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New Clothing Store Online!

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New Clothing Store Online!

Summer this year is one that will be etched in my mind forever. It started off particularly warm for Auckland with the humidity taking over the city in early December & the warmness just didn’t abate. Sure, the rain came & went but the days stayed scorching & the nights balmy leaving my normal December attire of jeans tucked in the drawer. The summer warmth was a welcomed end to a long year. The year before, a friend had found out that my children’s pattern making business was up & running. With eager excitement she said, “you should make kaftans for kids, I’ll buy...

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What to buy someone who loves sewing this Christmas?

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What to buy someone who loves sewing this Christmas?

I’ve been harping on to my girls about needing to tell me what they want for Christmas for months now. I like to be organised well before the day, so the days rolling into Christmas are aimed at keeping my resting heart rate under 160. My girls are 6 & 8 years, & I thought this would be the year my heart would sing with requests of sewing machines & fabrics in all prints & colours. Finally they're at an age where they understand what I do & are even proud as punch to wear Pattern and Cloth clothes. So I started the...

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The ultimate guide to fabric shopping in Auckland

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The ultimate guide to fabric shopping in Auckland

Looking for the best fabric shops in Auckland? If you're a sewer heading to the Auckland area, you can't leave without checking out our great fabric stores. Here's my list of the best fabric haunts in town to get you enthusiastic over your next sewing project.  Central & Inner City Suburbs Drapers Fabric 394 Khyber Pass Road (open 7 days)This new little gem of a fabric shop has not long popped up on the corner of Khyber Pass & Suiter Street in Newmarket. This is my type of shop as it stocks high quality fabrics, loads of natural fibre fabrics,...

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A Designer Life: An interview with fabric designer Holli Zollinger

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A Designer Life: An interview with fabric designer Holli Zollinger

I’m ecstatic that my first interview is with someone who’s work I’ve truly loved for a long time. With a name like Holli Zollinger, I’m sure she was earmarked for a creative path from birth, & yes I checked it’s her real name. Holli, a self confessed shy introvert hailing from Moab, Utah is a designer & artist whom lucky for us, has been putting her unique creative talent to work designing textiles & wallpapers for the past 10 years. Holli’s earthy soulful disposition is well & truly reflected in her design & colour combinations, which she’s ready to let loose...

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New pattern & A Designer Life blog series launching tomorrow

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New pattern & A Designer Life blog series launching tomorrow

Little Havana Dress Pattern Summery, simple & stylish. This week was the launch of my latest pattern at Pattern and Cloth. The Little Havana dress in sizes 3-12yrs. It's the perfect little dress for this coming summer & its super easy to whip up in an afternoon (or two). I've made a few for my girls to wear for school. They love the over sized pockets & it looks great in cotton, knit or a light linen fabric. A Designer Life: Interview with Holli Zollinger Anyone who knows me well can tell you I love fabric, my hoards of fabric...

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