Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Another fun skirt for spring & summer....

Here's another fun skirt pattern for spring & summer: This is Athena & Calista skirts pattern by Lila Tueller. Here is another chance to really have fun with fabric. The Athena skirt is a long tiered skirt that is approximately 36" long. The Calista skirt is a patchwork skirt that is about 20" long (What a great way to use up fabric!) . Both skirts have a raw edge ruffle. Happy Sewing!

Thursday, March 24, 2011


How about more Eileen Fisher inspiration?

This is a lovely outfit. The top is a long v-neck made from a cotton and cashmere knit. Check out the embellishment. Price tag: $218.00. The pant is a light-weight wide legged jean. Price tag: $118.00.

Interested in creating a similar look? How about V Neck Tunic pattern by Loes Hinse Design for the top? Add your own embellishments. This is where you make it your own. How about the Oxford pant pattern by Loes Hinse to create a straight leg pant?

Happy Sewing!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Maxi skirts for spring & summer....

Maxi skirts and dresses are being shown for spring and summer. Here's some inspiration:

Let's start with this lovely Knit-Waist Maxi Skirt by Indikka. This skirt has an pull-on elastic waist and a long a-line silhouette. It's made a crinkle voile in a black and white abstract print. Price tag: $165.00.

Next is the Songbird Maxi Skirt by Ella Moss. This skirt features gathered tiers in an a-line silhouette. It's made from different prints in a silk crinkle chiffon and lined with a jersey knit. Price tag: $248.00. This look is a little bit bohemian.

You can also head over to the Neiman Marcus website and do a search on "maxi skirts" to see the type of skirts that available.

We can recreate the maxi skirt look using various patterns. Here let's start with one from Serendipity Studios:

Above is the Fashion Formulas Skirts pattern. This pattern contains information for creating 3 different skirts with each skirt having 2 different length options. There is the tiered option which is shown above in a maxi length, the panel skirt, and a faux wrap.

This is the Stella Skirt pattern by Lila Tueller. If you love feminine ruffles, this is the skirt for you.

Here is the Easy Going Skirt pattern by Seams & Dreams. This pattern has two different skirt versions.

Hope your inspired to create a skirt!

Happy Sewing!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

New patterns are here!

Have you checked the store lately? There are lots of new patterns available. Here's a few:

Let's start with the Boxy Bag pattern by Wendt Quilting. This is a simple little square bag with an interesting closure. It has four inside pockets.

Next, we have the Charm Clutch pattern by Amy Butler. This pattern has a clutch, a handbag, and a shoulder bag with a cell phone pocket and large pockets inside. Lots of options here.

The Colette Patterns have been restocked with the two newest ones added:

Here we have the Negroni shirt pattern. This is Colette Patterns first men's pattern. Now, we can sew for the guys in our lives too.

Here we have the Crepe dress pattern. This has a skill level of beginner and looks like it would be a quick and easy dress for anyone. Great dress for spring and summer!

That is only a few of the new patterns available. To check them out, go to the "What's New" section of the store. Many pages of new patterns, fabric, and re-ordered favorites.

Happy Sewing!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Table runners…

It’s spring and time for next table runners. Here are some ideas:

For close ups of either of these table runners go here - .

Let’s go look at the Early Riser fabric collection by Henry Glass. How about using this fabric:


The stripes could be used as a border. Wouldn't that be pretty? How about another alternative? Use this fabric:

with this fabric as a binding:

Happy Sewing!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Early Riser is here!

The Early Riser fabric collection by Henry Glass has arrived. Check it out! Lots of color in this collection. There are florals, scrolls, berries, and a rooster panel. There is a quilt kit available for this collection. As always, if you're interested in a bundle, just ask.

Check back tomorrow and there will be some suggestions for using this collection.

Happy Stitching!