Seeking pattern testers!

I mentioned I’m working on a new adult peasant blouse pattern, but I’ve got something else in the works too. I’m getting ready to release my first-ever children’s pattern, a top or dress for girls in sizes 18-24 months to 12 years, and her name is Sage!
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New shop & not-so-new border print Giselles

Very softly, the new Kate & Rose shop launched last week. I’m still working out a few kinks (mostly formatting-related, nothing functional! I hope…) and thank you for your patience while I do it!
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In the meantime, some of you might have seen on Instragram that I’m a bit obsessed with border prints. Since it JUST turned cold here in Read More…

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SIM 2015: Interview with Sew Liberated

Sewing Indie Month continues here at Kate & Rose with an interview from Danica from Sew Liberated. I’m sure you’re all familiar with the casual, comfortable, yet sleek style of the Sew Liberated brand. I love the brand’s approach that crafting can be at once traditional and thoroughly modern; a way to slow down and connect with tradition as well as a contemporary, non-conformist statement in today’s mass-produced world. Without further ado, I give you Danica!
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Slowing down to sew stitch by stitch: Kate & Rose in Sewing World magazine

The October issue of Sewing World magazine just came out, and guess what: the Giselle dress, with the embroidered midriff, is in it!
Kerry Green, wrote a lovely piece for her Sewing World column about how slowing down to savor and appreciate a sewing project can work as an antidote to the hectic pace of daily life. And, along with English paper piecing and Alabama Chanin’s hand-stitched designs interpreted by the talented Carolyn, Kerry includes the Giselle Read More…

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SIM 2015: Vintage-Inspired Róza top tutorial by Rachael of Imagine Gnats

As part of Sewing Indie Month, participating designers create tutorials for each others’ blogs. Today I have something really special for you: a tutorial by Rachael of Imagine Gnats! In this tutorial, Rachael shows you how to make a Róza blouse with a gorgeous cross-stitched center panel, using a cross-stitch pattern she created, inspired by vintage patterns in her collection. Not only that, her tutorial includes clever and easy alterations and alternate finishing ideas as well. The floor is yours, Rachael!
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SIM 2015 continues: my interview on the Muse Patterns blog

Sewing Indie Month 2015 events continue: Kat’s interview with me is up on the Muse Patterns blog!
In it, I talk about what inspired me in folk art, a bit about my plans for the future of Kate & Rose Patterns, and where to go and what to eat if you visit Budapest.
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Public statement about something different: the refugee crisis in Hungary

As much as I love Hungarian folk art, as a Hungarian person I am deeply ashamed of how Hungary’s government is treating the people escaping violence in Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan. During too many conversations recently I’ve found myself apologizing for the Hungarian government’s behavior during the crisis, so I want to record what I think and believe here on this blog, publicly.
The Hungarian prime minister wants to turn away desperate people in Read More…

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The new Kinga skirt pattern, its inspirations, and a sale

The new Kinga skirt pattern is in pre-sale mode as part of the second Sewing Indie Month bundle (available only through September 11). I used it as my inspiration for the tutorial I posted at Lolita Patterns, but I want to tell you a little bit more about it. The idea for the basic shape comes from one of my Read More…

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SIM2015: Ribbon and Zipper Olive blouse hack: a tutorial at Lolita Patterns

One of the things we the designers do as part of Sewing Indie Month is post tutorials that reference each others’ work  – read a great summary of what’s been going on last week is on Skinny Bitch Curvy Chick’s blog! As part of the series, I made a top that combines my design aesthetic with Lolita Patterns’ beautiful Olive Blouse pattern, and Lolita Patterns posted my tutorial Read More…

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Sewing Indie Month 2015 Sewalong Contest Prizes

Dear Sewing Friends, it is that time again: Sewing Indie Month let’s-see-what-we-can-win time! We have over $1000 in prizes for you so you really can’t go wrong. We have three sewalong categories with three amazing blogger leaders, and a bonus prize that will be selected from all sewalong contest participants. Take a look!
Dressed to the Nines:
The Dressed to the Nines sewalong contest is led by the inimitable Laura of Lilacs and Lace, and here’s what you can win:
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Sewing Indie Month 2015 Bundle Sale

The second Sewing Indie Month 2015 bundle sale is now live!

You see correctly: pay what you like for this bundle! But if you pay more, you unlock more patterns, some of them brand new that are sold exclusively through the bundle until September 15, like my Kinga maxi skirt pattern (more on this in later posts):
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Sewing Indie Month 2015

It is finally here: Sewing Indie Month 2015! I’m so excited to be part of Sewing Indie Month again, together with 20 amazing and talented designers!
Sewing Indie Month (SIM)celebrates indie sewing patterns during the entire month of September, and also the people who sew them. September willbe jam-packedwith fun interviews, informative tutorials, a sewalong contest with tons of exciting prizes! Sewing Indie Month Read More…

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