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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Jill, the newest off the shoulder jumpsuit sewing pattern in the RP stable is a simple beaut! Jill offers clean, comfy lines, easy sewing, and even easier dressing. BUT Jill has a sneaky little fun card up a flounced sleeve… the ruffle/ frill/ draped detailing/ whatever you want to call the bit around the shoulders. It gives this jumpsuit a whole lot extra!
Jill is a sweet and summery off the shoulder jumpsuit sewing pattern. It comes in sizes newborn to 12 years and XXS to 5XL.
With three length options, optional shoulder ties, and optional pockets to choose from, you can make you and your kidlet comfy outfits to keep you cool and looking fab!
Even though it is the Jill’s signature look, consider leaving off the flounce for a simple, sleeveless, and strappy square-necked jumpsuit that can be worn over a plain white (Toronto) tee! It may require some hacking and a little strap adjusting and elastic-leaving-out, but it will be cute! Or leave off the shoulder ties for a bare-shouldered look that belongs on a sun-kissed beach holiday… ?
The best fabrics to make your Jill are light-to medium-weight knits that have a minimum stretch of 40% and good recovery. So your jumpsuit always looks good! The best fabrics to try are jersey, silk satin with elastine, silk jersey with elastine, Liverpool, double brushed polyester, and modal.
I think a floral DBP Jill, with all the trimmings, will be making it’s way onto my sewing to do list. BUT I might just elasticate the ankles for a bit of a “hack”.
As ever, the RP ambassadors have created some beauties! Have a look: JILL JUMPSUIT GALLERY
A seasonal pattern collection is an excellent way to expand your assortment of sewing supplies. They offer exceptional value too, often giving you a bunch of patterns and a brilliant saving (more to spend on fabric, obviously). They also give you a capsule wardrobe for whichever season you’re sewing for. And this one is a summer collection.
This Children’s Summer Collection of patterns is another fine example of wonderful value. This is the best way to add four lovely sews to your to do list. Summer sewing for the kidlets just got a whole lot cuter!
Each item is charming on its own and has something different to offer your kidlet’s summer wardrobe. These patterns are versatile with different options to make a warm weather wardrobe that is perfect for keeping cool.
Olivia is a children’s boho top sewing pattern, and has a gathered boat neck that sits between off-the-shoulder and a regular neckline. It is easy to pull on and off for quick dressing and can be made from knits and woven fabric.
Alice is a reversible a-line dress sewing pattern that can be made from any light- to medium-weight wovens. It has plenty of room for decorations! You can add embroidery, appliqué, or details such as ribbon, ruffles, bows, buttons, or any other extra extras you might like!
Emily is a pillow case dress sewing pattern that you can, quite literally, make from a pillowcase! You need minimal woven fabric to whip up this very quick sew, and the Emily is an excellent scrap buster with a cute ruffle along the bottom. This sewing pattern is a wonderful up-cycling project to breathe new life into spare pillowcases!
The Teatime Romper sewing pattern teaches you how to make a super cute knit or woven romper for your kidlet! The fit is comfortable around the chest so it’s perfect for layering or wearing on its own
It has been my experience that pinned patterns tend to slide about from time to time, and don’t always have the cleanest cutting results. Full disclosure, I am a beginner on this sewing journey and will get better at the pinning. BUT I have found pattern weights to be a much more successful tool to use.
I found myself a set of sentimental* weights in my mama’s sewing room. My sneaking-them-into-my-sewing-room activities didn’t go unnoticed and the mother has demanded they be returned, post haste. Since they were made by her father for her mother, I’ll (reluctantly) comply and give ‘em back. But only because I can now replace them with these heavy bits of cool!
*(They’re sentimental because the sewing bug was passed down from mother (my gran) to daughter (my mum), and again from mother (my mum) to daughter (me), along with a whole range of tools, notions, machines, and paraphernalia. I wasn’t able to sneak the grandpa-made cutting table out so I chose the weights.)
This pattern may be simple in design, construction, and use but it is supremely practical and the resultant weights are an essential in any sewistas tool box. If for nothing else than to weigh down the lid of the box where you keep your fabric scissors!
It’s time for the gentlefolk to reign supreme in the coolest denim (Kingston) jacket this side of the moon! Ladies, kidlets, and 18-inch dolls have this royal garb already, and now the men can join the parade!
The ADD-ON selection of extras is jam-packed with many options including a hood, knit sleeves, internal pocket, and welt pockets! So many gorgeous options!
*Includes men’s sizes XXS to 4XL
The Kingston gallery on Facebook is remarkable! All the sizes and available options have resulted in some spectacularly inspiring photos! Have a look here: KINGSTON JACKET GALLERY
And, as always, another incredible source of inspiration and ideas is, of course, Pinterest. There are so many ways to use this pattern! Just a few of the jackets I plan to make (one day): Kinsgton Inspo
This pattern (in all its sizes) is suited for the more advanced beginner to intermediate skill set, but the instructions and tutorial are so very detailed that sewistas of all levels can give it a go! Beginners will learn some new things and stretch their talents!