Our favourite Ebony Tees & Dresses

We’ve been seeing so many wonderful Ebony Tees on Instagram since we launched the pattern in January! Here are some

Introducing the Mid-Rise Ginger Jeans Pattern!

When we started working on our new jeans-making workshop, I wanted to offer a fun jeans pattern option, especially since

Updating Our Back Catalog with New Pattern Samples & Photography

One of the things I was most excited about with our website makeover was the opportunity to reshoot some of our

HOW TO BLEND BETWEEN VIEWS FOR THE EBONY TEE

Today I want to share a couple of really simple pattern mods you can make to the Ebony Tee. It’s

MY FAVOURITE EBONY TEE DRESS IN FLORAL SCUBA

This here is my personal favourite Ebony Tee. I have about 5 or 6 I’ve been wearing in constant rotation

KNIT FABRIC OPTIONS FOR THE EBONY TEE

One of my favourite things about making clothing (either for myself or for shop samples) is obsessing over fabric. I’ve

INTRODUCING THE EBONY TEE PATTERN!

Whoop! Our first new sewing pattern of 2017 is officially here. Meet Ebony, our take on a simple, chic knit tee.

KELLY ANORAK ROUND-UP

To finish off our Kelly Anorak related posts, I thought I’d share some of the beautiful versions we’ve been seeing

OUR ANNUAL THANKSGIVER SALE!

It’s that time of year again! Keena is giving you her best Backstreet Boys pose to celebrate our annual Black

FREE DOWNLOADABLE! 33 BACK POCKET DESIGNS

Happy Hump Day everyone! Today I’m excited to finally share this nifty free downloadable we’ve been working for the last

UNDERLINING THE KELLY ANORAK FOR ADDED WARMTH

I‘ve had a number of requests for tips on how to add a lining to the Kelly Anorak, so much

A WIND AND WATERPROOF KELLY ANORAK (AKA LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD)

Since I brought home Harry, I find myself outside a lot more often. I mean, that was kind of the

FITTING FOR THE KELLY ANORAK + FULL BUST ADJUSTMENT

Today let’s talk fitting for your Kelly Anorak. I think for most of you, the pattern won’t need any modification.

KELLY ANORAK BLOG POSTS

Hey everyone! Just thought I’d give you a rundown of the blog posts I have planned for our new Kelly Anorak

FABRIC CHOICES FOR THE KELLY ANORAK

Today I want to talk fabric for your Kelly Anorak. There are lots of options, so it’s really up to

HARDWARE KITS FOR KELLY ANORAK NOW IN STOCK!

Whee! Our long awaited shipment came in yesterday from our supplier and I’m happy to say that our hardware kits

KELLY ANORAK PATTERN // STYLING INSPIRATION

The Kelly Anorak was so much fun to design since a good jacket is the sum of its details (something I

OUR NEW FALL PATTERN // MEET THE KELLY ANORAK

I live for pattern launch day, especially when it’s for a pattern I love as much as this one. I’d

SOPHIE SWIMSUIT PATTERN… BY SOPHIE!

I can’t lie, I have been waiting with breath that is well past bated and on its way to desperate for

LONG LINE SOPHIE SWIMSUIT TOP // BONUS DOWNLOAD!

Happy August everyone! Summer may be halfway over but there’s still plenty of time to make yourself a swimsuit if

SOPHIE SWIMSUITS ON INSTAGRAM

We love love love seeing what you guys get up to on Instagram, and seeing all the Sophie swimsuits cropping

FITTING A BALCONETTE BRA CUP FOR THE SOPHIE SWIMSUIT // WITH AMY OF CLOTH HABIT

Today I have a super special bra guru to share some fitting wisdom with you; Amy Chapman of Cloth Habit,

SOPHIE SWIMSUIT DOWNLOADABLE

Hey guys – one last Sophie related post for the time being…. one of you delightful creatures (thanks Rebecca!) suggested

SOURCING SWIMSUIT FABRIC & SUPPLIES

Howdy everyone! Today I am going to help you track down all the various bits and bobs for your Sophie

SOPHIE SWIMSUIT // STYLING INSPIRATION

I‘ve been Pinterest hoarding inspiration images for the Sophie Swimsuit for over a year. It’s kind of astounding how many

CHOOSING A SIZE AND INCREASING THE CUP SIZE FOR YOUR SOPHIE SWIMSUIT

Thank you so very much for the truly awesome response to our new pattern, The Sophie Swimsuit! The studio is

INTRODUCING THE SOPHIE SWIMSUIT PATTERN! (PLUS LIMITED EDITION FABRIC KITS & AN ONLINE WORKSHOP)

Happy first day of summer everyone! It’s like the season conspired to make this pattern launch as perfect as possible,

MORGAN BOYFRIEND JEANS ROUND-UP

Hey everyone! I’ve had quite a few requests for a Morgan Jeans tester round-up so I’ve pulled together some images

14 COMMON JEANS & PANTS FITTING ADJUSTMENTS

Oh pants. Does anything strike more terror into the heart of a sewist than these two tubes of fabric? Sometimes I’m

DENIM KITS ALMOST SOLD OUT!

Hey gang – just wanted to give you a heads up that we are perilously close to selling out of

MORGAN BOYFRIEND JEANS // STLYING & INSPIRATION

Hey folks! So thrilled by your amazing response to our new pattern, the Morgan Boyfriend Jeans. I think its our best-selling

INTRODUCING THE MORGAN BOYFRIEND JEANS PATTERN (PLUS DENIM & NOTIONS KITS!)

