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See You At Six french terry dress

Posted by Lightning McStitch on

See You At Six french terry dress

When new See You At Six fabrics arrive at Maaidesign it pays to be quick. I was lucky to score one of the last few remnants of this fabulous, floral French terry and had just enough to squeeze out a little sweater dress. (Butterick B6494) A raglan sleeve dress pattern is a great way to use a smaller cut of fabric as the pattern pieces are shorter, and with this dress pattern having princess seams front and back, there were multiple small pieces to cut. It was only a moderately hard puzzle to fit it all on my fabric. But ultimately...

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A Tencel Twill Dress + A Give Away!

Posted by Maaike Baudry on

A Tencel Twill Dress + A Give Away!

Kylie from Kylie and The Machine made a beautiful dress for Melbourne Frocktails last year. If you haven't heard of Kylie, she is the creator of the very clever woven labels that are taking the sewing world by storm (now available in the MaaiDesign store here). She is also the designer of the Ida Clutch, a free sewing pattern that has been very popular in the online sewing space. Kylie used our Tencel Twill in Navy for her Frocktails dress and it resulted in a flowy elegant stunning dress. You can read all the details now on her blog. Since she...

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A Red Jacket in Tencel Twill

Posted by Elizabeth Brennan on

A Red Jacket in Tencel Twill

Hi, I'm Lizzy of sewbusylizzy.com and I'm happy to be guest blogging here again about my latest make, a red jacket in Tencel Twill. This was one of those sewing projects that was a pleasure from beginning to end. Between Christmas and New Year I indulged myself with some slow, thoughtful sewing. What a joy that was! MaaiDesign stocks a stunning range of Tencel Twill and in my usual way I managed to procrastinate about which twill to choose, simply because I decided I would not choose blue! Eventually, I settled on 'red wine' as a timeless colour - great as a seasonal...

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Crystal Top in a viscose from Atelier Brunette

Posted by Maaike Baudry on

Crystal Top in a viscose from Atelier Brunette

I had a rather interesting mountain bike crash last week. One of those where I ended up bouncing my way down a gravel slope and every part managed to hit the ground on the way to the bottom... Not sure what happened. Felt like my bike had enough of me and decided to come away from under me and take off while I was still flying somewhere mid air. Don't feel sorry for me, I was stupid. Nothing broke. With my battered and bruised body (thank you Photoshop) sport is out of the question for at least a week, so that...

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10 Gifts to Sew This Christmas - 2018

Posted by Maaike Baudry on

10 Gifts to Sew This Christmas - 2018

It's 4 weeks till Christmas! So that still leaves us all plenty of time to sew a few gifts. Each year I create a list of my favourite sewing projects for those that appreciate the joy of handmade. Many of these ideas offer the perfect opportunity to use leftover pieces of fabric. I hope it offers lots of inspiration!   1. Minimalist Wallet by Noodlehead I love little wallets and pouches. They are just so handy when you go on a bike ride or walk and just want to take a credit card or some cash for that coffee or icecream treat...

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