Category Archives: Lifestyle

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Proper Princess Dress- Hacking Phoebe

So many little girls dream of becoming a princess and wearing princess dresses and tiaras. I wanted to make my daughter’s dreams come true this year for her birthday, so I made her a proper princess dress. The Phoebe Party Dress  and Phoebe Add On patterns were the perfect starting point to make my daughter’s […]

How To: Caring for Delicate Fabrics

How to care for delicte fabrics

So it seems that sewing fabric and collecting fabric are two separate sports! If you’re anything like me, you have an ever-growing fabric stash. Mine’s got the lovely, comfy basics, prints that caught my eye, yardage intended for specific projects, mystery box goodies, and, of course… the soul fabrics; the ones so gorgeous that I […]