The Square Neck Top

I told you that I was making a little something from one of the Tie Dye Divas Patterns (affiliate link). I did!

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I made the Square Neck Top, dress variation (affiliate link). It’s a simple little dress, but I love how cute and simple it is!

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One of my best friend’s from home gave me two shirts that she wanted made into something different for her daughter. This pink shirt is a terry cloth with a tiny little crown. I wasn’t exactly sure what part of the shirt my friend wanted to keep, but I knew I wanted to keep the crown. And luckily, her daughter LOVES pink! It was kinda hard though, I don’t have much pink in my stash.

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So I cropped out the crown for the ‘square neck’ part of the little dress. The pattern (affiliate link) is beautifully detailed and photographed. I didn’t have to redo a single thing from not understanding the directions. Well, I didn’t actually have to redo anything period! I got it right the very first time!

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I always feel that the first time I make a pattern it seems to take a little while longer. I read every little line, because I don’t want to miss anything! But I know, the next time, it’s going to fly by!

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For the back, the instructions give you tips for buttons with holes or buttons with a little elastic loop. But of course, I used a snap! And look! I just happened to have some pink snaps that are just the right color!

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For the seams I used a  mix of techniques. For the sides I used French seams. for other exposed hems, I finished off with an overlocking stitch and I know it will hold up beautifully! I try to not leave hems exposed, but there were a few, just a few, in this pattern that leaves the seams exposed!

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I can’t wait to see if it fits! And maybe take a few pics next time I see my friends!

Have you signed up for the pattern giveaway??? Don’t forget!

A Pattern Deal!

I have a good deal for ya…. I’m super excited about this! I was about to draft out my own hoodie pattern, but I’ve been exhausted this week for some reason and I just haven’t felt up to it.

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Then I got this email from Amy of Peek a Boo Patterns  (affiliate link) about her new pattern coming out! And it’s a hoodie!! The Boardwalk hoodie  (affiliate link) to be exact! What perfect timing is that?

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This is the 1st spring pattern and it will be on sale for 1 day only (2/6) for 15% off. The coupon code is “boardwalk15″.
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The Boardwalk Top  (affiliate link) pattern includes a boys version and a dress version for the girls and both can be made with the hoodie or without!

I can’t wait to get mine! Be sure to get your’s too!! Today!!

 

 

Shopping for Sewing Deals?

I have some deals for ya! Are you a Black Friday shopper???? I’m SOOO NOT! Although I am curious about what it’s like out there… But… Not so curious that I’m going to venture out there into the craziness!

Nope I’m staying home and sewing. And if you are too, you’re going to love these deals from some of my favorite pattern designers, Blank Slate Patterns (affiliate link) and Peek a Boo Pattern Shop (affiliate link)!

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Blank Slate Patterns (affiliate link) is having a rare sale! (I’ve never seen them on sale before. Have you?) Get 2 Patterns for $10 with the code BLACKFRIDAY.

This code will only work on 2 patterns; if you want more than two you’ll have to check out more than once. For patterns priced more than $7.95, the discount is $5.90 per two patterns. Paper patterns excluded. Sale is good through the end of the day today, Black Friday.

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Remember my Cargo Pants I made? The are from Blank Slate Patterns (affiliate link). The kiddo has been wearing them and we get compliments on them every time he wears them! I have a couple more of her patterns that I can’t wait to try!

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And the lovely Peek a Boo Pattern Shop (affiliate link)! This is their biggest sale of the year! You can save 25% on any purchase with the code “Jolly25″ or 40% on any purchase of 5 or more patterns with the code “Jolly40″. The sale ends Saturday at midnight on 11/30.

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As you probably have figured out, her Winter PJ pattern (affiliate link) has been my go to pattern for costumes these days! And for Christmas, there will be real pj’s also made from the Winter PJ pattern (affiliate link)!

What pattern are you going to get??? It is going to be a Blank Slate Patterns (affiliate link) or a Peek a Boo Pattern Shop (affiliate link)!? Or both? I say both! Let me know! Maybe we can challenge each other to sew them!

Smash! It’s the Incredible Hulk!

Rrrrrr…. Smash… Hulk Smash…

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In case you are still wondering why I made purple fleece shorts… It was the first step in the Incredible Hulk costume the kiddo was wanting!

