Modern digital and paper sewing patterns with nostalgic charm

Made in New Zealand by Sophie Mutu

“Absolutely love this dress!
 
Such a beautiful classic style, comfy fit and best of all my daughter loves it!
 
Her favourite part is of course the pockets to keep her little treasures in!
 
Thank you for such a beautiful dress that will be a staple in my little girls wardrobe”

SEWING PATTERN spotlight

Start sewing your handmade wardrobe with our new Rātā Top sewing pattern.

The Rātā Top is a timeless shift top with simple chic design lines and sleeve finishing variations.

We know this evergreen pattern will be a wardrobe favourite for you.

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Below the Kōwhai Top 3 Types of Elastic
TOP 3 TYPES OF ELASTIC
Below the Kōwhai 5 ways to Sustainable Sewing
5 ways to sustainable sewing
Interfacing Video Tutorial
Interfacing video tutorial

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