At some point in their sewing experience every person will encounter a pattern that calls for piping (such as the Family Pjs…) or decide they want to add their own for something a bit different. Piping is one of those notions that you can buy, but if you’re looking for a a very specific colour or patterned option, your best bet is to make it yourself.
Don’t be daunted! This is much simpler than you think!
If your pattern has a piping option, you can easily make it yourself. You can use pre-made bias tape or a cotton fabric cut into bias strips.
Piping adds a beautiful finishing touch or visual effect to loads of different style. Have a look here for ideas and inspiration: Piping Inspiration
Sports Luxe, by definition, is a mixture of sporty and luxurious garments. What it gives you is extreme comfort coupled with a look for a night on the tiles. Or a night in on the sofa, cuddled up under a blanket with hot chocolate and a book/ movie/ binge-watching sesh.
Gosh, this style can even take you hiking/ tree climbing/ ball kicking/ all other kinds of being active.
It’s even more versatile when you have a pattern in your stash that allows you to customise a pair of trousers for a range of looks with both woven AND knit fabrics.
The Celine Trousers are the ultimate pattern for sports luxe you can dress up or down. Loose fitting and comfy, with elasticated cuffs or plain hems, and an optional side trim and draw cord, your final look comes down to the fabric you choose.
A delicious knit is the obvious choice for lounge wear, pjs, and sports gear. Add a cool trim for even more emphasis on the athleisure vibe.
And then we have the wovens! The things you can do with the wovens! A light and airy rayon challis, for example, is how you get the breeziest summer trousers to throw on after a day in the sun. Something more structured like a thicker cotton or suiting, with a hemmed cuff and you have smart trousers that are comfy and flattering. Make them in something bedazzled for the sparkliest party pants this side of the sun!
Then when you bring the trims into it, the Celines get knocked into outer space with their super cool versatility… reflective strips for joggers, pom poms for just because, faux leather for biker chic, plus so many other ideas!
THE pair, however, that are screaming to be made (just in time for the December festivities) is black wovens, hemmed cuff with no elastic, possibly hacked to have inseam pockets (using this FREE tutorial, obviously), and the juiciest stripe of black sequins down each leg for the comfiest pair of fancy tuxedo-style trousers ever.
The Celine is the most versatile pattern you will ever own!
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These pjs are loose fitting and super comfy! The elasticated waist and button down front make for easy dressing, lazy lounging, and sweet dreams. Plus when you buy the bundle you get the bonus Sleep Mask as a FREE GIFT.
Relaxing to the maxing is what this deliciously luxuriant dressing gown is for! Curl up on the couch in front of the telly , snuggled up in your cosy dressing gowns. Chill out next to a swimming pool or on the beach in your swim cover ups (and sunscreen). Ease into your days with your bathrobes draped around you like warm hugs. Whichever way you plan to use your Relaxation Robe, complete comfort is yours with this pattern.
Christmas is coming so grab the FREE Advent Calendar pattern, and then get the Add On for bonus ornaments!
This Dolls House Pattern Bundle is amazing for keeping little ones entertained with something beautiful and interactive that inspires imaginative play, whilst also stimulating development!
Come join us for a LIVE sew along! Over two days we will be working our way through the Zoe Zip Pouches and we would love for you to join us!
Join our sew along group here – This is where all the videos will be hosted and you’ll get personal one-on-one support.
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If you’re new to sew alongs, you’re in for a treat! They’re so much fun you’ll want to do them ALL! Stephanie will be sewing a complete Zoe Zip Pouch (or two) via LIVE video. This is a super beginner-friendly pattern, so grab your goodies and join us! You can either join in live, or save the videos to watch later.
If you already have the pattern, the sew along is totally free. You just have to print your pattern, and gather your fabric and supplies! If you don’t have your pattern yet, it’s currently on new-release-sale so you can grab it now and get ready ☺️
Soooo what are you waiting for? Come join us!
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Ok, there are a lot of things I love and a lot of clothing styles that speak to my soul. But let me tell you about me and lingerie. It’s more than love. It’s adoration/ adulation/ reverence/ bordering on worship. Lingerie is LIFE! Especially when it fits.
I have a mild obsession with undies. But they do need to be in matching sets. I have been known to change a top, which then needs a new bra, so I change my undies too. ‘Cause they gotta match! They don’t have to be fancy jobs – they just have to match! A cool cotton set is just as lovely as a pretty lacy pair. I LOVE lingerie.
BUT, my matching rule aside, I have such a hard time finding good fitting bras. I am not particularly busty (and can only imagine what a mission it is for the bigger chested among us) and have a fairly narrow back, but bubble boob is the bane of my existence. I have been measured, tried sister sizes, and found a fairly happy compromise – sports bras. And while they are comfy for me, they’re just not appropriate to wear with a load of clothing styles. I need me some proper, underwire bras with gentle lift, coverage, and support. Enter Bianca (plus the matching undies, obviously).
