This project started as an experiment. I wanted to make a floral-embroidered velvet hoodie. Very happily I thought I had found the perfect fabric at my local fabric store. It was a beautiful embroidered knit and on sale too. What could be better? However, upon approaching the checkout counter, the … Continue reading →
The Red Prom Dress is the first of a series of free (for now) patterns for prom dresses that I’ll be sharing with you this year. I have based this pattern on the minimalistic 1990’s decade when strong shoulders and legs were “de riguer” assets (de riguer = required by … Continue reading →
The free sewing pattern for January is the Sew A So Simple Shrug – try saying that quickly! It’s a bit of a tongue-twister. But honestly, that’s the most difficult part right there. The free shrug pattern looks pretty funky when you look at the pattern. It’s just one piece … Continue reading →
The sunglasses case wallet was born from the need of both having to carry my sunglasses and finding my wallet in what my daughter calls the “black hole” (my handbag). The truth is that it can take me from three minutes to never, to locate my debit card, keys and … Continue reading →
For this weekend’s project, we have the Small Fringed Tote Bag pattern. Bag making is my go-to project when I get a bit bored with making clothing. I love making bags because there is no fitting to do, plus I can push myself by using different materials and techniques as … Continue reading →
This is the turtleneck top pattern. It will make one of the most simple, but versatile pieces in your wardrobe. Dressing in layers is the key to staying comfortable in the winter months and as a bonus, helps you save some money on heating. Placing your thermostat to 17C (62F) … Continue reading →
I’m delighted to offer you another free and easy dress pattern this month. I’ve been really enjoying wearing some cute dresses both during the day and in the evening. All too soon the temperature will drop below 80 as winter approaches and I’ll need my fleece and joggers (only kidding…) … Continue reading →
Come to the dark side! Did you see my R2D2 inspired apron earlier this month? If you didn’t see the appeal – then you probably won’t go for this one. But if you loved R2D2 – then fight the Rebel Alliance and join the dark side with Darth Vader. I … Continue reading →
Culottes, one of the most trendy styles of the 50’s and 60’s, are back! Culottes are flared pants or shorts that can often look like a skirt or a dress when you’re wearing them. I have been trying to help you build a warm-weather wardrobe that is both easy and … Continue reading →
This pattern is a reprint it was first published in 2014 . I have another free dress pattern for you this month. I managed to pick up a couple of nice ponte knits in my local fabric store – shock – and wanted to use them right away so I … Continue reading →
I know that this camisole top pattern will bring a smile to your face because it’s one of the most versatile patterns out there. All you need to do is change the type of fabric and you can make numerous tops; from comfy pajamas all the way to a … Continue reading →
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