Friday, December 2, 2016

Just knot it

Last week I sewed up a new dress for Isabella. I had loved pictures I had seen on Instagram of the Just knot it dress by Mind the whale.  The pattern is currently only in Dutch, but I decided to buy it anyway and work my way through the instructions based on the visual! The design is so elegant and unique. I really love it! I used some beautiful Meet me at six fabric to make this dress which was perfect for this style. 

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

A sprinkle and chrysanthemum tic tac toe dress

While the lovely ladies on my tic tac toe dress tour were sewing up and sharing dresses, I as making this little dress for Emily. I really wanted to make a tic tac toe dress with just the centre panel being the main feature print, while keeping the rest of the dress in a plainer print, like Anke did here. I had some lovely Sprinkle in counting stars (Cotton and Steel) that I purchased from Hawthorne Threads a while ago that I knew would look beautiful as the main fabric with whatever I paired it with. 

Friday, November 25, 2016

tic tac toe BLOG TOUR: Day 6 - StraightGrain + KaatjeNaaisels

Today is the last day of the tic tac toe dress blog tour!  Until tomorrow, you can receive 10% off the price of the tic tac toe dress (and all sewpony vintage patterns) with the code TICTACTOE10. Apply it at checkout in the sewpony vintage shop HERE.  Today An from StraightGrain and Katrien from KaatjeNaaisels are sharing their creations from Belgium! Unfortunately, Sara from Made by Sara has had to postpone due to newborn baby and a cold, but I am sure her dress will be beautiful when it is finished and shared soon! 







Monday, November 21, 2016

tic tac toe dress BLOG TOUR: Day 5 - Soul fed on thread, Needles to say, Liivi + Liivi

Today is Day 5 of the tic tac toe dress blog tour!  Until this Friday, you can receive 10% off the price of the tic tac toe dress (and all sewpony vintage patterns) with the code TICTACTOE10. Apply it at checkout in the sewpony vintage shop HERE.  Use #tictactoedress to tag your creations. 

Today are three more lovely ladies who have sewn up my pattern. Zoe from Soulfed on thread, Kate from Katewillknit and Maarika from Liivi and Liivi. 



Zoe is an Aussie Mum and blogger. She blogs from Soul fed ont thread. She sews for her three kids and has helped me with testing twice now - for Miss Polly and for tic tac toe. Zoe was super helpful throughout testing and made two dresses for her little daughter. I love the pineapple cotton print she used for this dress. She is also sharing the first dress that she made over on her blog. Thank you Zoe! 

tic tac toe dress BLOG TOUR: Day 4 - Little Cumquat, Petrol + Mint and Idle Sunshine

Today is Day 4 of the tic tac toe dress blog tour!  Until this Friday, you can receive 10% off the price of the tic tac toe dress (and all sewpony vintage patterns) with the code TICTACTOE10. Apply it at checkout in the sewpony vintage shop HERE.  Use #tictactoedress to tag your creations. 

Today on tour are Little cumquat, Petrol & Mint and Idle sunshine.




Thao blogs from Little Cumquat in Sydney.  She is a fabulous sewer and helped me with testing of Miss Polly - in fact, her gorgeous denim dress features on the front cover of the English version of the pattern! Thao makes gorgeous clothes for her children.  I love the sneak peek she sent me of her tic tac toe dress - sparkly and perhaps just right for a Christmas dress?  Thank you Thao! Head over to Little Cumquat to see more!

Friday, November 18, 2016

tic tac toe dress BLOG TOUR: Day 3 - MaaiDesign, Naadjes en draadjes + Gaaf Machine

Today is Day 3 of the tic tac toe dress blog tour!  This week and next you will see eighteen beautiful dresses sewn up by bloggers from around the world. Until next Friday, you can receive 10% off the price of the tic tac toe dress (and all sewpony vintage patterns) with the code TICTACTOE10. Apply it at checkout in the sewpony vintage shop HERE.  Use #tictactoedress to tag your creations. 

Today on tour are Maaike from MaaiDesign, Hanne from Naadjes en draadjes + Nelleke from GaafMachine.



Maaike from MaaiDesign is a relatively new blogging/sewing friend of mine. I discovered her and her lovely shop and blog earlier this year. Maaike is originally from Belgium but now lives in Sydney with her family where she runs an awesome online fabric store - MaaiDesign. Maaike stocks beautiful Belgium fabrics such as Soft Cactus and Bambiblauw. Head over to MaaiDesign to see more of this gorgeous dress and have a look around her beautiful shop while you are there!!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

tic tac toe...Now available in DUTCH!

I am excited to announce that the tic tac toe dress pattern is now available in Dutch!  You can buy it here! A big thank you to Anke from Amore for the translation and to Nelleke from Gaaf Machine for the proof reading. Anke translated Miss Polly into Dutch some months ago and offered her help again for the tic tac toe dress. Thank you Anke!!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

tic tac toe BLOG TOUR: Day 2 - Thirtynine, Inspinration + Amelie + Atticus

Today is Day 2 of the tic tac toe dress blog tour!  This week and next you will see eighteen beautiful dresses sewn up by bloggers from around the world. Until next Friday, you can receive 10% off the price of the tic tac toe dress (and all sewpony vintage patterns) with the code TICTACTOE10. Apply it at checkout in the sewpony vintage shop HERE.  Use #tictactoedress to tag your creations. 

