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Amsterdam Sew Social

Back in May I joined a few of my favourite European sewing bloggers for a weekend in Amsterdam. We had a lovely time sightseeing, enjoying good food, wine and each other's company. One of the highlights of the trip, for me, was having the chance to...

Anneli Tee and Dress + Ninni Culottes

A few weeks ago I had the chance to choose from Nosh Organics spring collection. The moment I saw these prints I knew exactly what patterns to use! Named Clothing had just released it's new collection SS17 - Playground, and I had my eye on two...

Domingo de Bazar . Casa Capaz

A Casa Capaz é um projecto nascido no Seixal pelas mãos de duas irmãs apaixonadas pela filosofia Montessori. Situado na zona antiga da cidade, com uma bonita vista para o rio, é um espaço acolhedor e tranquilo onde acontecem vários eventos, planeados com o maior...

Hemming knit fabric

For those who know me well, my love for sewing knit fabric isn't breaking news. When I started sewing my boys clothes, I wanted them to be able to run around and still look nice. Cotton jersey was the obvious choice for me! After buying my...

Farrah Blouse and Dress . Chalk and Notch

This week Gabriela from Chalk and Notch released a new pattern, the Women's Farrah Blouse and Dress. I had a chance to test this pattern and as usual it does not disappoint! I made the blouse with the shoulder ruffles in a straight size 16, according to...

Costume ideas

Next week we'll be celebrating Carnaval (Mardi Gras). Once again, my older son will be dressing up as a Jedi and for the third time, I'm sewing a new costume, since the last one no longer fits him. But my younger son, really has no interest in wearing...

Hacking the Waterfall dress

Last week I was part of the Waterfall tour "Make it Mine". I hacked the dress pattern into a sleeveless dress with pockets and a large ruffled hem. Today I'm going to show how I did it. Shoulder panel I wanted to keep the raglan style, so on...

2017 Secret Valentine Exchange

Ute and Sanae are the masterminds behind this beautiful event that happens every year for Valentine's Day. Since this wonderful sewing community is about spreading love and supporting one another, why not bring us closer together and warm our hearts with thoughtful handmade gifts. My secret...

Make It Mine Tour

Today I'm happy to be part of the Waterfall Tour "Make it Mine". As you well know, the Waterfall Raglan is the newest pattern from Chalk and Notch. I was lucky to be one of the testers and have nothing but praise for this pattern and...

Women’s Waterfall Raglan . Chalk and Notch

This post contains affiliate links. Gabriela from Chalk and Notch, just released a brand new pattern, the Women's Waterfall Raglan. I'm sure you're familiar with the girl's Waterfall Raglan. It was a hit and a lots of mums requested one for themselves! Gabriela listened and our...