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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Posted by Chloe | 10/04/2019 | Wednesday Weekly

Happy Wednesday! We are having lots of fun watching our amazing testers try out our newest pattern. It will be perfect for the #sewtogetherforsummer challenge! *wink wink* More details coming soon! News The Avid Seamstress released the Sun Dress.  On the Cutting Floor released the Dawna Top.  Indiesew released the Monarch Jacket.  Alice & Co. Patterns collaborated with the Victoria & Albert Museum to release this free Mary Quant-style minidress pattern! Measure Twice Cut Once released the Maree Swimsuit.  Community Sew Together for Summer 2019 is coming up! For the third year of this sewing challenge, the featured garment is...

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Posted by Chloe | 03/04/2019 | Wednesday Weekly

Happy Wednesday! It feels like the sewing community has been especially energized this past week. We are hard at work getting our next pattern out to testers. This is a new design for Helen's Closet and we can't wait to share more! News (clockwise from left) Seamwork Magazine released the Bobby Dress and the Carter Dress.  Deer and Doe released their Spring Collection! The Sirocco jumpsuit is featured above. Patterns for Pirates released the Sporty Piko hoodie/shirt.  Muse Patterns release the Hipi Top.  Muse Patterns is located in New Zealand, and until April 8, all proceeds from this pattern will be...

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