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A Winter Sunday Brunch Jacket

Six years ago this little jacket opened my eyes and introduced me to the wonderful world of blogging, I found it at Probably Actually, the first blog I ever read and always looked forward to seeing in my inbox.  It’s the Sunday Brunch Jacket from Oliver and S  a must have that I purchased straight away and now have a little girl to finally sew it up for …. yippee!

I live in a little rural town with 13,000 people around 800km from the city.  Getting fabric is hard the internet has made a huge difference, however you just can’t stand (for hours) studying the fabrics drape, texture and feel whilst procrastinating over the best fabric and walking out with 5 different fabrics for the stash.   I was so excited a few weeks back to walk through my local quilting shop, Ruby and Kate and see velvet! They had two colours to choose from grey and black,  grey was the obvious choice for me and straight away I thought of the Sunday Brunch Jacket.  I had dreamed of making it in a red fine baby whale cord however this turned out amazing.

 

I did not make any changes to the pattern, I could have lengthened it by an inch or so, my girl is 15 months and tall, that being said I am not disappointed with my finished garment at all.  The little buttons are B 11mm bronze Shank by Hemline, again from my local quilting store.

 

 


Pattern: Oliver and S, Sunday Brunch Jacket

Fabric: Grey Velvet from Ruby and Kate

Alternations: None


 

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100% Merino Wool Hoodie and Leggings Set

 

Merino Hoodie and Panda Leggings Fresh Stitch Patterns

 

 

 

Winter has arrived and the days have finally started to cool down.  I tend to get excited at the beginning of each new season, winter is no exception.  We have just started to light our slow combustion fire, yippee! There is something very relaxing sitting around our lounge room at night with the family while watching the flickering light and crackling sounds of a fire.

Now with winter upon us I need to sew a few staple for Zoe.  Last year I purchased this beautiful light weight 100% New Zealand Merino Wool jersey fabric, I’ve been waiting for just the right project.  It is sublime, light wight (160g), breathable and machine washable! (I’ve washed the jumper at least 5 times and it still looks and importantly feels amazing).  I could keep going on all day just how beautiful this fabric is.

 

Mernio Wool Hoodie and Leggings Set 1 Fresh Stitch Patterns

 

I drafted a quick and easy raglan sleeve jumper with hood and teamed it Panda print with leggings (another wardrobe staple), fabric from Crafty Mamas Fabrics.  One of the reasons I love sewing with knits is that it took a total of 1.5 hours to draft, print, tape and sew the entire set!

 

Merino Hoodie Fresh Stitch Patterns

 

The  hoodie has been lined  with the panda print tying the set together beautifully (if I do say so myself).

 

aMerino Wool Hoodie and Leggings Set 2 Fresh Stitch Patterns

 

 

 

Merino Hoodie by Fresh Stitch Patterns

 

Merino Wool Hoodie and Leggings on the Slide Fresh Stitch Patterns

 

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Playgroup Romper Free Pattern Upgrade: Skirt Overlay

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Yippee! An extra pattern piece for your Playgroup Romper.  The most requested add-on for this romper has been a skirt to go over the top, so here it is for FREE. Download the skirt HERE.

 

Hand Drawing Detailed on 500 by 500 UPGRADE WITH SKIRT

 

The skirt can be added to the bodice by itself or incorporated into the narrow bloomer version of the romper.  This version version was done by Pamela from Chic et Rouge.

Playgroup Romper Skirt Overlay

 

You will need the Playgroup Romper PDF Pattern, which is still on SALE!.  If you don’t have your copy, you will find it HERE.

 

This version was created by Amy, of Wildflowers in her hair.

 

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Playgroup Romper Skirt Overlay

 

 

Enjoy sewing up your Playgroup Romper with skirt overlay, and please share it in our Fresh Stitch Patterns group HERE.