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I knew I was going to make a hulk costume, but I originally just started out with the idea of making green pj’s and the purple shorts. Remember? The kiddo needs pj’s. Then last weekend I was at a fifth birthday party and was talking about it to this other mother about Halloween costumes. When I told her we were thinking the Hulk, she asked how I was going to do the muscles. I was like, ‘nah… I’m not doing muscles!’ And explained the whole need for new pj’s thing to her. Then she gave me this disgusted look, like, ‘You’re not doing muscles?’ I don’t even know this woman, but, oh yeah, the challenge is ON.

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The challenge is on and I’m making muscles, but I’m also stubborn and I’m sticking to my PJ’s plan! I started the whole costume using the Alex and Anna Winter PJ’s pattern (affiliate link) from Peek a Boo Patterns (affiliate link). Super easy pattern! Without muscles you could put this together in a flash! (Ha! I used the same pattern for our flash costume! Get it! I crack myself up!)

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You want to know how I’m going to do muscles, lady??? I’ll show you exactly how I’m going to do muscles!

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I started with one of the kiddos Spider Man costume full of muscles and traced/enlarged the muscles. Easy! The original costume was a size 3ish and I needed to enlarge the muscles to about a 5ish. You can print my patterns here.

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Next I cut them out. On the fold. You’ll need 2 of the 6 pack abs and 4 of the shoulder muscles.

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Start sewing! I put a straight stitch along the bottom line of the mucsles. Then I did my edge stitch (technically a stretch stitch) around the edge, leaving a hole in the top for stuffing. I’m only showing the shoulder, but I did the saem tthing for the abs.

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Stuff!

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Now I don’t know what this tool is technically called, but I call it a roller marker. I rolled it over the muscle shapes on the sleeves (and abs) to know where to sew.

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Now it’s hard to see this, but I followed up my roller markings with an erasable pen.

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Then pin in the mucles and align with the edge of the sleves and chest.

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Sew the muscle shapes. (yes, I forgot to take a picture of the muscles before I put it all together.) And then put the pieces all together following the pattern (affiliate link) directions!

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Not long ago I found this Hulk mask for a super steal and knowing how much the kiddo likes super heros, I grabbed it even though he’s never said all that much about the Hulk. But as soon as he got it, he told us he needed the costume to go with it! It’s actually kinda creepy, because the eyes are clear and light up, so you totally see his eyes, but with the face of the Hulk!

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Hulk Smash! The costume has already been well loved! We’re still a little on the edge of our seats waiting to see if The Flash or the Hulk visit us on Halloween!

Are you making costumes this year?

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The Flash Costume

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Like I said yesterday, we need costumes and pj’s!

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Or what about pj’s turned into costumes? OK, I have to admit that this one was made earlier than KCW, but I haven’t shared it yet, so…. Just pretend that I made this last night! hehehe…

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The kiddo is super into superheros! (more about that to be coming soon!) And he loves The Flash because he says they share the same super powers! SPEED! I promised I’d make him a flash costume and kept putting it off and off. Then he birthday party was coming up and he ‘NEEDED’ it for his party! So the night before the party I whipped up this little costume!

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I used the Winter PJ’s pattern (affiliate link) from Peek a boo Patterns  (affiliate link) for the outfit. With a couple of adjustments…

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The first, and simplest, adjustment I made was lengthening the arms (and legs). I didn’t want to use the cuffs, so I just made the arms and legs longer. Simple!

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The second adjustment I made was for the top. I cut the back wider than the pattern. About two inches. I cut the back on the fold as directed in the pattern, I just cut it wider. Then I cut it in half along the fold line.

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The kiddo loves costumes and has a growing collection! Most of his superhero costumes are one piece that close in the back. That’s what he likes and that’s what he got. I added Velcro pieces down the back and the extra width overlaps and closes just right!

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To make the pj’s a one piece, I pinned them together at the waist and then sewed them together! I cut a lightening bolt belt out of fleece and sewed that together hiding the seam at the waist.

I’ve been told that a few things are missing… and he’s right, but… I didn’t have the lightening bolts along the wrists. So I made cuffs. Not exactly correct, but he accepted the improvement. And we’re missing the lightening bolts on the calves or boots. Still working on that!

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He loves it! It’s comfy! And it’s been worn quite a bit! There will be more about the arm bands and mask coming soon!

