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Loli Dress – One Thimble Issue 14

Buggy has been in my ear for some time now to make her a floor-length dress. Actually, I know she has something flamboyant in mind with layers of tulle and chiffon, sure why not? – we may have drooled over some pictures together once and if I get my act together this dreamy outfit will become reality. In the meantime, I thought the Loli dress from Issue 14 of One Thimble, was an excellent place to start her maxi dress wardrobe, using this bright floral spring fabric I picked up eons ago.

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Driftwood Blouse & Pixie Hat

Twig + Tale has introduced me to the soothing art of embroidery. I love that a hobby like sewing can keep on giving as my skills develop and my focus changes as I become exposed to new styles and techniques. I had clumped embroidery and cross stitch and tapestry into the same bag, thinking it was dated and time consuming and not my thing. But seeing everyone’s makes in the Twig + Tale Chat FB group I realised there was an avenue for me that is whimsical and relaxed, adding sweet detail to sewn garments.

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New Pattern Bundle: Pixie Pants

Lisa from Twig + Tale has done it again! A gorgeous pattern of yesteryear that is now more versatile than ever as this week she launches the upgraded Pixie Pants pattern and expansion pack. I was lucky enough to test the revisions on the original knee-length Pixie Pants and in later posts I’ll share my suspender version which is one of the many new options.

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Dreamy Collection – Isla and Olivia PJs

Every year I plan to make pyjamas for the kids for Christmas. Last Christmas, try as I might they didn’t happen. They did get made eventually, only it was April, and now I’m writing about it in May.

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Twig + Tale Barefoot Romper #2

This post is dedicated to my late Pa who passed away at the age of 96 a couple of weeks ago. Last week was one of those marathon weeks where family flew in from all parts of the globe for his funeral, and despite sleepless nights and many tears it reinforced to me the grounding drive of life – family.

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Barefoot Romper Pattern Release

I haven’t pattern tested in over a year given our hectic routine, but when this opportunity came along from Twig + Tale to test her new romper pattern I put both hands up! And so here it is launched today Twig + Tale’s Barefoot Romper for sizes preemie – 10.

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Bambiblauw

Bambi who? Bambiblauw! Yep, this is a gorgeous fabric line from Belgium distributed by my good friend Maaike from maaidesign in Sydney. You may remember the husky dress I made from the same series.

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Maisie Dress

Finally, spring is here! The advent of the invasive but beautiful wisteria opposite our house and the new blooms on our property have spurred me on to get out and start taking an interest in the garden again. A bit of sweeping here, a bit of weeding there, and before I know it I can spend the day overhauling what’s been neglected for some solid months.

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Book Week – Alice in Wonderland

I think anyone who sews would agree we may be more excited about our children’s first Book Parade than the kids themselves! I’ve had some ideas up my sleeve for sometime and luckily it didn’t take much convincing for Bugs to be equally enchanted with the thought of being ‘Alice’ for a day.

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