Thursday, January 23, 2020

Bianca Baby

Dance classes are about to go back here in the southern hemisphere so now is the time to make sure you have the latest pattern from Rebecca Page

It is such a fast sew, which was really important for me as Bianca was only home for 2 weeks over Christmas.

Bianca is wearing the basic version. It is lined and all the seams are enclosed so it is very comfortable to wear.

The side seams are on a diagonal towards the front, giving a very slimming look (not that Bianca needs that)

The racer back sits perfectly around her shoulder blades which is really important for Bianca, so she can move comfortably

This bralette is size xxs and is made of Lycra from Spotlight

Here are a few detail shots of the front an sides

Of course it wouldn't be a fun photoshoot without Bianca being her true self.

to get this first shot I told her she was being to much

Bianca being sexy 

Asked her to do something with her hands

Suggested we needed a side shot

This was her saying "if I can't be silly are we finished?"

Bianca decided to team the bralette with a pair of Pose Pleated Pants in Crepe. 

Here are the links to the patterns

Both patterns are available in kids sizes too

Stephanie xxx

*this post contains affiliate links

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Doing my bit with a FREEBIE

This year I have decided to do my bit for the planet by not buying any new clothes. I will make do with what I have or sew what I need.
With this in mind I went through all my clothes and found a pair of jeans that couldn't be repaired 😢
I didn't just want to throw them away adding to the tons of clothes that end up in landfill every year, so I went looking for an easy scrap busting pattern. 

This is Rebecca Page's 

 It turned out really cute with my handbag but when my 13 year old niece came over and we found a few different ways to use it

 Makes a lovely wrist cuff

We wrapped the cuff part around her hair twice for a cute hair tie

 Then we realised it would make a cute ring too

This was such a quick, no sew make because I used the hem of the jeans to make the cuff. The only thing that cost anything was 2 sets of snaps.

Awesome FREE school holiday fun that's good for the planet too

Get the FREE pattern from the link below

Stephanie xxx

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Monday, December 23, 2019

Bubbles with Chloe

Meet Miss M she is all ready for one very hot summer here in Australia.
Her out fit is from Rebecca Page

The Chloe Cami is very flowy, for this one I used two different linen blends
the linen gives it a bit of structure, I think my next one will be rayon so it's even more flowy

 The back comes with a few options, I particularly liked the double strap with the cross over. I used the fabric from the underneath layer for the crossover and the standard straps were the same as the top fabric 

The Berry Bubbles shorts have some really cool features like the button up front, I used kam snaps. It has a very flattering flat front and an elasticised waist. I am not generally a fan of elasticised waists for adult clothing but I have been really happy with the shape that Rebecca Page have achieved with elasticised waists. I did hack the pattern a little by altering the pockets, the original pattern had jean style pockets but I prefer the ease of inseam pockets

Miss M and I tucked up the top into the back to show her cute little shorts even more and it made me think this shape would make such a cute crop top, maybe a hack for me in the future.

Anyway better get back to my |Christmas sewing, still sooo much to sew and almost no time!!!!


Friday, December 6, 2019

A bit of ......

Sass? Class? either way the new Phoebe Dress from Rebecca Page is stunning!!!!!
I have gorgeous Miss Holly modelling for me again but she has grown up a little bit since her Pretty Pink photo shoot

The Phoebe Party Dress is FREE and comes with a couple of options.
If you want even more options you can buy the add-on pack, the options with that purchase is almost endless!!!!!

I chose the modesty panel option from the free version

I used stretch mesh for the centre modesty panel and the rest of the dress is a quilting cotton, I used Poplin for the lining

I went with an exposed zipper rather than an invisible zipper
For two reasons
1. I hate invisible zipper, I am not good at putting them in
2. It gave the back a bit of flashiness

I ended up drafting the skirt myself, it is a simple circle skirt, with horsehair braid.

I wish I had taken a photo of the inside because it is where this dress really shines. The bodice is made using the burrito roll method so that there are no exposed seams. It is such a professional finish, I was really impressed!!!!

This was one of my favourite photos of the Phoebe Party Dress because it looks just as cute with a pair of sneakers as it does with high heels 💓

 Lots of links for you today 






6. FREE BUST ADJUSTMENT TUTORIAL(Phoebe is designed for a C-Cup)

Stephanie xxx

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Twas The Night Before Christmas

Well I guess Christmas came early in our house lol, seeing as it's only November.
One of the greatest things about Christmas is the anticipation from the children the night before.
Our youngest is 10 now and I'm trying to squeeze out as much child like Christmas joy as I possibly can!
With that in mind I made him a new pair of P.Js to get ready for the big night 

The pattern is from Rebecca Page. It's called The Family PJs.

