Archive: Sep 2015

Butterick 6142 – The Pants

I need new pants. It’s getting colder here on the East Coast and the pants I presently own are too big. I also want a skinnier leg pant than I’ve presently been wearing.  The worse thing a “fat girl” can do is wear too big clothing and 80% of my w…

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Purl Soho’s Best of Fall 2015

Fall is indeed here and, with it, a ramped up hankering to pull out the…

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Make a Lap Belt – a DIY Sensory Tool

how to make a weighted lap band to help fidgety kids calm downAre you looking for solutions for sensory challenges that our kids face? Two of the Kids Activity Blog writers have kids with sensory processing difficulties.  As part of a mini-series, we are sharing some sensory aids that we have made and/or use regularly to help our families. This is a weighted lap belt.  It is perfect for kids […]

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Curvy Sewn: Your Creations for September

Hello and welcome to our August Flickr Parade! As always, I’m inspired and amazed by the creations from this past month! What a great community to be a part of.   Do you want to be a part of the fun?  Join our Flickr group! Note:  I can only include names of patterns if the…

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Ombre Modern Hexies

I am tempted to call this Geometric Rainbow 2.0 since it is so similar to my last big hexie project, but the jury is still out on that one. What I do know is that I fell in love with […]

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Queen Amidala Couture Costumes (video)

How can we possibly celebrate Star Wars week and not talk about Queen Amidala? The internet kind of exploded and geeked out together when she came on the scene. Queen Amidala had quite possibly, some of the most amazing costumes seen on screen. From hand sewn couture gowns, to headgear that must have weighed a ton, to make up that only a master artist could dream of. Queen Amidala managed […]

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Corsetry light

Ok, I suppose I should start this post with a bit of an update: – The commissioned slopers have been fitted. At least, without sleeves. I wasn’t disappointed. The shoulders on the woven one were a bit too long but not in a crazy way and the waist …

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A Hidden Treasure

My daughter Janelle’s paternal grandmother, Ron Roche (known as Mom Mom in our family), gave her a very special family heirloom at Janelle’s bridal shower. It was the wedding ring she wore on her wedding day. That ring was actually the ring of her mother – Janelle’s great grandmother. The family tradition has been that […] Read more…

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September #VintagePledge Roundup

Friends, can you believe we’re three quarters through this year’s Vintage Sewing Pattern Pledge?!? How are you getting on with your makes? Over 300 pins to our #vintagepledge board suggests that you’re doing swimmingly! I’m four makes down with one to go, but I’m hoping I’ll exceed my own expectations to make up for falling short last year.   
Your Makes in September
How Tasha managed to make a sarong dress out of a 1950s bralet pattern is beyond me, but I the result is pure bombshell genius!
Angela also achieved stunning results by hacking. She added a kimono style top to her 1960s jumpsuit pattern and the forest green, wool crepe she used couldn’t be more perfect. 
If you could capture the essence of Summer with a dress, then Carolanne has done a sterling job with her breezy take on a 1960s dress pattern.
I long to fill my wardrobe with stylishly simple tops like this one by Charlotte. She used a vintage reproduction pattern and I think the result is so, so wearable.
Last, but certainly not least, Jo made a cute little jacket! She overcame her fabric issues by choosing a luxurious lining, so it looks just as beautiful on the inside as it does on the outside.
September’s #VintagePledge Posts
Stash Interview with Delphine DelovelyA Stitching Odyssey 
We also enjoyed a generous discount and giveaway. Simplicity offered up a 25% discount on their vintage reproduction pattern range and Beyond Measure gave away a £30 voucher to one lucky winner…who is Bec from Bows and Bunnies! Congratulations Bec!!! I’ll pass your details onto Grace who will arrange your voucher.
Share your #VintagePledge Makes
Kerry and I have an exciting ‘end-of-year’ competition to reveal in October, but in the meantime please keep those gorgeous makes coming in. You can send us photos and blog links by leaving us a comment and emailing us, or just tag #vintagepledge when you share your makes on social media.
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CUSTOM SEWING LABELS

I’ve been putting off ordering custom labels for my projects for awhile now. For one thing they are just expensive, and because you have to order so many at once I wanted to be certain about my logo and branding … Continue reading

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My Bags Are Packed!

The final post for the Sew News Grainline Studio Portside Travel Set sew along is up on the Sew News blog and you can find it HERE. I had such a good time putting the bags together. And even better, I now have 2 sets to choose from. So depending o…

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So Many Books Giveaway Part 13!

Over the weekend, I had an idea for a friendship braid quilt that might use up some of my scraps and miscellaneous fabrics which hadn’t been matched into other project groups. Then I started looking at all of those pieces. … Continue reading

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Try This: Use Outdoor Light Fixtures Indoors

I have to confess that I learned something new the other day…did you know you can put outdoor lights inside your home as well? I never even look in the outdoor lighting section when searching for indoor lights, but when browsing for an affordable replacement for some bathroom lighting, I came across some outdoor fixtures that were just what I was looking for! While the reverse isn’t necessarily an option…

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Dorthy’s Not In Kansas Anymore

This 50’s Dorthy from the Wizard of Oz is for the Illini West High School Dance Team! Come and see how it was made and others for this dance!

