Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Monday, September 21, 2015

Julia Cardigan in Garnet



Julia Cardigan in knit from Fabric Mart

Time for take two on my Julia Cardigan, the first one was in a leopard knit.  I have been working my way through some fabric piles.  I had a pile of knits on the floor and I am happy to say that pile is almost all sewn up!  This garnet color rayon knit came from Fabric Mart a few months ago.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Friday Fashion Inspiration - 31





Last spring I did the top 10 trends for Spring 2015 and the was a good way for me to focus my search.  So this post is a combination - trends and classics for your closet, starting with 5 for today.

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Style Arc's Clover (love the toggles)
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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Navy Women's Raglan Sweatshirt


Girls in the Garden - Stylish Fabrics used to make the Women's Raglan by Patterns for Pirates



After my Vogue 1329 dress, I needed a quick project and I had this sweatshirt cut out and ready to sew up.  The pattern is Women's Raglan by Patterns for Pirates

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Vogue 1329 - Mood Fabrics Geometric Stretch Woven


Vogue 1329, a Kay Unger design using Mood Fabrics' stretch woven cotton in a geometric pattern.



Summer is winding down here in the Midwest but occasionally it comes back with bursts of hot and humid.  I am not quite ready to move onto fall and winter sewing and knew I needed to sew up this gorgeous Mood Fabrics’ black and beige geometric squares stretch cotton woven (or you can go with the  cream and brown).  After all, this is wonderful fabric to feel and touch and I knew it needed to be a garment quickly.    I loved sewing it into this Vogue 1329 dress ( Kay Unger design).

Monday, September 14, 2015

Mood Sewing Network Dress!

Head over to Mood Sewing Network to see my latest dress and here a story about third times a charm!

Here is a glimpse





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Friday, September 11, 2015

Friday Fashion Inspiration - 30

This is number 30 for Friday Fashion Inspiration!  With age should I just call it 29 and holding?   Funny, right?


Today is a mixture of garments and I used my newest In Style Magazine as my inspiration.
Let's start with a glamorous culotte from Net-a-Porter
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This one is going to take 2 patterns
First Vogue 1464 for the waistband and hips
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and Butterick 6183 for the culotte part
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Thursday, September 10, 2015

Daisy - A Messenger Bag Tutorial

Here is the second bag pattern in the short lived Girls in the Garden Pattern Company!
The first one Rose - here is the free download
The second one was Daisy 


I hope you enjoy this bag!




Daisy is a cross-body horizontal style bag with a large outside pocket and decorative front flap
Take a look at the front, the flap has a pocket which is not only decorative but functional, too.


Download here: 
Daisy - A Messenger Bag
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Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Navy and White Stripe Kimono Tee

Kristen Kimono Tee made with a stripe knit from Mood Fabrics
The Kristen Kimono Tee is like chocolate chip cookies, I can't have just one!  I love the fact it works for such small amounts of fabric.  On my shelves were several 1 yard pieces.  Why in the world I ever just bought 1 yards I am not sure!  

Sunday, September 06, 2015

SIM Bundle #2 - Jasper Sweater


Paprika Patterns' Jasper Sweater for SIM Bundle 2


 Hey, everyone, it September and that means 
                                      Sew Indie Month

 Time to celebrate all those great Indie patterns out there.  In addition, Sew Indie Month has  fun blog posts and informative tutorials.    It's accompanied by a sewalong contest with fantastic prizes.

Friday, September 04, 2015

Friday Fashion Inspiration - 29

Net-a-Porter is our inspiration.  We are the Fashion!
Vilshenko Constance is the first up.  I am saying 1970's fashion for sure but lovely
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This Vogue 9124 hose the lines and the front band, just make that bottom skirt tier longer

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Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Briar Shirt and Maritime Shorts

Mood Fabrics' metallic knit for Briar Tshirt and Style Maker's twill for Grainline's Maritime shorts
I know Labor Day is only a few days away but I am feverishly sewing up some of my summer fabric.  With Kaitlyn's wedding and several other family things this summer, June and July saw limited sewing from me.  I am making up for lost time.

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Tula Pink Quilt - Erin


Tula Pink's Pancakes pattern in blues and seafoam.


I have had this back for a several weeks and just haven't blogged about it.  This is Erin's new quilt for her master bedroom.  The pattern is Pancakes by Tula Pink