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Swan Lake Tinny Dress

Wednesday, January 13, 2016


Prior to the holidays, I had the pleasure of making my daughter a new dress for Christmas. She had chosen some beautiful fabric at a shop in Vancouver and from that point onward, it was a constant "When are you going to make my Swan Lake dress?". She couldn't wait, and when it was done, she adored it and has worn it so many times since. TheTinny by StraightGrainhas been recently updated, and I'm so pleased with the pattern and its classic design with many options. There will be more Tinny dresses for my girl in the near future!

My Favourite E&E Pattern

Monday, July 6, 2015


你知道和你的孩子你不喜欢ourites? You love them all equally, right? Obviously! Well, I don't know if I can say the same about my patterns. If I had to pick a favourite, I would have to say it's theBohemian Babydoll. Why, you might ask? Here are my top five reasons:

1. No closures on the back so patterned fabric is seamless (and it's super quick to make and economical, too!)




2. The hem facings. I LOVE to contrast the hem facing for that peek of colour or pattern depending on the dress.


3. Flutter sleeves. Again, I love contrasting them.


4. The hi-lo hemline...a must to show off the hem facings!!


5. The way my little girl feels when she's wearing it! Really, she just loves it (this one in particular)!
I'm going to have to make a few more for her to twirl in before the summer's over.



The gorgeous fabric isLondon Calling from Robert Kaufman. It's a glorious lightweight, perfect for aBohemian Babydoll.

By the way, the pattern's had a little facelift in the past week. Now, the more efficient method for adding the full lining without closures is included in the pattern (no need to link tothis tutorial).


The cap sleeve option is also included now, and doesn't need to bedownloaded separately.


Another bit of news, is theBohemian Babydoll(and also theHemlock Top) are going to be available in the German language at the newNäh-Connection很快商店模式。非常激动人心!我会让你知道w when the shop officially opens.
So, there you have it! My admission that I play favourites with my patterns. ;)


Birds & the Bees - a new collection by Tamara Kate

Friday, June 19, 2015

Have you seenTamara Kate'sbrand new collectionBirds & the BeesforMichael Miller Fabrics? I had the privilege and pleasure of getting my hands on these beautiful fabrics recently and am so excited to share what I made with you! Having had the opportunity to work with herOrigami Oasiscollection last year, I knew we were in for a treat, and there most definitely was no disappointment with this newest expression ofTamara Kate'sartistry.

Volume Three Look 6

Friday, June 12, 2015


Today I'm sharing some details about the first of my two contributions to the newFive and Ten Designs Volume Three.

Volume Three Look 2

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Today I'm sharing some details about the first of my two contributions to the newFive and Ten Designs Volume Three.

Boho Trousers and Shorts Pattern Release

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Introducing the newest E&E Pattern: theBoho Trousers & Shorts! Available in sizes 6 months through 9 years, these loose-fitting, elastic-waisted trousers and shorts with side seam pockets are the epitome of comfort.The leg openings of the trousers are shirred using narrow elastic and they fit slightly long to give a stylish, slouchy silhouette.


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