sewing with CATTITUDE!


I have been at it again ... doing some fabric designing with my illusrator playing around! I love when my ideas come to life! The round closes this week though - so if you want to preorder go to True North Fabrics on facebook ASAP.


Not only did I design the fabric - but I got to sew off some of the strike offs! The kids each got a new pair of scrundies (pattern by SUAT)


Cheeks got a LLK perfect 10 and a pair of HOSHpants by emmyloubeedoo patterns

and at this point I was feeling much left out and had only a wee bit of scraps left... but just enough to make myself a pair of boyshorts! (also by SUAT patterns)
What would you sew with "cattitude" ?
#gowomen
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Dreamy Drape tops for all!

Wondering where I've been? no... ??? Well you might have been missing out! Just because I don;t blog often doesn't mean I haven't been busy! (check out my IG!!)

BUT!  I did  do some pattern testing this month :O  Totally shocking since I have done exactly zero non work related pattern tests in about 2 years, it seems the break was good for me though and now pattern testing is back to being fun! (Though I am VERY fussy who I test for and what I test!)
Mummykins and me drape top with triangle hem option. sewn by Jeanine Thomlinson

I just LOOOVED the mummykins and me dreamy drape top when she posted looking for testers though and KNEW I'd regret not getting in on this pattern test - and she was so lovely to test for - listens to the testers, comments on photo's and her and admins are so on top of questions and updates. It was a lovely testing expierence!


This top has a couple options. the triangle hemline - which I did for my daughter here (LLK perfect 10 is her matching underneath tee shirt) and the banded bottom - which you will see I choose as the option for ME!


When I signed up to test I signed up for the kids version, by Rebecca very kindly uploaded both files into the test group - so after loving my daughters shirt soooo much I grabbed the women's and made myself a shirt too!


I did the banded version in a french terry and added a few inches in length since I wanted more of a tunic I could wear a little bunched at the bottom with leggings than a shirt with jeans type of deal.


I really could not be more pleased with how this turned out! and my pastel pink shirt and soft grey hat matches my no summer sun skin tone of boring pastey white.


You can get this as a bundle (LINK) or individuallyif you only want to sew for yourself or only a kid.


What are you sewing? Tell me about your last sewing tester!
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a HUGE Boxing Day sale with 28 PDF designers coming to you!


Who else loooves boxing day??!!! Here in Canada we celebrate the day (usually with a family gathering - butalso with shopping!!!! (it is like the USA 's black friday!)
To celebrate Boxing Day 2016 I’ve joined together with 28 fabulous PDF designers to bring you a HUGE Boxing Day Sales Event. 
Running all day Boxing Day you can get 30% off your PDF Pattern purchases from these businesses with the code CYA16 The code is the exact same for all the participating designers!

and yes - my little shop is in the sale - StitchART FMA and doll patterns all included!
1 Puddle Lane (no code required – price will be discounted for you at checkout!)
Ainslee Fox Boutique Patterns (or for non-dress patterns see the etsy store)
Apple + Fig
Bella Sunshine Designs
Bobkin
Bubby and Me (only PDF patterns)
Designs by Call Ajaire
Emkie Designs
Fabric Direct.com.au (only PDF patterns)
Filles a Maman
Felt with Love Designs
Hey There Threads (stand-alone patterns only)
Hugs are fun
Izzy & Ivy Designs
Jennuine Design
Jody’s Crafty Creations
Little Moo Designs
Molly and Mama
Momma Quail Patterns
Muffy Duck Designs
One Thimble (e-zines only)
Peach Patterns
Rosie Petal Patterns
Serger Pepper
Stitch Art
Tadah Patterns (stand-alone patterns only)
Threading Rainbows (no code required – price will be discounted for you!)
Tiger Lily Patterns (stand-alone patterns only)
two pretty poppets (single PDF patterns only)

So by Boxing Day do we mean Boxing Day where you live?
YES, Absolutely! The sale begins 12.01am 26/12/15 in Samoa and continues right through till 11.59pm 26/12/15 in Baker’s Island … it runs for 48 hours to make sure we cover Boxing Day world wide!
So how long till it starts?
Here’s a handy countdown! The Sale will begin http://bit.ly/2hbx2uk and end http://bit.ly/2hbq095

… and don’t forget to check out the facebook pages of participating businesses for your chance to win pattern bundles! There’s 4 pattern bundles up for grabs!
What better way to get set for a Sew-tastic 2017 than by picking up patterns at an extra special price!
Happy Sewing
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Sewing the winter bonnets!


Introducing a cute new bonnet pattern from Twig + Tale


I got to test the new twig + tail bonnet pattern the past couple weeks. I upcycled a wool skirt of mine for the outer (what was I thinking - I HATE wearing skirts!) and a sweater for the lining that just never did fit right.



I love the amazing size range this pattern has in it from newborn to ladies!
And it has SOOOOO many options for ears to no ears or even classic embroidery and even a peaked cap option!


The pattern also has a lot of options for straps. button/snap, ties/ self ties/ no ties...





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