With all the pattern updates I have done so far over the last year, this is one that I have been most anticipating. Originally released in the fall of 2015 and called Alexander Casey, this pattern is re-releasing today with the new name, Malpeque Bay. This update includes completely re-drafted pattern pieces for a slimmer fitting leg, more tailored fit, and a new pocket and shorts length.
One of the things I enjoy about designing is the ability to take inspiration from something you see and figure out a way to use it for your own vision of a pattern. I was recently inspired to use color-blocking and buttons to create a new Muskoka tunic. I wanted to give you a closer look and share some tips on how you might do something similar.
The first pattern update of 2019 has been released, and it's with perfect timing for those of us in the North who were hit over the weekend by a snowy winter storm. Designed specifically for fleece, this pattern is another cozy addition for your Pollywoggles Collection!
Sometimes a quick craft is just the thing to get you in a festive mood. I wanted to add something new to our Christmas tree this year, and stumbled across a few different ideas for using cinnamon sticks (of which I have a lot) to make Christmas ornaments. While my first few attempts resulted in utter failure (apparently I am not particularly good at cutting cinnamon sticks without breaking them... nor at making a star that looks star-shaped), I finally found a triangle ornament by Tag & Tibby that I thought was simple and charming.
As soon as I glued my first cinnamon sticks into the triangle shape... my eye fell onto the remnants of my failed attempts to cut cinnamon sticks into tiers, and INSPIRATION struck! All my triangle needed was a "trunk", and it was a perfect Christmas tree.
Just a quick post today to let everyone know that just in time for winter sewing, Muskoka has just had new Rectangle and A0 Large Format files added to your purchase!
Muskoka has so much amazing value already with all the Expansion Pack options making this one of the more versatile patterns in my collection. Now, ALL pattern pieces that were included only as cutting charts are now also available to be printed (which includes all bindings plus the pieces for the split collar option). In addition, an A0 size Large Format PDF has also been added, which includes ALL pattern pieces for ALL options. This means that your purchase includes 4 PDFs... the original Muskoka Dress, the Expansion Pack which gives the basic pattern 6 additional options, PLUS the new rectangle pieces and Large Format PDFs.
Check out the latest Muskoka I created... this is the split collar option in a beautiful blue stretch velvet with white fleece trim!
All those who already own Muskoka have already been sent an email with the new pattern files. A few proof-reading errors in the original patterns have also been cleaned up, so you will also get new copies of the basic pattern and Expansion Pack to replace the files in your collection. If you haven't seen your email yet, please check your spam/junk folder and if it isn't there then contact me and I'll make sure you get it!
Thank you so much for stopping by my little corner of the digital world. When I'm not designing (or, more likely, attempting to keep up with housework or schooling my three rug rats!) you'll probably find me with my nose in a book, escaping for a few precious moments into a world of fiction or learning with single-minded focus about my latest interest. Here, I'd like to share with you some of the things that I'm currently working on and a bit about all the ways I like to keep my creative juices flowing!
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