Author Archives: Rebecca

Buffet Dress Buzz

Have you been hearing a lot of buzz about Buffet Dresses after the Great British Sewing Bee’s Buffet Dress challenge? If you’re not familiar with Buffet Dresses, they are loose-fitting, roomy dresses with non-restrictive waists, perfect for eating an entire buffet for dinner! They often have flowy tiered skirts, which is something I absolutely love […]

Free Pet Collar Tutorial

The RP Team is full of pet lovers! We frequently have pets in our Zoom meetings, photobombing our sewing pictures and walking all over our printed PDF patterns. We love what we do so it’s no surprise when our pets just have to get in on the action! To celebrate National Pet Day I thought […]

New for Spring: Colors to Love

Don’t you just love spring? I know I do! After a long and cold winter of wearing mostly sweater capes, I’m ready to start wearing my favorite spring dresses with happy floral patterns and bright colors!  To share my spring excitement with you, I put together a guide of the brightest spring fabrics that we have […]

Warm Weather Wardrobe- Short Patterns

As temperatures start rising and spring flowers start blooming, I’ve been dreaming of warmth. Warm places, wearing clothing for warmer climates, and sitting in the warm sunshine. If you’re like me though, you wait until the last possible minute to start sewing your warm-weather wardrobe, and then it’s a mad dash to finish sewing everything […]

Victoria Beckham Taylor Trench Coat Hack

I fell in love with Victoria Beckham’s bright Yellow Trench coat the moment I first saw it a few years back. The lovely pleats that line the bottom, the wide 3/4 length sleeves, and the bright yellow color come together for a lovely new take on a trench coat.  I knew that our classic Taylor Trench […]

Upgrade Your Intimates This Spring

I’ve been doing a lot of Spring cleaning lately as the weather starts warming and the end of lockdown in the UK is in sight! Pagelets beware, I’m leaving no closet or drawer unturned! While the Pagelets were busy with their studies, I ventured into my lingerie drawer and was amazed to find loads of […]

Easter Pattern Picks for the Whole Family

Spring is in the air. The birds are chirping, the trees are budding, and the temperatures are rising. Winter coats are replaced by cardigans, thick winter sweaters are packed away and replaced with light spring dresses, and dark colors are swapped for bright cheery hues. Spring has so much to offer and sewing and fashion […]

Look Fabulous for Lunar New Year

Need a fabulous look for Lunar New Year? We put together a few styled looks with our sewing patterns that will bring you an abundance of good fortune, happiness, and sewing in the year of the Ox! Our Little Red Envelope look will have you pushing the envelope in our plunging neckline Phoebe Dress Add […]

3D Shibori Tutorial

The Bubble Sleeve Cardie pattern inspired me to have more fun with fabric, embellishments, and bobbles while sewing. If runway designers can experiment with fabric and embellishments in their designs, why can’t I?  I did some research on turning ordinary 100% polyester fabric into, one-of-a-kind 3D Shibori fabric. The process was so cool that I had to […]