 

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The More Girlie Side of the Sew Fab e-Pattern Sale

Ok, so the other day I showed you my non-girlie favorites that I’d be more likely to sew. But like I said, that doesn’t mean I don’t love all the girlie patterns either! They are fantastic, too! So I have to show those as well….

But QUICK! Buy ASAP, because the ale only lasts through October 8th (tomorrow) at 8AM EST.

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So here we go…. Let’s get our girlie on!

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And we might as well start with ruffles, huh? SInce we’re talking girlie here! How cute is the Ruffle Dress from Sumo’s Sweet Stuff!

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And where is that class for upsizing patterns?? Can I upsize a pattern from kid to adults??? I want this nightgown just for me! Doesn’t the Sadie Grace Nightgown from Seamingly Smitten look soooo comfy??? And it looks simple to make as well!

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There have been a few other bloggers who have made this BIMAA cowl neck sweater from Lou Bee Clothing and their little girls look so fashionable! Too fancy!

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And actually, there’s a hoodie version that can go both girlie or not! I think I want to try this one too!

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The Candy Carousel Dress from Molly Blossom Design is adorable! I also love her sketches of the doll modeling the dress! This is a another full on girlie girl dress for that special someone you might sew for!

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So I don’t know why I didn’t feature this one the other day! But, the Owl Back Pack from The Sewing Loft, can be girlie if you want it to be. Or it can be very masculine. All depending on the fabric!

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So if you put your kiddo in the adorable Junebug Dress from CINOshop she won’t be able to help being just as cute Jessica’s little lady! I’ve loved this dress since I first saw it on Jessica’s blog. I’m super excited to have it, even though I don’t know when I’ll make it!

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The Ananda Pants from Chopstix Patterns is my friend Jenny’s first ‘for sale’ pattern design and it’s another one that I want in my side! And it says it’s for girls, but I don’t see why it couldn’t be for boys, too!

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And back to totally girlie and very cute! The ZERMATT bow swing coat from See Kate Sew. Nothing says girlie like a nice big bow! Adorable!

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The Tumble Tee from Imaginegnats is another cute girlie pattern. It’s not totally girlie, but has just enough design details that keep it in the girlie realm. I debated about this being on of the patterns that go either way, but I think it’s much closer to girlie than boy…

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This cute quilt, the Gathers and Giggles quilt from Sew Much Ado, looks like another fun project. I’m not very good as selling girlie, since I keep realized that everything (almost) can be turned boy-ish as I wirte this! Like for instatance… This quilt! depending on the fabric, either way!

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The NITUNA JACKET from Figgy’s Pattern is another cute one that I’m glad to have. It looks comfy, yet again!

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And last but not least is the Sally Dress from Very Shannon !I love this dress! Our neighbor friend asked me when I was going to make her a dress… It might just be this one!

And can you believe that all those patterns would be over hundred dollars, but that you can get all these, plus 13 more, for only $29.95!?!

Have you bought the bundle yet? Who do you sew more for? a girlie? or a little boy kiddo??

*Patterns included in the Sew Fab Pattern Bundle are intended for personal use only. The selling of patterns without designer’s permission is prohibited and punishable by law. Please contact individual designers for licensing requirements if you desire to create and sell clothing from patterns that have been purchased through this sale.

**For answers concerning sale terms and customer service questions, please see the FAQ page.

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Sew Fab Sale- My (non-girlie) Faves!

When I got notified of this second Sew Fab sale, I knew I wanted to be a part of it! But then I started thinking is it worth it? Or is it all kinda girlie????

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I had to make sure spending the $29.95 was worth the price and that I wasn’t just spending the money just because it’s an amazing deal! Are you like me? Sometimes, it’s just such a good deal you buy it without thinking about whether or not you’ll really use it… So I sat down and looked at each pattern to decide if it made sense for me to spend the $29.95 on a pattern bundle that I might or might not use…

I went through each and every pattern and debated, would I make it or not… And nothing against the girlie patterns, but since I rarely sew for girls, I took the dresses (and a couple of others) out of the equation… So just looking at the other patterns, out of the 26 patterns, I was still left with 13  patterns that I want to make right away. Just these patterns on their own would be 111.00! That’s half of the patterns for over 100 bucks! WOW!

