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The Cabarita Knit Top from Cake Patterns is now in stock

The Cabarita Knit Top is from the new RiFF collection by Cake Patterns. RiFFs are remakeable single-garment patterns intended for intermediate to advanced sewists who need little more than a thoughtfully drafted pattern and a fabric recommendation to create a stylish garment. RiFFs feature interesting design details and lightweight, durable sewing methods and finishes which […]
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Learn to sew with knits – three new classes added!

The new organic Elk Grove Knits collection from Birch Fabrics is coming soon and we’ve lined up a fabulous new sewing teacher to help us all get over the fear of sewing with knit fabric! Zoe Edwards of the blog So Zo…What do you know? is known as ‘The Queen of Knits’ by her peers in […]
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Portia’s no-pattern-required summer top tutorial

Today we’ve got a fabulous tutorial by Portia from Makery – a super-easy summer top tutorial that requires no pattern! This simple boxy shell top is made from a single rectangle and is perfect for this gorgeous weather we’re having. Read on for the steps to make your own, then share it with us on Instagram with the hashtag #tvhhaul! […]
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The Kelly Skirt and Alma Blouse are here!

If you were excited about the Kelly Skirt from Megan Nielsen and/or the Alma Blouse by Sewaholic, you don’t have to wait any longer – both patterns are now in stock! As a reminder, the Kelly Skirt by Megan Nielsen is a flattering high waisted A-line skirt with fitted waistline. It features button front placket, wide […]
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Speckle top for Spring Top Sewalong

Speckle top crop frontWell I did it! I managed to get my top into the Spring Top Sewalong pool before the deadline. I actually finished this a couple of weeks ago but we hadn’t found time for a photo shoot. So here we are and I can’t say it was my best hair day but what are you […]
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An afternoon cutting fabric

I have a couple of sewing project on the go so I spent Sunday afternoon cutting, cutting, cutting. I thought that getting everything ready would keep me more organised and then allow me some luxurious, uninterrupted sewing time. Also I’m scared of my new Janome. I mean, not scared, exactly, just dreading learning a new […]
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What I’m sewing for the Spring Top Sewalong

Are you excited about Spring Top Sewalong over at Made By Rae? I watch this every year (or I guess the past two years?) and it seems to go so fast I miss it. I swear I’m finally participating this year. The plan is to make a Colette Violet in Speckle in Sky from Cloud […]
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Coreopsis Lime Sorbetto

I’ve finished the Sorbetto I’ve been sewing for my stepdaughter for KCWC! After she tried it on, it required several alterations. First, it was way too long. I copied a knit top which worked well in the longer length but wasn’t right in the cotton Sorbetto. It was also hard for her to get it […]
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A kid-size Sorbetto for Kids Clothes Week Challenge

I discovered Elsie Marley’s Kids Clothes Week Challenge and decided to take part! I haven’t participated in a sew-a-long since I started this blog and I thought it would be fun. For my first project of the week, I decided to try to make a kid-size Sorbetto for my six-year-old stepdaughter. However, I decided to […]
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