sewing, children

You Had Me At Sushi!

When my kids saw that the new Raspberry Creek Fabrics Fall Collection had SUSHI fabric, it was pretty much an expectation that I'd be making them something with it! My eldest requested a top and my son surprised me by saying he wanted a sushi shirt too. And, unsurprisingly for him - a tshirt with… Continue reading You Had Me At Sushi!

children, sewing

{New} Raspberry Creek Fabrics Fall Collection – Calendula Dresses

I'm so excited to share the new collection of fall designs from Raspberry Creek Fabrics! I was recently selected as one of their quarterly bloggers, so I'll have quite a few RCF creations to share with you over the next few months! Raspberry Creek specialize in custom printed fabrics, and while they're mostly known for… Continue reading {New} Raspberry Creek Fabrics Fall Collection – Calendula Dresses

children, sewing

Peony Patterns Mariposa Hand Embroidery {Release}

Summertime by the pool is the perfect opportunity to lose yourself in an embroidery project. As long as you're not chatty like me, and find yourself talking to all the other parents instead of working on the embroidery you'd planned to do for 3 hours while your kids swam. Ahem. So, this week I hunkered… Continue reading Peony Patterns Mariposa Hand Embroidery {Release}

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Jalie Faux Jumpsuit + Minerva Viscose

Hi sewing friends! A few months ago I signed up to receive Minerva's newest exclusive product, their custom designed Viscose Challis line! They had so many gorgeous new prints, it was hard to pick, but I settled on this bold floral design for my first selection! Normally my kids get all my nice fabrics, but… Continue reading Jalie Faux Jumpsuit + Minerva Viscose

sewing, women

Itch to Stitch Soller Top & Dress {Release}

I always love a quick and easy sewing pattern test, especially when the end result is so satisfying! The new Soller Top and Dress from Itch to Stitch checks off that box - I was able to get it cut and sewn in just a couple of hours and I love how it turned out!… Continue reading Itch to Stitch Soller Top & Dress {Release}

children, sewing

Peony Patterns Calendula in Jersey & Chiffon

A few months ago, I was checking out the $3 p/yard remnant room of one of our local fabric stores (G Street Fabrics), when I found some polkadot ITY knit and a matching polkadot chiffon! With no project in mind, but in awe that I'd stumbled upon two identical prints on two different bases in… Continue reading Peony Patterns Calendula in Jersey & Chiffon

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Peony Patterns Calendula – It’s Bluey!

One of the benefits of being an Aussie expat and still having family within driving distance of Spotlight, is being able to get your hands on the elusive Bluey fabric! My sister managed to pick up a couple of metres for me a few months back and sent it to me in a care package!… Continue reading Peony Patterns Calendula – It’s Bluey!

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Peony Patterns Calendula Dress {Release}

I'm so excited about the new Calendula dress from Peony Patterns, designed by their newest pattern designer, Annie Arana! Annie is based in Western Australia and will be focused on *knit* patterns for kids. Huzzah! My youngest, in particular, adores all the knit dresses because they're so much easier for her to put on. And… Continue reading Peony Patterns Calendula Dress {Release}

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Peony Patterns Lilac Shorts + FREE Tigerlily Tank {Release}

The cobbler's son has no shoes. The dress pattern tester's kids have no pants. The complexities of life! I'm excited to report that my girls finally have not one, but multiple pairs of shorts! I always hesitate to test pant/shorts patterns because let's just say I've been jaded by bad fits. I knew a Peony… Continue reading Peony Patterns Lilac Shorts + FREE Tigerlily Tank {Release}

sewing, women

Mix ‘n’ Match Shorts & Tops for Summer {for FabricMart}

Since I prefer to sew for my children, my own closet gets seriously neglected! I decided to put my own needs first for my FabricMart make this time, and create a pair of comfy shorts and tops for ME! This month I used the Itch to Stitch Hermosa Shorts, Pattern Emporium Hello Gorgeous Top, and… Continue reading Mix ‘n’ Match Shorts & Tops for Summer {for FabricMart}