Archive: Oct 2016

Me and Cathy in UPPERCASE Magazine!

Are you familiar with UPPERCASE Magazine?If you’re aren’t, you should be!  Uppercase is a quarterly publication that focuses on craft, illustration, fiber arts, and the creative process.  I am honored to be featured in the latest issue with a…

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A three-fer: Riley, Henrietta Maria and Vado.

This will be an epic blog post.  Three garments.  I am exhausted just thinking about writing it, let alone thinking about you reading it.  Be warned! Okay, I’ll start with the coat. This is the Style Arc Riley Coat. From their website:  RILEY COAT: This cleverly designed and patterned coat fits all the boxes. Suitable… Continue reading A three-fer: Riley, Henrietta Maria and Vado.

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HALLOWEEN COSTUMES

I used to be reluctant to spend time and money on halloween costumes for my kids. I knew that I could always buy one at the store cheaper than I could make it. But then a couple of years ago we were the wizard of oz for halloween. After we wore the costumes they went into our dress up bin. My kids and their friends wore those dressups ragged. I only wished that I had used better fabric (the cheap costume fabric I used tore at all of the seams over time) and took the time on some better construction. So now I’ve changed my tune. My kids can choose to be whatever they want for halloween and I will do my best to make it happen. It’s the one time of year that what I do for a living really benefits them. They feel special because their costumes are different than everyone elses. I try to use quality fabric like quilting cotton that will hold up to small and impatient hands and will wash and dry well. Even if it costs a bit more money. I know they will be worn over and over again as part of imaginative […]

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Multi-Needle Monday: Automatic Appliqué on the Brother Entrepreneur and Baby Lock Enterprise

mnmautomaticappliqueheaderAs owners of the Baby Lock Enterprise and Brother Entrepreneur, we are so fortunate to have the latest and greatest technology at their finger tips. We have the scanner and live camera along with automatic basting file (shown in an earlier blog for embroidering t-shirts) and another helpful, quick technique the automatic appliqué feature. The […] Read more…

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Gather Azaire top and dress – with a giveaway

Hello everyone!  Jeepers I have such a backlog of projects to share with you and this is no exception.  This is the latest pattern from Gather – the Azaire top and dress.  I was a pattern tester for the Azaire quite a while back now- which I thought I would highlight with some ‘then & now’ […]

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Finally, the September PIGS Project

As I promised, I want to tell you about my September PIGS (Projects in Grocery Sacks) finish. I chose to work on this PIG because of its size, the amount of room it HOGGED in my sewing space. It’s an … Continue reading

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Marbled Votive DIY

It never ceases to amaze me how much ambience can be added to a room or tablescape just by lighting a few simple candles. Whether you are reading a book on a rainy afternoon or taking a long soak in the tub, everything just seems better by candlelight. Since we love all things marbled here at ABM (like these ring holders and marbled photos), why not add a pretty patten…

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Fine Finney Fiend

First off, Happy Halloween! I hope you all had a lovely pre-Halloween weekend! And that today brings you lots of fun tricks and treats! Over the weekend Patrick and I attended Stan Lee’s LA Comic Con. When I found out that in attendece were going to be Adam West and Burt Ward, the caped crusaders […]

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The Monochrome Dream Coat : Part 1

You’ve all heard of Joseph and his Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, right?  Well this is the first part of my story about my Monochrome Dream Coat. As soon as I saw the photo of this coat a year or more ago I wanted it.  Like really, really wa…

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DIY glowing candy bucket

This may be the most simple and cheapest hack I’ve ever done….yes it isn’t sewing related but I’m a huge sucker for crafty hacks, especially holiday ones. This year my boys are dress head to toe in black and after a halloween party last week I noticed they are incredibly hard to see outside at

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Black cats on parade!

Happy Halloween, my friends! There’s a couple of holidays for which I’m interested in sewing, and Halloween is one of them! (It’s a short list: the other is obviously Christmas.) Last year, I was in London meeting up with sewing friends on Halloween and sewed myself a theme-y blouse for the… read more »

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Easy Harvest Craft

Easy Harvest Craft for KidsFall is the perfect season for kids to create an Easy Harvest Craft. This adorable craft helps develop fine-motor skills and is perfect for school, home, or daycare. Easy Harvest Craft This cute little fall ornament is perfect for the refrigerator. To make this craft you will need: Yellow and green craft foam Corn Scissors Ribbon Glue…

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Topstitched flat-felled seams (tutorial) – Costuras Jeans, ou sobrepostas, pespontadas (passo-a-passo)

EN Summary: Sewing flat-felled seams can be intimidating. Done the traditional way I find them time-consuming and hard to accomplish right. There are also simplified methods, but usually they imply joining the seams with the wrong sides together instead of right sides together; in the case of V1526 view B (Paco Peralta’s shirt), if you use the simplified method, the 5/8″ wide armhole seams won’t align (I’ve tried). So I looked up how Paco does these seams (click here for his tutorial) and adapted the tutorial for 5/8″ SAs and the use of a regular presser foot (Paco uses a bi-leveled or compensated foot, but not everyone will have one of those at hand,…). Keep reading for the full tutorial.
PT Sumário: Coser costuras jeans ou sobrepostas pode ser um pouco intimidador. Feitas da forma tradicional demoram bastante tempo e é dificil que saiam perfeitas. Há métodos alternativos para obter o mesmo efeito final, mas implicam coser primeiro as peças avesso contra avesso e nesse caso, as costuras das cavas não ficam alinhadas perfeitamente (eu testei). Então tentei perceber a forma como fez o Paco no modelo original, pois ele tem um passo-a-passo publicado (clicar aqui). Fiz da mesma forma, mas usando margens de 1,5cm como tem o molde Vogue, e usando um calcador vulgar (o Paco usa um calcador compensado na sua máquina industrial, especial para coser a uma distância constante da margem). Continuem a ler o artigo completo.

