The Sweetheart

Even though I have been absent here on the blog I have been a busy bee!

I have been working on my new garment sewing pattern - " The Sweetheart ".
It will include both a dress in two lengths and a top with a 1940's inspired Sweetheart Neckline.
The style has a flattering fit and flare shape with cap sleeves.

It is easy to make and includes instructions on how to professionally finish the neckline with a narrow neckline binding.

This is my first sample of the knee length dress with gorgeous rayon spandex jersey from Girl Charlee Fabrics.

The top is made with Birch Organics interlock knit fabric Poppies Print in Coral.  You can find the fabric HERE

OK...time to put my head down and get this pattern done!

Have a great day!



The Anna Blouse at Indiesew!

I am so excited to have my Anna Blouse for sale at Indiesew!  You can find a little more info about the pattern and a review from Allie, co-founder of Indiesew HERE!

I absolutely love the site.  Each pattern is sewn by Indiesew before it is included on their site so they can review the pattern and make sure it passes their high standards.
Indiesew also provides sewing tutorials to help you make your garment.

Indiesew is hosting a give-away - a year of free sewing patterns!  You can find the link here.
The winner of this contest will receive one Indiesew pattern of their choice every month for the next year, a prize valued at over $200!

How does it work? Simply enter on this giveaway page. Here's a breakdown of the rules:

  • This contest starts today, April 14th at 10am MDT. The contest ends Monday, April 20th at 10pm MDT.
  • Every entrant must have or create an Indiesew account to enter the contest.
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  • The winner of this contest will be announced on our FacebookInstagram and Twitter profiles on Tuesday, April 21st. The winner will also be notified by email.
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I was very excited to see my Anna Blouse on the Indiesew blog!  I now have sewn a total of six Annas for my Spring Wardrobe.

It is such a versatile blouse and I even shared different ways to wear you Anna HERE.

Next up is a pattern for my Simple Swing Tank and Dress.  Another wardrobe staple I will wear all summer long.




Happy Mail ~ I am a lucky gal : )

I have received some very Happy Mail in the past month or so and thought I would share it with you.
This adorable Pencil Pouch was hand printed by Krista Fleckenstein.  You can find her fabulous work over at her website Spotted Stones.   

 I was lucky enough to win the pouch in a series she is doing this year on her blog - a printmaking series with new prints on fabric and an item made from that print.  I adore the Suzuko Kokeski print used for the lining. 
Rumour has it, she is coming out with a book this year.  I can't wait!

Amy from During Quiet Time made this adorable block for me.  We are both members of the Cocorico Quilting Bee.  I asked for more blocks for my Paris themed quilt.  I wish you could see the quilt block in person.  The picture does not do it justice!  It is adorable.

The little sign that says Lucienne is so cool!  My youngest son's name is Luc, short for Lucien.  What an amazing coincidence.
I am looking forward to assembling this quilt.  It is going to be lovely!

I hope you find time for some creativity today!