It comes with lots of options

Master D is wearing long pants with a short sleeved shirt.
MD has Autism and he has a few quirks, like being very fussy about what he will wear, especially to bed! He absolutely loves Star Wars though so I knew I was onto a winner when I picked the fabric.
Thank goodness Spotlight were having a sale.

Took a bit to convince him to a photo shoot in them. I ended up bribing him with Lego (Star Wars of course)
He loves them so much that he has worn them every night this month. I am one happy mummy :)

This pattern doesn't just come in kids though it also has a mens and a ladies version, so I made up the ladies for my Adorable Adara.

AAs set is shorts with a short sleeved top. I choose a couple of added options for this set.

I used piping for the collar (don't stress the pattern comes with a tutorial) and a pocket.

AA was also thrilled about getting her photo taken hahahaha

There you have it, at least 2 of my kids are ready for the night before Christmas.

You can grab this pattern while it's on sale using my affiliate link below 

(you can also get a free sleep mask pattern when you buy the bundle)


Saturday, November 16, 2019


I am so thrilled to announce that I am about to teach my first online sewing class!!!!!!
Of course I am totally terrified!!!!!

Here is the deal
Rebecca Page is hosting 
"The Sewing Summit 2019"
Here is the basic write up directly from the sign up page

With classes from Novice through to advanced, you'll learn everything from how to prep your pattern (everything from receiving the pattern to cutting the fabric) to choosing the right needles for the correct fabric type... to making a bag... to demystifying fabric types... to how to do custom fit adjustments!

Follow along online, from the comfort of your own home for FREE

It all starts today!!!!!!

There will be 6 or so classes every day for the next week.

FREE tickets are available from the link below.

My class will be available on Thursday

It's based on a new Freebie from Rebecca Page
Tea Time Set

Click on the link for  copy of the pattern


Hoping you can join us


Zoe Zip Pouches and my favourite photo spot

Remember that fabulous Stella coat I made my daughter? well I had a few scraps left over so when I saw the new Zoe Zip Pouches from Rebecca Page I knew I now had some fabulous matching accessories

Here is the full selection of sizes
XL, L, M, S, XS
With so many to choose from you will always be able to pick the perfect size

The Medium is a great clutch size

The Xtra Small is good for keys or coins 

 The small is perfect if you just want to carry your phone 
The Large is more handbag size and the Xtra Large makes a great laptop case.

Now while I love my new Zoe Zip Pouches, I also love my new photo spot.

It is quite common for me to go down to the jetty on the local lake but I had been completely skipping the abandoned boat house.

It has this fantastic blue/aqua door

It has been abandoned because it keeps flooding. The flooding is bad for business but awesome for creating a rustic, bold back drop.

What makes it even better is if you set up at a slightly different angle (a 90 degree turn) you get the lake background.

All of this and a 10m walk to the jetty. How lucky am I!!!!

This weekend Rebecca Page are hosting a sew along for the Zoe Zip Pouches, so go grab the pattern while it's on sale!!!


Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Totally Stuffed

I fell madly in love with these gorgeous Stuffie animal patterns by Violet Field Threads
I am fairly sure I own almost all of them but today I want to show off 3.

Blushing Bunny, Fiona Fox and Dainty Deer

 My Blushing Bunny is made from quilting cotton, with polar fleece for the tummy paws and tail

She comes with an elasticated slip dress and the cutest fur (polar fleece and satin) stole.

Her lashes are to die for and created with some brown hand embroidery thread.

Of course she can't be blushing bunny without some pink cheeks, made from pink homespun.

Dainty Deer is made with quilting cotton too.
She has a lovely simple skirt made from furnishing fabric, a halter neck top made from broderie anglaise.

Her flower crown was a cheat on my part. I picked it up for a couple of dollars at KMart.

Her Lashes are a little less showy, and are made from quilting cotton and attached using Visoflex

Fiona Fox is much like her sisters and is made from quilting cotton. Her body material was actually a fat flat I had in my stash. Another simple skirt and a bandana, make up the staples of her wardrobe.

The pattern for Fiona Fox also includes a knit headband. This one is made from some scrap lycra I had left over from lining a white leotard.

I really enjoy making dolls, I'm not 100% sure why they resonate with me so much. It certainly wasn't that didn't have any as a kid because I had my fair share. Perhaps it's just that I get to pick their outfits and they never complain :)

Stephanie xxx