New top: Tilly and the Buttons Agnes top

Hi folks! Hope you all had a lovely Halloween and are enjoying the end of autumn. It’s been beautiful here in the PNW and I’ve really been enjoying the season, which has always been my favourite. I do miss Bonfire Night around this time, but we get to celebrate Thanksgiving and, even though I’m not American, I think it’s a great holiday actually. I sort of wish we had it in the UK because it seems to me that it rather effectively splits the whole “family together-big meal preparation” and “Santa Claus-gifts-religious festivals” craziness of Christmas into two more manageable holidays.

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Anywayyy, because there has been so much going on socially, I actually didn’t get to sew too much through October and am definitely trying to catch up now by whizzing up a few things. The first thing I actually completed was this Tilly and the Buttons Agnes top. I’ve had this pattern on my radar since I began sewing, because it is a dead ringer for an H&M RTW top I own that I have worn to death – and so I’ve actually been meaning to make it forever.

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Monday montage: Spring patterns

Hello hello!

I don’t know about anywhere else, but the weather in Seattle has been unseasonably warm! I took my little one to the beach last week, which is… crazy! But very welcome. It got me thinking about spring releases in the pattern world as there seems to have been quite the release schedule recently. I’m keeping this post simple today – here are five of my favourite new S/S patterns:

Vogue V1499

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I suppose many people will have a dress pattern like this and I must say that the stripey fabric definitely adds to my liking for this garment, but nevertheless, this looks like a classic cap sleeve, fit and flare dress pattern, and I don’t possess one. I really like the pleats too – overall, I think it’s very flattering. Continue reading “Monday montage: Spring patterns”