Frederique: the hack

Guys, I came up with a new method of convincing unwilling models into having their photos taken... I can't believe it actually worked!

It all started when Marte from Compagnie M* sent me an e-mail asking if I would be interested in participating in a blog tour promoting her new pattern, the Frederique dress*. She included a few photos of the dresses she made for her daughter. Compagnie M patterns are among my favourite, so I was keen to sew the Frederique. Please allow me to jump ahead and say that I am very pleased with this pattern also.

Pathfinder vest and Pixie shorts

My husband recently lost a lot of weight. So on top of a healthier version of my sweetheart I scored a few pairs of his now too big jeans. Before I had a chance to decide what to do with them I got an e-mail from Miranda inviting me to participate in the Twig + Tale Upcycling Tour.

While she was sleeping, I made a Pathfinder vest and a pair of Pixie shorts for my little adventure seeker.

Pizza dress

Kids see things in such a fun way! What do you see when you look at the print of Miss R's new dress? She insists they are small pieces of pizza. As soon as she said that I could see it too, and once I saw it I could not un-see it!

Almost twinning - still winning

When one has two adorable daughters to sew for it is only a question of time before they get matching outfits. However when one has a husband who is not overly enthusiastic about his children wearing matching clothes one might choose a softer approach to begin with and whip up almost matching outfits. Happy girlies, happy husband. Win-win.

Waterfall Raglan top

When I saw testers' versions of the Waterfall raglan pop up in my Instagram feed I knew I wanted to get my hands on this pattern as soon as possible. I could vividly imagine my little explorer in a Waterfall raglan in a beautiful soft knit with girlie print...

So While she was sleeping...

Top Knot Tee

The Top Knot romper, dress and tunic pattern by Chalk and Notch has been around for a little while now. In fact, I participated in the promotion tour and 'hacked' this pattern into a long sleeved tee for Miss R. That 'hack' was an enormous success! It made sense to sew a summer version of my hack. The only pattern piece I needed to print was the cuff. Too easy!

LOL swing top and Satya shorts

When Jenn from Jennuine Design released the LOL swing top pattern it was love at first sight. This gorgeous top has a classic A-line front, racerback yoke and nearly half circle back. It can be sewn in either woven or knit fabric. Despite falling in love with this top it took me a very long time to finally sew it.

Shiny blue Ileana dress

Choosing an outfit for a wedding is exciting. If you are six years old, you know exactly what you want - a super twirly dress with pockets and a collar. Together we looked at a few patterns that I shortlisted, and Miss R chose the Ileana dress pattern* by Compagnie M. The Ileana dress pattern offers a lot of options, however that did not slow down my girlie. Within a minute she picked a collar, sleeves, pockets and a skirt she wanted.

Family reunion dress

My sister in law got married a few weeks ago. Of course I had to sew something special for my girlies, something fitting for such a joyous occasion!

Today I would like to show you the dress I made for Baby L :)

Sewing block party: the Tip Top tunic

Whoo hoo! A party! And what a party! It is a month long Sewing Block Party featuring Petit a Petit patterns. Celina is an amazing person. Her creativity is inspiring and her style is impackable.

Baby L is ready to party in her Tip Top tunic.