We often have serendipitous moments here in the studio when it comes to writing blog posts. There’s the time Naomi had an obsession for Rowan tees and when Meg learned a tough lesson on stretch percentage that is a cautionary tale on what NOT to do when sewing stretch jeans! Recently, what started as an offhand comment to Meg & Naomi that my childhood quilt was sewn in the Megan Nielsen Patterns brand colours has officially turned into this post! How to turn a vintage bed quilt into a Hovea jacket. [Read more…]
If you are torn between two fabric choices for Hovea the great news is that you can make it reversible! Making your Hovea quilt coat or jacket reversible is incredibly easy and you end up with two jackets for the price of one! This is an especially good choice if you are wanting to make a patchwork Hovea and also a whole piece Hovea. By lining your patchwork Hovea with a single fabric you can get the best of both worlds. We’ve made four reversible Hoveas here in the studio, and today i am really excited to share some great tips for making a reversible Hovea quilt coat or jacket. Lets jump in!
I have been blown away these last few weeks seeing all of the amazing Hovea jackets & coats that people have been making! So many different styles for so many different outfits & occasions! So it’s obvious that Hovea is a crowd pleaser and a great garment for being out and about, but have you thought about making a Hovea for just wearing at home? [Read more…]
So if you read my post a couple of weeks back on scrap quilting you’ll know a bit about the steps that goes into the making of a scrap patchwork quilted jacket, but today – just for fun – I thought I’d share a bit more about making our scrap patchwork Hovea Curve quilted coat sample from leftover fabrics! [Read more…]
I know we say it all the time, but it’s always true – we are SO grateful for our incredible testers who take time out of their busy schedules to give us feedback on our patterns before they are released. We are so excited to finally be able to share with you some of the gorgeous makes our Hovea Curve testers made! As often happens with testing we made some changes to the pattern based on feedback from our testers to get the best fit possible, and in this case, the sleeves were shortened and shoulders were narrowed post-testing. Thank you so much to our amazing testers, we’re sending you hugs across the internet! Without further ado, lets have a look at some gorgeous jackets and coats!