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Everyday Blouse by House of Pinheiro

This post contains affiliate links. This week started with a major pattern release! Rachel (Raquel) from House of Pinheiro designed the Everyday Blouse which the team from the UpCraft pattern design services turned into a beautiful pattern. I had the chance to be one of the testers. Rachel...

Refashion Month 2016 at House of Estrela

Today I'm, once more, joining Magda and other bloggers for Refashion Month 2016. This time a made a very easy transformation, that anyone can try! Read all about it on Magda's blog.  ...

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...