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I’ve been meaning to make a hoodie pattern, but now I’ve got this fun reversible one from Kitschy Coo Patterns.

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so what do you thnk about the harem pants? Yes? No? I’ve typically thought no… But the more I look at them, the more comfy they seem to be getting! I want to give them a try and let my son decide what he thinks! I’m actually kinda excited to make this harem pant pattern from Too Sweet Patterns.

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Then there’s the notebook slipcover. I don’t know if I’d use it soon, since I don’t have notebooks. But this would be great gift for a lot of kids and teachers! And since my son will be starting school, as will his friends….  This Notebook Slipcover from Gingercake will make for some great gifts!

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These Fancy Pants leggings from Titchy Threads are hilarious! I love the back where you can add some fun details! And that you can make them short for maybe some little guy boxer shorts.

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The Vintage V-neck by Blank Slate Patterns is just a great staple to have on the shelf!

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The Greenpoint Cardigan by Hey June is one I’ve been eyeing… It’s another one that can go girl or boy! Living in Seattle, we have tons of weather that needs a sweater, but not really a big coat, so this could quickly become a staple!

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I recently got my son some skinny jeans and they seem to transform him from a little kid into a little boy! I don’t know what it is, maybe they make him look taller or something??? Anyway, I can’t wait to try this Skinny Jeans pattern from Peek a Boo Patterns!

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I love the PJ Eating Monster pattern from Sew Fearless! We have a friend that LOVES monsters, so I know who might be getting one of these for his next birthday!

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There’s one pattern that I want to try for me! The Go To Cape from Go To Patterns! what do you think? Would this make a fun raincoat?

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Want to know which pattern I’ll probably make first? This traveling Billy Car Mat by Handmade Therapy. All of a sudden my son has gotten really excited about his hot wheels. And a lot of the time we leave the house with handfuls of cars! This might make it just a little bit easier to lave the house!

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Another project that I love for me, but think would be a great gift idea is the Fold Over Clutch by LBJ Studio.

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And I’ve always wanted to try to make the kiddo undies out of knit scraps. Now I can with the Undies Pattern from From The Red Kitchen!

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Lastly, I love that I have this pattern for the button up shirt! Lately my son keeps picking his button up shirts out of his closet! I can’t wait to try the Sis Boom Ethan Boys’s Button-Up shirt from Scientific Seamstress.

Now, don’t get me wrong! I love the more girlie patterns too. And it’s not to say I won’t make them! There are actually a few dresses that I want to make, I just need to find the right friend to make one for!

But I wanted to showcase the patterns I know I’m going to try and I hope to try them soon! If I hadn’t just thrown my son a super hero party and have a line of dragon wings waiting to be sewn, I’d have already started!

And can you believe that all those patterns would be over hundred dollars, but that you can get all these, plus 13 more, for only $29.95!?!

Have you bought the bundle yet? Which pattern are you going to try first?

*Patterns included in the Sew Fab Pattern Bundle are intended for personal use only. The selling of patterns without designer’s permission is prohibited and punishable by law. Please contact individual designers for licensing requirements if you desire to create and sell clothing from patterns that have been purchased through this sale.

**For answers concerning sale terms and customer service questions, please see the FAQ page.

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Sew Fab e-Pattern Sale is ON!!

Welcome to the Fall and Winter 2013

Sew Fab e-pattern Sale Event!

Last February was the first ever Sew Fab e-pattern Sale and it was so successful and was so well received that Jenny Yarbrough of The Southern Institute, the creator and administrator of the sale, decided to have more! This sale is bigger and better than the first, with plenty of patterns to get you through the fall and winter (if you live on this side of the hemisphere), and a few warm weather patterns thrown in for those of you who live on the other side of the world. You’ll also find more gender neutral patterns for those of you who are sewing for boys. And what about you? Of course there are a few women’s patterns thrown in for some selfish sewing too!

Over the past several weeks a lot of behind the scenes planning has taken place to bring you this newest bundle of ePatterns from many of the top established and up and coming online sewing pattern designers. The result is a bundle of 26 PDF sewing patterns that you’re going to love!

For one week only, twenty-six pattern designers have come together to bring you 26 of their best PDF patterns, valued together at well over $2oo.oo, for the incredible price of $29.95!!! That’s over 80% off of the combined retail value! Plus you can enter to win a dream of a giveaway with several prize packages from some of your favorite online fabric shops!

