Summer is coming, I can feel it! Summer here can be overwhelmingly hot, and I love to wear light and loose clothing, and especially loose around the neck to keep me cool and feel the warm Caribbean breeze on my skin. This light and breezy blouse pattern is perfect for … Continue reading →
I’m so excited to bring you the free sewing pattern this month for the Waterfall Top. I LOVE this top so much that I think it really shows in my face in these photos. Wearing it just makes me smile. I’ve got a bright pink one and one in mint … Continue reading →
It’s time for a wardrobe basic and a shirt you’ll want to sew time and time again. Out with the ball gowns, and in with the real clothes for real women! This is one where you can sew what you actually wear everyday. The free sewing pattern for this month … Continue reading →
Introducing the Cowl Neck Top Pattern. What is it about a cowl neck that we all love? As one of my pattern testers said when I was talking about my various plans for this pattern, “You had me at cowl neck….” I think this style is just universally flattering … Continue reading →
New Year, new you they say! I’ve just taken up Yoga and wanted to sew some simple exercise wear, and in so doing not only did I create a great fitted top for wearing to the gym, but also a great top to wear everyday. Make it a size smaller … Continue reading →
I’m delighted to announce the release of my latest sewing pattern – the Slouchy Sweater. An easy and quick to sew versatile pattern. Great for beginners. Sew a comfy and relaxed top – dress it up or down depending on your fabric choices. Fitted and shaped around the body … Continue reading →
When Jenny from Seemingly Smitten invited me to sew her Julia Top I admit I was a bit unsure. I think I might be stuck in a fashion time-warp and have always worn lower necklines and more fitted clothes – such a hussy! At least I gave up the 80’s … Continue reading →
I found a winner! By now you might be tired of hearing about me raving on and on about my sewing projects with knit fabrics, but with fitting so damn difficult without any help, knits always give me the best results. And in Butterick B5495 I have found my first … Continue reading →
As you know, I’ve been taking the Sewing with Knits online video class from Craftsy. And I’ve just completed the final project – a Wrap Front Dress. In fact, this pattern is so adaptable and I’m so confident now in my stretch sewing, that I decided to try a few … Continue reading →
I’ve been continuing to develop my love for Sewing with Knits as I’ve been taking the excellent Craftsy course online. This week I made a Very Easy Vogue wrap over top from pattern Vogue V8390. It’s a wrap over top, with sleeve options. And I used a really lovely soft … Continue reading →
Has anyone out there ever bought a pattern from Lekala patterns? Nicole Lekala has a range of 386 patterns on her Craftsy page at the time of writing and is often adding more. But what makes Lekala patterns unique is the promise to draft you a completely personalised pattern based … Continue reading →
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