The Ines Dressing Gown

Sleepwear might not seem so appealing to make but, if you think twice, it is something that we give a lot of use and really want it to be comfortable. To be honest the pyjamas (and even underwear) that I made for my girls are the most used items, so there is no reason not to make them and using nice fabrics. They really are very appreciated around here.

For this reason, when Susana from Suco by Susana shared her new pattern to be tested, I wanted to make it.

The Ines dressing gown is her most recent pattern, released yesterday, and I got to test it. It’s a pattern available from sizes 12 months to 14 years old, with a timeless look.


It’s perfect to make using a soft and warm fabric like fleece or quilted jersey, but it worked equally well with a piqué.


For M, I made size 8 for height with size 6 for width, as usual, and it fits well, with room to play and wear layers but without looking baggy. Instructions to make adjustments using different sizes are also included in the pattern.


This pattern has a sweet design with front and back yoke, slightly gathered body and peter pan collar.


Also included in the pattern are lovely appliqué templates that can be placed in the pockets. So sweet! I didn’t used them because of my fabric choice but must include them next time.


I must say that my initial intention was to make the dressing gown using fleece but, the fabric I ordered didn’t arrive and I opted for a piqué I already had in my stash, bought long ago at Trae Tela. It worked very well and it makes a lovely dressing gown for Spring (or even Summer, as we live in the UK…).


You can get it until Monday, 5th February, with a special price. 😉

I am sure this one will be much loved and used. 😊


The Ana Tee

I usually sew a more classic style for my girls, but the truth is, my girls ask me more each day to sew them tees. Either because it’s a style they recently started to like to wear more or because they need them for their after-school activities, the tees are getting a lot more use around here.

I suppose this is something that happened with most people who sew, but since I started sewing, I became more demanding with the quality of the clothes I buy and tees often disappoint me. Most times the fit just isn’t right!

For that reason, I was looking for a girl’s pattern, when Susana, from Suco by Susana, had a call for a pattern test and today was the Ana Tee and Dress release.


The pattern is available from age 12 months to 14 years and offers 3 sleeve options. Besides the tee, are also two dress options, so actually you have many options to choose from.


For F I made a long sleeve tee in size 8 for height with 6 for width. I must add that, although the tee is fitted, this version was made during test and the final version has a bit more ease in the tummy area. 😉


The fabric I used is an Art Gallery bought almost 3 years ago from here and for the neckband I used an organic rib from here.


As usual in Susana’s patterns, everything matches perfectly, the instructions are clear and the pattern is available in Portuguese and English. Also, until next Saturday, you can get your pattern with a promotional price. 😉

A new and cool pattern by Suco by Susana!

Some time ago I wrote about the release of Suco by Susana’s first pattern and I can tell you she is not messing around! Today, she released another pattern, the Luis & Joana Hoodie!

The hoodie is intended for both boys and girls, from size 12 months to 12 years, made using knits, which make it very comfortable and very practical. For example, I know M will use hers a lot to go to ballet lessons because she doesn’t want to damage her hair bun!



Once again, Susana made a great work and the pattern is well drafted, everything matched perfectly and both me and M are really pleased with how it turned out. 🙂

For now, you can get the pattern at the UpCraft Club with 25% off and after also at Suco by Susana. This time the pattern is being released in Portuguese and English. Great news!


My initial plan was to make one for each girl, but we are having a very busy time I ended up making only one for M, at least for now! I made a size 6 without modifications. The pattern has two pocket options and I made the slightly curved ones and opted for a lined hood.


The Fabric I used for the main body is a quilted knit, that is soft, warm and I really love. For the hood, I used a jersey knit, lighter than the main fabric and for the cuffs and pocket detail I used a ribbing knit, in the same colour as the jersey. All the fabrics are organics and I got them from here.


Last year I made my daughters a tee with a 7 at the back for their 7th Birthday and quite some time ago they asked me for another, but this year with an 8. When Susana asked for testers I thought the hoodie could actually be a good idea, instead of a tee!

To make the ones from last year I used transfer paper, but after the first wash the tees were ruined, so this time I wanted to use another method, therefor I tried appliqué and it still needs to go thru the washing test, but they look much prettier! For the 8 I used a Liberty as well as in the hood.



M wore already her new hoodie on her Birthday and she really loves it! I think this smile says it all. 😉


Congratulations Susana on another great pattern!