TUTORIALS, SEW-ALONGS AND HELPFUL TIPS!

November 10, 2019

I am super excited about this post, as it marks the release of two new patterns in the Phoebe Collection. The Phoebe Maxi, which has two versions, and can be made as an a-line or peasant style skirt. The skirt features front and (optional) back pockets and an elasticat...

July 10, 2019

Today I made the Signe pattern by Maria Denmark.

I am working on Maria's team contributing to her online magazine Sysiden which will be released in English later this year and called Sew for Life magazine. And yep! That is me wearing her fabulous jumpsuit which is in th...

December 18, 2018

This one is reversible, and made from a divine silk brocade with silk satin ties. I only test with the best!

When Sue from Fadanista.com and I were making the Sumekko Dress, Sue made an obi belt to go with one of her makes, and the testers loved the combination - so I m...

December 13, 2018

Today I am releasing a new pattern: the Sumekko Dress!

The Sumekko dress came about after Sue from fadanista.com came to me to help her make a dress inspired by a visit to the Marimekko Exhibition in Bendigo. She wanted to make a sleeveless maxi dress with a giant print...

November 14, 2018

As a pattern maker, I have to think about construction when making patterns, imagining how all the pieces will fit together. As a teacher, I try to imbue my students with a sense of confidence so they can go away and create on their own.

Sure, they might make mistakes,...

November 13, 2018

Little things, that don't seem like much, can make a big difference when sewing up a pattern. A major one that most people don't consider are curves. The shape of the curve will determine how you need to finish it, so here are some examples that you might like to try w...

November 13, 2018

Or any other sewing project! These finishes also look great on the armholes of shifts, singlets, hems - let your imagination go and experiment! I would use these on woven fabrics, although they may also work for knits.

I really like to have samples on hand in a neutral...

October 2, 2015

Here it is! The birth of Pattern Union! Another PDF pattern company, but with a difference: I am putting all my years of pattern making experience into this line of easy-to-edit-and-fit patterns for the home sewer. Stay tuned for the first upload!

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