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The Wizard of Oz

Aimee Randle

The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz is one of our all time favourite classic stories. A couple of months back we recreated Dorothy's look for book week at Lottie's school ...  Her little sister wanted to be involved as well but she's too tiny for book week, so when Halloween came around I thought it was a perfect time for her to get involved. Well, that and the fact that I can't get enough of dressing her up as furry creatures - so it seemed like a match made in heaven.  Cue the (not so) cowardly lion! For this little lion I used the...


Minnie Mouse!

Aimee Randle

Minnie Mouse!

Todays Costume in our lead up to Halloween is a bit of fun because we took the kitty costume from yesterday, switched it up a bit and gave it a whole new look. We usually have a few parties and events to go to around this time of year so this way we can mix up our looks with just a few simple changes.  Sewing wise I used the Merry Go Round skirt and extended the waistband 1.5" so I was able to fold it over a .5" and then another 1" to create a elastic casing without having to...


The Witch and her little black Cat.

Aimee Randle

The Witch and her little black Cat.

Halloween is our very favourite holiday around here at Puzzle Patterns. At the moment the studio is covered in glitter, tulle, panne velvet and all the fuzzy animal ears! In this week leading up to to the big fright night we will be sharing a few handmade costumes from our Playtime Collection as they come off the machine and are suitably glue gunned and ready to roam the streets tricking and treating!  For the first spooky costume on the roster we used the Merry Go Round dress to make  this little lady into a witchy woman. I had as much fun...


Book Week - The Wizard of Oz!

Aimee Randle

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Book Week - The Wizard of Oz!

She's off to see the Wizard! We have just returned home from an epic adventure around Australia and we're busy settling back into school, work, civilization! Luckily though, we were back just in time for the fun that is Book Week! Last year a perfectly chosen for her, Fancy Nancy, was a breeze as we had all the Fancy bits lying around - and being worn on a daily basis. This year after choosing Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz the first thing that popped into my mind was the Ring Around the Rosie pattern was made for this gig!...


Kids Clothes Week Guest Blogger:
Rūta Iliuk - Vanagaitė

Aimee Randle

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Kids Clothes Week Guest Blogger: <br>  Rūta Iliuk - Vanagaitė

Today we have double the fun with our guest blogger Rūta Iliuk - Vanagaitė of Scraps Keeper. She has not sewn one, but TWO puzzle outfits for her gorgeous daughters! Now, onto you Rūta . . . I was honored to be a guest blogger for Puzzle Patterns and introduce their amazing new Playtime collection. It contains 4 interchangeable patterns: Jumping Jack, Flying Fox, Merry Go Round and Ring Around the Rosie. Yes, that’s right – all the pattern pieces can be mixed and matched like a puzzle! Possibilities are endless and fun in the sewing process also! I decided to go...