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Sew the Year May

I have been DEEP in pattern testing Eastlake this week, learning more about full bust adjustments and waist darts than I ever realized possible, and totally forgot to post about my Sew the Year May plans.  So I am remedying that today.

May is bogged down with Me Made May and this pattern test so I am going to focus on basics for myself, something I don’t sew nearly enough.  

It is no secret that my life is a funny combination of pattern designer and momming.  Basically I am all over the map and need basics I can grab for when I am running out the door to dance/gymnastics/preschool or just doing work on the computer.

Montlake Neckline Alternative

The neckline binding on my Greenwood pattern is still one of my favourite finishes for knit, I use it any chance I get.  I love how clean it looks and definitely has the RTW look that many sewists want out of their handmade garments.  As I was putting together the paper pattern for my Montlake pattern I realized I needed to add a couple pages so that I wasn’t forced to have blank pages within the pattern booklet.  So not only are the people who buy the paper pattern going to get this information but I also wanted to show all of you a Montlake neckline alternative.  This seemed like the perfect opportunity to sew up my favourite tee with my favourite neckline finish.

Remix the Stitch – Day 10

I can’t believe we have arrived at the final day of the Remix the Stitch blog tour.  Hosting a two week blog tour is no joke but based on the reactions from everyone it has definitely been worth all the work that was put into it.  I have had so much fun reading these blog posts along side all of you.  I can’t even begin to grasp the huge list of sewing projects that I now need to make just based on this tour.  I think I am going to round everything up tomorrow so that there is a great reference guide with links to all of the remixes by pattern for future reference.

Remix the Stitch – Day 9

Wow everyone, we are in the final days of the blog tour.  I can’t thank you enough for the continued support not just of this blog tour but of me and my company over the last year.  More on how I feel about all of you in tomorrows final blog post for the tour.

For Remix the Stitch – Day 9 I have 3 talented and lovely ladies sharing their remixes.

Remix the Stitch – Day 8

You always know it is the start of the school year when your lovely little kiddos bring home germs for you 🙂  Thankfully sick or not I can still sit back and enjoy the pictures of all the awesome remixes filling my inbox.

Joining us today for Remix the Stitch – Day 8 are three pretty fantastic ladies who have mad sewing skills.

Remix the Stitch – Day 6

I hope everyone had a great weekend!  We had a big birthday celebration for Sophie’s 5th birthday on Saturday, filled with lot of food, friends and family so needless to say the rest of the weekend involved relaxing.

But I am back at it this morning to share with you the three lovely sewist joining me for Remix the Stitch – Day 6!

Remix the Stitch – Day 5

Half way through the Remix the Stitch tour and I didn’t think it was possible to see so many different makes.  No one has repeated one another yet which is pretty surprising.  I know from peeks that next week has some equally fantastic outfits to come!

If you are just joining make sure to head back and read Day 1, Day 2, Day 3 and Day 4 of the tour.  I promise you will see all of my patterns in a whole new light after seeing the things these amazing ladies made.

Stitch Kits

I am so excited about todays release and I have my husband to thank for it!

I have a history of utterly and completely rejecting my husbands ideas and then shortly later realizing my error and seeing what a fantastic idea it was.  You can imagine how exciting something like car shopping is with me, and yes I should have gotten the van like he suggested but that’s a story for another day.

Greenwood Maxi Dress


My newest pattern, Greenwood, is pretty much the perfect basic piece.  Not only is it an all around great tank top, but it is also a wonderful layering piece through the seasons, and the foundation for so much beyond a basic tank top.


During testing a few of my amazing testers began to come up with some hacks or add-ons they would like to see with the Greenwood as the base.  As soon as the idea of turning the Greenwood into a maxi dress was brought up I knew I had to make one, who doesn’t like a comfy knit top with a long flowy skirt.