Theodor dropwaist dress hack Bobbins and Buttons

Are you following along with the current season of Project run and play? I am really enjoying following this burst of creativity especially during these difficult times. Last year I was very excited to be one of the contestants, it was great fun being part of the competition. I opted to make or use all…

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It is such a scary and crazy time at the moment that has thrown everyone’s reality into turmoil. In difficult times I think it is really important to look for the positives and look forward to getting to the other side of the situation. Social media and the internet is a double edged sword. It…

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Lynn pattern Bobbins and Buttons

This is the first in a series of hacks for the Lynn sweatshirt pattern. I have already published a couple of posts with ideas for the Lynn sweatshirt. It was these that inspired this idea. I have a few more hacks for the Lynn sweatshirt lined up, it made me wonder if I could post…

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Testing the new Emily pattern. A couple of weeks ago I launched the long awaited Emily pattern. I seemed to have been permanently side tracked last year and taken away from developing the patterns I wanted to. This year I decided to try harder to stick to my plan…so far so good. As usual a…

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For my first blog post I have made a Mary dungaree dress for my six-year-old. The pattern age range is 1 – 12 years and comes with pocket options, you can choose a top front bib pocket or two curved hand pockets, on the front or back, or all of them at once if you…

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The Emily pattern is here….finally!! This pattern started life a long time ago but seems to have taken a very long time to get to this point. Nevertheless it is HERE. Emily is an A-line dungaree style dress. The Mary dress’ big sister. Just like Mary this is a pull on style, no zips to…

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Ever since starting to produce the Bobbins and Buttons range of patterns I have always worked with a group of ladies who have tested the patterns for me before they go out into world. As a designer this really is an invaluable part of creating a pattern. No matter how careful I think I have…

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Stretch velvet Lynn sweatshirt with stretch tips. This is a straightforward Lynn sweatshirt made in stretch velvet without any alterations. I decided to write a post about it because I wanted to mention stretch and how it affects the fit. I made this version in lightweight polyester stretch velvet, which has around 50% stretch, the…

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fabric notbook with pen holder tutorial

Every year I like to create a handmade gift as a thank you and Christmas gift for my kids teachers and teacher assistants. The intention is always to make it early enough so I can share the idea as a tutorial here on my blog, then you could make some too. As usual I missed…

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