DIY or Dye

July PDF pattern highlights!

Posted by Kirsty Fife on

Hi folks!  It's time for my second round of monthly PDF highlights. For anyone who didn't read the first, I post these to amplify the designs of PDF pattern makers (whose patterns I can't stock). All of these links are not affiliate links or anything like that, just patterns I love and want to recommend to those who come here for fabrics!  1. Yanta overalls by Helen's Closet Available in sizes 0-30 US, and currently 25% off! I made these at the start of lockdown and *live* in them. The sizing is spot on, I cut a 24 and love...

Read more →


Pattern review: Seamwork Dorian

Posted by Kirsty Fife on

Going to try and post my own makes here. The blog is a place for me to amplify the patterns and designs I can't stock (mainly those only in PDF format!). I've been a Seamwork member since January and they make some of my favourite patterns. I wear a 22/24 in their patterns but they go up to a US 26.  This is the Dorian shorts. I used a cotton corduroy I bought from Samuel Taylor before lockdown (and before this shop) and found it sewed up really nicely. I think maybe I'd size down next time as the waistband...

Read more →


June pattern highlights!

Posted by Kirsty Fife on

Hello and welcome to the shop blog! The purpose of this space is to share resources, links and to amplify the work of other makers. I will also be posting my makes, and posting reviews of patterns and equipment I use for my own sewing.  I'm also going to use this space to share PDF patterns that might be of interest. There are only so many independent pattern designers producing paper patterns which we can stock, but that doesn't mean that I don't want to signal boost PDF pattern makers. I'm hoping these posts will inspire you to get making...

Read more →