The Forget-me-not Patterns Blog

  • Showcasing Adeline tester makes

    Our beautiful tester makes

    It's time to show off the stunning makes that our testers made during the testing process. I feel like I was blessed with simply wonderful testers that gave such amazing feedback during the process and really helped the design be the best it could be! I think one of my favourite things is how this pattern flatters all sort of body types, curvy or not! And my other favourite thing is how the bust didn't gape on a single tester, something I'm very proud of.

  • The Adeline wrap dress is now available!

    Our latest pattern is finally here and I think you're really going to enjoy sewing it! Click here to check out the product page. For the launch week, you can use the code WRAP_PARTY to get 20% off!

    Read on for all the details.

  • Exploring fabric painting

    Hi, Jo here with some fun paint experiments. I've been playing around, and finally sewed something up. The pattern I used is Lola, our latest rele...
  • Hello Lola! Our new blouse and dress pattern is here.

    Lola is here and is super fun to sew!   Yes, our latest pattern is such a delightfully simple make, with no closures, but plenty of gorgeous deta...
  • The latest on Sabrina, the perfect fit pencil skirt

    Hello! We've been itching to share these new images of our Sabrina pencil skirt. And of course, the best way to celebrate is a sale. Read on to find out about the sale, and why we call it the "Perfect fit" pencil skirt.
  • Get inspired by our latest Clementine photoshoot + tips!

    Time to celebrate the brand new images of the Clementine dress and top! If you haven't got your Clementine dress and top pattern yet, you can buy it here. And YES, just like our Valerie photo launch, there is a sale! Get 15% off Clementine all week - just use code YAYCLEMENTINE at checkout to get your discount (offer ends on March 3rd). 

    Read on to see the new pics as well as the fabric details, and some tips!

  • How to underline a garment, plus some mistakes to avoid!

    Underlining a garment  Today in honour of the beautiful new Valerie sample from our photoshoot, I am sharing some underlining tips for you! And of...
  • Check out our latest photoshoot + tips for your Valerie dresses!

    Here they are, photos from our official Valerie photoshoot! If you haven't got your Valerie dress pattern yet, you can buy it here. And I've got great news for you - to celebrate our gorgeous new images, you can get 15% off Valerie all week by putting YAYVALERIE in at checkout (offer ends on February 18)!

    Without further ado, let's hear all about these Valeries, learn some sewing tips, and get some inspiration along the way.

  • Sew a continuous bound placket

    As you can see, the long sleeve view for Valerie features a sleeve gathered into a cuff. This is definitely one of the trickier parts of the process, as it requires quite a bit of precision! So I decided a video tutorial would be the best way to shed some light on this technique. This clever technique is often used in womenswear.
  • Welcome Valerie, our latest pattern!

    Yes, she has arrived, and you can buy our latest pattern here! This is one of the designs that people have been absolutely clamouring for on social media ever since the sneak peek I shared a while back, so needless to say I'm VERY excited to finally share it with you all, and just in time for Christmas!! Hey speedy sewers, who is thinking they can make theirs in time for the holiday season??
  • Fitting tips: Fix a tilting side seam

    Help, my side seam is tilting!

    Today's tip is about fit. Does this look familiar? I deliberately set this mannequin up with the skirt fitting badly to illustrate a common problem - a tilting skirt.  So, let’s say your fit looks like this poor mannequin. What’s happening, and how do we fix it? 

  • Pattern hack! How to create a hem flounce

    Today I'm going to show you how to create a flounce for the hem of the Sabrina pencil skirt, although you can use this technique for any pattern! ...