For less than $30.00 you will have a library of resources that you can use over and over again.

The designers that have joined this sale are experts in their craft. Each designer has contributed one of their favorite patterns to create a bundle that is sure to please! Whether you are sewing for your own family or making gifts for others, these are patterns that you will love to use.

If you’ve never sewn with a PDF pattern before, let me tell you how great it is! After downloading your pattern instructions and your pattern, you will print out the pattern itself, creating pattern tiles, if you will. Simply tape the tiles together to create the full pattern! At that point you can cut out the size that you need and pin the paper pattern directly to your fabric, or you can trace the pattern size that you need onto sewing paper or tracing paper and cut it out, saving the paper pattern for later when you need to sew another size. Pdf patterns are so convenient because you can print them out as many times as you need!

Now for the good stuff… the PATTERNS!

26 amazing ePatterns from 26 well-known and up and coming designers are instantly accessible to you by PDF download upon purchase of the Sew Fab e-Pattern Bundle. Here are the patterns that you will receive (click on the links below the images for more information about each pattern.):

Reversible Zippy Hoodie from Kitschy Coo, Ananda Pants from CHOPSTIX, The Sally Dress from Very Shannon, Best Harem Pants from Too Sweets , Notebook Slipcover from Gingercake, Junebug Dress from Craftiness Is Not Optional, Fancy Pants Leggings from Titchy Threads, Skinny Jeans from peek-a-boo, Pajama Eaters from Sew Fearless, Ruffle Dress from Sumo’s Sweet Stuff, Go To Cape for Women, Sadie Grace Nightgown from Seamingly Smitten, Vintage V-Neck from Blank Slate Patterns, Zermatt Bow Swing Coat from See Kate Sew, Tumble Tee from imaginegnats, Nituna Jacket from Figgy’s, Greenpoint Cardigan from Hey June, Gathers and Giggles Quilt from Sew Much Ado, Billy Car Play Mat and Roll Up from Handmade Therapy, Bimaa Sweater from LouBee Clothing, Candy Carousel Dress from Molly Blossom, Convertible Clutch from LBG Studio , Infinity Sweater from One Girl Circus, Undies Pattern from From the Red Kitchen, Owl Backpack from The Sewing Loft, Ethan Shirt from the Scientific Seamstress

This Sew Fab e-Pattern Bundle is only available for one week and will never be available again! You can purchase the bundle from September 30th at 8 a.m. EST through October 8th at 8 a.m. EST and there will be no late sales offered. Due to the nature of the sale there are no refunds.

You don’t want to miss this unique opportunity to purchase a ready made collection of 26 PDF sewing patterns from 26 of the best designers out there!

And now for The Sew Fab Giveaways!

I’m so excited about these giveaways! Can’t buy the pattern bundle? It’s okay… purchase is not required to enter. Each of these prizes will inspire you in your sewing as well as keep you stocked with what you need for your upcoming projects. There are lots of chances to win and each entry applies to all of the giveaway packages. Just use the Rafflecopter widget below the prize descriptions to enter as many times as you want, no purchase necessary.

#1: $50 Gift Card to Fat Quarter Shop

The Fat Quarter Shop was founded in 2003 by Kimberly Jolly who began her shop as a side business, cutting, packing and shipping right out of her house during evenings and weekends. From the very beginning, she was committed to delivering top-notch service for every single order and customer. You’ll still find the same level of service at Fat Quarter Shop, along with an extensive selection of high quality fabrics at great prices.

#2: $50 Gift Card to Girl Charlee Fabrics

Girl Charlee Fabrics is your retail and wholesale source for unique knits fabrics at the best price. Browse their wide selection of fabrics and specially select knit specific sewing patterns from independent designers.

#3: $50 Gift Card to Modern Yardage

Modern Yardage has a curated team of talented designers who design fabric exclusively for them. They print your fabric on-demand and offer their prints in small, medium, and large scale and as many as 10 different color options. Designs are printed in the standard 44″ width on 58″ wide, pre washed, 100% cotton quilting weight fabric, and they use the 12″ margin to print features about their designers, free projects and patterns for you, and other fun goodies!