Today's bloggers are Marisa from Thirtynine, Miranda from Inspinration and Thouraya from Amelie + Atticus.


Marisa is a fellow Aussie blogger who blogs at Thirtynine.  I have followed Marisa's makes for a while now. She makes stunning clothes for her lovely daughter. Her poppies dress encouraged me to try one of Bambiblauw's panels to make my own panel dress. Marisa was one of my wonderful testers. She made a stunning tic tac toe dress for her petite and beautiful daughter. You can see more of the dress here and find out what Marisa used to encourage (bribe) her daugher for photographs!


Monday, November 14, 2016

tic tac toe dress BLOG TOUR: Day 1 - Me Toezie, Brave Fabrics + Amore

I am excited today to begin the tic tac toe dress blog tour!  This week and next you will see eighteen beautiful dresses sewn up by bloggers from around the world. Some of these bloggers were my testers so I am sure they are very eager to show you their dresses since they finished them two weeks ago now.  Here is the line up of lovely bloggers (scroll to the bottom of this post for links to take you to each blog). Until next Friday, you can receive 10% off the price of the tic tac toe dress (and all sewpony vintage patterns) with the code TICTACTOE10. Apply it at checkout in the sewpony vintage shop HERE.


The first blogger on tour is Nathalie from Me Toezie. Nathalie was one of my lovely testers and I was very excited to see this dress in the testing group. She made this beautiful tic tac toe dress in a slightly festive fabric - a perfect Christmas day dress don't you think? I can't believe Christmas is only six weeks away! I love Nathalie's contrasting collar and tie.  Head over to Me Toezie to see more!


Thursday, November 3, 2016

PATTERN RELEASE & DISCOUNT!: The tic tac toe dress

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Today I am very happy to announce the release of my latest pattern, the tic tac toe dress!!  You can receive 20% off the pattern for the next 48 hours with the code: TICTACTOE20. Enter the code at checkout in the sewponyvintage shop here!

Here are some details about the style of dress you can make - this is the blurb on the pattern itself:

The tic tac toe dress is a vintage inspired, versatile and feminine dress pattern that offers many options to create your own unique look. 


Tuesday, November 1, 2016

A black floral tic tac toe dress











Juliette is enjoying our new swing! And I am enjoying how this dress turned out! I spoilt myself a couple of weeks ago and filled my cart with some beauties from Hawthorne Threads. I do love black floral and this one is so sweet - with pink, white blue and mustard little flowers. The fabric is called lush in black and it was designed by  Limona Siminovich for Cloud9.  Since beginning testing of my new pattern -the tic tac toe dress, I have added three quarter and long sleeve options. I have also omitted the flared sleeve option as they only sat well in very light weight fabrics. So, I really wanted to try out the three quarter sleeves with my tic tac toe dress and this fabric was begging to be chopped and piped! I included the half collar, pieced bodice, plain skirt and V-back.

Friday, October 14, 2016

The tic tac toe dress! CALL FOR TESTERS


I am excited today to finally be ready to have my tic tac toe dress tested! I have been sharing some sneak peeks on instagram and have been happy to hear lots of you are looking forward to sewing up your own tic tac toe dress! The name was inspired by the Cloud 9 fabric designed by Rashida Coleman - Hale.  The crosses reminded m of the old fashioned game that my girls and I still like to play! Please scroll to the bottom of the photos for size chart and tester application link!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Made for Sara


Today I am joining in with a little surprise for the birth of a baby.  Sara (from Made by Sara) is a lovely lady who blogs lovely things from her home in Portugal.  She has just welcomed her fourth child.... a baby boy.  Another lovely blogger - Victoria from As it seams (based in the UK), thought up the idea to surprise Sara with some baby gifts from around the world to welcome her new boy. Sara makes beautiful clothes - mostly for her two daughters.  She has sewn up all three of my dress patterns. You can see her Sunday picnic dress here, her Dear Prudence dress here and her Miss Polly dress here! Thank you Sara!

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Tulip


Today I am happy to be sharing my version of the Tulip top (and dress) - a beautiful new pattern released by two talented Belgian ladies! Eva from With love by Eva and Katrien by Kaatjenaaisels, released this pattern collaboratively about a month ago in Dutch. This week, it is now available in English! They were kind in asking me to join in their blog tour.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

A blue dress: pattern progress


We are enjoying September school holidays at the moment, and I have had the opportunity to get some sewing done! I am making some progress with sewing up some prototypes of my new pattern.  Do you remember this dress I shared some months back? Well I have developed that design since then - I have removed the pleating of the top piece and added the options of: half/full collar, epaulettes, three sleeves, V or regular back and an optional tie. The design can include a piped bodice which joins with piped pockets to create a unique (I hope!) look at the front.