What are little girls made of, made of? What are little girls made of? Sugar and spice and everything nice; That's what little girls are made of. - Robert Southey, circa 1820 I tested the Everything Nice Dress by Duchess and Hare late last year, and in doing so made a fit muslin. I have… Continue reading Duchess & Hare Everything Nice Revisited
After a bit of a co-vid induced sewing slump I'm again sewing all the things! Case in point: I've participated in three pattern tests in the last three weeks and starting today I'll be sharing the first of my projects with you! Whenever there's a Duchess and Hare test, I try to jump on it… Continue reading Duchess & Hare Loosey Goosey Dress Release & Rolled Hem Tutorial
Have you heard of One Thimble? Released quarterly, it's a digital sewing magazine based in Australia and each issue includes brand new indy sewing patterns, hacks, tutorials, and sewing articles. It's a great way to try out a bunch of on-trend designs from reputable and new designers at one low price! One Thimble's next issue… Continue reading Duchess & Hare Xanadu Hack for One Thimble
Just in time for Christmas, Duchess and Hare have released two new holiday dress patterns! I sewed up the new Duchess & Hare Everything Nice Dress for both my girls, and they do look so adorable in them!
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When I saw the tester call for the Duchess and Hare Fete to Be Tied Dress, I knew I had to be on it. I just loved the back of it - and knew my eldest would as well! And I guess I should point out that all poses are completely directed by Miss 7.… Continue reading Duchess & Hare Fete to Be Tied Dress Release
I thought I'd throw my hat in the ring to do some pattern testing this month (seriously, EVERYONE was doing pattern tests this month!! It took great restraint to just select ONE to do!), and tested the new Off the Cuff Dress by Duchess & Hare. Just like the rest of the Duchess & Hare… Continue reading Duchess & Hare Off the Cuff Dress Release
This week I sewed up the newly updated (aff) Well Rounded Dress by Duchess & Hare*. This pattern, which originally featured a rounded yoke, now has a straight yoke option too. Duchess & Hare is a wonderful pattern company specializing in vintage-modern girls' clothing patterns. Their drafting gets high praise from industry professionals and Well Rounded… Continue reading Updated! Duchess & Hare Well Rounded Dress
Well, Halloween is behind us (ahem, belated blog post on that coming soon!), which means it is *prime time* to get Christmas dresses out of the way! (*Contains affiliate links) This week I helped test the new Duchess & Hare Take a Bow Dress and Cape Winslet*, and together they make a most delightful (and… Continue reading Duchess & Hare – Take A Bow Dress & Cape Winslet Release
Welcome to Day 2 of the (aff) Duchess & Hare* Blog Tour! I don't know about you, but I tend to shy away from sewing patterns from designers I've never heard of. So, when Bernadette (of Duchess & Hare) requested bloggers to join her tour, I hesitated. A quick scour of the Pattern Review group, however, revealed… Continue reading Duchess & Hare Blog Tour & Giveaway!