#4: $50 Gift Card to Michael Levine, Inc.

Located in the heart of the Los Angeles garment and fashion district, Michael Levine, Inc. is one of the Largest fabric retailers and wholesalers in the nation. With two retail outlets and a super stocked warehouse, Michael Levine, Inc. is the place to buy fabric.

#5: $50 from Finch Sewing Studio

Finch Sewing Studio provides a curated selection of modern fabrics and cool tools. Our classes are offered in our physical shop in Loudoun County, VA. We offer fun, on-trend classes for beginner and experienced sewists alike. We teach the skills and provide the materials to make beautiful, handmade goods.

#6: $50 Gift certificate from Fabricworm

Fabricworm offers a selection of fresh, modern fabrics that you’ll love, including organic fabrics and japanese import fabrics.  You’ll find children’s fabrics, fabric bundles, quilt kits, and free sewing patterns when you visit Fabricworm’s shop.  Come by and search their great selection today!

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*Patterns included in the Sew Fab Pattern Bundle are intended for personal use only. The selling of patterns without designer’s permission is prohibited and punishable by law. Please contact individual designers for licensing requirements if you desire to create and sell clothing from patterns that have been purchased through this sale.

**For answers concerning sale terms and customer service questions, please see the FAQ page.

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Sew Fab e-Pattern Sale Coming Soon!

Coming next week…

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For one week only, twenty-six pattern designers will be joining together to combine their best PDF sewing patterns (valued together at over $200.00) and selling them to you for the incredible price of $29.95! That’s over 80% off of the combined retail value!

Grab the bundle when it goes on sale next week and you’ll be all set to sew for school and the coming holiday season! You’ll have to wait until next week to see which patterns are included in this fall’s bundle, but I can tell you right now that you won’t be disappointed!

See you bright and early on Monday morning!

Coastal Cargos

I think I’ve probably mentioned this before, but when we go to our beach house in Orange Beach, AL one of my favorite things to do is sit out on the porch and sew. Everyone goes to bed and I sit out and listen to the waves, the quiet, the occasional night fishing boat and sew. Love it! And this year I made clothes for the kiddo!

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I didn’t sew as much as I typically do, but I did get 2 pairs of pants done for the kiddo. The first pair of pants I made for him was the Coastal Cargos by Blank Slate Patterns (affiliate link).  This pattern is an intermediate pattern with all sorts of little details! Like welt pockets in the back, bias tape closures on the seams, zippers, belt loops, pockets….

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What I loved most about this pattern was that it’s not just pants, but it’s shorts too! Yeah! The pattern called for the use of buttons for the strap to hold up the pants. And of course, I used snaps! Like usual. No buttons for this gal! So it’s long pants.

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No it’s short pants!

So I always thought that cargo pants were pants that transformed from pants to shorts. But I just learned a little something! It has nothing to do with the length, but it’s all about the pockets! According to m-w.com, cargo pants are pants with cargo pockets typically on the sides of the legs at thigh level! And that they have!

This pattern is an intermediate pattern with all sorts of little details! Like welt pockets in the back, bias tape closures on the seams, zippers, belt loops, pockets….

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Welt pockets are something I have never actually tried before, so I loved learning how. Pretty darn simple, actually! Mine didn’t turn out as pretty as some other things I have done before, hence no close ups! And check out the coordinating belt loops. Yep!

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The bias tape closure over the seams is a great idea! I have to admit that I have a love hate relationship with this detail! It took me a little while to figure out why the pants are designed this way. Ah, ha! So they don’t have any visible seams once the pants are rolled up! LOVE it. The hate it part is mostly user error. The fact that I was ironing my bias tape outside in the coastal humidity, so the seams didn’t stay too well. Ok, they didn’t stay hardly at all! Note to self, don’t expect crisp seams when ironing outside at the beach in the south.  And, secondly,  I wasn’t using my own machine that I can maneuver fabric around easier in.

The pattern even warns ya that the hard part is coming up! And it wasn’t hard. It’s slow moving. It was just the moving everything around to get it so you aren’t sewing over other pieces! Was it worth it in the end? Yes! Hence the LOVE part!

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Will I make them again? You betcha! (but not outside at the beach on my beach sewing machine) I love how they turned out!

Be sure to check out all of the Blank Slate Patterns and see which one you want to try!

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