Modern digital sewing patterns with nostalgic charm

Made in New Zealand by Sophie Mutu

Women's Mānuka skirt sewing pattern by Below the Kōwhai

Live workshop event

For the first time ever, Sophie from Below the Kōwhai will be hosting a live workshop event in June 2019.

Join us for an evening of sewing, fun and nibbles with sewists from our community!

It will be a time to gather together and create a garment from start to finish, while getting to meet other like minded people in a relaxed atmosphere.

“I purchased the Manuka skirt pattern and love it.
 
Great instructions, easy step by step instructions with photos. It is such a quick and easy sew, with a professional finish and it is easy to customise it to achieve the look you want..
 
Highly recommended by me and my 4 granddaughters.”

NEW PATTERN spotlight

kauri dress

The Kauri Dress is an evergreen dress for all seasons.
 
It takes it’s inspiration from the towering Kauri forests in northern New Zealand. From tourism, to how we build our homes, you’ll find kauri woven amongst our everyday lives.
 
This evergreen dress has been designed to be one that will travel with your child throughout the seasons, as it becomes a staple in her wardrobe.
 
We know you’ll love the versatility and simplicity of this new pattern.

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