Wednesday, December 01, 2021

The Bleeker and June and Lu Fabrics




The feeling as you are sewing a garment, you know the one that goes through your head..... I am going to love this garment.  Yep, that is the feeling I had with this garment








The sweatshirt I made a size 4 with extra length in the sleeves.  I went by the finished measurements  and the amount of ease I wanted.

I love how Christine has you do the sleeves and the ruffles, so fun and clever.  The ruffles are the icing on the cake, just jumps this sweatshirt up to that extra amazing notch.



I ordered these Circa 2021 labels last month and it just occurred to me I needed to get busy and use them.  I thought this was a fun way to insert them at the sleeve cuff

I love this fabric, it is just so amazing, soft and wonderful color and the matching ribbing is perfect.  I love matching ribbing.  





So I am thinking I need a few more of these sweatshirts.  Some in colorblocking and some with a bottom band, to name a few ideas.    Dear Santa, all I want for Christmas is more hours in the day!  


Disclaimer - I was given this pattern to sew and review.  All the opinions are mine.



Creating for the Holidays in mySewnet




Embroidered gifts are fun anytime but I find the especially fun at the Holidays.  Here is an idea for a mug rug, ornament, gift tag, table runner or really anything you want to put embroidery on.

I have created a how-to video for this item.  I embroidered it on bamboo, no raveling and I love the texture.  The square frame is the last to stitch out, so after the running stitches, stop the embroidery.  Once the machine is stopped, remove the hoop and cover the outlined area with felt, I use tape to hold it in place.  It is a special tape I buy at my local Pfaff dealer, Satin Stitches and it is easy to remove.  Once the felt is taped on, put the hoop back on and start stitching.  After it is completed, I used my rotary cutter to trim up the design.  I leave the bamboo at this and then cut the felt close to the line.

Hope you enjoy.  Disclaimer - I am a mySewnet ambassador and do receive compensation and product for these posts.


Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Cambria Duster -Minerva



Want to see more on this statement Cambria Duster?  Head to Minerva to read more and see more photos.

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Metra Blazer - Love Notion




Thanks to Whitney of TomKat Stitchery, I found the fabric and pattern via her summer look Boden video

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Honey by Fibre Mood




This Honey by Fibre Mood has been on my to-do list for around a year, better late than never, right?