Posted by Helen | 26/07/2017 | Wednesday Weekly

Happy Wednesday!!  I could not be more pleased with the reactions to the Suki kimono yesterday. Thank you all so much for your excitement and support for my third pattern! I have plenty of Suki related content coming to the blog soon, including the full tester roundup and some awesome pattern hacks (tencel Suki jacket, anyone?). I've also got some summer makes coming your way in August which I cannot wait to share! News (clockwise from top left) Pauline Alice released two new patterns, the the Mirambell Skirt and the Lliria Dress. Scroop Patterns released the Rilla Corset. I released the Suki Kimono!...

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Suki Kimono PDF Pattern
Posted by Helen | 25/07/2017 | Pattern News

I am soooooo excited to share this latest pattern with you! Introducing *drum roll please* the Suki Kimono! I have been wearing my initial version of this Kimono nearly every day since I drafted it last winter. I love throwing it on in the morning and having coffee while I browse my blog feed, it certainly makes mornings a lot more fun! When designing Suki, I was careful to consider proportions, fit, and wearability. I have had a few robes and wraps in my wardrobe that have failed to become integral to my morning experience, and by analyzing their shortcomings, I...

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New Pattern Tease
Posted by Helen | 24/07/2017 | Pattern News

I can't wait to share my latest pattern with you all tomorrow! It is a design that I am very excited about and it just so happens to be perfect for fun, bold prints and soft drapey fabrics. Of all my me-mades over the years, this design has been my most worn! I hope that it will find a place in your wardrobe, too. Here is a little sneak peak!   I loved working with my amazing tester group to perfect this pattern over the past three weeks! Here are some of their thoughts about this design.   Check back tomorrow...

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Wednesday Weekly
Posted by Helen | 19/07/2017 | Wednesday Weekly

Happy Wednesday! This past weekend I got together with some friends to do some indigo dyeing! We each dyed four pieces and we are so happy with the results. I can't wait to get started sewing some of these awesome fabrics! I'll be sure to do a full post on the dyeing soon, I took about a million photos! News (clockwise from top left) Designer stitch released the Ravanna wrap pants. Ready to Sew released the Jazz jumpsuit and dress. Schnittchen Patterns released the Marta Dress. Christine Haynes released the Varda top and dress. Sew Over It released the Elsie...

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White Linen Blaire Shirt Cheyanne Tunic
Posted by Helen | 17/07/2017 | Into My Closet

Ever since I discovered Style Bee, I have been obsessed with Lee’s simple and classic look. It’s not a sewing blog, but I love how she pairs neutrals and elevates simple pieces. It’s surprising how much I enjoy it considering how I tend to gravitate towards bold prints and colours. Her blog has really opened my eyes to neutral options and the beauty of basic, high quality, wardrobe staples. Today’s make is a copy of a white linen top she wears quite often in her posts. I fell in love with the rolled sleeves, oversized fit, and giant pockets. Since...

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Reeta Shirtdress
Posted by Helen | 13/07/2017 | Into My Closet

I am so pumped to share this post with you all today! As some of you may know from our Instagram stories, Caroline from Blackbird Fabrics and I are friends IRL and we've been getting together to sew regularly for the past year! We both really love the Named Reeta Shirtdress pattern and we decided to make it from the same fabric in different colourways (now restocked and available in the Blackbird Fabrics shop!). Naturally, we had to document our makes once completed because we looked hilariously adorable together. I hope you like our Reetas! Psssst - We've been hinting at a special...

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