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Stretch velvet Lynn sweatshirt with stretch tips.

By Julia Claridge | January 17, 2020
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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…

fabric notbook with pen holder tutorial

Fabric notebook cover with pen holder tutorial.

By Julia Claridge | December 20, 2019
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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…

An easy hack for the Lynn sweatshirt.

By Julia Claridge | December 13, 2019
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I made this version of the Lynn sweatshirt quite a while ago, its definitely one of my most worn versions. It is a really simple little hack that I think takes this casual classic into a great everyday essential. I made this one in scuba fabric which has become quite popular to sew with over…

The nearly PR&P entry – Fun, function & forever.

By Julia Claridge | December 6, 2019
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It has been so exciting taking part in season 22 Project run and play competition. This week was the final, sadly I didn’t make it through to officially publish my entry for the competition. Quite early on in the planning for this competition I knew I needed to be well on the way if not…

Project run and play – Vacation exploration

By Julia Claridge | November 26, 2019
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I’m very excited to be here in week 2 of Project run and play season 22. This week the theme is holiday fashion. We are heading fast towards the Christmas holidays so it seemed appropriate to design clothing for these upcoming holidays. I’m a big believer in nurturing my children’s interests, its exciting as a…

Project Run and Play- entry 1 – Destination back yard!

By Julia Claridge | November 19, 2019
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Here is my first entry for Project run and Play season 22. The theme for this weeks entry is location, ‘to showcase what makes the location the BEST!’ I was actually away on a mini family break when the email arrived with the details of the first theme. We were staying in a log cabin…

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Project Run and Play – season 22 is about to start.

By Julia Claridge | November 13, 2019
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I was very excited to receive an email inviting me to participate as a contestant in Project run and Play. Of course I jumped at the opportunity, I really love a design challenge and also love making kids clothing too.  If you haven’t heard of Project run and play it is an online Sewing Bee…

Simple sporty hack for the Dean sweatshirt pattern.

By Julia Claridge | November 1, 2019
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A few weeks ago I launched the first pattern for men. Like its counterparts Lynn and Theodor, Dean is a classic sweatshirt shape, this one cut to fit men. One of the criteria I look for when deciding whether to publish a pattern is its versatility. I like to think about the option of making…

Results from testing the new Dean pattern.

By Julia Claridge | October 4, 2019
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The latest pattern to join the Bobbins and Buttons pattern range is the Dean sweatshirt. A mens sweatshirt pattern. This completes the trio of simple raglan sleeve sweatshirts catering for the whole family. Also this is the first pattern for guys. As always I wanted to have some outside opinions before going ahead with launching…

Summer days and wrap around trousers.

By Julia Claridge | September 29, 2019
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The last few days have been so soggy that I feel I have to admit that summer has sadly come to an end. I’m not really complaining I do love autumn and I had a really great summer. I celebrated a big birthday in August which now means I can officially use a certain age…