Friday, January 22, 2016

A vintage Blake dress and fabric GIVEAWAY

If you follow me on instagram, you may have seen a sneak peek of this beautiful fabric. I found about three metres of it at the op shop this week. I was so excited! $3.50 and so pretty! I have been motivated to sew this week so after making Issie her swan dress (which she has already worn three days in a row), I was excited to make her up another one in this floral.  I used the Blake dress pattern by Mingo and Grace which I bought about a year ago and used here.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

A swan dress

It's been a while since I have blogged! A long time since I made Isabella a dress. I spent some time in my sewing room today and I made this dress for her. The beautiful fabric was sent to me from my lovely blogging friend An, from the beautiful blog, StraighGrain.  I helped An out with some of the line drawings for her Tinny pattern and she sent me this gorgeous fabric as a gift (as well as another piece which I will show you another time).

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

A mint and mustard dress

It has been a while since I sewed and blogged something.  Today I am sharing a version of my Miss Polly dress pattern that I made Juliette a few weeks back. 

Thursday, October 15, 2015

A Tinny dress

I am a big fan of the Belgian blog StraightGrain, written by my friend An.  An has just re released her Tinny pattern with a multitude of options! I helped An out a little with reviewing her pattern and helping with some of the line drawings of the pattern options. Of course I had to sew up a new Tinny because all the versions I have seen on An's blog are so lovely!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Another Miss Polly dress

Today I am sharing the capped sleeve version of my (work in progress) Miss Polly pattern.  This dress took me a little while to finish, because when you have to photograph every step- the whole sewing process takes about three times as long as it other wise would, so I was glad to get this dress finished.

Friday, September 18, 2015

A dear prudence dress

I started this Dear Prudence dress about three months ago when I was amidst making samples for my pattern. I didn't really need to make this one for testing, but I was keen to try a solid colour.  It has sat without sleeves over my sewing chair for too long, so I finally finished it off before Juliette grew too much taller!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Introducing my first sponsor and a Norah dress for Emily!

One of my favourite parts of sewing is choosing fabrics. I love it so much!! I was over the moon to receive happy mail from Hawthorne Threads recently in the form of beautiful fabrics, and I am very excited to announce them as sewpony's first sponsor.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Miss Polly - Take 2

I finished off this sleeveless version of my Miss Polly design for Juliette over the weekend. It looks great over long sleeves I think and has more of a pinafore feel to it.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Introducing MISS POLLY - a new dress design

Hi there:) I am excited to share a new dress design I sewed up last week.  I am naming it the Miss Polly pinafore and dress.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The Isabella flutter sleeve top by Townmouse, a grumpy girl and a discount code

Today I am sharing a little top I made, which for my Issie is aptly named, the Isabella flutter sleeve top.  This is one of three debut patterns created by the lovely Kristine of Townmouse. Kristine made a gorgeous liberty Dear Prudence you might remember here.

Monday, July 27, 2015


We celebrated Isabella's seventh birthday this weekend. I can't believe she is so grown up!  Naturally, on your childrens' birthdays you reflect back to the day they were born.  Probably the biggest highlight of my life was the moment Isabella came into the world! I made her a Jaanu dress for her birthday. 

Friday, July 17, 2015

Dear Prudence Blog Tour - Day 6

Hi everyone.  Today is the final day of my blog tour.  I am excited to have five dresses to share today!  I have three bloggers originally planned to share today as well as Rachel from Stitched Together and also Mie from sewing like mad.  Mie is 'officially' not on my tour, but since she blogged about her dress this week, I thought I would share her dress too!!

Throughout the tour  you can receive 15% off my latest pattern with code: PRUDENCE15 (apply at checkout).  You can buy Dear Prudence here.

Firstly I have the lovely Kristine from Townmouse.  Kristine lives in Melbourne and has run a successful children's boutique brand - Townmouse from her home studio.  I have been told that one of Kristine's garments was sold to Princess Mary for her daughter Princess Isabella - Kristine will have to confirm that one!!  Kristine has a fresh new business - selling PDF digital patterns of the designs she sold under her clothing brand.  You can see Townmouse patterns here!  Kristine made a beautiful liberty Dear Prudence for her daughter.  I can't wait to see more!  Click here to see.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Alice in Wonderland

Hi everyone. Today I am taking part in a really fun sewing series hosted by Sara from Made by Sara. It is called Alice in Wonderland and marks the 150th anniversary since the publication of the famous book by Lewis Carroll. Sara has organised a bunch of sewing bloggers to sew something inspired by the magical story. You can read Sara's introduction here.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Dear Prudence blog tour - Day 5

Today for the Dear Prudence blog tour, I have two lovely bloggers - Frances from Miss Matatabi and Marta from Do Guincho.  Rachel from Stitched Together is an apology due to sick kids - she will be blogging about her dress next week:)

Throughout the tour (which runs Monday, Tuesday and Friday this week and next), you can receive 15% off my latest pattern with code: PRUDENCE15 (apply at checkout).  You can buy Dear Prudence here.

Frances from Miss Matatabi is an Aussie born blogger, sewer and beautiful fabric shop owner who lives in Japan.  Her web store (of the same name), Miss Matatabi is now well know all around the world and sells a beautiful array of fabrics.  I have shopped from Frances several times now and I am always excited to receive one of her lovely parcels in the mail! When Frances is not flat out running her blog and shop, she likes to sew for her daughter.  I am very excited to have her on my blog tour. today. Head over to Frances' blog to see more of this beautifully colourful dress!

Monday, July 13, 2015

Dear Prudence blog tour - Day 4

Today for the Dear Prudence blog tour, I have two guests.  Maria from mycozyco and Nicola from createnic.

Throughout the tour (which runs Monday, Tuesday and Friday this week and next), you can receive 15% off my latest pattern with code: PRUDENCE15 (apply at checkout).  You can buy Dear Prudence here.

I am a new follower of Maria from mycozyco. Maria was born in Colombia, but lives now in the UK. She writes her lovely blog in Spanish and English.  She knits and sews for herself and her children and all her makes are lovely. I love the Ishi dress she made recently. I am very happy to have Maria on my tour today. You can more of her gorgeous dress over at mycozyco.