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



Triangle Baby Quilt Top


Zoes Triangle Top Quilt


I am so excited to finish this quilt top for Zoe, the first two rows were finished before she was born…..she is now 15 months old, hmm.   I did not realise just how busy I was with a new baby in the house, I put the quilt down for a week and the next thing I know it’s been one and half years.

Zoes Triangle Top Quilt Over Door1

The quilt started with a google search of “modern baby quilts”, and  instantly fell in love with the ombre style quilts, especially Ombre Love, by Canoe Ridge Creations.   After a long search I decided on modern ombre + b/w triangle quilt by See Kate Sew.  I had to go out and buy more fabric to finish it however, with Zoe is no longer a newborn (sob sob) I added an extra row to give a little more length, it’s now the perfect size for her.  Can’t ,wait to pin together this coming week and start the best part ..quilting!  Oh but what design to use.

Zoes Triangle Top Quit Close up.



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