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Friday, November 27, 2020

It's somehow that time of year again...  

I know it's been an incredibly tough/weird/strange year for everyone - huge ups, huge downs - but honestly, THANK YOU for all of the support this year.  I truely appreciate it - I absolutely couldn't keep running this little business without you. 

So, like every year for the last few years, I'm running my biggest sale again, as a little thank you for your support and encouragement. 

Use the code THANKS2020 to get 30% off store-wide until 8pm Monday 31st November NZDT

Next week I'll be releasing the final JLH Pattern for the 2020 year,  The Willa Wrap Coat, so if you'd like to know when that's ready, make sure you sign up to the newsletter here.



* Sale ends 8pm Monday 31st November NZDT

The Willa Wrap Coat - New Pattern Coming Soon!

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

 The last pattern of 2020 is going to be released NEXT WEEK!

The Willa Wrap Coat is finally on its way, a pattern I've been working on for a VERY LONG TIME now. It comes with both the Original pattern sizing (6 to 24 A to D cups) as well as the new extended Curve Sizing (16 to 34, C to F cups).

If you'd like to be the first to see it (and access the Subscriber-only discount) you can sign up to the Newsletter here.

Make sure you sign up before 8pm Monday 31st December NZDT, so you can be sure you're on the list before it's scheduled to be sent out. 



The Dulcie Pinafore - Tutorial: Hemming the Skirt

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

In today's little tutorial, I'm going to be going through how to hem the Dulcie Pinafore! Again, it's one of these things that looks more complicated than it is. So, here we go...

You'll need:

  • Your Dulcie Pinafore, constructed up to hemming the skirt (using the included instructions)
  • Pins + iron


1. Open out the skirt facing and press the raw edge of the entire skirt hem up by 5mm (3/16").

2. Flip the skirt facing around so that it is now right-sides together with the main skirt front (keeping your baby hem pressed up from the first step). Pin in place.

3. Stitch your facing hem in place using a 1.5cm (5/8") seam allowance, back-tacking at each end.

4. Trim out the seam allowance from the inner front corner, leaving a centimetre or 2 (3/8" - 3/4") of the facing remaining at the outer edge.

5. Turn your facing back around so it is now right sides facing out.  Press the corner of the skirt out gently with something pointy (a knitting needle or a point turner can be handy here!).

6. When you turn your facing out to the right side, it will naturally bring up the rest of the skirt hem with it. Press the remaining skirt hem up evenly (1.5cm or 5/8") and pin in place. 

Remember, your baby 5mm (1/4") hem from step one should still be folded in place!

7. Leaving long thread tails at each end, stitch your hem in place right at the edge of the baby hem folded up in step 1. Pull thread tails to the back and knot securely before trimming.

And you're done! Easy, huh? And such a lovely clean hem and skirt corner :)

You can purchase your Dulcie Pinafore Dress pattern here.


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