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Sirocco Jumpsuit in Ponte

Posted by Emma Prestidge on

Sirocco Jumpsuit in Ponte

Hi, my name is Emma Prestidge. I’m a sewist from Wellington New Zealand. I’m glad to be guest blogging today here at Maaidesign. You can see more of my makes over on my website emmasatelierblog.com or on Instagram @emmas_atelier. I work a 9-5 in a corporate role. The rest of my time is spent whipping up unique garments for myself and my husband. For my contribution to the Maaidesign blog, I decided to work with Ponte. I purchased the Sirocco Jumpsuit pattern by Deer and Doe a couple of days after they released their recent collection. I have a rule that...

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A Tencel Twill Lena Horne Dress

Posted by Katie Freeland on

A Tencel Twill Lena Horne Dress

My encounter with a fabric that evokes a cloud, cools you like a fresh summer breeze and has the support of an overzealous little league coach: Tencel Twill.

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Divinely Drapey Tencel Twill Esther Pants

Posted by Jennifer Dubois on

Divinely Drapey Tencel Twill Esther Pants

Hello! I am thrilled to be back blogging again today with my new pair of trousers. Being British, I can't quite bring myself to use the term pants to describe outer-wear, when I know it as underwear! I made the Esther Pants by Victory Patterns using Maaike’s DIVINE plum Tencel twill. This pattern came out as part of the swoon-worthy Arima Collection in November 2017. As soon as I saw the Esther pattern I knew it would be mine! However, my sewing output is not huge but my sewing list IS, so the idea for these trousers has been simmering in...

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Delicate and Drapey: 13 Beautiful Sewing Patterns for Bamboo Jersey

Posted by Nicola Stachurski on

Delicate and Drapey: 13 Beautiful Sewing Patterns for Bamboo Jersey

  It's such a good time to be a home sewer - there are so many fantastic, creative patterns and fabulous fabrics online. However, it can be hard to squeeze in some sewing "me time" amongst the responsibilities in our busy lives. So, instead of spending your precious spare time searching for sewing patterns, here are a collection of beautiful designs perfect for bamboo jersey, to help you get straight to your next exciting sewing project. Hi, my name’s Nicola and I studied Garment Construction and spent my twenties in the fashion industry. Although I’ve moved to a different career, sewing remains one...

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15 Sewing Pattern For Your Kids (and a few for mum too!)

Posted by Maaike Baudry on

15 Sewing Pattern For Your Kids (and a few for mum too!)

Do you love sewing for kids? Today I'm sharing some of my favourite sewing patterns for kids clothing, for both boys and girls. Fortunately, many of these patterns come in adult sizes too! I've tried to pull together a list of well known and lesser known patterns, so hopefully, you'll discover something new here. All patterns listed are by independent pattern designers, by mums who have turned their passion for handmade fashion into designing sewing patterns for modern clothes. Enjoy!   Tops/ T-shirts: 1. Waterfall Raglan This wonderful pattern by Chalk and Notch will not only help you sew beautiful tops for girls,...

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