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Named Clothing’s new Playground collection is out now

March 2, 2017
Named Clothing Playground collection

Hot on the heels of the recent preview, Named have released their new sewing pattern collection online.

The Playground collection is inspired by the practicality and simplicity of children’s clothing but, better still, this collection is just for adults! Modern yet elegant and both simple and playful, the sewing patterns all look incredible and I can’t wait to make these up!

The collection includes dresses, tops, culottes, a wraparound playsuit, a denim jacket and even a pair of dungarees! Let’s take a look at some of the pieces.

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Five of the best dungaree sewing patterns

February 24, 2017
Five of the best dungaree sewing patterns

It seems like everyone in the sewing community has made a Cleo and it’s fair to assume that Tilly has cornered the market with the dungaree dress. However, there are other pinafore and dungaree dress patterns out there and I thought I’d let you in on which ones are available if you don’t quite fancy making the Cleo.

Disclaimer: Cleo is also included in this round-up as it is a great pattern!

Turia dungarees

Pauline Alice Turia dungarees

Possibly the most instagrammed dungaree pattern, the Turia, by Pauline Alice, is a close second to the Cleo in my opinion but comes with the option of both shorts and trousers, so it’s a win win situation. These dungarees have been around slightly longer than the Cleo and I’m itching to make myself a floral pair for the summer. If you’re thinking the same, just look at this bright version by Cocowawa Crafts as well as this Turia hack!

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Christmas gift guide for crafters: knitting

December 13, 2016
crafty gift guide knitting And She Made

With Christmas a mere 12 (!!) days away, it’s time to get thinking about what we want to buy the knitters in our lives and what better way to think about it than by stocking up on the gifts in my below gift guide, featuring the likes of Debbie Bliss and Wool Couture Company? Go on, you know you want to! Read on for more.

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Christmas gift guide for crafters: sewing

December 12, 2016
crafty-gift-guide-sewing And She Made

It’s definitely that time of year when we get all festive, drink lashings of mulled wine and generally get into the Christmas spirit. If you’re yet to buy your gifts for others this year (24th December panic buying anyone?), then you might want some ideas of what you can buy your craft loving friends. And if you’re looking for the best sewing gifts out there, then look no further, as I’ve rounded them all up here.

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