LAST ORDER DATES FOR CHRISTMAS 2018

Need your pattern in time for Christmas? Don’t miss the last post! These are the last days to order your pattern to catch the last post as recommended by Royal Mail but, please note, they a...

The Barcelona – now in paper!

Great news! Our Barcelona pattern is now in print! We have a very limited number in stock this week, as I managed to get a pre-order sent, but more will be arriving at the weekend so there is still pl...

The High Neck Smock Hack!

The High Neck Wendy Smock Hack Sometimes I make things up as I go along, this pattern hack is one of those occasions. One day, I decided I fancied making the Wendy Smock with a slightly higher neck. I...

Apron Kits!

I’m so pleased to announce our Apron kits are now available online! Our Japanese style apron kits were very popular at the shows this year and so we have resourced the fabrics and voila – ...

The Barcelona | lining tutorial – part 2

How to add a lining to the Barcelona Dress | part 2 | sewing the dress lining | This is part 2 of our lining tutorial, in which we are adding a lining to the Barcelona dress. This is where we find out...

The Barcelona | lining tutorial – part 1

How to add a lining to the Barcelona Dress | part 1 | the lining pattern | I had really wanted to include a lining pattern in with the Barcelona but there is only so much I can fit into a pattern and ...

A Little Inspiration and Philosophy

Do you ever wonder where the inspiration behind a sewing pattern comes from? Ideas can literally come from anywhere and everywhere. I mean, who hasn’t followed someone around a supermarket to ge...

The Barcelona | corduroy skirt hack!

So Autumn is truly here in the UK as I write this…all the leaves are brown(ish) and the sky is, in fact, grey…it could be a completely different story by the time I publish the...

The Strap & Facing Tutorial – the Maria Apron

Oh wow! This photo tutorial has turned into a monster tutorial on how to sew the straps and facing for The Maria Apron! You will need to have followed the instructions included with the pattern so the...

The Barcelona – our new PDF pattern!

  Our new PDF pattern The Barcelona is out now!And she’s a beauty with her feature dart tucks and flattering boat neck… & Oh My! Look at her chevroned detailed skirt!And she...