Author Archives: Kathleen Cheetham

A Glitzy Little Topper

Zip Front Jacket, All Season Dress

Sewers love pattern hacks. We love little hacks too. Here’s how we did this one. Scroll through our gallery to see how the Zip Front Jacket pattern has been pared down and dressed up for many different occasions. This light-weight little topper is made from a jacket pattern. It’s an easy addition to your holiday […]

What’s in Your Stash?

Silk kimono jacket

My friend, Kathleen Blohm is an accomplished artist. Her usual attire is t-shirt and jeans spattered with paint, clay and related artistic mediums. When she must appear at a show featuring her work, Kathleen’s in a panic. She has nothing to wear. For years, Kathleen’s been storing an amazing piece of ikat silk bought in […]

Sew When it’s Hot

Model wearing beach dress in blue rayon made from Petite Plus Patterns 401 Nightgown PJs

In the heat of the day, savvy sewers find a cool place to sew. There’s still time to sew up a cool ensemble! One of our favourite patterns for a summer quickie is #401 Nightgown PJ. Don’t be fooled by its name; you can sew a whole lot more than sleepwear with this versatile pattern. […]