Bubble Pocket Shorts Pattern Re-release


The Bubble Pocket Shorts pattern is back!  So, what's changed?
  • More sizes!  Now includes sizes 6 months - 12 years.
  • Pattern sizes are colour-coordinated and have individual line styles, so you can print in black and white OR colour
  • Clear instructions for printing only the sizes you need using PDF layers

What hasn't changed?

Super cute, unique shorts with big pockets!

Warp & Weft Sewing Society


For this month's Warp & Weft Sewing Society project, I enjoyed sewing one of my favourite original designs using some beautiful prints from the Bungalow Collection by Joel Dewberry for Freespirit Fabric.

I couldn't wait to sew up a pair of the newly improved Bubble Pocket Shorts in Bungalow Swallow.  The deep purple print is so lovely and paired with some tights, it's a perfect outfit for fall.  Empress Grass was used for the waistband facing to compliment Bungalow Swallow.  

The new Bubble Pocket Shorts pattern is scheduled to re-release on Friday, November 21.  

This post is sponsored by Warp & Weft and the fabric used was complimentary.  
All opinions, as always, are my own.

Betty Skirt Tour


Today, I have the pleasure of participating in the Betty Skirt Tour.  This pattern is designed by the Shaffer Sisters, of whom I am a big fan.  You may have seen them on Project Run and Play or the beautiful creations they have made with some of my designs.  Their sewing always demonstrates their amazing skills and eye for detail, so I wasn't surprised by the high quality of their first pattern. 

I {Heart} Marcel Marlier Sewing Series and Giveaway


Have you heard about the I {Heart} Marcel Marlier? It's a delightful sewing series hosted by both An from Straightgrain and Suz from Sewpony.  Admittedly, when they approached me to participate, I was not very familiar with author Marcel Marlier.  While I'll let you read more about him on they're blogs, I will say this, I love what I have seen of his books, and the illustrations are full of inspiring vintage outfits.  The main character is an adorable little girl (whose name changes depending on which language you are reading), however, rather than creating an outfit inspired by her, I chose to make something for my son instead.  I noticed the little boys' shirts in the drawings below, and saw a resemblance to a pattern I've been wanting to try for some time (Charlie by Zonen 09).  

E & E Patterns Fall Collection Tour


The Hemlock Top is in Europe today with stops in Germany at Annika's blog Näh-connection and in Portugal where Marta blogs at do guincho.

These vivid colours and fun print on Annika's Hemlock Top are so perfect for her little girl.  More details and photos at Näh-connection.

And Marta has taken a different spin on her Hemlock Top and made it a dress.  It looks great and so very flattering on her daughter.  For more about her pattern re-mix, head over to do grinch.

E & E Patterns Fall Collection Tour


When I sent Sanae (Sanae Ishida) and Terri (Sew Straight, & Gather) their choice of patterns from the Fall Collection, I couldn't wait to see what they'd make with them!

Sanae made two outfits for K, in warm, fall colours with her usual chic style.  See more at Sanae Ishida.

And Terri did a mash-up of the Hemlock Top and Magnolia Skirt in some awesome fabrics from l'oiseau.  See more of her cute outfit at Sew Straight & Gather.

Use coupon code TOUR to get $1 off all Fall Collection pattern until Friday, October 24.