New pattern – The Lewis dress and top

Lewis pattern from Bobbins and Button

My latest new pattern is the Lewis dress and top. This started life in response to the Alice dress that I created for the Project run and play collaboration about this time last year. During the testing process a few of the testers said they would love it in ladies sizes. The response I got…

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New pattern – The testers Millie dresses and tops.

Millie pattern from Bobbins and Buttons

My latest sewing pattern is Millie, which offers two dresses and a top. The development of this pattern suffered a string of delays that almost put me off publishing it this year. However the feedback and photos from the testing group restored my faith. Their versions also made me realise that the pattern is actually…

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A long sleeved Vogue 9328

Vogue 9328 from Bobbins and Buttons

I wasn’t sure if I would have time this year to make myself a new dress for my birthday. I started this tradition when I turned 50, however I’m not being too strict with myself about this tradition. The dress I made last year was Vogue 9328, I made the version with a soft fluted short…

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A new ladies dress and top pattern – Meet Millie.

Millie pattern from Bobbins and Buttons

My latest new pattern is Millie. The Millie pattern is a ladies pattern which offers two dress styles and a top version. It also has lots of hack potential too. I started developing the Millie pattern much earlier in the year with a plan to publish it during the summer. However the pattern became a…

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A review of the subscribers free boxy top pattern variations.

Bobbins and buttons free pattern

I recently published the last in my series of free boxy top variations. Over the past twelve months newsletter subscribers have been able to download the pattern pieces to adapt a basic sleeveless boxy top pattern into all these versions…. My initial idea for this series was to offer my newsletter subscribers an extra bonus…

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Subscribers free pattern – The lined dress hack.

Subscribers free pattern from Bobbins and Buttons - the dress hack

This is the last in my first series of patterns that are free to subscribers. Throughout the series I have based all the designs around a simple dart free boxy top pattern. For this version I am hoping to encourage you to have a go at a simple hack. With this hack you can adapt…

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Karen’s jacquard fabric longline jacket.

Bobbins and buttons blog

Hi everyone, I hope you’re doing really well.  I can’t believe how fast this year is flying by!  This blog post has been a long time coming. So I am really glad I have finally got to the point of being able to share my latest make for the Bobbins & Buttons blog with you.…

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New pattern – The testers Jayne dresses.

Jayne dress pattern from Bobbins and Buttons

A few weeks ago I launched my latest new pattern the Jayne dress. As always the pattern went out to be tested by a group of testers. This always offers the valuable feedback needed to make the final tweaks and amendments before publishing the pattern. It is great to see how the testers interpret the…

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Subscribers free pattern – Open tie back boxy top.

Subscribers free sewing pattern from Bobbins and Buttons

This month newsletter subscribers can download the additional pattern pieces needed to turn the free basic boxy top pattern into this open tie back version. This top is lovely and cool to wear. Even though it has an open back, the panels are stitched in at the shoulder seams so it will keep you cool…

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Introducing the Jayne pinafore dress sewing pattern.

Jayne dress sewing pattern from Bobbins and Buttons

This week I launched my latest new pattern. The Jayne pinafore dress. The Jayne pinafore dress pattern is a ladies sewing pattern. It is a pull on A-line dress style that fastens at the shoulders with buttons. The size range for the pattern is size 6- 22. Like many other designers I am looking at…

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