Posted by Chloe | 02/05/2019 | Scrap Busting, Sewing Tutorials

Hi friends! It's Chloe again with another sustainable scrap-busting project! If you're just tuning in, I've started a blog series all about how to use your fabric scraps to make new projects in the name of sustainability. You can read my first post all about how to make a bowl cozy here! If you take a look around your living space, there are lots of little things that can be done in a sustainable way without making big changes. For example, I love playing with makeup. What I don't love is taking a disposable cotton round, using it for 30...

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Posted by Chloe | 01/05/2019 | Wednesday Weekly

Hello makers! Happy Wednesday. This week saw the release of some beautiful new patterns, and it also marks the start of Me-Made-May 2019! We are both a little commitment-shy over here, but we are going to be doing our best to wear me-mades as much as possible and we can't wait to see all of your makes in the coming weeks! If you haven't participated before, read on to find out more about this awesome sewing challenge! News (clockwise from top left) Sew Over It released the Meredith Dress.  Designer Stitch released the Taylor Dress. Greenstyle Creations released the Clara...

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Posted by Chloe | 24/04/2019 | Wednesday Weekly

Happy Wednesday everyone! We are getting back into the swing of things after a relaxing long weekend. This week saw the release of several new patterns, including a swimwear option that reminded us that summer is approaching! News (clockwise from top left) Megan Nielsen Patterns released their Spring/Summer Collection! The collection includes the Cottlesloe Swimsuit, which has a one-piece and two-piece view, and the re-release of the Eucalypt Tank and Dress. Both patterns are available in two size ranges, sizes 0-20 and 14-30.  Leisel + Co. released their spring collection, which includes the Breezy Blouse, Gelato Blouse + Dress, the...

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Posted by Chloe | 17/04/2019 | Wednesday Weekly

Happy Wednesday, Makers! We are trucking along with our new pattern and our next pattern re-launch in the updated size range. We also started a new blog series all about sustainable scrap-busting! Learn how to use your fabric scraps to create an adorable bowl cozy here. We're excited to bring you more ways to use up your fabric scraps! News (clockwise from top left) Wiksten Patterns released the Shift Dress + Top. Rad Patterns released the Marsha Wrap Dress.  Wardrobe by Me released their newest menswear pattern, the Tropical Shirt.  I Am Patterns released their spring pattern collection, entitled I...

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Snap Front York Pinafore Hack
Posted by Helen | 16/04/2019 | Sewing Tutorials, York Pinafore

I can't get enough of hacking the York Pinafore! This pattern is just so much fun to play around with and I still have loads of ideas for hacks. Today I have a corduroy York to share with you where I altered the front to have snaps! You can also use this hack to create a button front or even a zipper front - how fun! Get the York Pinafore Let's get started! Instead of cutting the front of the pinafore on the fold, we are going to have two separate front pieces that overlap in the middle. In order...

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Posted by Chloe | 11/04/2019 | Scrap Busting, Sewing Tutorials

Hello friends! Chloe here. I am very excited to debut my new blog post series, all about ways to practice sustainability in sewing. Sustainability is always at the front of my mind when I am sewing. As sewists, we have the power to significantly cut down on textile waste when we make our own garments, through reusing fabric scraps to make new projects, sustainable fabric choices, refashioning, and more. Isn't that amazing? This will be my first project in a series of tutorials all about how to do exactly that. If you are a fabric hoarder like me, you might...

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