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Woven Headband Pattern and Tutorial


Got scraps? This kid’s headband pattern is the perfect way to use them up! Even better… it’s fast and cute. You could make matching headbands for any outfit!

This will fit newborn to 12 years. To make for teens and adults, you can just adjust the length of the casing and elastic.

Sizes included are:

Extra small (approx newborn to 12 months) – 14-15 inches / 35-43 cm
Small (approx 12-24 months) – 15-17 inches / 38-43 cm
Medium (approx 3 – 6 years) – 17-19 inches / 43-48 cm
Large (approx 6-12 years) – 19-21 inches / 48-53 cm

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A New Pattern is Floating Its Way To You!

Calling all floaty/breezy/drapey/gorgeous fabric lovers! This floaty top is super simple but absolutely stunning on.

Floaty Florence top
Once familiar with the pattern most sewers will be able to cut it out and sew it in less than an hour. Plus, there’s both ladies and children’s version – love love love.

There are two neckline options (high and boat line), a high/low hem, a double flat-fell seam option & tutorial, optional buttonholes so you can thread a belt through and 19 mod/hack suggestions at the end of the pattern so you can really make it your own!

A really versatile pattern… It makes for a fab beach swim cover, a sophisticated day look with a belt or go super luxurious with minky and make a cosy winter poncho! Plus it’s maternity-friendly and comfy to nurse in. Yay! <3

Special release pricing – Bundle price only $9 which includes all ladies and children’s sizes ! Or get the ladies only or child’s version only fegular price $8 each). Sale price ends 24 October 2016.

Get yours now at


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————– Here’s what some of our testers had to say ————–

“Buy it! It’s a fun pattern that’s quick and a great intro to scary fabrics. I’m always looking for ways to expand my sewing knowledge and this was a great introduction into sewing with slippery fabrics. Also, sewing the cotton voile one for my daughter was the quickest thing I’ve ever sewn!” – Amanda Squire-Lee,

“This pattern is incredibly simple yet can be easily be altered to create an entirely new top. This will be a staple in your closet!” – Lauren Sisk,

“This pattern is perfect for all seasons. Just change your fabric types and you can get from summer/ spring outfit to winter poncho! It is so very easy for a beginner. You can’t go wrong with this pattern. The pattern is very simple and loose-fitting and therefore allows lots of variation/ hacking to be made.” – Pimrak Pakdeethai,

“The Floaty Florence is a wonderful sew that looks elegant with its soft drape & flowing lines. It’s very versatile as you could use lighter weight fabrics for a top cover or a heavier weight for a warm fall top.” – Kat Neih,

“I REALLY love this pattern! I usually prefer knit tops but this will get me through pregnancy/nursing and beyond. The silhouette is flattering on a multitude of body shapes and sizes which is rare in PDF patterns these days. I whole-heartedly love this pattern.” – Courtney Wandell,

“It’s a great quick pattern that makes up a beautiful looking garment that can be modified to suit your style and needs. I’m happy and love with how it looks on my body, hiding 5 babies belly!” – Felicity Goward

“Want a different silhouette than what is out there? Try the Floaty Florence! This is such a versatile top. Made without any modifications and with fabric that drapes well this will be a go to shirt that can be dressed up or be casual. It may camouflage certain mid section parts of us and accentuate others. Want a more cinched in look? Add the button holes/belt loops!” – Jennifer Lichak,

“I love having a pattern that uses wovens for apparel. I’ve been in a knit fabric rut for a while! I would say that it is great as a cover-up or over a tank. It’s easy to nurse my daughter in it.” – Kasey Ray-Stokes,


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Don’t Miss The St. Tropez Swing Sale!

Only 3 days left before the St. Tropez Swing sale ends! To tempt you here’s a few more gorgeous tester photos… this is one top you need in your wardrobe this summer!



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Sale ends on 31st July 2016.

Special release price only $6.50 each
(regular price $8.50 each)
or get the ladies and child’s patterns bundled together for only $9.50!

Get them here:


————— Here’s what some more of our testers had to say ————–

“It’s a pattern for wovens that’s easy to follow, true to size, and turns out looking like ready-to-wear.” – Meredith Simmons,

“You can do so many things with this pattern! The fabric you chose will change the look every time and the fact that you can make tops and dresses, with sleeves or without, is wonderful!” – Allison Gibbons

“Give it a try you may be pleasantly surprised and follow the recommendations for fabric selection because it truly does make all the difference in the fit and finish. Very versatile given your fabric choice, from casual to formal.” – Leanne Miller,

“There are so many small details that make this pattern attractive, the cut out back, the front pleat! Also top or dress length and sleeveless or long sleeve make it perfect for all seasons!” – Maria Luísa Santos,

“It is a lovely pattern and pretty easy to sew up, but be selective in your fabric choice. The type of fabric used could make all the difference. The fabric suggestions in the pattern are right on though, so stick to those.” – Rebecca Holmes,

“It is a great way to expand your skills, and the gathering on the back piece makes it a truly unique garment!” – Andie Hiestand,

“That kind of dress is well-fitting on all kind of bodies. The pattern is so well explained, with a lot a pictures! :)” – Julie Lussier,

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New Mommy & Me matching pattern!

