Archive: Mar 2017

Jalie 3567–Rova Dress and Tunic

This is another one of the new Jalie patterns. This is the Rova dress (or tunic if you are so inclined). It’s a loose fit tank dress with optional pockets and waist casing that can have a tie or elastic. I chose the tie and pockets for my version. I REALLY like it. Like, really like it. This will make a fantastic throw-on dress for summer. The fabric is from Cali Fabrics (it’s here and it’s on sale right now! No, I’m not affliliated at all.). It’s a rayon challis.
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See the “pockets”? It’s one large, deep pocket. You could keep a cell phone in here and that baby would never fall out!
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This is how I’ll wear it at work. It’s cold there and a cardigan is perfect with it. This is the Jalie Drop-Pocket cardigan and I made it a long time ago but still wear it regularly.
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With Jalie’s binding method, you end up with a beautiful finish on the inside and outside. It looks better if the sewist uses the same color bobbin and topstitching thread. *cough, cough
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This is inside the pocket and, again, with the beauty.
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I will be making several more of these for children too. I will probably not make them the tie versions; I will probably just add elastic. A word of warning on this pattern: read the directions because they switch the width of the seam allowances several times. 1/8” for the bias strips, 3/8” for the main construction, 1/4” for applying the binding, etc.

Overall, another damn winner from Jalie. I wish that every once in a while they would mess up and not be such winners. Well, not really because I freaking love their patterns!

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Style Arc Ada knit top

This pattern has been around for a little while, but I only sewed it up last year.  I find it interesting how I can overlook a pattern for ages, then all of a sudden look at it with fresh eyes and become enthused. The Style Arc Ada knit top: Fabulous top with interesting design lines. Clever… Continue reading Style Arc Ada knit top

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19 Clever Mugs For Mom

19 Clever Mugs For MomLike many mamas, I start each and every day with a cup of coffee. Of course, it’s so much more fun with a great mug! I have my favorite one which actually says ‘World’s Best Dad’ that I stole from my husband so I’m thinking I should probably upgrade to one of these awesome mugs…

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Amanda vs Hoya Blouse

Guys – I need someone to talk me down. After the epic win of my Simplicity 1609 sheath dress I felt the need to further step up my work wardrobe game. So off to Spotlight I headed and on my adventures looking for the perfect white linen I stumbled over some bizarre printed cotton. And of course I […]

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How does it feel?

I came back from my last beach walk this afternoon with the thought that we pay a lot of attention to how we look in clothes and style, but we underplay how we feel in them. This is the exact opposite of how we start out – kids care so much about how c…

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Two Knits

First, I should probably apologize for this post because I’m writing it while listening to a playlist of random favorites.  At the moment, Neil Diamond’s Holly Holy is playing.  It’s distracting.This playlist makes me happy and sad …

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Free Embroidery Design – Rabbit coaster

Free Embroidery Design – Rabbit coaster

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

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Sister Style: Exploring New Places

Living and working from a different city this month has me (and Trey) exploring lots of new places….

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Should God Be a Marketing Tool? A Look at Accuquilt’s “So God Made a Farmer” Video

I saw this video on Accuquilt’s Facebook page last week. It was originally released in January of 2016, but the company is featuring it again in a current marketing campaign. Accuquilt manufactures and sells die cutting tools for quilters. You may recognize the concept from the “So God Made a Farmer” commercial for Ram trucks… 

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The Summer of Basics

This morning Karen of Fringe Supply Co. posted something I’m really excited about on her blog, the Summer of Basics Make-Along! Essentially it’s 1 garment a month for 3 months, June through August, with the goal of filling in basic … Continue reading

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Isn’t My Child Too Old to STILL Be Wetting the Bed?

Potty training. It was a challenge in our house. I have three boys and I’ll admit that it didn’t come naturally to any of us…including me. And then it was over! {insert angel choir singing here} All that hard work had paid off. Potty training was officially over. Life fell into a new normal without…

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DIY BLUE JUMPSUIT + PATTERN REVIEW S8333

HI DARLINGS! I am running on fumes this week working on SEW SEW DEF, It’s almost that time and we are so excited but really tired, lol. Today’s #DIY is an easy and really great jumper by SIMPLICITY. I did a pattern review for you below and will leave you with that. I hope you […]

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BLACK & WHITE IMPROV WEDGE FREE MOTION QUILT

Making stuff has started to feel like a real addiction. I’m not exactly slapping at veins looking for a good

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weekend links: rachel edition

Thanks for joining us for this edition of Weekend Links. We have a great variety of links to inspire you this week.

