February 2018 Sewing Plans


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In the past, I have had many a laid out sewing plans and sometimes they have worked and sometimes, well things didn’t go as planned. I am hoping this month will be a little different, I’m keeping it pretty simple with just a couple of skirts and a cape.


sewing pattern vogue cape

My cape is already cut out, but with the extreme cold we have been having here in Pennsylvania this year, I am thinking about adding an extra layer and lining. I am not sure how to do this but I will do some research and see what I can come up with. The pattern I am using is  Vogue 9288. I was going for the longest length but with my fabric, I had to go with the middle length.

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My skirts will be with my own pattern that I hope to be releasing the end of this month or no later than mid-March. So keep an eye out on for more to come.


Until next time, happy sewing

My Happy Place


 pdf sewing pattern skirt

The summer vacation was quick, a bit too quick for me but also it was a long time to be away from my sewing studio. I spent a lot of time enjoying my family and the weather when it wasn’t too hot.  Once September came and I had gotten a chance to once again sew and draft, I could not believe how happy I felt to back in my studio. It is something I can not explain. I am hoping to get a lot done during this time and to keep going when things are not their best. I am also working on putting some things in place so that come next summer I don’t have to take off 3 months from my studio.  I already have a new pattern almost finished and am testing before I do a tester call and I am also in the process of reworking the Sabriya skirt for the new sizing and then a tester call for that one also. Make sure you subscribe and be the first to know.

Until next time, happy sewing…


Adjusting Course and Something Is Still Coming


So summertime did not turn out how I would have liked with my sewing plans and patternmaking. A lot of things I took for granted that I should not have. With that, I took some time off from Secret Garden Studio and just worked on myself. It was a much-needed time. I am back in the studio and have reworked somethings when it comes to my patterns and how I want to present them. I have 3 patterns in the works with one of them being a more simplified Sabriya Maxi Wrap skirt. The other two I’ll keep a secret for now.

Until next time, happy sewing…

Introducting My First PDF Sewing: 1601 Sabriya Maxi Wrap Skirt

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1601 Sabriya Maxi Wrap Skirt View B

If you follow me on Instagram, then you may have seen me hint at my new pdf sewing pattern that I plan to release this summer. Now 1601 Sabriya Maxi Wrap Skirt is making a preview  here on the blog. It has been a long time in the making and still a little while to go but it is close.  I still have a few finishing touches and then it is off to testers. If you would like to be a tester or just want to be one the first to know when it is released to sign up to the mailing list over on the side bar.

1601 Sabriya Maxi Wrap Skirt View A


Until next time, happy sewing…