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Free Project – 3D Pumpkins

Free Project – 3D Pumpkins

Description Use these papercraft pumpkin boxes for gift giving, fall treats, or as décor. Download Now  

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Free Embroidery Design – Mug Rug

Free Embroidery Design – Mug Rug

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

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Free Project – Cat Cross Stitch Pattern PDF

PATTERN DETAILS minimalistic and nice BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY pattern craft embroidery pattern craft cross stitch hand cross stitch SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Fabric: Aida 14, White 167w X 82h Stitches Size: 14 Count, 30.30w X 14.88h cm 1 co…

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Free Embroidery Design – I Love Embroidery

Free Embroidery Design – I Love Embroidery

Limited time -FREE-Logo 5×7 hoop Download Now

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Free Project – Ghost Cloche

Free Project – Ghost Cloche

Conjur up some spooky cute Halloween decorations with this fun project! Click below, scroll down page and select “Blog”, type “Ghost Cloche” into the search field. Click Here

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New Pattern Roundup for October

Hello, readers! This month, we’re kicking off a new feature for the Curvy Sewing Collective–a monthly roundup of interesting new patterns that have been released in the past month. We see a lot of interest on the Facebook post in new pattern announcements, so hopefully these monthly roundups will provide an at-a-glance look at what’s…

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Free Embroidery Design – Letter L

Free Embroidery Design – Letter L

Letter L Design #: 4541160 Price: $1.00  FREE Design Details Size (in): 3.46″(w) x 3.94″(h) Size (mm): 88 x 100 Stitches: 11400 Colors: 1 Color Chart:

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Free Sewing Pattern – Mermaid Tail Blanket

Free Sewing Pattern – Mermaid Tail Blanket

PATTERN DETAILS I’ve seen some cute crocheted mermaid tail blankets, but I can’t crochet! So I made a step-by-step VIDEO tutorial to show you how you can sew your own. Use fleece or Minky for best results.  BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY use a sewing machine SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Approx 50 inches long SUPPLIES NEEDED Free […]

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Free Embroidery Design – Letter E

Free Embroidery Design – Letter E

Letter E Design #: 300490 Size (in): 2.95″(w) x 3.27″(h) Size (mm): 75 x 83 Stitches: 4100 Colors: 2 Color Chart: View | Print $1.00  FREE Free Today Only Download Now

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Free Embroidery Design – Letter N

Free Embroidery Design – Letter N

Design id: #2506332 Size (in): 2.60″(w) x 2.09″(h) Size (mm): 66mm(w) x 53mm(h) Stitches: 8800 Colors: 16 Print Color Chart Free Today Only Download Now

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Two Sizes of Alpaca – Thread Review

Are you looking for a very soft thread for your needlepoint that comes in two sizes to fit a variety of canvases and comes in beautiful natural colors? Look no further than Rainbow Gallery’s two sizes of Alpaca: Alpaca 18 and Petite Alpaca. Alpacas are related to llamas and are a small South American animal […]

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Monday Morning Inspiration/Felting

This past weekend was just what I needed, a nice hike with my dog Gracie, dinner out with some friends, and a felting class at Esther’s Place. A couple of weeks ago, I took the nuno felting class that our workshop chairman had put together for Haute Co…

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costume linky party

Please share your costumes sewn using Oliver + S patterns by adding them to our costume linky party. It’s a fun way to let people share and see what everyone else has made.

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Exciting News From Laura!!

Hi, everyone! Since we are always sharing glimpses into my life and home here at ABM, I wanted to also let you in on an exciting new development—my eggo is preggo, i.e. I’m pregnant!!! I’m actually in my 13th week now, and our Gummerbaby is due in early May. So it’s possible we will have a full house of May birthdays (both Todd and I have birthdays in May as…

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Wanderlust with Bonnie Hunter – new online quilt course

Today we’re pleased to welcome Quiltville’s Bonnie Hunter as a guest blogger on Quilty Pleasures! She’s going to tell us all about her new Wanderlust online course: Have you registered for my Wanderlust Quilt with Bonnie Hunter (Scrap Quilting Basics … Continue reading

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Tutorial: How To Make Sleeves Larger

One of the most common issues curvy women have with sewing patterns is finding the sleeves are too tight, so today I’m bringing you an easy tutorial that will help you adjust any one-piece sleeve – and any Cashmerette Pattern with sleeves. Measure your arm and the pattern First, you need to determine how much {…Continue Reading}

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Happy Halloween!

My kids absolutely love Halloween. They start brainstorming costume ideas in April and talk about it pretty regularly all summer long. Our neighborhood is a great place to be on Halloween. Families spend a lot of energy decorating their yards with ghouls and gravestones and spider webs. On October 31 the elementary school (which is… 

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