Saturday, September 23, 2017

Boss Lady Fabrics Scrap Busting

I got this gorgeous velvet from Boss Lady Fabrics. I used it to make this top. You can read the blog post for it HERE.

I really do try to keep my sewing room and fabric organized. I only put 1 yard cuts or bigger on the shelves in my sewing room and all smaller cuts go on shelves in the closet or bins. And I have waaay too many short cuts and remnants. I had a very odd cut of this velvet left over that was the perfect size for at least some sleeves. I had seen a photo of a raglan top made with velvet sleeve and decided to make one. I went to my closet of remnants and looked for a suitable piece for the body and found some pink french terry.

I really love how it turned out. This will be perfect to wear as the weather cools down.

I used the Elle Puls Bethouia for this top. The sleeves on it are my favorite.

If you are looking for good quality fabrics at great prices, check out Boss Lady Fabrics. There's a great variety on the website including mystery boxes. Check it out at http://www.sewlikeaboss.com/
Also be sure to watch the Facebook group for Fast Finger Sales. They are discounted pieces that go to the first to comment. It's fun and moves fast.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Jaded Threads Shoppe Back to the Beginning

Jaded Threaded is going back in time and reprinting the designs that started it all. The round is appropriately named - Back to the Beginning. This round has sooo many prints in it, it's hard to pick a favorite.

The preorder closes on October 1st. All prints are offered on cotton lycra, french terry, and bamboo lycra. Order at https://www.jadedthreads.com/collections/reprint-round

I was sent "Shot Through the Heart" on cotton lycra. This is a gorgeous and very detailed small scale print. The design shows arrows in a variety of styles and so many deep rich colors on a pretty purple background.

When I received this strike off, I decided to try a new cardigan pattern and pair the print up with a solid grey jersey knit.

There are so many colors in this print. I almost paired it with a dark teal or a dark plum - it looked great with both. I will probably find several tops in my wardrobe that will go great with this.

Cuddle Muffins Custom Printing Peppermint all the Things 2.0

If you are looking for cute holiday prints that are perfect for all winter, check out Cuddle Muffins Custom Printing. The Peppermint all the Things Flash Round just opened and it's full of some great designs. You have to see the Peppermint all the Stripes - it's Gorgeous!

The Preorder closes on September 21st - so order soon HERE! All the prints are offered on cotton lycra and french terry.

Marissa sent me Peppermint all the Holly. I love the sophisticated look of this print. The background is a dark grey with a tint of blue. The holly stems are a silvery grey and bits of blue with berries in a bright red and a darker maroon. There are also branches that are shades of brown. This is a print you can wear all winter.

I recently returned home from a cruise. When we were at the safety briefing before setting sail, I saw a lady wearing a top made like this. Hers was a solid blue and the front v-neck had a cool crochet applique on the neckline. My husband said it was creepy for me to try to sneak a photo of this mystery woman, so I sketched her top on my phone. When I got this strike off - I knew it was perfect for this top.

I love the subtle sexiness of this top and had plans to wear a red velvet jacket with it for some photos to bring out the the gorgeous reds in the holly. It was a hot 95 degrees and you couldn't have paid me to put that velvet jacket on.

When it gets cooler, I'll grab the red velvet jacket. This will be great to wear to any holiday parties this winter. Until then, I have a cute date night top.

K's Closet Fall Flash Round

K's Closet has an awesome Fall Flash Round open now. You place your order by September 29th and it will ship to you by October 15th! How's that for a quick turn around?

There are so many gorgeous prints in the Fall Flash Round. Go check them out - I'm in love with the Autumn Leaves print. All prints are available on cotton lycra, brushed poly, bamboo lycra, french terry, and cotton woven.

Order at https://ksclosethillsborough.com/

I was sent the Autumn Blooms print on cotton lycra. Since Fall in Texas is still pretty hot, I decided to pair the print with some lace.

I really love how my top turned out even though I ran into a few issues. I didn't have a pattern and was trying to recreate a shirt I saw a lady wearing on my cruise. I sewed a few pieces wrong, but in the end - it still worked out.

