Thursday, February 25, 2010

New patterns coming!

The new Anna Maria patterns should be here sometime in the next week. There are three new patterns - two are dresses, and the third is a purse. Here's a little look:

I'm really looking forward to getting them. Let me know if you're interested in purchasing one and I'll contact you when the arrive.

Happy Sewing!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

More Inspiration and Shop Talk

There is so much too talk about today. Let's start with the Inspiration. I have a couple more shirtdresses for you. More ways to think about the Amy Butler "Liverpool" pattern.

Here's a pretty floral Shirtdress by Carolina Herrera. Doesn't it make you think of spring/summer? Details - short sleeves, button front closure, tie waist, made of cotton fabric, and dry clean only. Price: $495.00 .It is a cute dress. Click on the link above and go check it out.

This cute little floral bandanna print Shirtdress is by Ralph Lauren. Details: short sleeves, button front closure, front patch pockets, belted waist, ramie lining, made from a linen fabric, and it's washable. A detail that isn't mentioned but when you zoom in and look you can see that the collar, the patch pockets, and button closure have a white piping. Price $598.00.

Now for some Shop Talk. There is a lot going on. I have added another fabric line to the Etsy store. It's Aunt Lindy's Paper Dolls by Blue Hill Fabrics. It has a vintage feel to the prints. I will attempt to get the pictures added to Facebook in the next day or so.

There are now a few kits on eBay. The kits contain the pattern plus fabric and generally most of the notions except the thread. The kits are approximately 10% less than purchasing the items individually. If you would like a custom kit created just ask. Let me know what you think of this.

Happy Sewing!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Today's Inspiration...

Today's inspiration is taken from this cute little shirt dress from Boss Black:

This Boss Black Shirtdress is made from a cotton/polyester/elastic blend fabric. Details include a pointed collar, 3/4 length cuffed sleeves, back yoke, and d-ring self-fabric belt. It is dry-clean only. Price tag: $495.00. Click on the above link and check out this wonderful little dress.

Let's save a little bit of money on dry-cleaning and make a similar dress using the following pattern.

This is The "Liverpool" tunic pattern by Midwest Patterns a Amy Butler Design. No, the lines aren't exactly the same as the inspiration dress. However, you will get the same general look if you were to make it out of a black cotton/poly fabric. This pattern is very versatile in that you get 4 different hem lengths, and 4 different sleeves lengths. You could make something for every season.

Hope you have found some inspiration for spring / summer sewing.

Happy Sewing!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

There's a sale going on

There are over 100 items on sale in the eBay store. A fairly good mix of seaonal patterns and some notions. Use the link on the right to check out. Have fun browsing through the store.

Happy Sewing!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

More fabric, patterns. and a sale

There has been so much going on in the past week. More fabric has arrived. Seven prints from the Nicey Jane collection by Heather Bailey. They has been added to the Etsy store. Here's a couple of samples:

Several new patterns and notions have been added to the eBay store. They're in the "What's New". Here's a couple of examples:

I have also added kits to both the Etsy store and the eBay store. At Etsy, there is a quilt kit for the Adventures in Wonderland fabric. It is really cute. At the eBay store, there is a quilt kit, and two bags kits. Let me know what you think.

Happy Sewing!