Posted by Chloe | 11/09/2019 | Wednesday Weekly

Happy Wednesday, makers! Well, it happened- the weather turned in Vancouver, and it feels like autumn is really coming on. In fact, today I broke out my trusty flannel York Pinafore. Do you have any outfits that you feel just belong to a certain season? News (clockwise from top left) Hey June Handmade released the Nani Iro Salzburg Jacket.  Megan Nielsen Patterns released the Mini Cottesloe Swimsuit and Mini Eucalypt Tank Top & Dress.  On the Cutting Floor released the Magnolia Tunic & Shirt. SBCC Patterns released the Pisco Tank and Dress. Makes I Sew, Therefore I Am made the sweetest...

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Posted by Chloe | 04/09/2019 | Wednesday Weekly

Happy Wednesday, makers! The past few weeks have been a busy blur over here; we wrapped up Ashton August, which we had SO much fun with, and all of a sudden September is in full swing! Do you feel like autumn has started once September 1 arrives? I am a steadfast proponent of summer lasting all the way until the autumn solstice. News (clockwise from top left) Seamwork Magazine released the Ace Top and Bryn Dress.  Tilly and the Buttons released the Indigo Smock Top & Dress.  Itch to Stitch released the Gobi Culottes.  Community It’s National Sewing Month, and...

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Ashton Top and Winslow Culottes Jumpsuit
Posted by Helen | 29/08/2019 | Ashton Top Hacks

It's the one you have been waiting for! When we started Ashton August, I promised an Ashton jumpsuit hack, and I can't think of a better way to finish off this series. This is an Ashton/Winslow pattern mashup and I am sooooooo in love with this look. I hope you like it too! This is the LAST CHANCE to grab the Ashton Top for 20% off using the code ASHTONAUGUST! Thanks for your support during this month of hacks! How I made my Winslow/Ashton jumpsuit: Many of the steps for this hack are similar to the steps for the gathered-waist dress from earlier...

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Posted by Chloe | 28/08/2019 | Wednesday Weekly

Hello makers, happy Wednesday! Wherever you are in the world, we hope that this end of August transition time is treating you well. We can't believe that next week will be September! News (clockwise from top left) Victory Patterns released the Sloane Overalls & Pants.  Sew This Pattern released the Betty Wiggle Dress and Beverly Swing Dress.  On the Cutting Floor released the Valerie Top and Dress.  Sew Sweetness released the Paladin Pouch.  Makes MegMade sewing took her Key Largo top made from the ever popular Crowded Faces fabric to the next level by adding some gorgeous embroidery detailing on...

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Embroidered Ashton Top Helen's Closet
Posted by Helen | 27/08/2019 | Ashton Top Hacks

This has to be one of our most favourite Ashton hacks so far! Embroidery is such a creatively inspiring way to take a me-made garment up to the next level. Adding a bit of embroidery to your Ashton Top, whether it's on the shoulders or elsewhere, is a really fun way to make your top extra personal and special. You can grab the Ashton Top this month for 20% off using the code ASHTONAUGUST! Just a few more days to take advantage of this code! If you've never embroidered before, or you haven't embroidered since you made that ill-fated sampler at summer camp,...

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Block Printed Ashton Top
Posted by Helen | 22/08/2019 | Ashton Top Hacks

It may be a bit of a stretch to call this one a 'hack', but I really wanted to include this as inspiration during Ashton August. Last month I attended a block printing workshop at Blackbird Fabrics (see their workshops here - there is another block printing one coming up!) It was SO FUN and a really amazing experience. Creating your own print and customizing your fabric is an awesome way to take your sewing to a whole new level! You can grab the Ashton Top this month for 20% off using the code ASHTONAUGUST. How I block printed this...

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