Monthly Archives: December 2016

Ladies Paris Party, oh so gloriously feminine.


I am quite excited about this pattern, the Paris Party dress is really not just a dress.  You see it is actually a top and a skirt but you can make it as a dress as well.  The pattern is available from Mummykins and Me by Rebecca Page.

I do love Rebecca Page’s patterns but she has really out shined herself this time.  There are so many options with this pattern and to also have add ons to create some truly gorgeous outfits, enough to create a new wardrobe is WOW.  To provide the FREE PATTERN  by using the code  when joining the pattern support group is very generous indeed.  The patterns are available in sizes NB to 5XL so every one has certainly been catered for.

The basic patterns comprise of a top in knit fabric and a skirt in woven fabric.  The top has 2 necklines and several sleeve options, 2 lengths.  The skirt is box pleated with a zipper, it offers 2 waistband heights and 3 skirt lengths.


I chose the boat neckline and short sleeves, regular length in a bonded lace knit for my top and some gorgeous Jennifer Paganelli fabric for my skirt to create a classic outfit perfectly suited for a casual outing or for a more formal occasion.  For my skirt l chose the regular width waistband and above knee length but as l am a little shorter than the height the pattern is designed for it sat exactly where l wanted it to at the knee.

The instructions  are very easy to follow and the tip for placing the pattern to construct the skirt without the seam in the front was ideal for my skirt as l was able to make my skirt without disrupting the pattern of my fabric, yeah l was so happy about that.

Don’t be too daunted about making these pleats, the instructions make it super simple to create.


The add on options are a great investment to create the dress and add on some gorgeous options to add to the wardrobe.   Options include a T shirt neckline, puff and gathered sleeves, lace top overlay, elastic back waistband, lining the skirt, tulle petticoat, ribbon hemline and attaching the top to create the dress, all this for an amazing low cost.

The patterns are suitable for all ages and sizes, uniquely fitted to hide the mum tum and for those of us who are a little older (my grandaughter tells me she still loves me even though l am old) you have to love 5 yr olds. So yes we can all wear this and feel awesome because l know l simply fell in love with this especially when l got so many lovely complimentary comments when l attended a party a few nights ago.  So wearing the Paris Party was perfect attire to wear to the party.


To get these gorgeous patterns for free pop over to Mummykins and Me PDF pattern group for the code to start your wardrobe of Paris Party dresses and remember in sizes NB – 5Xl.

Don’t forget to get the add ons for $6.50 now.

I hope you enjoy making and creating your Paris Party dresses as l did.

Happy crafting.


1 Puddle Lane Miss Isabella.


Perfect for all seasons this asymmetrical top, tunic/dress is ideal for all body shapes and having lots of options avails itself to such versatility. There are 3 length and 3 sleeve options.  I love options this just makes a pattern great value and Ann has made this available to EVERYBODY.

Yes everyone can look super swish with sizes available from 6AU/2US  – 20AU/16US. Ann will be releasing the  ‘Curvaceous Goddess’ range and the lovely Miss Isabella will be available in sizes 20/28 AU -16/24US how thoughtful is that.

Wow was l so happy to be able to test one of Ann Martin’s patterns  from 1 Puddle Lane, having a few of her patterns already l was sure that l would be happy with the result and indeed l was.  Ann certainly ensures that her patterns are tried and tested to the upmost of standard to make us ladies look fabulous.


Miss Isabella available in a woven fabric has the versatility to be able to use quite a few different types of fabric but for the best drape a soft flowing fabric is perfect.  Rayon gives a lovely drape but for one of my sleeveless version tops as it is Summer here l chose a chiffon to be worn for a more formal occasion and l could not be happier with the result perfect for a party last evening.


Miss Isabella is also perfect for a casual Summer day and in a crepe fabric provides a lovely drape but still remains cool and stylish.

The sleeved versions are going to be ideal for the cooler weather as well and remember there are several sleeved versions you will want.

To get the Miss Isabella with the 20% discount code for 48hrs only pop over to

to not only get the code but great support from 1Puddle Lane sewing and pattern studio.

The link to  the Miss Isabella is

Remember l said that Ann from 1 Puddle Lane has the ‘Curvaceous Goddess’ range well here is the link to the Miss Isabella for all you lovely ladies.

Do your self a favour and pop over grab the pattern now while it is discounted and you can you have your new top/tunic or dress ready to wear tonight and feel fabulous it’s that quick sew.

Happy crafting