Posted by Chloe | 20/02/2019 | Wednesday Weekly

Happy Wednesday! It is a little unbelievable that we are already halfway through February. Is it too early to start dreaming of spring sewing? Dreaming is basically planning ahead, right? News (clockwise from top left) Daughters of Style released the Claire Dress pattern. Itch to Stitch rolled out the Orono Top pattern. On the Cutting Floor released the Genie Top pattern Decades of Style released the Ophelia Overalls pattern. In the Folds brings us the Darlow Pants pattern. Ann Normandy released their Bermuda Shorts pattern. Community The Sewcialists are conducing their own Grade My Size Survey for curvy sewists! The results will help...

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Posted by Chloe | 13/02/2019 | Wednesday Weekly

Happy Wednesday, Makers! We are huddled up over here in the middle of our own giant snowglobe. Is there anything cozier than looking up from your machine and seeing big fat snowflakes falling from the sky? All the more reason to stay in and sew... News (clockwise from top left) Seamwork Magazine brings us the new Brit Dress and Quince Day Robe patterns for February. Grainline Studio is expanding their size range, and they want to hear from sewists in the community- check out their survey if you're a size 12/14 or above. The new Primrose Panty and Coraline Camisole...

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Posted by Chloe | 11/02/2019 | Blackwood Cardigan, Sewing Tutorials

Sewing patch pockets can be a little bit intimidating, especially if you're working with a knit fabric. You want your edges to be as clean and even as possible, which can be a little tricky, and you have to make sure that your pocket stays put once you've placed it. It can feel like you're facing several challenges all at once. Enter Wonder Tape- the answer to all your patch pocket problems. Wonder Tape is a 0.25'' wide, double-sided transparent tape that functions as an alternative to pinning or basting. Wonder Tape allows you to press seams cleanly and easily,...

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Posted by Helen | 06/02/2019 | Wednesday Weekly

Happy Wednesday! It’s February already and I can hardly believe it. This has been a really exciting week for me because I had my first day with my new assistant! It is amazing to be able to get help with my business and create a job for somebody. She will be helping me with customer support, pattern development, and some fun blogging projects! News (clockwise from top left) The Philippa Pants are here! I can’t wait to try the latest pants from Anna Allen Clothing. Tessuti released the Coni top and dress. Halfmoon Atelier released the Vondel Wrap Top. Nina...

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Wednesday Weekly New Patterns
Posted by Helen | 30/01/2019 | Wednesday Weekly

Happy Wednesday, makers! It has been an interesting week in the sewing community, with a lot of discussion around pattern sizing. I was in the middle of launching my new size range, so it couldn't have been more timely! If you want to read more, check out this recap from the CSC, this post from Andi (Sew Pretty in Pink), and this post from Cashmerette. I also published the results of my Curvy Sewing Survey this week to share what I learned and what I am doing about it. News (clockwise from top left) I re-released the Blackwood Cardigan in...

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Blackwood Cardigan Tester Roundup
Posted by Helen | 29/01/2019 | Pattern News

I need to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who has supported the size expansion of the Blackwood Cardigan so far. Thank you for looking, commenting, purchasing, and supporting! It means so much to me and it proves that increasing my size range was a great descision for so many reasons. I also need to say an even bigger thank you to the people I am featuring in this post. These are the wonderful sewists who helped me test the 'new' version of the Blackwood and make it the best it could be! They dedicated their time and supplies...

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