I opened my inbox to dreamy email back in 2013 from an acquisitions editor at a publishing company asking if I would be interested in writing a book on sewing techniques and sewing patterns. My immediate reaction was “YESYESYES!” since it was a lofty dream I’d had. After calming down, I told myself I would only do it if I could think of something unique and really useful to readers. Then I remembered this idea for a project I had in mind and wanted to explore for some time; I though it might be just the right thing for this book. I had no way of properly wrapping my head around just how much would be involved in this project or all of the implications writing a book would have on my life/business. I didn't over analyze it, I just jumped in head first. Thanks goodness because had I know, I might have been too scared!

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It’s REAL!!! It’s really real! Boundless Style is in my hands and I’m so excited that after almost two years in the making, this book is out in the world! I know some of you have received your copy and hearing your feedback is making all the hard work feel so worth it! If you haven’t grabbed a copy as yet, it’s in the shop. Check it out!

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I wanted to share something really exciting with you! As you may know, Boundless Style is almost out. Just a few more weeks to go! But I wanted to give you a bit of a sneak peek into what this book is all about so you can get your imagination going and plan some fun projects for the Fall. So, let me tell you! Boundless Style is a mix and match pattern book that gives you five bodice, five skirt and five sleeve patterns that you can combine any way you like to create your own design. 

But we wanted to give you a way to properly visualize your designs. Sooooo, Simon has created a really exciting app that will allow you to do just that!

 

Welcome to Lookbook!


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Ok, let's get this show on the road again! You wouldn’t know by the looks of things, but there's been a lot going on behind these curtains and I'll soon be able to draw them back and show you what's been going on. It’s been an immense year for me, such a whirlwind! This year has seen the full spectrum of emotion, big challenges and growth. In the mix of everything, I crossed off a big item on my bucket list and wrote a book, which will be out this October! After writing Boundless Style, I needed to take a little break to recuperate, but in the meantime I’ve been quietly working away on new patterns for you. I’m ready to dust myself off and become a part of this beautiful world again and I’m looking forward to sinking my teeth back in to your blogs, your makes and your lives once again to see what I’ve been missing! You've been more than patient in waiting for new patterns, and I can't tell you how much I'm itching to share them with you. So soon!!!  

Let's warm thing up by sharing with you what’s to come in the next couple of months!

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I've always wanted to speak French! Sadly though, it's still there on my bucket list, waiting for me to smarten up and just get on it! But in the meantime, I am happy to let you know that our PDF patterns are now more accomplished that I and have recently been translated into French by a new online store, Mistinguette & Co

 

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I've had my head tucked deep down under piles and piles of fabric, working away on the pretty big project that I have to keep mostly under wraps for now. I leaked a little secret a while ago on Instagram that I'm working on a book, but I figured it's about time I mention it properly here so that you know why I've been M.I.A. While I can't say more at the moment about what the book is all about, I wanted to share as much as I can up to this point

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Happy first day of SPRING!!! If you're on this side of the planet, I hope the sun is starting to show her beautiful face to you!

I'm itching to shed the coat, boots and dark colours and wear some bright, floaty, floral print dresses! I was feeling in the mood for some inspiration the other day, so I popped over to the greenhouse to smell the fresh floral air and absorb the bright colours and textures. Now that these sunny days are at our doorstep, I pulled together a few colour palettes to get my head in gear for some projects ahead.

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I hopped over to Melbourne recently for the most amazing weekend with some lovely ladies from blog land.  This was a whirlwind trip, as Simon (who was surprisingly happy to join in on all the sew-ist activities) and I ran around town over a weekend catching up with sewing peeps and trying to soak in as much as possible that this incredible city has to offer: Food, street art, coffee, galleries, did I say food?

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