This trapeze dress is another of my makes for last year’s big summer holiday to Greece. Not that I’m reminiscing about holidays and the freedom to travel that perhaps we once took for granted!! It is always good to look back and remember good times. I quite like how handmade clothes are a bit like…

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Hi everyone, It’s Karen from Sew Little Time – I’m very excited to be able to share my first pattern and fabric review with you for the Bobbins and Buttons blog. Earlier this year I selected the most luxurious and soft Lady McElroy needlecord fabric from Julia and had already decided what pattern to pair…

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Wow how the weather can change! Last weekend it was pretty much a heat wave! It inspired me to finally put away my winter woolies and dig out all my summer clothes. I do this seasonal wardrobe swap around twice a year as I don’t have enough wardrobe space to keep everything out all the…

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My Suede Scuba Amelia Bomber Jacket As soon as I saw Julia post this suede scuba fabric, I knew it would make a fab bomber jacket, and luckily Julia agreed. The fabric is a navy-based scuba with a leaf print, its 95% polyester and 5% elastane (weight 290gsm) and it feels like suede to touch.…

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Yvonne coatigan pattern Bobbins and Buttons

A few weeks ago I launched the Yvonne coatigan pattern. A simple edge to edge jacket/cardigan style with a choice of sleeves and pockets. As always the pattern was thoroughly tested by a lovely bunch of ladies who then gave me invaluable feedback. I took all the feedback on board and made adjustments to the…

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This is the third in my series of Lynn sweatshirt hacks. I did the same hack on the Theodor sweatshirt for my daughter. A bit of twinning was always going to be on the cards! There will definitely be more of these, I love how this worked out and it is a perfect easy to…

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striped sweatshirt kit Bobbins and Buttons

Ever since the start of lockdown and the temporary end of my sewing classes I have been saying I would offer some sew-alongs for my sewing patterns. I had begun to build a library of techniques as video tutorials with the help of Dean Leivers before lockdown. However in the absence of my classes, I…

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