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Karen’s Rosa dress review.

By Julia Claridge | June 13, 2020
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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…

Rebecca’s suede scuba Amelia bomber jacket.

By Julia Claridge | May 30, 2020
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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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Testing the Yvonne coatigan pattern.

By Julia Claridge | May 23, 2020
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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…

Lynn pattern hack – 3 – Easy jumper dress.

By Julia Claridge | May 16, 2020
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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…

Yvonne pattern Bobbins and Buttons

Introducing Yvonne the latest sewing pattern – A ladies coatigan style.

By Julia Claridge | May 2, 2020
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A new arrival to the Bobbins and Buttons sewing pattern range! This is the Yvonne coatigan style. Yvonne is a relaxed fit coatigan style. A cross between a coat and a cardigan. A style I find really practical and useful when the weather fluctuates between warm and cool within a few hours, as it often…

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Free nappy cover pattern sizes 0-3 months to 3 years.

By Julia Claridge | April 17, 2020
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This is a free downloadable pattern and tutorial for a nappy cover ages 3 months to 3 years. This is the perfect partner for dresses like the Lillia Rae or the Rosie pinafore. These dresses are perfect for little ones to wear in the summer, a matching nappy cover makes a cute finishing touch. Please…

Lynn pattern hack – 2 – Quilted cotton lawn.

By Julia Claridge | April 10, 2020
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This is the second in the series of hacks for the Lynn sweatshirt pattern. After coming up with several adaption ideas for this style I thought I would set myself a challenge to see if I could post a new idea each month for a whole year. You can read about my first hack here.…

Theodor dropwaist dress hack Bobbins and Buttons

A Theodor drop waist dress hack.

By Julia Claridge | March 28, 2020
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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…

Lynn pattern Bobbins and Buttons

Lynn pattern hack – 1, fluffy cosy sweatshirt.

By Julia Claridge | March 13, 2020
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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…

Dorothy pattern hack - Bobbins and Buttons

How to pattern match and adjust the Dorothy pattern for a border print.

By Julia Claridge | February 28, 2020
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I have recently been collaborating with Makower UK fabrics, showcasing their beautiful craft weight cotton fabrics being made into some of the styles from my sewing pattern range. Most of the Makower UK collections feature a border print design which is just asking to be used on the Dorothy dress. The Dorothy dress skirt is…