Time for some summer sewing… and just in time for a new pattern release! Yays 🙂 Happy sewing!

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The St. Tropez Swing is a chic Mommy & Me matching set comes in top or dress length. It’s got a cute little cut out in the back, optional sleeves and an optional belt. Go for the sleeveless version for a great summer staple in light weight wovens such as cotton, viscose or chiffon. Or go for a medium weight knit for a cute all-weather top you can layer. Super versatile and really flattering for all sizes.

All the raw edges are hidden so the garment is as beautiful inside as out <3

Special release price only $6.50 each (regular price $8.50 each) or get the ladies and child’s patterns bundled together for only $9.50!

Hurry, sale price is only valid until 31st of July 2016! Grab them now here:

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Works with either woven or light-stretch fabrics. Serger/overlocker optional but NOT required.

– Ladies XXS to 5XL
– Girls newborn to 12 years

– Knee length dress, or hip length top
– Sleeveless, or long-blouse style sleeves
– Gathered sleeves at wrist, or not gathered
– Optional belt to draw it in at the waist

Fabric requirements – Dress 1-3 yards, Top 1-2 yards depending on size. Approx 1-2 yards of bias tape, 2 small buttons.

————– Here’s what some of our testers had to say ————–

“The finished product really is a quality garment that has so many options, it can be customized to be worn year round regardless of the climate you live in.  It gives you options for a quick sew or a sew in which you get to practice something or try something new.  It is sewing machine and serger friendly. You don’t spend hours cutting pieces out and get to spend your time doing the fun part, which for me, is constructing the garment.” – Kate Panfile,

“Fabric choice is key to making this a success for ladies!  It’s a fun and flattering top/dress with beautiful detailing and beautiful construction.” – Jennifer Lichak,

“This is a very fast and satisfying pattern to put together. Everyone who saw the dress on my little girl was impressed and thought it looked very flattering on her.” – Penelope Ellis,

“Perfect & versatile dress for any season. This has a timeless design that allows for great movement and willowy look.” – Sofia Henderson,

“For a classic staple piece to add to your wardrobe, this pattern would be perfect.” – Melissa Moose,

“Make sure you use fabric with a good drape/flow. It’s a beautiful pattern with interesting details. Don’t expect it to be tight fitting, it’s going to be loose, embrace it, it looks great!” – Yulia Shikhova Korinnyi,

“Quick sew, versatile for seasons, great value – multisizes, great support from designer/facebook group.” – Keli Golledge

“Instructions are amazing (as always) and the fit and look is so lovely. This is the first time I have sewn for myself and I am so happy with the result and I am completely inspired to make more for myself.” – Kellie Brown

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New coat pattern perfect for all seasons!

The Amsterdam All-Weather Coat is here and ooooh it’s so lovely!

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It makes a perfect light-weight Spring coat, a sturdy cute Raincoat or even a snug winter coat. It’s super versatile and with all raw edges hidden, it’s as beautiful inside as it is out!

It comes in sizes ladies XXS to 5XL, or unisex boys & girls newborn to 12 years.

Special release price only $6.50 each (regular price $8.50 each), or get the ladies and child’s patterns bundled together for only $9.50!

Hurry, sale price is only valid until 11th of May 2016! Grab them now!


Ladies and Childs Bundle

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Ladies Version

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Child’s Version

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Woven fabrics only. No serger/overlocker required.

Sizes – Child’s newborn to 12 years. Ladies XXS to 5XL.

Options – Military-style fabric button loops (pictured), or elastic button loops. Optional shoulder yoke detail and sleeve tab. Child’s version also has a curved front seam or a straight. Ladies version also has an optional back belt.
Child’s fabric requirements – 1 to 2.75 yards of outer fabric, 0.5 to 2.5 yards of lining, 0.25 yards of contrast fabric, 8-10 buttons.

Ladies fabric requirements – 3 yards of outer fabric, 2-3 yards of lining, 1/3 yard of contrast fabric, 10-12 buttons, optional interfacing, optional shoulder pads.

“It’s easy to follow the instructions and the photos for every step are really clear. I think it can be used by any sewing level if the person take his time. Very versatile style for boy or girl.” – Gabrielle Armand,

“Your coat will look & feel like quality (because it is!) A beautiful pattern & well worth having, you will love it!!” – Zoe Lawson,

“It truly feels and looks like a store bought coat when finished. All seams are hidden, fully lined and the princess seams really set this apart.” – Jennifer Lichak,

“This coat is a perfect versatile pattern. We can sew spring, autumn or winter coat only by changing the fabric. Many details, perfect fit.  Amazing tutorial with lots of precisions and explanations.” – Johanne-Julie Lapierrre,

“Overall it was a relatively simple coat that a patient beginner could handle and can be sewn on the most basic machines with a good size coverage and a matching mummy coat in the same style.” – Jasmine Blackman,

“Assembly goes quickly and if you are not yet confident with princess seams, you will be when you are done!” – Rebekah Cowin,

“Your hand will be held throughout and you will be ‘Oh so proud’ when you have finished!” – Vicky Trevithick,