I'm so excited to share that Kennis Wong, the designer at Itch to Stitch (a pattern company for which I've been a longtime tester), is releasing her first BOOK! The book, Sew Beautiful: Make Stylish Handmade Clothing With Simple Stitch-And-Wear Patterns, is available for preorder in paperback and digital formats and includes eight patterns geared towards beginner sewists and perfect for creating a capsule wardrobe.
I took a little bit of time in the last few weeks to sew for me! A pattern test for Itch to Stitch never fails to get me motivated to build out my wardrobe a bit more!
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
I’m so excited that my kids are starting to read the Harry Potter books! While I have the series in a combo of paperback and hardcover - and some British, some Australian, and some US editions - we’ve been borrowing the e-audiobooks from the library and listening to them instead. And of course, one of the best outcomes from getting my kids into HP, is that my daughter picked out this HP inspired fabric from the current pre-order round at MK*Designs!
As I mentioned in my last post, my 3 year old is Owl obsessed. She is constantly hooting, flapping, requesting to watch videos on owl pellets, demands owl books when we visit the library each week, and has been gradually amassing a collection of cute, stuffed owls. She was over the moon when I showed… Continue reading Misusu Dia Tunic & Boo! Leggings
I've been on a legging kick lately! Naturally, I fully intended to make leggings for me... but when it comes to doing strike-off sews... well my kids always win out! I think I need some leggings in this Stitch print though - but just as an accent - I'm not quite brave enough to go to the gym with Stitch all over me, LOL. Read more...
This month we're pulling out less popular patterns from the Itch to Stitch catalog and giving them some love! The rule was that no more than 2 bloggers could use the same pattern. With 24 bloggers on this tour, you're bound to find a big variety of new loves! And there's a **GIVEAWAY** and a **SALE**. So read on ;-).
We're kicking off the annual Sew Long Summer blog tour this week, which is all about transitional wardrobe pieces, finishing up things that didn't get done over the summer, and whatever else Sew Long Summer might mean! Thanks to Mahlica Designs for hosting! I had so many ideas floating around my head for this tour… Continue reading Sew Long Summer Blog Tour
Jalie's new pattern collection comes out TOMORROW! Now of course, I've sewn up some pieces from their new collection, BUT I also got some sewing done from their existing catalog too! Jalie Women's T-Shirts 2805 If you've followed my blog for a while, this t-shirt might look familiar to you. (When you're on a good… Continue reading Jalie Women’s Tee & Sweatpants
I recently stumbled upon a tester call for the new ModKid Shelby - I thought my 7 year old would adore it (and it would force me to finally try a ModKid pattern!), so I signed up -- and ended up testing for my 3 year old instead! Continued...