The lace yoke is on the front and the back. In hindsight, I should have lined it with something, but I also like it like this.

This print has so many pretty fall colors. The background is a gorgeous raisin color with buttercream and gold flowers with bright blue accents.

This print is great for your fall wardrobe. It may not feel like fall yet, but it will get here sooner or later.

Boss Lady Fabrics Sweater Knit Piko Top

I love this sweater knit I got from Boss Lady Fabrics! It was only a yard, but that's all I needed to make the top I envisioned.

I love the Everything Your Mama Made Piko Top. I've blogged about it several times - but THIS POST shows you all the varieties I have made.

I love to make the 3/4 length sleeve version for fall. That requires a bit of fabric for the sleeves and I did not have enough of this sweater knit. I dug through my bin of remnants from Made Whimsy and found a piece of the Maroon cotton lycra.  It's almost a perfect match and worked out great.

I love the Piko top since it's roomy and very comfortable.

This is the hi-low hem version and I love it with skinny jeans and boots.

I'm pretty sure this top is going to be in heavy rotation in my fall wardrobe.

Boss Lady Fabrics is great for finding gorgeous fabrics at a great price. Be sure to join the Facebook Group to join in the Fast Finger Sales - they are lots of fun!

Friday, September 15, 2017

Little Roots Fabrics Holiday Round

There's so much to love about Little Roots Fabrics.

They print in the US on domestically produced cotton lycra with organic inks.
For every order placed a tree is planted in Colorado!
They run amazing prints!

This Holiday Round is just beautiful!  The preorder is open from September 15th - October 1st! Order HERE!

I love this bird print - Dreaming of a White Christmas. It's cute and whimsical, and not overly holiday-ish. I can see wearing this print throughout winter.

This is the Patterns for Pirates Boundless Dress.  I did make a few changes to it. I used a band instead of lining the bodice and I raised the neckline in the back so that it was not the same as the front. In hindsight - I probably should have gone ahead and lined the bodice, but I'll keep that in mind for next time I use a light colored knit.

The birds are so cut and spaced out enough that it doesn't feel childish. The colors are a teal and maroon, which I love.

The Christmas Cactus though is probably my favorite print this round. Maybe it's because I'm a Southern Gal. And I did have a fake cactus once upon a time that we would decorate with lights for Christmas.

These minty green rainbow dots go perfectly with the print and the combination seemed perfect for the George & Ginger Swagger Sweater. This pattern is only $5 and I really love it.

Isn't this a fun print and a fun top?

I love the double layered skirt over my butt. I think it looks super cute.

These prints are perfect for a Southern Christmas. Be sure to grab them both. There's also another version of the dots that go with the Christmas Cactus too.

In addition to all the Holiday prints, Little Roots is celebrating hitting a milestone of hitting 3,000 members. They are almost to 4,000 now. To celebrate, they decided to release a new colorway of the original design that launched Little Roots Fabrics - Vikings. This is the new colorway - I call it Shield Maiden Pink. It's a nice coral color.

It pairs very nicely with this grey I had in my stash. This top is the Halla Patterns Agnes with some colorblocking. This is one of my favorite patterns and love that it's so versatile.

The Preorder is Open from September 15 - October 1st!. Order at https://little-roots-fabrics.myshopify.com/

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Boss Lady Fabrics Chiffon and Lace Kimono

You can find all kinds of things at Boss Lady Fabrics. I happen to get this pretty fall colored chiffon and this olive lace trim. They happen to go great together.

When I saw the fabric with the trim, I knew I wanted to make a kimono. I decided to make the Simplicity 8172 version A.

I did not follow the pattern exactly. I decided to cut my fabric so that I did not have a seam down the center back. I also added the trim to each piece, before sewing them together.

I really love how my kimono turned out and now need to make a rust colored top to wear under it. In my photos I'm wearing New Horizon's Portlander Pants made with Dark Blue Heathered Athletic Brushed Poly from Zenith & Quasar Fabric.

Boss Lady Fabrics is great for finding gorgeous fabrics at a great price. Be sure to join the Facebook Group to join in the Fast Finger Sales - they are lots of fun!