Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Everyone have a wonderful Thanksgiving!  Enjoy your family and friends!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Quick gift idea...

Today's quick gif idea is:

This great looking scarf.  All it takes is 3/4 yard of  fabric.  This is the On The Go Trio pattern by Jackie Clark.  The pattern also includes a purse and a flower.  Here's a look at those:

Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Inspiration, Shoptalk....

Today's inspiration is from Red Valentino:

RED Valentino Ruffle-Bottom Gingham Dress

This is the Ruffled-Bottom Gingham Dress. Very simple. Very feminine. Details - Sleeveless dress in a blue and white gingham fabric with a scoop neckline, pencil skirt, with a flared ruffle. Fabric is a cotton/spandex blend. Price tag: $695.00

Search details: at the Neiman Marcus search for "Ruffle-Bottom Gingham Dress" to see the details.

This dress could be worn to work with a cardigan or jacket and then out to dinner with a change of accessories.

For a similar look, try the slip pattern (upper right-hand corner in about picture) from the Roundabout Dress pattern by Anna Maria Horner.  Add a double-layer ruffle on the bottom.  This pattern is cut on the bias so you would not be able to get the straight of grain look in the original. 

Quick gift idea -

The Fun & Flirty coin purse  pattern by This & That.

Happy Stitching!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

New Faux Leather colors....

I received two new colors of faux leather today.  Here they are:

The first of the new colors is the Burgundy Faux Leather.  The fabric looks very much like the picture.  The dark burgundy color is the background with the black.

The second of the new color is the Tan faux leather.  This is a nice neutral colored fabric.

Below, is the color that I was able to re-stock:

This is a of the Brown Faux Leather.

All of this fabrics have a fabric content of 67% PUL,  28% Polyester, and 5% Rayon with a width of  56 inches.  They have a knit backing with a small width-wise stretch from 4" to 4 1/2".  No stretch lengthwise.

Happy Stitching!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Colette Sewing Handbook has arrived...

The Colette Sewing Handbook is here.  Here is a little bit of information:

The book is divided into sections with the last 5 sections having projects.  There are 3 dresses, a skirt, and a blouse with each pattern drafted in the Colette's sizing of 0 to 18.  Here are the projects:

This is the Merinque Skirt.  The scalloped hem gives this simple straight skirt a very pretty, feminine look.

This is the Pastille Dress.  It is a simple, cap-sleeved sheath.  A great project for learning how to fit.

This is the Truffle Dress.  This is a very feminine dress.  You can make it very tailored or you make it a bit softly and flowing.  It's entirely up to you.

This is the Taffy Blouse.  It is a beautiful, floaty blouse with flutter sleeves.  This blouse is cut on the bias.  This may have be a new technique for some.

  .This is the Licorice Dress. This is a sweet little dress that will just skim over your curves.

Additional information includes Getting Started which is information on basic tools, hand stitches, and sewing lessons.

Happy Stitching!