Monday, March 28, 2016

Spring Colors for a Jacket and Top - Spring Canvas Blog Tour

Style Maker Fabrics' Spring Canvas Blog Tour - Jade Twill for a jacket Burda 6661 and Rayon Challis in McCall's 7093

Spring has sprung here in the Midwest and I couldn't pass up the photo opportunity in front of my Bradford Pear in full bloom.  Grass turning green, daffodils blooming and trees budding is like new life for me.  It excites and rejuvenates my soul, it is time to be outside and time to sew new clothes.  Specifically new clothes in bright fun colors. Michelle of Style Maker Fabrics asked me to be part of the Spring Canvas Blog Tour and jumped at the chance.  Michelle's fabrics are fabulous!

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Boy Baby Quilts

Colorblock baby boy quilt with fox fabric

Time for a couple boy baby quilts.   Last August, I found this cute fox fabric and knew it would be perfect for a baby boy.  I went with my standard colorblock quilt (seen here and here)

Monday, March 21, 2016

Custom Apron

Custom apron made from My Fabric Designs heavy twill

Summer is coming and you know what that means, right?  Wedding season!  I was thinking about special gift for the bride and what could be more custom than special fabric.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Marmalade Jacket

Mood Fabrics' twil fabric used to create Marmalade Jacket
Yes, the grass is turning green and the daffodils are blooming and  the bushes are budding.  Spring is here and it is early!   I am so happy for the temperatures to warm up but first it is cool and wet spring days and that means a new jacket is needed.  I seem to associate spring with pastel colors especially with Easter less than two weeks away.  When I bought this Mood Fabrics’ Mellow Rose Cotton Stretch Twill, I knew  it was going to be a spring jacket, I just wasn’t sure of the pattern.  Sorry, this soft pink is sold out but there is a nice assortment of Cotton Stretch Twillson the Mood Fabrics’ website, I am sure you can find a favorite color and/or pattern.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

McCall's 7284 - Polka Dots

McCall's 7284 blouse made with a polka dot border print

Do you follow McCall Pattern Company on Instagram?   If not, you should, Meg does the best job inspiring me.  Quite frequently, Meg posts a RTW picture and a pattern suggestion, which I love.  Friday Fashion, Inspiration, right?  My problem is I know I cannot remember all the inspirations and pattern numbers, so I screenshot the Instagram picture.  I can reference that screenshot anytime on my phone.  

Monday, March 07, 2016

Lola and Bellevue for Kaitlyn

Lola from Victory Patterns made from a sweatshirt knit

More sewing for Kaitlyn, she needs a few more teacher clothes!  The first one is 

Friday, March 04, 2016

Friday Fashion Inspriation - 43

Hello again, ready to be inspired?
The first is Talbot's dress that was suggested by Elizabeth 
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New Look 6428, scoop the neckline and you have it, even pockets.  You could layer it with your favorite shirt.

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Thursday, March 03, 2016

Winner of My Fabric Designs Fabric

So 20 comments it shows on my blog but two were duplicates, so 18 entries.

and number 10 is the winner of the one yard from My Fabric Designs

Drum roll for number 10.................

How fun to be able to design your own fabric! I would probably chose one already made though as there are so many great choices.

Congrats, Lisa - email me and I will get the code to you.

Thanks everyone for entering and your nice comments.

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Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Three Baby Quilts from a Giveaway

December - A time of gifts and gift giving and I was the recipient of a fun Instagram giveaway

The giveaway was hosted by Sew Caroline and it was a bundle of Happy Home fat quarters.  Honestly, I was so surprised I won this giveaway, there was so many comments but within a few days, the fat quarters were in my home.  Yes, Lori, you really did win them.  Now start planning some great quilts!

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Faye's Sewing Adventure - An Interview

Faye of Faye's Sewing Adventure does a wonderful series on Blog Interviews and she asked me to be a part.  I was thrilled and it was fun answering the questions from Faye,

So if you want to know a little more about me head over to Faye's blog and read all about it!  

Also, take a look at Faye's blog and the incredible garments she makes.

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