Thursday, December 17, 2009

Amy Butler LOVE fabric is beautiful!

The Amy Butler LOVE fabric collection
is just what the Fabric Doctor ordered to cure those After Christmas Blues!

The mix & match possibilities are almost endless with the Love collection!

I had such a good time stacking the bolts in different combination's for these pictures.

What to sew? What to sew?
In my opinion this is the best collection by designer Amy Butler yet!!!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Sew a girls Jumper from the ModKid Frida pattern

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I used the ModKid Frida patte
rn by designer Patty Young to sew up a super easy girls jumper.

When made with a lightweight corduroy and the cap sleeves eliminated, it is hardly recognizable to the picture on the pattern cover.
This proves how versatile sewing can be!

This is an easy as pie pattern!

There are no buttons or zippers.

The cap sleeves (as shown on the pattern cover) are sewn without the need of gathering. (love that!)

There are only 3 main pattern pieces to make this top. (yoke, skirt, and sleeve)
Included in this Modkid Frida pattern is a cute little pocket for added detail.

Modkid Frida has TONS of personal design options for those of us who love mixing fabric prints!

  • Would I sew this again? Yes
  • Are the pattern directions easy to read & understand? Yes
  • Skill level required: beginner
  • Is the pattern sizing true to measurements? Yes. It is multi-sized and easy to select the proper size for the wearer. Small ( 2-3 T) Med (4-5 T) Large (6-7 child)

Friday, December 4, 2009

When You Come Back To Me Again

To my faithful blog followers,

Forgive that this post is not sewing or craft related.
I feel the desire to share this beautiful song & video with my new and old friends.

Watch,listen and give the ones you love, a very long hug!

Enjoy the Christmas Season and all our blessings.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Amy Butler Sweet Harmony Handbag Pattern Review

Have you seen the new Amy Butler handbag pattern, Sweet Harmony Handbag and tote?

This is my first attempt of sewing it.............with some modifications to the strap.

I always spend time studying a pattern before cutting any fabric. This time I wanted to alter the design. Customizing is the great thing about sewing !

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Amy Butler designed the bag's side panel to also incorporate the strap. I squared mine off and added a longer, standard adjustable strap.

The Sweet Harmony Handbag & Tote pattern
includes both sizes. I have not sewn the Tote bag size, but it looks like it would make a great carry all or travel bag!

My bag finished out at about 13 inches wide at the bottom and about 8 inches tall. It includes a cell phone pocket on the bag's exterior (hidden behind the exterior pocketpanel).
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This average size bag includes roomy interior pockets as well.
Text ColorWould I sew the Sweet Harmony Handbag again? YES
  • Sewing Skill level required? Intermediate
  • Were the pattern directions easy to understand? Yes, as with all of Amy Butler's patterns it was written to accommodate the beginner sewer.