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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,

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Happy New Year!

Get inspired for 2016 SewingHappy New Year from everyone at Mummykins & Me!

Hope you had a lovely holiday period… filled with love, laughter, yummy food, great company and lots of sewing time 😉

Huge thank you to everyone who downloaded the ladies & child’s free Pretty Party Dress pattern back in December. You’ve made the most beautiful dresses and it’s been so much fun seeing your photos in front of Xmas trees, with family and at New Year parties.

(If you’ve not got your free Party Dress patterns yet, it’s still free for members of our Facebook group. Join at and then get the coupon code from the pinned post).

And on that note, who wants some 2016 sewing inspirations? I asked on our Facebook group what you’ve been sewing recently with Mummykins & Me patterns and here’s what you’ve been up to…! (hover your mouse over the picture to see who made it and what pattern it is)

Pretty Party Dresses by Glenda Morrow  Olivia Top by Samantha Jerrett  Mummy & me Pretty Party Dresses by Thérèse St-Arnaud  Easy Peasy Skirt by Glenda Morrow  Olivia top by Samantha Jerrett  Easy Peasy Skirt and Knotted Headband by Linette Torres  Olivia Top by Bec Munro  Matching Pretty Party Dresses by Thérèse St-Arnaud   Teatime Romper by Valerie Dufort  Pretty Party Dress by Leanne Miller   Olivia Top by Valerie Dufort  Pretty Party Dress by Thérèse St-Arnaud  Teatime Romper by Valerie Dufort  The Olivia Top by Sheri Oliveira   Pretty Party Dress by Meg Lane Grant   Olivia Top by Valerie Dufort Pretty Party Dress by Anita Prins Gorlitz  Emily Dress by Michelle Schuh Pretty Party Dress by Kelsey Dana Melillo  Pretty Party Dresses by Valerie Dufort  Olivia Top by Glenda Morrow  Pretty Party Dress by Glenda Morrow  Olivia Top by Linette Torres

Featured patterns – The Olivia, The Teatime Romper, Ladies Pretty Party Dress, Child’s Pretty Party Dress and The Emily.

Huge thank you to Leanne, Sheri, Anita, Therese, Kelsey, Meg, Bec, Samantha, Linette, Valerie, Michelle, and Glenda for sharing their lovely creations with us!

PS… Keep an eye out on our blog next week, our awesome new guest blogger will be posting the most adorable felt animal mask tutorial. I’ve tried it and my kids LOVE them. No sewing involved (unless you want to top stitch afterwards). Fab project for relaxing with in the evenings when the little ones are in bed … or if you’re feeling brave you could try it with them! Can’t wait.

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“The Alice” … Redesigned!

I’m SO excited to announce that The Alice dress pattern is now all new and completely digitised!

Pattern snippet

Reversible a-line dress PDF sewing pattern

The pattern used to be (lovingly but slightly wobbly!) hand-drawn. It’s now all digital and includes a one-page quick-glance cheat-sheet of instructions, ability to print in black & white or colour, and takes way less pages and ink to print! Hurrah, hurrah, hurrah!


If you’ve purchased The Alice in the past, please send me a message with your Etsy, Craftsy or paypal receipt number and I will send you the link to download the updated version again for free.

If you haven’t bought it before, check it out and get one now!

The Alice – 0-24 months

The Alice – 2-10 years

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Comments from testers:

“Lovely pattern, easy to print and assemble. It’s a great pattern for those just starting out in sewing” – Jenny Rowe

“It’s worthwhile making, two dresses in one! Photos were clear and easy to follow. They fit well with room for growth.” – Emma Newbrook

“I’m happy and kids love them!” – Michelle Brooksbank

“Can’t wait to make another one!” – Clare Humpries

“I liked the trimming of the stitching along the straps. I haven’t seen it done this way before – usually it’s notching and clipping and that takes a lot longer and doesn’t turn out as neatly. All steps were clearly explained with a photo to match.” – Shannyn Pool

“Go for it! It’s easy and sews up pretty quickly. It was my first attempt at a lined dress so the whole pattern was just fabulous” – Jane Lavelle