Author: Jo England

Sew Fun

Sew Fun

Every year I teach my ‘Sew Fun’ classes at International schools here in Hong Kong. I’ve been doing this for nearly three years and as I prepare for another year, I have been thinking about the classes and what I really want my students to learn, besides sewing. I remember when I first discovered that…

Primrose Pj’s

Primrose Pj’s

Today I am releasing my first pattern for Daydream Patterns. Introducing the Primrose Pj’s! This set of 2 patterns is a super cute design consisting of pj shorts with an elastic waist, a back patch pocket, and lace edging around the short and pocket hem. The stretch knit singlet top features soft gathers across the…

Stretch bindings

Stretch bindings

When sewing with stretch or knit fabrics using a self binding is an easy way to finish a neckline or armhole. This tutorial relates to my pattern – the Primrose Pj’s, but also to any knit or stretch garment. Using a binding out of the same fabric you are using for the garment is an…

Sham Shui Po

Sham Shui Po

When I first arrived in Hong Kong I didn’t know where to go for anything textile related. I was used to having fabric stores close to where I lived and could easily and often pop in for any textile related supplies. Over the past 3 years I have slowly explored the textile area known as…

My first Post.

My first Post.

Welcome to my very first post for Daydream Patterns. This is a special day for me, as this is something that I’ve been working towards for some time now. The story really starts 4 years ago when I was happily living in a lovely house in sunny Brisbane, Australia. I was running my own bridal…