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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!
shop screenshot
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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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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Happy Fourth of July! Your makes make me happy!

We’re spending a couple of weeks on Cape Cod. It’s vacation and yet things are, as always, quite busy. We fall in bed, exhausted, late at night and find ourselves awake early in the morning with a warm little body cuddling us and a tiny sweet voice saying, mommy, daddy, I’m hungry! I think children grow more in summer sunlight, just like plants.
And Happy Fourth of July! Are you ready for fireworks?
Delightfully Peculiar's Zsálya dressRead More…

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Giselle dress sewalong at The Monthly Stitch this week in Frocktober

While Perfect Pattern Parcel #6 is going on, another exciting event is in progress: this week of Frocktober is Giselle dress week at The Monthly Stitch. Look at Nikki‘s gorgeous jewel tone border print Giselle:


Best of all, Juliet, one of the lovely Monthly Stitch Read More…

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Giselle pattern sleeve hacks: a tutorial

The Giselle dress pattern is coming up soon for Frocktober at The Monthly Stitch. In honor of the occasion, I want to show you how to make it with short sleeves. This is a longish tutorial, with lots of information and diagrams – though it’s in three parts so I hope you won’t feel overwhelmed!
First, I’m going to show you how to make the two short-sleeve variations from Read More…

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Frocktober is here! Will you make a new frock (or three)?

‘Tis October 1 and Frocktober has begun at the Monthly Stitch! Frocktober is month-long celebration of dresses, those lovely garments that can exude femininity with such ease – and be as easy or complicated to make as you like. This time around, the lovely ladies at the Monthly Stitch have selected the Giselle dress pattern as one of the featured dresses.
To start things off, I thought I’d Read More…

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Get ready for Frocktober!

We’re back, after a whole summer away. It’s been a long summer, with good things and bad things, and I’m happy to report that so far, my nephew Aron is responding very well to treatment. The girls spent lots of time with him and their other cousins, swam in Balaton, went for long walks in the woods north of Balaton and the Buda hills, improved their Hungarian, and learned to misbehave in all sorts of new ways. I Read More…

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Your makes: Giselle and Mariska – and a giveaway!

It’s been a while since I’ve posted photos of your makes – which is inexcusable! Let’s start with a happy thought: Emily in Bali, wearing a lovely chevron maxi Giselle: EmilyInBali
Maxi dresses are SO great for relaxing in lovely locations. I think  I would like to go to Bali now.
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The Giselle dress, the blues, and a soapbox: Oona’s flowers

The inimitable Oonaballoona made a stunning Giselle dress,  just look:
I was amazingly fortunate to have Oona test the Giselle pattern, her feedback was SO generous! (And also, I knew there’d be eye candy at some point. And fabric envy. I’m not sure how I’ll manage my sudden attack thereof…)
Oona talks about her approach to pattern testing Read More…

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Midtown Collection Pattern Testers, Part 1

I had the good fortune to have some amazing pattern testers try out the Midtown Collection patterns. I can’t thank them enough – their feedback was so very helpful, and so generous!
A few of these talented ladies have posted full pattern reviews that I want to share. Let’s start with the Giselle dress – take a look at this lovely maxi version Read More…

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