Showing posts from August 26, 2007

Links, Links and more Links (and a what are they thinking?)

Links, Links and more Links Vicki ( Field Trips in Fiber ) posted a link to an online subscription based magazine Fibre & Stitch. I checked it out and wasn't able to see a sample issue but I did discover a page of freebies! Check it ou t - 16 great project ideas. Diann created the cutest crate cover for her Westies - definitely a fashion statement. (I better not let Sophia the spoiled Maltese see the photos or she will want one.) Want a chance to participate in a low-sew (or no-sew) Sewing Seeds project? Last year, Randi ( I Have to Say ) collected 125 skirts to donate to the girls in the orphanage and now its the boy's turn. She is requesting boys shorts for ages one to eight living in an orphanage in Africa. Here's the details . Aren't these the most adorable Halloween tags ? I especially like the bingo card one, and I'm not even a big fan of Halloween. (You know, I never thought I'd use the word adorable and Halloween in the same sentence.) I sure love

Hot Patterns HP104 Butterfly Top Review Two

My sewing machine has been smokin'! So what better pattern to sew than a Hot Patterns, after all they are " patterns so hot they're smokin' ..." Now Isabelle, at Kitty Couture, just posted a review for the HP Cha-Cha-Cha dress. In fact, if you get on over there before Sept. 1 and leave a comment you could become the owner of a new copy of the Hot Patterns Cha-Cha-Cha dress. She's definitely feeling the Hot Patterns love . Me? Not so much. On April 1 I posted a review for the Hot Patterns Butterfly top concluding that the pattern was a keeper. Is it too late to say "April Fools"? When I spotted a black and white retro-inspired rayon/poly/lycra (rpl) knit at Hancock's, I immediately thought of the HP butterfly top and purchased the fabric (paying full price mind you). I eagerly anticipated sewing this top and had visions of wearing it paired with jeans and heels or black slacks. Having learned my lesson last time about the sizing on the HP pattern

Vogue 2980 Today's Fit Knit Top Review

This knit top pattern - Vogue 2980 - is a new release from the Today's Fit by Sandra Betzina line. The pattern describes the top as "close-fitting, pullover top, with draped "bolero" shoulders." I used a two-way stretch knit, a rayon/poly/lycra, purchased two weeks ago at Hancock's. You're gonna get sick of me saying this, but it was in the remnant bin - two separate pieces - one just under a yard and the other just under one-half of a yard. The fabric weight and stretchiness was a good choice for this top. But if you look really close you'll notice I wasn't very careful cutting this out ... The pattern is rated Easy and I would have to agree. This knit top took just over one hour of sewing time to complete. Because this pattern line now includes all sizes - A to J - in one envelope I traced the pattern rather than cut it out. This particular top is a size C with no alterations at all. The collar drape is actually very simple to construct. The

Sharon Sews - Anime Style

I met a very talented fourteen-year-old artist at my church. When I saw some of her sketches I asked if she'd be willing to draw a sewing character for me. For a modest fee she drew a one-of-a kind Anime style character for me. She is one talented young lady.