Nogat Sweater by Justyna Lorkowska

If you’re looking for a good winter knit, this is a pretty good option. The Nogat Sweater by Justyna Lorkowska is great for layering with jackets and makes for a fun knit too. It was hard to capture this colour properly outdoors, but it’s actually… Read More

Push Up Bra by Merckwaerdigh

I am so excited about this Push Up Bra pattern by Merckwaerdigh. This is a partial band bra with plunge underwires and two-part cup with diagonal seam. It comes with optional padded inserts that you can make for extra boost. I skipped those. The floral version… Read More

Sway Top by Papercut Patterns

I’ve been gushing over this sulphur yellow linen for weeks. My wardrobe needs more colour diversity and this is the perfect antidote. Sourced from the lovely Emma at Miss Maude Sewing, this linen has a slub texture and the yellow has the slightest of green undertones.… Read More

Balconette Bra by Booby Traps

You know how sometimes you get a little bored with sewing and you want a fresh challenge? Bra-making, people. It’s a whole new ball game of duoplex, simplex, powernet and rigid lace. Those of you who have made bras already know what all that means. I’m… Read More

Pink Memories by Isabell Kraemer

Guys, I knitted myself a jersey. Who is this person?! I didn’t even know I had it in me. Because I’m still a knitting noob, I needed some hand holding so enlisted the help of an experienced friend. Thanks Victoria! Couldn’t have done it without her. Over… Read More

Pancake Blouse by Waffle Patterns

There’s just enough winter left here to enjoy a cosy flannelette shirt and I adore this fun, boxy version by Waffle Patterns. This is the Pancake Blouse, which actually comes as a straight hem, hip-length pattern. But Yuki also provides a free downloadable hack for… Read More

Mila Shirt 2.0

Well, I couldn’t help myself. I had to make another Mila Shirt! I love my red Mila and it turns out casual shirts are my jam. Structured yet good for everyday wear, which pretty much sums up my current style. This time I used white cotton lawn… Read More

Cocoon Cardi by Jalie

It’s nearly halfway through winter here in NZ and I’m hankering for more cosy, casual layers. Introducing, the Cocoon Cardigan by Jalie. It’s slouchy, relaxed and sews up super quick, pairing perfectly over my growing collection of merino tops . I was feeling rebellious when I made this and ignored… Read More

Mila Shirt by Itch to Stitch

As a teenager, I once bought a drab nude-coloured shirt from an op-shop and dyed it army green. I didn’t yet understand the challenges of dying polyester, so that dye always blotched and ran in the rain. But the shirt fit like a dream and I wore it anyway, blotches… Read More

5 Ways to Find Your Sew-Jo

We all go through phases where our enthusiasm for sewing dims. It’s when you look at your sewing machine and think “Ugh, I just can’t be bothered” But you know it’s your happy place and you want to get that joy back. So how? Where… Read More

Starboard Jeans by Papercut Patterns

I’ve finally joined the jean-making revolution! And a mighty fine revolution it is. These are the Starboard Jeans by Papercut Patterns*. A mid-rise, slim fit jean with ankle and front zip details. I’m loving the way this mid-rise pulls in the tummy and it pairs beautifully… Read More

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Briar Dress by Megan Nielsen

I’ve previously made a few Briar tops out of merino for winter, but summer called for a dress version. Especially after Megan Nielsen released a kids version of this pattern and I saw how great it looked on Poppet! For both of these dresses, I… Read More