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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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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