Friday, February 27, 2009

Inspiration - Casual Elegance

How's this for an elegant casual outfit? The skirt retails for about $100.00. It's made from a crinkle cotton. This looks would be very easy to duplicate using full version of Pamela's Favorite Bias Skirt pattern by Pamela's Patterns or perhaps a slightly difference look with the Gore Skirt pattern by Loes Hinse Design.

Recreating the tank top would be easy using the View E top in the Tank Dress Group pattern by Loes Hinse Design. A little less fitted look could be accomplished by using either View C or View D from the same pattern. This is a very versatile pattern.

Happy Sewing!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Inspiration - Long Cardigan

Look at this wonderful cashmere cardigan by Diane von Furstenburg. Details: V-neck, button-front, patch pockets, and matching tie belt. Price tag: $385.00

Interested in duplicating the look? Try the Loes Hinse Design
Sweater Coat pattern. Adjust the length and use the v-neck version. Pretty close.

For those, who may be interested in the dress. It is silk, shirt dress style with ruffles down the front. It is also by Diane von Furstenburg. Price tag: $365.00

Enjoy! Happy Sewing!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Inspirations - Spring Ruffles Part 3

Here's a very nice dress with a ruffled collar:

I really like the look of this double-ruffled collar on the dress by Dior. The dress is made of silk with the ruffled belt that ties with a bow in front. Price tag: $2590.00

You could get a similar look with Amy Butler's Anna Tunic pattern. The ruffles wouldn't be that hard to create. You would have to play a little bit but it would be lots of fun to figure out.

Happy Sewing!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Inspiration - Spring Ruffles Part 2

Another bag for inspiration:

Isn't this Burberry bag lovely? Again, we have a hobo style bag in leather with vertical ruched ribbon. Price tag: $2195.00. Either of the pattern mentioned in yesterday post could be used to recreate this look. The handle on this bag is also interesting.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Inspiration Returns - Spring Ruffles

Have you noticed the ruffles for spring? Here's a great bag to start with:

This lovely Rouches Ruffled Hobo by Valentino. It's made with leather and the color choices are brown and red. It has leather strap with silver-toned o rings. Price tag - only $1695.00.

Interested in duplicating the look? See below.

Indygo Junction's Serged Satchel pattern will give you a similar look and just think of how many bags you can make for the difference in price. Look for a bag with the same hobo styling. How about another Indygo Junction pattern?

Indygo Junction's Wave on Wave shoulder bag pattern has a similar bag shape. Use the bag shape and add your own ruffles. This would be great exercise in using the ruffler foot.

That's it for today.

Happy Sewing!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Special Orders

I have added more items to the Special Orders blog. Link is to the right. Items that are listed on the blog are only a few of the items that I have access to. Interested in a pattern that I don't have in stock but you see that I carry other items by the designer. Ask and I will let you know if I can get it and how much. Looking for a particular tool. Again, just ask.

Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Shop Talk - Restocks, New Patterns

Let's start with some of the new patterns from Boutique Chic line of patterns from Serendipity Studio:

The Sophia Trench Coat pattern - This is a raglan sleeved coat with a gentle A-line design. How about a beautiful spring coat?

The Francesca Skirt pattern - This is an A line design featuring a back zippered yoke with 5 different variations. Just in time for spring.

The Juliet Tunic pattern - This is a cute tunic that features a gathered bodice with a scoop neckline, an empire waist, and a close fitting A line skirt. Three lengths - top, tunic, or a flirty little dress.

I've also restocked several items - Portabellopixie patterns, and several different styles of cupcake / dessert patterns.

Other new items include handbag patterns by Serendipity Studio, pattern books by Taylor Made Designs, The Sew It book republished by Indygo Junction, button hole elastic, and some round slide buckles & O rings. Use the advertising link to the right and click on "What's New" in the left menu.

On last thing, starting February 12, 2009 through February 28, 2009 more than 90 items in the store will have free shipping charges. Remember use the advertising links when orders and request an invoice.

Happy Sewing!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Shop Talk

Through February 8, Studio Kat Design patterns and all skirt patterns have free shipping. Use the link at the right and check it out.