Exciting new looks for the Adeline wrap dress and top!

July 23, 2020

Get some inspiration, and some sewing tips!

The latest Adeline pics are here, so relax, make a cup of tea (if that's your jam), and enjoy reading about the different looks, fabrics, and sewing considerations.

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Exploring fabric painting

April 16, 2020

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 release. Click here to check out the pattern! It was the perfect choice for this project because it doesn't use too much fabric, and has nice simple design lines that show off the painting so well!

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Get inspired by our latest Clementine photoshoot + tips!

February 25, 2020

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!

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

February 20, 2020

What is underlining? In short, underlining is a layer of fabric underneath your main fabric, that you treat as one with the main. With underlining, you essentially create your own 2-ply fabric. It's different to lining, as lining is like a separate unit that is only attached to the main in a few key areas.

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Check out our latest photoshoot + tips for your Valerie dresses!

February 11, 2020

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.

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Fitting tips: Fix a tilting side seam

November 21, 2019

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? 

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Tips for your twin needle

August 20, 2019

Even if you only have a standard sewing machine, you can still achieve a lovely finish on your knits. Read on for my top twin-needle tips.

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