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The Laure Dress

When An released the Laure dress pattern,  I had originally planned to make the version with what I will call the “neck” bow (ahem). But then I saw Trine’s version of the dress here and I knew I wanted to make one exactly like it for Indigo.I woul…

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Free Quilting Pattern – GO! Cactus Flower

Free Quilting Pattern – GO! Cactus Flower

Quick Overview Downloadable pattern included in this project. Once you add item to shopping cart and checkout, you’ll be able to download your Pattern from your Account page. You can download a pattern sample to by clicking on the sample link Download now

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Free Project – Easter Yard Signs

Description Help the kiddies find where the Easter bunny has been. Create these colorful and graphic yard signs to give hints as to where the eggs are! Download Now

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Free Project – Applique a Cute Headband

Free Project – Applique a Cute Headband

I wanted to share a quick little tutorial with you today using the new Heat N Bond® Soft Stretch to create an applique headband.  I bought a whole bunch of this knit material on clearance and haven’t had much experience with knits, so I wanted to do a simple project to get the hang of it. […]

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Free Sewing Pattern – Fabric Eggs

Free Sewing Pattern – Fabric Eggs

PATTERN DETAILS Whether you make 1 or 10 dozen, these easy to make fabric eggs are something to get eggcited about. Use them as a fun Easter project, as an alternative to chocolate eggs or as pet toys. Decorate each egg with your favorite trim for truly unique keepsakes. Great scrap buster project. Finished size […]

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Why It’s Okay Not to Read at Bedtime

Hidden Ways You Are Ruining Your Child's Love Of ReadingI love to read with our kids (especially after seeing how daily reading impacts them!) but sometimes, I just… don’t.   Today I want to tell you my story about why it’s okay not to read at bedtime. Yes, I have a confession. It’s one of those confessions that you fear will make other parents…

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Free Project – Flegal Bliva

Free Project – Flegal Bliva

PATTERN DETAILS Flegal Bliva is the pronunciation key for plaid hat in Ukrainian, at least by computer speak. The hat was designed by Anna Holinata and translated from her pictures to English by Kate McCullough. It’s a great beginner project for someone wanting to learn stranded color work. The cowl has not been test knit. […]

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New Pattern Roundup for March 2017

We have a LONNNNNNG post for you today, as many patternmakers released their spring patterns in the past month, and that’s without any new releases from the Big 4! So, without any further word from me, let’s take a look at the new offerings! Blank Slate – Fairelith Top and Daintree Skirt In line with…

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‘Bake Knit Sew’ Review by Geeky Girls Knit

I had the joy of meeting Ceci and Dami from Geeky Girls Knit Podcast at Edinburgh Yarn Festival. Ceci and Dami’s book caught my eye as did their American accents and we got to talking. I had a spare copy of…

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Tatouage Sur Le Bras

A full sleeve. I never thought I’d have an arm full of tattoos. It was two years ago Nicky and I started dreaming and drawing this design. I loved the first tattoo on my forearm, hated the second quote on my bicep, kind of loved the florals I added around it, and now LOVE the combo

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How to crochet the 2nd round in amigurumi

Today, I’m going to talk about how to crochet the second round of your amigurumi! You see, I spend a lot of time talking about how to start off with the first round. Whether it’s using the magic ring method or the sloppy slip knot… the first round gets all the attention! And then, Jen […]

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Dartmouth Sewalong Day 4: Side Seams and Hems

Today is the last day of the Dartmouth Top sewalong, and we’re almost done! We’ll start by sewing the side seams. Pin the shirt together at the side seams, right sides together with the fronts on top to minimize any chance of missing a layer. Match the underarms and the notches. Sew the side seam {…Continue Reading}

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Follow Your Arrow: A Visit with Rachel M. Hayes

We’re so happy to welcome designer Rachel M. Hayes today as a guest blogger on Quilty Pleasures! Rachel is going to tell us all about the design process for her bright and fun Follow Your Arrow quilt. Hello!  Rachel M. Hayes here … Continue reading

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The Interval Between Open And Closed

We need to find the courage to say NO to the things and people that are not serving us if we want to rediscover ourselves and live our lives with authenticity – Barbara De Angelis – – – To gain that which is worth having, it may be neces…

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Sew Over It Nancy dress

Hello friends!  Another massive gap in blogging – filled with lots of work but also a madcap ski holiday in possibly the best conditions I have ever been blessed to ski in – everyday was sunny, everyday brought new adventures and everyday I was in the most awesome scenery ever.  Panda eyes, moi?  Actually just […]

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Sew Over It Nancy dress

Hello friends!  Another massive gap in blogging – filled with lots of work but also a madcap ski holiday in possibly the best conditions I have ever been blessed to ski in – everyday was sunny, everyday brought new adventures and everyday I was in the most awesome scenery ever.  Panda eyes, moi?  Actually just […]

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