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Author:Diana

Pattern weights (aka sewing your mummy guilt away)

My son M. has been showing interest in sewing for a while. He has even done some projects of his own. Now that he's on his school summer break, we took the chance to improve and learn a few new skills. I've been wanting to make...

Birthday gifts

A while ago I won some amazing prizes in a giveaway from Petit a Petit and Family. It included patterns from some of my favourite designers and a gift certificate from Nosh. Whaaat?!? I still can't believe my luck! I almost missed the deadline to...

Inari Tee and Alexandria Peg Trousers . Named Clothing

It's no secret that I'm a big Named Clothing fan. I've done my share of Inari dresses and my collection of their patterns keeps growing. One item that I still hadn't made for me was trousers. My birthday coming up and with the most gorgeous fabric in...

Thread Faction SS2016 Blog Tour

Today I'm part of the Thread Faction SS2016 Blog Tour. A celebration of Thread Faction's newly released Spring-Summer collection of knit patterns for girls. And what an amazing collection! It's the sort of clothes your kids can actually play in but still look stylish.   I know what you must be...

Dyyni Skirt . Pienkel

Some time ago, my niece asked me for a skirt. She showed me one of her RTW skirts and asked for something similar. Immediately I thought of the Dyyni Skirt for Girls from Pienkel, that had recently been released. Needless to say it was a big hit! Today...

Santa Fe Top . Hey June

Whenever Adrianna puts out a tester call, I know I'm in for a good time and an awesome pattern! I love testing because it's always a great learning experience, specially now that I'm drafting my own patterns. You learn about the process of the test itself...

Garçonne Shirt|Dress . Charlotte Kan

A few weeks ago I got the chance to test another pattern for Charlotte Kan, the Garçonne Shirt/ Dress. I'm a big fan of her sophisticated minimal sense of style and this pattern is a great example of that. A classic shirt/ dress is always a...

Hemlock Tee . Grainline Studios

Today, me and my friends from Cose+ are showing all the different versions of the Hemlock Tee we made. This a free, single size pattern from Grainline Sudios. You can get it just by subscribing to the newsletter. I have this inspirational image on my Pinterest board...

Groove dress . Made It Patterns

Lately, most of the clothes I make for myself come from pattern testing. Since my collection of  patterns has been growing over the years, I try to be wise when it comes to buy a new one. I do a mental checklist...

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