A Little Christmas Break

Hey, everyone! After a successful new pattern launch, I’m taking some time away from the blog over the holidays. It’s a gift, in a way – I’m giving you more time to sew as there will be less to read. Less blog reading, more free time to sew!

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I’ll still be working over the holidays, catching up on a couple of different projects, and shipping out orders. Especially all of your Hollyburn Skirt pattern orders! Thanks for all of the orders over the weekend. I’ll have my hands full packing them up today! It’s so exciting to hear all of your reactions, it’s certainly one of my favourite parts of designing a new pattern. We’ll be seeing more of the Hollyburn Skirt more in the New Year, as I’d love to make about a dozen more for my own wardrobe, and I’d love to share some of the beautiful versions made during pattern testing as they pop up all over blog-world.

I hope you all have a truly wonderful holiday season! If you celebrate Christmas, have a merry Christmas, and if not, I hope you enjoy the wintertime and the start of the New Year.

Either way, you want to be signed up to the Sewaholic Patterns mailing list for the latest on new pattern designs and special offers. No spam, just good stuff relating to new patterns and possible sales and surprises. Sign up and stay in the loop!

See you in 2013!


18 Responses to A Little Christmas Break

  1. Monique Thivierge December 17, 2012 at 10:21 am #

    Hope you will take some time off for yourself and your family.

    For 2013, any chance we might see added to your collection some patterns for men?

    • Tasia December 17, 2012 at 10:50 am #

      Thanks Monique! It’s a busy time so I’ll most likely be working through the holidays, but I enjoy it!

      No plans for men’s patterns in the New Year.. there are still so many designs in my head for women! What kinds of men’s patterns would you like to see?

      • Sophie-Lee December 17, 2012 at 9:40 pm #

        Not a men’s pattern, but it would be awesome to have a pattern for a fitted dress/skirt with different options for things (e.g skirt, dress with sleeves or without, +/- collar, +/- other detailing). I am slowly developing a pattern for my own shift dress but having the very pear shape that I do, it’s taking a while and I’m not looking forward to trying to alter it to a v-neck etc!

  2. Nothy December 17, 2012 at 2:53 pm #

    Merry Christmas Tasia! I hope you enjoy the holidays. I just got an email notice from paypal that my patterns (Hollyburn and Cordova) were shipped today. I figure they should be here in Toronto by the end of the week. I hope so, I plan to sew on boxing day when the rest of the world has gone into the malls for frenzied shopping deals!

    • Tasia December 17, 2012 at 3:32 pm #

      Yup, I shipped out a huge load of orders this afternoon! Had to make three trips to the mailroom :)

      Thank you for the holiday wishes, I hope you have a great Christmas too! Great idea to spend Boxing Day sewing instead of hitting the malls, that sounds way more peaceful. Thanks for the order and happy sewing!

  3. Seraphinalina December 17, 2012 at 8:15 pm #

    It’s a well deserved break. Don’t forget to charge your own batteries from time to time.

  4. Cathie of Paccana December 17, 2012 at 8:38 pm #

    I love that jacket pattern and came back to find it but can’t…it is beautiful.

  5. Cathie of Paccana December 17, 2012 at 8:41 pm #

    I found it, thanks! Cordoba!!

  6. CosIadoru December 17, 2012 at 10:12 pm #

    Enjoy your well deserved holidays !!!
    Merry christmas to you and your family :)

  7. Thea December 18, 2012 at 5:49 am #

    Enjoy the holidays – I’ll be trying to catch up with sewing some of your patterns before the next lot arrives! ;-) Hope you have a lovely break, thank you so much for all the great patterns and the lovely distraction through blog posts this year!

  8. Monique Thivierge December 18, 2012 at 5:55 am #

    I would like to see more men’s tops patterns for one. I find that there’s not that much creativity in men’s patterns and this market desperately needs to be developed.

    I like to sew for my husband and he’s the type that appreciates distinctive designs.

    Wouldn’t you find this challenging?

  9. Sølvi December 18, 2012 at 8:22 am #

    Happy holidays, Tasia! Your blog break is well deserved! Have a lovely time with family and friends! :-)

  10. Violeta December 20, 2012 at 12:14 pm #

    Happy holidays!

    It was so nice to see such beautiful creations this year. I noticed that you only have one pattern for pants. Will it be possible to make a pants pattern with a flattering but not too tight shape? (I bike a lot and have large thighs…) I love being fit, but sometimes finding pants to fit my thighs is a challenge.

    I made a Renfrew top on the weekend, an I love it. I am planning to sew a couple more with different colors. It will be fun… Thank you so much!!

    All the best.

  11. LLBB December 20, 2012 at 8:48 pm #

    Have a lovely relaxing/fun/safe/peaceful holiday!! I think cordova is on its way to me from my cousin, yay! Looking forward to sewing it in the new year.

  12. Lora December 23, 2012 at 9:20 pm #


    You all got me all fired up to sew. I actually spent about 6 hours downstairs working on some scrubs for my daughter. I’m hoping I get faster putting together a garment as I get back into the groove. (I haven’t sewn a great deal since my daughter was in elementary school–she’s in college now) I also need to organize my sewing area better so I don’t take so many steps back and forth from the cutting table>iron>sewing machine>serger…and round and round..saving steps and time. It’s good to read about taking boxing day to sew. It’s like talking to a sewing neighbor only you all are more than a hop and a skip across the road…more like across two sets of mountains and an international boundary. it seems the love of sewing can cross many boundaries and join us in the common joy of creating.

    Merry Christmas from the Rockies!!


  13. Kriston lion December 24, 2012 at 11:07 am #

    Merry Christmas and happy new year Tasia! Thanks for the gifts ;)

  14. Yeka December 26, 2012 at 11:53 am #

    Have a happy holidays Tasia, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you!

  15. Nikki December 27, 2012 at 1:35 pm #

    I am so excited that I just had to share my recent Renfrew makes! Here’s a link: http://nikki-fancythat.blogspot.com/2012/12/renfrew.html
    This is my first Sewaholic pattern purchase, but it won’t be my last! Thanks for the good work!