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The Wonder Woman Dress

Hello friends! I’m so happy to share this dress with you! Yes, another ESP dress, but this time in one of my favorite fabrics — Wonder Woman!!! I bought this fabric earlier this year from Beverly’s.  I was never a big fan of Wonder Woman until I read some of the early stories from the 40’s […]

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Sew + Show #44

Hi everyone! Thank you for participating in last week’s Sew + Show Link Party. The most popular item was an incredibly cute baby shower gift set made by Me Sew Lovely: Next up was a stunning Autumn Hanami, made by Katrien (via Instagram): And finally, many of you clicked on this beautiful Summer outfit by TownMouse: […]

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How to Introduce your kids to Star Wars

So you love Star Wars, but aren’t sure if your kids are ready for it yet. How do you introduce them to such an iconic movie? Elisa from CharmingDoodle (and the founder of UpCraft Club) is here to give some tips for introducing your kids to Star Wars. The force is strong with these little ones…. How to introduce your kids to Star Wars.   Star Wars has officially invaded […]

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Easy DIY How to Print Faux Wallpaper Video by Kristin Nicholas on Houzz.com

Very happy to share with you all today a DIY video that is being featured on the Houzz.com website today. I taped it back in May when Rick and the team were here. If the player isn’t showing on your device, HERE IS THE LINK for you to watch i…

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Free Embroidery Design – Number 2

Free Embroidery Design – Number 2

Today’s Free embroidery design from Embroidery Machine Designs Free Today Only Download Now

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Video: Dyes for Lingerie Fabrics

Today I have a special treat for you guys. A few months back I started writing up a dyeing tutorial. The whole time I kept thinking, this should really be a video. It was time for me to break out the camera and lights and try something new!

If you have been following along with my bra making adventures, you know how much I love dyeing my lingerie fabrics. I started doing this because it wasn’t easy to find matching notions and fabrics.

Bra making kits are one solution to that, and for many they are an easy way to jump in and get going. Sometimes it’s just nice to have someone else curate those decisions for you, isn’t it?

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Free Project – English Paper Pieced Pentagon Ornament

Free Project – English Paper Pieced Pentagon Ornament

I love having a small project to take in my purse for times when I’m stuck waiting – car pool, appointments, or when the baby falls asleep on the way to the store, and I don’t want to wake him. English Paper Piecing is the perfect little to-go project, and this ornament can be made […]

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Free Embroidery Design – Bear

Free Embroidery Design – Bear

Bear Design #: 1798903 Size (in): 4.72″(w) x 4.13″(h) Size (mm): 120 x 105 Stitches: 15950 Colors: 19 Color Chart: View | Print $3.00  FREE Limited Time Only Download Now

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Free Project – Embossed Dog Tags

Customize your luggage with these cool dog tags! Download Now

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Free Project – Autumn Seat Covers

Free Project – Autumn Seat Covers

Autumn is here, lets bring the season inside as well with these adorable chair covers! Click below, scroll down the page and click on “Autumn Seat Covers” Click Here

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Free Embroidery Design – Letter D

Free Embroidery Design – Letter D

Letter D Design #: 10111015 Price: $1.97  FREE Design Details Size (in): 2.05″(w) x 2.83″(h) Size (mm): 52 x 72 Stitches: 7700 Colors: 12 Color Chart:

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Free Embroidery Design – Letter Q

Free Embroidery Design – Letter Q

Letter Q Design #: 1080010 Size (in): 1.81″(w) x 1.97″(h) Size (mm): 46 x 50 Stitches: 1900 Colors: 4 Color Chart: View | Print $1.97  FREE Free Today Only Download Now

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Aria’s makes for Selfish Sewing Week

Today we’re showing you what Aria made for Selfish Sewing Week. After her 4H project shirt and skirt she wanted to tackle something more advanced. After looking through our patterns, she made the very ambitious choice of a Syrah skirt and a Granville shirt. I wasn’t too worried about the Syrah skirt pattern, as she’s […]

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Essential Needlepoint Threads & Colors

Originally posted 2013-01-23 06:52:10. Republished by Blog Post PromoterOne thing about needlepointers, they are collectors. One thing they collect is threads, although we call it “stash.” Stash is more than a collection, it’s the tools of making needlepoint. One of those tools is thread. Essential needlepoint threads are the ones always to keep on hand. […]

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Too Many Great New Needlepoint Canvases from Dallas

Sometimes I think I’d spend all my money buying needlepoint canvases. Then I’d spend all my time stitching them. It’s times like this when there are so many new canvases out there that this wish becomes really bad. I’ll probably have to stitch something new tonight to overcome this desire. You, on the other hand, […]

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LEGO Friendship Bracelets

Lego Friendship BraceletsWhat better way to celebrate your bestie than with LEGO Friendship Bracelets? This is one of our favorite LEGO ideas — you can use spare bricks from around your house to make them. Just be sure to put any leftovers away so you don’t step on them! Ouch! LEGO Friendship Bracelets Here’s what you need […]

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