in a woven. And here’s the happy…

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Our latest pattern – the Florence Coat

Just in time for our southern winter, we’re excited to release our latest pattern – the Florence Coat! The Florence Coat is a long-line, oversized, unlined coat with an easy, relaxed style. Design features include a collarless neckline with stitched down…

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Colour in Thirds Competition Winners

Congratulations to the following five prize winners in our 2019 Colour in Thirds Sewing Competition. First Place goes to Sarah with her self-drafted dress and jacket. Sarah made very clever use of all three fabrics, creating a floaty empire line…

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UPDATED Tokyo Jacket Pattern

In 2013 we released our Tokyo Jacket pattern with a lot of love and just a little fanfare. There was a blog post, an email and that was about it. Back then we were pretty green around the social media…

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The Brumby Skirt

Meet the skirt that’s been a solid four months in the making. It was actually finished, even worn, last October before I decided to make a minor adjustment which relegated it to the alteration pile. In my world, the alteration…

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Colour in Thirds Sewing Competition

Remember Skylines? And before that Cut Out Lace? And even before that In Season? Well, we’re very excited and inspired to launch our latest competition – Colour in Thirds. This year, the competition fabric is a Japanese polyester crepe de…

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Getting back to basics: Athina & Georgie

When this Airmail Stripe linen arrived last month, I loved it straight off the bat. It’s a 98% linen, 2% viscose blend with classic fine stripes. Say no more. I was looking for an easy, casual style to make it up in so…

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Introducing the Coni Tunic Pattern

Say hi to our very first pattern of 2019 – the Coni Tunic! We’re pretty excited to release this pattern while there’s still some life and warmth left in our summer yet. And we’re equally excited to release it to followers…

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