Thursday, December 29, 2011

The sale continues....

The sale is continuing through the end of the year.  Most items have been added.  Patterns are between 5% and 25% off, cutting tools are between 10% and 25% off, stencils are 25% off, fabric is discounted also.

Have fun looking!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Sale, Sale, Sale

There a sale going on at the eBay shop. Items are between 5% and 25% off. Some items have free shipping.  Some items will be on sale through Christmas.  Some items will be on sale through Monday.  New items will continue to be added.

Have fun looking!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Quick Gift Idea, etc.

How about another quick gift idea?  Here's a quick little set of bags:

This is the Take Along Bags pattern by Lazy Girl Designs.  The pattern includes a drawstring bag and a zippered bag.  The drawstring bag is approximately 4" x 6" and the zippered bag is approximately 14" x 8".   The zippered bag also has inside pockets.  These bags are appropriate for any one just by changing the fabric.

How about a bow tie blouse?  This one is rated as a beginner:

The Jasmine blouse pattern by Colette.  This is a lovely, bias cut blouse.  I think it would be cute in the
Light Pink Texture fabric by RJR.

All you need is 3 yards of fabric.  Feel free to ask about a kit for the yardage you need.

It's almost time for snowmen (well, in my part of the country).  Here's a cute home dec project:

This is the Snowman Placemat & Table runner pattern by Donna Ptak Collection.  This is a fat quarter friendly project.  It includes a placemat (17" x 12"), a table runner (35" x 12"), and napkin (17" x 17")

Happy Stitching!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Quick Gift and Inspiration Galore...

Today's quick gift idea is:

This is the Koozie Kouture pattern by Indygo Junction.  This sewing pattern comes with various koozie patterns - water bottle, glass bottle, soda can, coffee cup, and wine glass.  Lots of opportunity to customize with embroidery, applique, or other decorative elements.

Now for some inspiration:

Isn't this a gorgeous pillow? It's the Poinsettia Decorative Pillow from Pottery Barn.  Unfortunately, this pillow is already sold out but that doesn't mean you couldn't recreate it.  Here are the details:  the pillow cover is 100% linen and 12" square with leaves sewn on to look like a poinsettia.  There is no mention of what the leaves are made from but when you zoom in, it looks like felt. 

This would be fairly easy to reproduce.  Alternatively for the linen could be osnaburg in natural or a homespun in green.  Your choice of felt for the leaves and the bells.  How easy is that?

Let's move on to Spring inspiration.  Does anyone sew a season ahead?

This is from the Resort Collection at Neiman Marcus.  It's the Printed Dress with Solid Sleeves by Jason Wu.  The print on this dress is very vintage.  The description says that it's a 30's print.  This dress is made from silk.  Here's the details - jewel neckline with short raglan sleeves, fitted to the waistline, pleated A-line skirt, side pockets, with back zip closure.  Please note that this dress has a lot of trim.  You really need to visit Neiman Marcus and look at this dress up close.  The neckline, belt, and pockets are all trimmed. Price tag:  $2,300.00.

Here's some suggestions for similar looks:

We'll start with Peony Dress pattern by Colette.  This is a beginner pattern which has the fitted silhouette but is missing the raglan sleeves and a-line skirt (this would be easy to change).

If the raglan sleeves are of particular interest, then try:

The Go Anywhere Dress pattern by Sewn patterns.This is another cute alternative. Slightly different from the inspiration photo but it does have the raglan sleeve with a fitted silhouette.

Happy Sewing!