Spring Sewing Inspiration!

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The Bubblegum Dress!

Sew Along

During the Bubblegum Sew Along we hosted this month at the Candy Castle Patterns Group, I made three Bubblegum Dresses, of which this one must be my favorite! It's size 0-3m, and because I had some leftover scraps of that adorable manatee & polar bear fabric, I used those to make a matching hat using our Baby Collection.
If you're not sure what a Sew Along is, you can read more here.


The Bubblegum Dress is still my favorite pattern to date. The versatility and the fact it can be made out knit and woven and with or without bias tape makes it so fun to sew! This beautiful floral knit had been waiting for the perfect project for so long.
I made this one for my little Nora - if you like, you can find many more pictures of the Bubblegum Dress here!


Peppermint Swirl Dress

Sale announcement!

The Peppermint Swirl Dress is up next to be updated with layers! You can expect to receive an email this weekend with a (first time ever!) discount code to get the Peppermint Swirl Dress, layers and all, at 20% off! Super exciting!

A rainbow unicorn dress for an amazing rainbow unicorn themed birthday party. Sharon Pious of Leah's Lovelies made this Peppermint Swirl Dress!


Now here is what you've been waiting for. A sneak peek at a pattern that will go into testing soon.

This beautiful flower girl dress is stunning as is - but just wait until you see the back!

I'm madly in love with this flower girl dress, and I hope you will be too. Don't worry - there will be an every day version too, that will be just a bit more practical to wear when visiting the park.

Here's an example of how the every day dress will look.

Interested in testing?
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Latest Release

I hope you didn't miss the release of the Lady Pumpkin Pie Poncho!!

It's a perfect match with the kids' Pumpkin Pie Poncho - perfect for transitioning into warmer or cooler weather!

Laura Hardy sent in this beautiful Swirl Dress with absolutely stunning shades. She said:
"My little granddaughter loves all things rainbow, and requested a rainbow dress. I originally saw the Peppermint Swirl Dress on Pinterest and bought the pattern. The fabric is 100% quilter’s cotton, and I chose to use 14 different colors for the swirls in the skirt. I used 5 different colored snaps for the back bodice closure. The pattern is very well written and clear. [..] I used narrow, double-fold bias tape for the hem. Once I got started, however, it was not hard, just a little time-consuming. It has been a very fun project to sew, and I hope she wears and loves her dress often!

Joanne Castillo made a beautiful birthday dress using the Peppermint Swirl dress. The bodice is perfect for embroidery. She looks like a real princess!

Mandy Swiger used the Marshmallow Dress but hacked it into a maxi. She used the Maxi Ruffle Dress option (view C) and added the two lengths of the skirt portions together so she could eliminate the ruffle. She used the full width of the fabric and it turned into this dreamy maxi dress!


Frozen Dress

Tamilla sent me a picture of her beautiful Frozen-inspired Peppermint Swirl Dress. She told us:
"I made the dress for my cousins daughter. She is turning two and absolutely LOVES frozen. She talks about the characters in her sleep!

_I am part of the Australian Sewing Advice and Inspiration Page on Facebook, and had seen a few people posting their versions of the dress. Loved everyones different ideas! And knew I wanted to give it a go. _

The pattern was really comprehensive and very easy to follow. Really good step by step photos. The dress is so much fun to make, especially the skirt!"

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Peppermint Swirl Dress

Elise Fournier sent us this picture!
She told us: "I absolutely loved this pattern from the moment I saw it and I knew my little girl needed a Peppermint Swirl dress as soon as possible! I will admit, the dress looks intimidating at first but once you actually start, you quickly realize how simple the pattern is to follow and how clear the instructions are! There are so many options available and possibilities with this pattern, so in the end, your imagination is truly the limit! The dress I made for my daughter Riley's birthday came out better than I ever could have imagined. I live on an Island and there is only one fabric store so thankfully I was able to find something that would work well for this pattern. Riley looked absolutely adorable in her dress and loved spinning in circles while wearing it! I see many more Peppermint Swirl Dresses in her future."

PDF Layers!

Last month, we've started updating our older patterns to now include layers.
PDF Layers allow you to turn on and off pattern pieces, grouped per size. This way, you can choose to print one or more sizes you want to print, instead of having to print them all by default. You can read more here.

The following patterns have been updated so far:
1. The Butterscotch Bloomers
2. The Pumpkin Pie Poncho
3. The Marshmallow Dress
4. The Cotton Candy Baby Pants

We aim to have updated all our patterns to include layers this year, and of course, all our new releases will include layers too.

I hope you got tons of sewing inspiration; let's get creative!

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