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Pinterest inspired Ottavio Crinkle Dress

My daughter Gabby fell head over heels for this dress when she spied it on our ‘Checks’ Pinterest board. And then THIS gorgeous Italian crinkle linen arrived – Ottavio Crinkle – and her pattern/fabric stars aligned to create this gorgeous…

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Christmas wishes x

The merriest Christmas and happiest 2015 to all our followers, customers and friends. We are SO looking forward to bringing you more fabrics, inspiration, patterns and comps in the new year. Have a special and safe one and if you…

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Silk/Lace Ruby Dress

You may have noticed on our Instagram feed that I’ve been working on a new dress for our Tessuti Sydney Christmas party. As usual, I left things to the very last moment and only decided on what to make two nights…

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NEW (UPDATED) Gabby Dress Pattern!

Gabby Dress in Butterfly Haven with Raisin Silk Satin ( matt side) contrast panel Happy days! We’re squeezing in one last pattern for the year and it’s a NEW and UPDATED version of our ever-popular Gabby Dress!  The Gabby Dress was originally…

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Pattern Review – Vogue 8993

Here’s a look at Georgia’s latest make, this dress made up in Vogue 8993 in a lovely stretch cotton, Autumn Botanics from last summer (now sold out). You may have seen this printed cotton/elastane made up by Rachel (Boo Dogg and…

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Pattern Review – McCalls 6844

Looking for a stylish, lightweight, mid-season knit cardigan?  Georgia snapped up a remnant of Italian summer knit Bellino and made up view C McCalls 6844 out of the 1.50mtr length.  These gorgeous Italian knits are now reduced to clear, online and in-store.

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A Mandy in Asti

Autumn’s kicked in. I’ve had it in my head to make up one of these for a while and there’s nothing like a swift shift into cooler temperatures to give you that extra sewing impetus. The pattern is our favourite…

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Modiccian Mosaic Drawstring Dress

Last week I posted Lily’s maxi dress . Here’s sister Ruby’s stunning, similar version made up in our Italian digital printed silk satin Modiccian Mosaic.  The colours in this print just scream summer in the most stylish of ways! To make…

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