Tuesday, November 24, 2015

NEW Sisboom pattern in town - and it is FREE

We are sooooo thankful for all our wonderful customers and readers that this is our holiday gift to YOU! and we would LOVE to see what you make so please tag us or hashtag us #ssholiday !

I used my reindeers in a couple projects! The scrappy one got made into an outdoor wreath! 

The solid ones I turned into a garland (the Dolls and Daydreams Tiny Tot pattern is with them) 

I love a festive feel in the house!

What project are you going to use the Rachel Reindeer with? 

List your ideas in the comments below!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Where to Wear! Brunch Date Edition!

I just love the idea of WHERE to WEAR! The whole series is a mix of sewing AND fashion bloggers so we can get wardrobe inspired!! AND there is a giveaway!!!! So keep reading!


When I think of a brunch date with the my girl friends, I want to look cute, but casual and I forsure want to be comfortable! I also don't want to freeze on the walk over! 

For this look I used the Sisboom Angie hack I did for Topstitchers 2 'seasons' ago and paired it with a new Madge mini with lace overlay (Madge is not out yet... Don't ask when - I don't know...)

A cute fast lace overlay mini shift with the red coat and a pair of tights and some wedges makes for a perfect brunch pairing! Comfy, cute, and totally ready for a fancy drink and some waffles!

Of course, I wished I lived somewhere warm enough to wear a cute dress to brunch these days .... 

My original styling also works for a brunch date though! 

Be sure to head over to Wild+Wanderful or Gardening in High Heels to check out the other brilliant bloggers, sewists and stylistas on the tour, as well as be able to link up your own looks and show us what you would Wear to Where!

Now let's talk giveaway prizes for this tour!!
For the sewists:
Choice of 3 patterns from Cole's Creations, Choice of 3 patterns from Made for Mermaids, Pattern of choice from Patterns for Pirates, Pattern of choice from Scientific Seamstress, Sewing-tee of choice from Sewing Stadium, Pattern of choice from Simple Life Pattern Co, Pattern of choice from StitchArt
For the Fashionistas: Set of 6 cards from Designs by Nicolina, 30 minute Social Media/Copy Consult by Gardening in High Heels, Tee of choice from Handmade Escapade, $20 Store Credit from Jenny Penny Designs, Tumbler from Joy+Tren
A big thanks to our amazing sponsors!
Cole's Creations | Designs by Nicolina | Gardening in High Heels
Handmade Escapade | Jenny Penny Designs | Joy+Tren
Made for Mermaids | Patterns for Pirates | Scientific Seamstress
Sewing Stadium | Simple Life Pattern Co | Stitch Art
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Monday, November 9, 2015

Friday, October 30, 2015

NEEEIIIGHHHHH!! Here is a how to make an animal hood for the all the rage raglan tutorial!

Costume sewing is done here!!! WAHOO!!!! I do NOT enjoy costume sewing as much as Carla does.... but the girls HAD to be horses.... So here is a quick how to change the hood cutting for making a hood mane. 

So for this get our your All the Rage Raglan and Easy Fits patterns and here is a very basic how to: 

sandwich mane in between hood pieces and sew (this was by FAR the worst part... 5 layers of fleece = yuck!)  
Then place ears in between hood front and hood main/main. a couple inches off center on both sides and sew the hood front to the hood main. Hem front of hood.

A also added a little tail to their easy fits :) 

and now they are ready to be horses!