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NEW – Limited Edition Sewing Pattern Collections

Last minute Christmas Gift Sewing?  

I knew it wasn’t just me!

In that case, have you seen our new sewing pattern collections?

I’ve had great fun creating bundles of my favourite pattern combos which will run for a limited time and I’ll swap them around as I get new inspirations!

The Sewing Pattern Collections will give you a saving of 10% on The Paper Pattern Collections & 15% saving on the PDF Pattern Collections.

The Christmas Collection - your favourite Indie Sewing patterns to make the best PJs and loungewear for gifts or yourself

I was very excited to create The Christmas PDF Collection featuring The Portland Shorts and The Simone Set because they make the best PJs and loungewear and so are the perfect pattern if you are stuck and want to make that last minute gift. And you could even make an Eye Mask with our free PDF Sewing Pattern for a cute set. In fact, that’s next on my list – ssshhh, don’t tell the kids.

A note to my UK sewing friends: I know it’s currently -4° at midday here (I do not joke!) and funnily enough, we may not be thinking of shorts right now but they don’t take too much fabric and it’s warmer elsewhere in the world and it will be here one day too!

And remember, I don’t like to make patterns that are one-trick wonders, longevity is my favourite way to be sustainable, so these patterns aren’t just for Christmas, these beauties will stand the test of time.

The Dress Collection - the ultimate collection of 5 of your favourite Indie Sewing patterns

With this in mind, I’ve also created The Ultimate Dress Pattern Collection – available in Paper Patterns or as a PDF Collection.

These are 5 very versatile dress sewing patterns which will pretty much cover every occasion from office wear, your favourite everyday casual dress to the stylish “we’re going out out” dress and of course they can transition with you through all the seasons. I like to layer my dresses over skinny thermal polo necks now it’s cold!

And then I kind of got carried away and created a few other sewing pattern collections that I think will be fun too!

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The French Dart for Spring

Hi, it’s been a little while since I’ve popped up over here!

We’re back in the studio after having just had the most marvellous time at The stitch festival Show in islington and Sewing for Pleasure at the NEC in Birmingham. We met lots of lovely makers, thank you all for stopping by! Everyone was delighted to have a little rummage through our sample rails and to see our patterns made up in different fabrics and examples of all of our pattern hacks. And lots of you were surprised at just how versatile The French Dart pattern is!

So, as Spring is trying it’s very hardest to make an appearance here today, I thought I’d share a few of our French Dart ideas so you can refresh your wardrobe with a tried and tested favourite pattern.Top Row

  1. Grey linen (from Ikea) – straight out the packet, version A with the short sleeve.
  2. White linen – version B with the cap sleeve and bound armhole, cut to hip length to make a top.
  3. Navy linen – version C, the bishop sleeve with no amendments.

Middle Row – the French Dart really does make to most excellent top. Nothing fancy , I just measure up from the bottom of the pattern and chop off!

  1. The button back hack – our button back hack would work as a dress too.
  2. Make your French Dart sleeveless – I made no adjustment to the armhole, just finished with a binding and left out the back darts for a slightly boxier shape.
  3. The Frill sleeve hack – and we left the collar off and finished with a binding.

Bottom Row – for those chilly spring days!

  1. Boiled Wool jumper.
  2. The Sweatshirt with The Somerset sleeve hack.
  3. The comfy jersey version.

And, of course, we couldn’t forget about this beautiful version by Jen Hogg! See the tutorial here.

You can see all of our French Dart tutorials here, including a tutorial to add a lining, an FBA tutorial, a pocket tutorial,  and how to make a 3/4 length sleeve (a linen top version with 3/4 sleeve is my go-to outfit!). For more inspiration, pop over to our Instagram where we share all of our lovely Makers and their makes!

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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 plenty of time to make your party dress!

the Barcelona in green velvet, fully lined using this tutorial

Or will you make a cosy cord skirt with this tutorial?

and which back will you pick, classic high or sassy v?


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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 comes with 2 back bodices…VERSION A has a classic high neck and VERSION B has a rather sassy V-back!and by the way…SHE HAS POCKETS!!!

We have a special new release offer…

Get 20% off the Barcelona PDF sewing pattern until Saturday 1st September (11.59pm GMT)!

26.11.18 update: NOW IN PAPER & PDF!