Blackwood Cardigan
Posted by Helen | 28/01/2019 | Pattern News

The day has finally come! It was over a year ago that I started the ball rolling on changing my size range, so it feels amazing to finally get to share this with you. The Blackwood Cardigan is now available in sizes 0-30! Read on to learn more about the new size range. To celebrate, the Blackwood is 20% off until midnight Feb 4th. No coupon code required. Get the Blackwood Cardigan So, what's 'new'? The updated version of the Blackwood Pattern includes sizes 0-30. There is a pattern based on a B-cup that includes sizes 0-22 and a pattern...

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Posted by Helen | 25/01/2019 | Pattern News

The results are in! I recently conducted a survey to help inform my new size range for my patterns. Spoiler alert - people were very enthusiastic! I am not surprised at all and I am humbled (as always) by the kindness and support from this community. Thank you to everyone who filled out the survey. It is now closed, but I encourage you to read through this post if you are interested in my synopsis. If you want to know why I am changing my size range, you can read about that here. I asked around 20 questions in the...

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Posted by Helen | 23/01/2019 | Wednesday Weekly

Happy Wednesday, makers! I am happy to report that my extended size range is almost ready to share with you all! We did the photoshoot last week and I am beyond happy with the pictures. My testers have been so incredible and I couldn't have done this without them! I am updating the Blackwood Cardigan first and I can't wait to share more! Stay tuned 😉 News (clockwise from top left) Scroop patterns released the Eastbourne Trousers. Itch to Stitch released an add-on for the Uvita Top. Designer Stitch released the Sedona Shirt, Tunic, and Dress. Makes Love the colour...

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Posted by Helen | 21/01/2019 | My Makes

Ahhh, Persephone...how I long for thee...in every colour! It is no secret that I love the Persephone Pants pattern from Anna Allen Clothing. I mention them constantly on the Love to Sew Podcast and I have a previous post about my first pair (which I wear all the time). I've got a third pair in progress in black cotton twill and I don't think they will be my last. I can't get enough! This version is made in cotton and modal Cone Mills denim from Blackbird Fabrics. It is sold out now, but they do denim pre-orders fairly regularly. This...

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Posted by Helen | 16/01/2019 | Wednesday Weekly

Happy Wednesday, makers! There has been a lot of discussion about inclusivity, racism, diversity, and prejudice in the knitting and sewing world this week, and I have been listening. It has been eye-opening and heartbreaking to hear stories from makers in our community about discrimination and exclusion. Thank you to all who have shared and used their voices and platforms to help us grow. To help us understand one another. To help us recognize our own faults and shortcomings. To help us do better. It is unfair to burden BIPOC with the responsibility of educating others, but many are doing...

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Posted by Helen | 14/01/2019 | Menswear, My Makes

A few months ago, Sam mentioned that he wanted an apron to wear while painting his models. He spends hours sitting at his desk in our bedroom painting his minis, and his dedication to his hobby is very similar to my obsession with sewing. I love that he has something he is so passionate about and that we can share our love for our hobbies and encourage each other. This idea of an apron stuck with me and I decided to whip one up as a Christmas gift for Sam! PS: Sam is the producer behind the Love to Sew...

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