Apparently I just can’t get jeans out of my system. Today I’m happy to announce our new (and most requested!)

PRAYING FOR SPRING IN GINGER FLARES

I worry sometimes that I bemoan Montreal weather a little too  much on this blog, but guys, this city is

GINGER JEANS // CONSTRUCTION DETAILS & PRETTY GUTS

  One of my favourite things to do when I’m lying in bed and trying to make the transition from

MAKER SPOTLIGHT // KATHRYN’S CLARE COAT

A special treat for you today; I am pumped to show you a super creative Clare Coat that graced my inbox

HOW TO FIT MID-RISE GINGER JEANS

Today we’re going to talk about how to lower the rise on your Gingers so you get something in the middle. Lately this has been my favourite height for jeans and both my black Gingers and flared Gingers have been made with a mid-rise. It’s enough to give you a little support around the tummy (especially with a pocket stay), but not so high that it cuts into your abdomen when you sit down, a possible hazard of high-waisted jeans.

GINGER JEANS: FLARE PATTERN EXPANSION

I‘m jumpstarting 2016 with a little mini pattern release; say hi to the Ginger Flares! As I mentioned yesterday, I

CLARE COAT SEWALONG PT 1 // STYLE INSPIRATION

Style inspiration for the Clare Coat: neutrals, bright colours or bold prints.

CLARE COAT: TESTER VERSIONS

Curious about what the Clare Coat looks like on a variety of bodies besides mine? After a few requests I

INTRODUCING THE CLARE COAT PATTERN!

Wheee! After months of development (including making and steaming wool coats in the middle of August while trying not to

SEWING YOUR OWN JEANS: A STEP BY STEP eBOOK

Later today I’ll be debuting the new Closet Case pattern, but I thought I’d start off  by introducing another project I’ve

A STRIPED SALLE JUMPSUIT // GUEST POST FROM WHAT WOULD MAUDE WEAR?

I‘m still on holiday (well, it’s sort of a working holiday but it’s pretty nice to be working while hanging

A SALLIE DRESS FOR FALL // GUEST POST FROM HELEN’S CLOSET

Hello friends! I’m currently in Canmore, Alberta, recovering from an epic hike up a mountain at Lake Louise yesterday. Everything

SEWING INDIE MONTH: HACKING A GINGER JEAN SKIRT WITH BLUEPRINTS FOR SEWING

Sewing Indie Month is upon us, and I am really pleased to welcome Taylor from Blueprints for Sewing to share a truly epic

SALLIE JUMPSUIT & MAXIDRESS ROUND-UP

My absolute favourite part of my job is getting to see all the creative and idiosyncratic ways people make a pattern their

SALLIE JUMPSUIT & MAXI DRESS STYLE INSPIRATION

Happy Friday guys! Thanks for the fabulous response to the Sallie Jumpsuit & Maxi Dress pattern this week. It really

INTRODUCING THE SALLIE JUMPSUIT AND MAXI DRESS PATTERN

The big day is here! I’m so happy to introduce to you my new baby. Please meet the Sallie Jumpsuit

RELAUNCH AND SUMMER PATTERN SALE!

Hi guys! So, this has been in the works pretty much all spring and I’m really happy to finally explain

GINGER JEANS EN FRANÇAIS!

Happy Monday everyone. Just a quick announcement today: the Ginger Jeans pattern is now available in French! I’ve found an

NEW PATTERN LAUNCH: SOMETHING FOR THE GUYS!

ed: This is an April Fools post, just in case you’re stumbling on it after the fact. There are pictures

PAJAMA PARTY WINNERS

Thank you kindly to everyone who voted in the Carolyn Pajama Party contest! After looking at the poll results we

CAROLYN PAJAMA PARTY – VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE!

I am so totally thrilled to share the entries for the Carolyn Pajama party. You guys rule. So much creativity and

CONE MILL DENIM IS BACK (LIMITED TIME ONLY)!

Well, I have some very exciting news for you today. Due to popular demand, our Cone Mills denim is BACK

FABRIC CHOICES FOR THE CAROLYN PAJAMAS

Hola amigas! This week I shared some Ryan Gosling approved pajama styling inspiration. Today I’m going deep into the trenches

PAJAMA DRESSING & INSPIRATION

Hey girl. Hope you’re doing well. Are we supposed to be over Ryan Gosling now? Because never. The man knows

THE CAROLYN PAJAMA PARTY

Hi everyone! Thank you for the amazing response this week to my new baby, the Carolyn Pajama pattern. It’s always

INTRODUCING: THE CAROLYN PAJAMA PATTERN

Hello everyone! I’m super excited today because I finally get to share my latest pattern with you; meet the Carolyn

PATTERN DEBUT: GINGER SKINNY JEANS

I‘d like to introduce you to my new best friend: meet Ginger. She’s been a constant presence in my life

INTRODUCING… THE NETTIE PATTERN

Hello friends! I’m beyond excited to tell you that after a few months of laaaaaate nights, a mind-numbing amount of

THE BOMBSHELL SWIMSUIT IS HERE!

I can’t believe it… but after months of sample making, pattern tweaking, Illustrator learning, instruction writing, detail obsessing, teeth gnashing….

SNEAK PEEK…. THE BOMBSHELL SWIMSUIT

Hi pals. You may have noticed things have been a wee bit quiet around here lately. I have been crazy