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New In Store…

…Tasia from Sewaholic recently announce the Cordova Jacket:

It’s a fitted, lined jacket with a flattering peplum detail and a zip front closure. This jacket bridges the gap between dressy and casual depending on the fabric selection. Princess seams make it easy to customize the fit, and the collarless neckline means it’s perfect to wear with cosy scarves in the winter.
She also has a variety of different versions/fabric on her blog made by her pattern testers, so pop over and have a peek.
The Renfrew top is also in stock, and we are waiting for the Cambie dress to arrive, hopefully before Thursday.
We have the Cordova Jacket and the Renfrew top in store now.
Don’t forget to get your order in before the 14th so I can pop them in the mail before we fly out!
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Victoria Jones Collection…

I have just received my first parcel of patterns from Victoria Jones in Hawaii available in our shop now HERE!  I am very excited, they are floaty and romantic and just remind me of an island holiday.  The patterns I have chosen to stock initially, are classical Hawaiian dresses or muumuu, think Blue Hawaii, and a couple of resort wear pieces of clothing, especially handy seeing as summer is knocking on the door in this part of the world.

From the Victoria Jones Collection website:

Victoria Jones Collection patterns are professionally drafted by hand, using classical techniques. The garments are then sewn and wear-tested several times. We check them for comfort and ease of movement; it is one thing to create a flat pattern design and quite another to create a design which is graceful in motion.

I will try and start some posts dedicated to the designer of each collection we stock, I think it is important that you are able to see that behind these awesome collections are real people, running their own businesses.  As with most of the patterns we stock, the designer is more than happy to hear from you when you have questions or even just to let them know how you found the patterns to sew up etc.


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New Patterns from Izzy and Ivy…

…Had a surprise in the mail today, a pile of Izzy and Ivy patterns!  I didn’t even know it was coming, my daughter was very happy until I told her I was putting them in my store.  I may have to make her a few pieces to keep her happy hehe.


Izzy and Ivy Patterns

Haven’t got the time to load them on the site yet, but hopefully will get them done by the weekend.  I have the following patterns:

Brooklyn’s Boho Beachwear pattern
Jack and Jill 

Stella Dress and Skirt
Sweet Polly’s Play clothes
Penelope Ruffles



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New Patterns from Colette Patterns!

Sarai the owner and designer of Colette Patterns, has announce the arrival of two new patterns this week on their blog, the Coletterie.   The Juniper Trouser and the Anise Jacket are both really cute pieces to make for your wardrobe, and we will have them in stock this week hopefully!.

The Juniper Trouser
The Anise Jacket


Sarai has also written a downloadable pdf ebook, The Anise Companion, as a very helpful guide to sewing the jacket.  It is available from  here for $9US.  I’ve purchased mine already, loaded it onto the ipad, and now just waiting for the pattern to arrive.

I am frightened of jackets after the really bad, dimply shouldered, sample I came up with in school, and after a quick look at the companion I am convinced I could do an awesome job of this jacket.  It is very extensive, divided into 8 days and includes information on gathering supplies, choosing fabric, sewing and fitting your muslin, adjusting the pattern for common fitting issues, complete underlining and lining directions, to detailed instructions for bound button holes, welt pockets, even instructions for making the sleeve heads, etc., etc., etc., as I said very extensive!  I would say, it contains everything you need to know to complete your jacket not only successfully, but with a professional finish.  Really excited to start!

Colette patterns will also be doing a sew along at some stage for the Anise, so keep an eye out on her blog for an announcement, and I will also let you know on my blog when the sewalong is announced.