Tag Archives: peasant blouse

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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Sewn up here in one of my favorite Anna Maria Horner voiles, 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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Another pretty Róza blouse!

Another pretty Róza blouse sewn up by Chrissy! Take a look:
Roza blouse by Chrissy
 
 
Chrissy used a double gauze fabric with smaller checks on one side and large checks on the other, making the front panel in the “reverse” of the rest of the blouse.
I love the effect! Chrissy is a very creative seamstress who I was Read More…

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Coming up: Róza blouse series, embroidery patterns, & more!

It’s been a looooong few weeks here at Kate & Rose HQ (I’ve always wanted to say that). Traveling hubby, sick kids, tons of work unrelated to embroidery or the Róza blouse, but finally I see light at the end of the tunnel. (Which really only means I can get to work on the next thing… hmmm…) And now I’m up to my neck in getting a bunch of things ready for you guys in preparation.
For example, fabric candy! Look:
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Chelsea Bazaar Cinco de Mayo redux

First, a confession: this was the first fair I’ve ever done as a vendor. And hey, I survived! In fact, I had a good time, met some great people, learned a lot and, oh yeah, sold a few things.
There were some indie businesses I really liked, I want to mention three of them. Right across from me was Forma de Ser, with an amazing selection of handmade gifts, jewelry, baskets, bags made by artisans in Read More…

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The new Roza blouse and dress pattern: buy it on Etsy or Craftsy!

 
It’s finally, finally here: the Róza blouse and dress sewing pattern! A brand new, downloadable PDF pattern available on Etsy and Craftsy:
roza blouse & dress pattern
The Róza pattern is three styles in one: two blouses and a dress:
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Historical Sew Fortnightly:Peasant blouse with Transylvanian smocking

The garment I planned for the first challenge of the Historical Sew Fortnightly has quickly become the garment I’m making for the second challenge – which: get a UFO (unfinished object) off your sewing list. Two birds with one stone, you could say! Yes, let’s just say that, shall we?
The challenge: make a garment from xx13. My interpretation: to make a blouse someone would Read More…

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