A few months ago, Fiber Mood had a social sew along and the Norma Blouse was free on their site. I got the pattern in that opportunity. Then the pattern was priced normally at 7.50 pounds. Now in October, they have launched the #normahack challenge and have made […]
My name is Karina. I'm a passionate seamstress, wife, mother and midwife. I love all things sewing and sharing all the little tips and tricks I have picked up through my decades of sewing. I have a Youtube channel all about sewing called Lifting Pins and Needles.
When you hear the word Henley, you probably associate it immediately with a fiddly sewing technique, usually seen on men’s knit tops. The look also translates to womenswear but, personally, I have found this feature a tad masculine in its look. Enter the Breckenridge Henley, a new pattern […]
2 Causeway Bomber Jackets (NEW Itch to Stitch). Reversible or lined….. a sheer sleeve chiffon version too!
I’ve always been a fan of bomber jackets, and it’s a style that seems to stay around forever. Making them with statement prints has always been my approach, and I have made many bombers before in my days. When a testing call was posted for the Causeway Bomber […]
5 Rockford raglans (Love Notions). Lace, piping, cardigan & dress hack. Mash with Rhapsody. Fun sewing.
The Rockford raglan is a pattern from Love Notions. I started sewing this pattern over a year ago and have been inspired by this pattern to try little details and hacks with it. It’s such a great base pattern with a great fit. The sky is the limit. […]
I have to confess that I have never been a pyjama person. I mean to say that I don’t sew them or buy them and my entire family is the same. I sleep in any knit garment that is comfortable. Sewing pyjamas can be fun and the design […]
The Glissando is a new pattern from Love Notions patterns and it includes pants, shorts and a skirt. Designed for bottom weight zero stretch wovens. They all have similar features and the options make this a pattern that will go a long way. SO many possibilities. The straight […]
The Glissando is a new pattern from Love Notions patterns and it includes pants, shorts and a skirt. They all have similar features and the options make this a pattern that will go a long way. SO many possibilities. The straight pants and skirts are definitely styles I […]
3 Antrim dresses (Itch to Stitch). Surplice bodice & ruched waistband. Sleeve alternatives & Peplum.
I was recently a pattern tester for Itch to Stitch designs, and this time, for the gorgeous Antrim dress. The Antrim dress has surplice bodice, another name for a wrap bodice, and this design has this bodice reaching below the bust. What completes the bodice length is the […]
Have you taken the time to get your favorite patterns to fit you well and you are happy with the result? How about if these patterns have a feature that stops you from revisiting them and making them again? This might just be a technique that requires extra […]