There are a gazillion of these sets in my future. The fitting advice alone, has me hooked. And as much of a beginner sewista as I am, I am adventurous enough to give the bra a go in my pursuit for perfectly-fitting sets of lingerie. I know I’ll learn some things along the way too.
I must confess that the idea of a wristlet isn’t something that I’ve ever really understood nor had a huge desire to make. Until now, that is…
This pattern is adorable in all the right ways! It’s a cute clutch-type sew for a handy way to keep everything you need on a day-to-day basis on hand. Your phone, ID, bank cards, driver’s license, and lip gloss will all fit in this sweet wristlet, that you can wear over your wrist! I am converted!
Practical and cute, this pattern is all about keeping your essentials on hand and is an excellent replacement for those garments that don’t have pockets.
This freebie could even be a sweet pencil case or make up bag. It has SEW many practical uses. I think I require a minimum of 7; one for every day of the week.
As with all sewing, your fabric choices make all the difference! This wristlet can be a game day game changer, made in the colours of your favourite team, so you can keep your hands free and available for cheering and snacking, but still keep your essentials close by. You can make up a handy diaper purse for the quick trips out when you don’t want to cart the whole nappy bag with you. Some bedazzled fancy fabric will give you a cute clutch for a night on the town.
We are loving everything that the boho chic fashion has to give! It’s comfortable and stylish at the same time, with a touch of character and quirk. The bohemian-inspired styles suit everyone, and the latest RP offering proves that!
You can dress the Toronto Day Dress up or down. Go for a clean, simple style, or layers with all things alternative and unusual. A simple black top worn with trousers, or a full blown ruffle-sleeved gigantic-floral print maxi worn with sandals and a gazillion bangles; Toronto offers it all!
Inspired by flowy comfort, the Toronto Day Dress is a relaxed and easy to wear ladies’ boho dress and top sewing pattern.
Your length options include a two-tiered top, three-tiered knee-length dress, or a four-tiered maxi. The short sleeves can be left plain or adorned with a statement-making ruffle.
Cinch in the waist with a cute belt, and layer over tights and boots for the cool weather, or wear loose and flowy over your swimsuit in summer. Versatile and practical!
Yup! This pattern gives you the flowy, relaxed boho-chic vibes PLUS versatility and practicality. The Toronto Day Dress is a marvel.
It’s currently only available in the XXS to 5XL size range, but you never know what’s in the works for the kidlets! Stay tuned.
Grecian-styled dresses have long been a massive favourite of mine. In fact, every event I have been to that involves some kind of fancy dressing up has me leaning towards the beautiful flowy, draped movement that is so gracefully characteristic of this style.
One-shouldered dresses, drapes and gathers, swathes of ethereal fabric; I ADORE Grecian inspired garments. So much so, my wedding dress was 100% out of the Grecian playbook. Which, of course, means that the Madeleine and I have firmly bonded!
One of the best things about the Madeleine, apart from all that gorgeousness, is how versatile it is! This pattern can take you, beautifully dressed, to a fancy event (even your own wedding), or to a hammock in the garden with a good book and a sun hat. This style is everyday appropriate and can be zhoozhed up for evening elegance too. The secret is in the fabric you use; as long as it’s a knit with at least 20-30% stretch, you’re golden!
This dress is elegant AND comfy with the unique, but simple to sew, circular neckband flowing over the gathered bust and draping into the hip-skimming, full length skirt. The silhouette is extremely flattering for all body types, including expectant mama bears! That’s right! The Madeleine is perfect for maternity wear too!
I have an idea formulating in my brain for a bit of a bedazzled metallic Madeleine with some cut out hacking in strategic place. Watch this space to see if it works… ?
If you have ever been anywhere near Pinterest you will know that the relaxed, casual vibes of boho chic are more than just a passing trend. This casual cool style, with a touch of wild and wonderful is here to stay. Boho chic is a lifestyle!
The Isabella maxi skirt sewing pattern is dripping in floaty, ethereal, wonder and is a wardrobe winner! But not only for those with a love for all things bohemian! If lace insets and contrasting ruffles aren’t your thing, this skirt is gorgeous in a simple palette with minimal detailing too. Isabella is simply a beautiful skirt.
Isabella has slight tiers, an a-line style, waistband gathers and optional pockets (woohoo). Long and swishy, it has a floor-length gathered ruffle, and elasticated back waistband. The Isabella maxi skirt is an easy sew and is even easier to wear. You and your kidlet can just slip it on with a favourite tee and sandals for a simple look, or add layers upon layers for extra drama and fun!
Personally, I am partial to the full blown effect of ruffles and lace swirling around my ankles. I can just picture myself barefoot, in the garden, on a hot, humid summer evening in my Isabella (and Strappy Cami).
For my travel and adventure daydreams, Isabella belongs in Argentina, learning the Tango!
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