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My Favourite E&E Pattern

Monday, July 6, 2015

You know how with your children you don't have favourites?  You love them all equally, right?  Obviously!  Well, I don't know if I can say the same about my patterns.  If I had to pick a favourite, I would have to say it's the Bohemian Babydoll.  Why, you might ask?  Here are my top five reasons:

1.  No closures on the back so patterned fabric is seamless (and it's super quick to make and economical, too!)

2.  The hem facings.  I LOVE to contrast the hem facing for that peek of colour or pattern depending on the dress.

 3.  Flutter sleeves.  Again, I love contrasting them.

4.  The hi-lo hemline...a must to show off the hem facings!!

5.  The way my little girl feels when she's wearing it!  Really, she just loves it (this one in particular)!
I'm going to have to make a few more for her to twirl in before the summer's over.

The gorgeous fabric is London Calling from Robert Kaufman.  It's a glorious lightweight, perfect for a Bohemian Babydoll.

By the way, the pattern's had a little facelift in the past week.  Now, the more efficient method for adding the full lining without closures is included in the pattern (no need to link to this tutorial).

The cap sleeve option is also included now, and doesn't need to be downloaded separately.

Another bit of news, is the Bohemian Babydoll (and also the Hemlock Top) are going to be available in the German language at the new Näh-Connection pattern shop soon.  Very exciting!  I'll let you know when the shop officially opens.
So, there you have it!  My admission that I play favourites with my patterns. ;)

Birds & the Bees - a new collection by Tamara Kate

Friday, June 19, 2015

Have you seen Tamara Kate's brand new collection Birds & the Bees for Michael Miller Fabrics?  I had the privilege and pleasure of getting my hands on these beautiful fabrics recently and am so excited to share what I made with you!  Having had the opportunity to work with her Origami Oasis collection last year, I knew we were in for a treat, and there most definitely was no disappointment with this newest expression of Tamara Kate's artistry.

Volume Three Look 6

Friday, June 12, 2015

Today I'm sharing some details about the first of my two contributions to the new Five and Ten Designs Volume Three.

Volume Three Look 2

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Today I'm sharing some details about the first of my two contributions to the new Five and Ten Designs Volume Three.

Five and Ten Designs New eBook - Volume Three

Monday, June 8, 2015

Volume Three from Five and Ten Designs is here! 

Boho Trousers and Shorts Pattern Release

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Introducing the newest E&E Pattern: the Boho Trousers & Shorts!  Available in sizes 6 months through 9 years, these loose-fitting, elastic-waisted trousers and shorts with side seam pockets are the epitome of comfort.  The leg openings of the trousers are shirred using narrow elastic and they fit slightly long to give a stylish, slouchy silhouette.  

Sewing For Your Girls - Book Review

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Sewing for Your Girls is a new Japanese sewing book recently released by Tuttle Publishing and it's a pleasure to have been given the opportunity to add to my daughter's wardrobe using one of author Yoshiko Tsukiori's adorable designs.

Sew in Tune

Friday, February 13, 2015

It's always so much fun to combine two of my most favourite things in the whole world: music and sewing.  The ever so talented Melissa (Melly Sews) and Stacey (Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy Crafts and Design) are hosting the Sew in Tune series again this year, and today, I'm honoured to be a part of it!

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