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A review of the subscribers free boxy top pattern variations.

By Julia Claridge | September 17, 2021
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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.

By Julia Claridge | September 4, 2021
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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…

Jayne dress pattern from Bobbins and Buttons

New pattern – The testers Jayne dresses.

By Julia Claridge | July 31, 2021
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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.

By Julia Claridge | July 24, 2021
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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…

Jayne dress sewing pattern from Bobbins and Buttons

Introducing the Jayne pinafore dress sewing pattern.

By Julia Claridge | July 2, 2021
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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…

Frill detail square neck top pattern from Bobbins and Buttons

Subcribers free pattern – Square neck, frill detail boxy top.

By Julia Claridge | June 25, 2021
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For newsletter subscribers this month the additional pieces that are free to download will turn the basic boxy top pattern into a square necked version with a frill detail. The details for how to download the pattern pieces are published in the newsletter. These are the instructions for how to make this version. Body measurement…

David raincoat pattern from Bobbins and buttons

The David raincoat pattern – Project run and play collaboration.

By Julia Claridge | May 24, 2021
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For the past couple of month’s I have been busy working on a new pattern for the latest Project run and play collaboration.  Now its time for us all to reveal our new patterns ahead of the Project smooth sorbet look book launch. The theme for this collaboration is smooth sorbet, which conjures up some…

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Subscribers free pattern – V-neck top – How to make:

By Julia Claridge | April 30, 2021
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This months addition to the newsletter subscribers free pattern is a V-neck. The V-neck could be applied to the 3/4 sleeve version or the sleeveless version shown here. You could also blend it with the frill sleeve and frill hem options. The basic boxy top pattern and all other variations are free to newsletter subscribers,…

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Call for pattern testers.

By Julia Claridge | April 17, 2021
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I am currently looking for a few more pattern testers to test my sewing patterns before I release them for sale. My pattern range covers ladies, men’s and children’s patterns catering for the whole family with a reasonably large size range. My latest pattern is a child’s coat and I am working on a very…

Lynn sweatshirt sewing pattern from Bobbins and Buttons

A year of Lynn sweatshirt pattern hacks.

By Julia Claridge | April 2, 2021
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Last month I posted the last in my series of pattern hacks for the Lynn sweatshirt pattern. I thought it would be fun to review all the versions and talk about my experience wearing them over the last year. When I decided to make the series I wanted to show how you could adapt a…