Category Archives: sewing patterns

Sewlosophy Serendipity pants and shirt

Months ago I came across a call for pattern testers over at The Mother Huddle. Destri was in the final stages of designing and launching a new pattern company – Sewlosophy Pattern Co. The Serendipty range includes pants, a top, … Continue reading

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Kid’s Clothes Week: Day 2

I’m loving this concentrating on sewing children’s clothes thing. It sounds restrictive, but it’s actually quite fun. I’m even getting on relatively well with my overlocker. I’m not sure how much I’m going to get done for the rest of … Continue reading


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Kid’s Clothes Week: Day 1

This week is Kid’s Clothes Week, and I’m sewing along. The idea of KCW is to spend one hour a day sewing children’s clothes. I’m just spending whatever time I have, in case one of the kids gets sick or … Continue reading

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Doll Peasant Dress: {free} pattern and tutorial

I’ve been making doll clothes to send to a little girl I fostered when I lived in China years ago. She lived with me for over a year – until she was a little over two years old. This sweet … Continue reading

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Back at the machine

It’s a good feeling to be back at the sewing machine. I’m loving having a little space set up all the time – it makes it so much easier to sneak away and tinker a little during nap time and … Continue reading

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A vest for hands on hips

I’ve been sewing again – with knits. This time, I can report more success than last time. I have plans to sew a large portion of Elena’s wardrobe this year, and I’ve added one more garment to the tally. I … Continue reading

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A girl can dream

One of my favourite Christmas presents last year was a subscription to Ottobre magazine. The children’s designs are so fun and whimsical. Being a European magazine, in Australia we’re out of season for each edition so I’ve not sewn any … Continue reading

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Oliver + s haul

I love Oliver + s patterns. They’re classic and adorable all at once, and they’re easy to follow. Unfortunately, they’re rather expensive here in Australia and our local fabric store doesn’t always stock the complete range. Imagine how happy I … Continue reading

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