Sew in Tune

Uptown Funk Tee

Today I'm posting for the Sew In Tune series. It's hosted by Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy! and Melly Sews. It's a week filled with outfits inspired by music. I always love to see what everyone creates...such varied inspiration! I had no trouble picking a song. Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars is Roman's favourite song and we have to listen to it several times a day. He loves to have dance   << Continue Reading >>

Constant Change: Dressing my Age

Simplicity 2444

If there's one thing you can be sure of, it's that things change. I've experienced many changes over the last few years. Moving to London for a year and then moving back again. Being pregnant and then a new Mum while we were over there. A couple more house moves. Another baby. I have mentioned on the blog before, that I didn't really buy any new clothes during that time. My body was changing so   << Continue Reading >>

Titchy Threads: Rowan Tee

Rowan Tee

Who doesn't love options?! The Rowan Tee, which is the latest sewing pattern from Titchy Threads has a lot...A LOT! 144 combinations to be exact! You can make it long sleeve, short sleeve, with cuffs or hems, add a hoodie, pocket or some stripe accents. I went pretty basic with this one. The warm weather is coming, so a short sleeve tee was a must. I used an old tshirt of hubby's and some   << Continue Reading >>

Perfect Pattern Parcel: Syrah Skirt

Syrah Skirt

As I said in my post for the Hudson Pants, this is my most favourite Perfect Pattern Parcel! I haven't taken off the pants and skirt since I made them. There's only about 18 hours to go until the parcel deal ends, so head on over and pick yours up now. This skirt is soooooo comfy! It looks nice and polished but seriously feels like you're walking around in PJs! Such a win for me. A bit of style   << Continue Reading >>

Perfect Pattern Parcel: Hudson Pants

Hudson pants

This latest Pattern Parcel must be the most perfect pattern parcel for me...ever! It contains all the essentials for my mum uniform. I have made up the Hudson Pants and the Syrah Skirt and haven't taken them off since. Well, only to give them a quick wash, as you can see above. I've got the Julia Cardigan pattern printed out and ready to go too. I apologise for my average photos. We had Roman's   << Continue Reading >>

Perfect Pattern Parcel: Knight Hoodie

Knight Hoodie

Woohoo, boys week!! How could I not join in the fun for the boys Perfect Pattern Parcel tour?! If you haven't heard of the Perfect Pattern Parcel, then let me tell you all about it. It's a fabulous collection of patterns on sale together for a limited time and you get to name your price! All profits from the parcel sales go to charity. This is the 4th Pattern Parcel collection and it   << Continue Reading >>

Shearwater Kaftan – Pattern Parade

Shearwater Kaftan

We are in the depths of winter so naturally I'm dreaming of warmer days. As part of the Make it Perfect Pattern Parade, I decided to sew up the Shearwater Kaftan. The kaftan is my kinda style. On the dressier side of casual but still nice and comfy for chasing the boys around and hanging out at home. There is so much to love about this pattern! It comes together easily and looks so effortless   << Continue Reading >>

Sewing for the You & Me series

kids apron

Today you can find me guest posting over at While She Was Sleeping as part of the You & Me series. All the guests are making items for themselves and their little ones. Roman loves cooking so we've both got aprons to wear now as we bake up a storm! Head on over and check it out!   << Continue Reading >>

Sew Fab – Long Beach Boardies


Oh, how I love these! You can't go wrong with some 'business in the front, party in the back' clothes for kids. These shorts are certainly a bit of fun! This is my last make from the Sew Fab Pattern Bundle and I've been so impressed with each of the patterns I have used. This pattern is the Terra's Treasures Long Beach Board Shorts. It's a great pattern with an awesome size range (3-6mo - 14yr)   << Continue Reading >>

Sew Fab – Laurel Tunic/Dress…well top!


This was a fun sewing project for a few reasons. First off, I bought the fabric at the op shop (thrift store). It's a merino baby rib knit and cost $4! What a score! It was an odd shape, obviously left over from someone else's past sewing project. It also had a couple little holes in it and a stain or two, so it was a fun challenge to get all the pieces cut out of it. I changed the pattern from a   << Continue Reading >>