Thursday, December 22, 2016

Ugly Christmas Sweater Party with Petite Stitchery & Co.

Its been a bit of a busy season for me, but how can I resist sewing up another Rosemary by Petite Stitchery & Co. especailly since Amelia has been begging me for one ever since JubeJube has hers...that I posted about here. I don't do ugly Christmas very well, but the Rosemary I did make does have what I think look like snowflakes and an upcycled button.

Read to the end, there's a giveaway and a linky party! 

The main fabric is a joggers fleece from my stash that I've been wanting to used to make myself a sweater (we all know I won't get one now, heeeheee) and the collar is Your Heart Pure by Art Gallery Fabrics that I got for this project at my local shop.
The only part of this Rosemary that I lined was the collar seeing that the main was quite think and little Amelia would have over heated in it. 

This button was in my stash it was removed from a jacket that I had made several years back and just loved all the different levels of pink in it. 

Without the lining this sweater really goes together quickly so if you have a last minute gift to make, this one is a little life saver...Saves you from going out, AND who doesn't like a sweater with a comfy collar to keep warm this time of year! 

Don't forget to link up your version of the Ugly Sweater in the linky party! Also don't forget to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway! 

Tuesday  12/20 

Wednesday  12/21

Thursday  12/22

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Friday, November 25, 2016

Découvrir la Broderie à la Machine

Depuis quel que jours, j'ai occasion de m'amuser! Je m'amuse avec un beau logiciel de broderie et j'adore avoir plus de possibilité de créer des vêtements et autres articles beaucoup plus personnalisés.

Le logiciel donc j'ai l’opportunité d'utilisé et le 6D Embroidery Extra version française! Il est maintenant disponible chez Pénélope - Machines à Coudre avec une super belle réduction de 55%.

I've been having fun with this embroidery program. Really! And honestly I can't even fanthom all the possibilities. 

The program is 6D Embroidery Extra...its on sale right now at Penelope-Machines à Coudre, you can even order it online! 

Il me reste encore beaucoup a découvrir a propos des fonctions du logiciel  mais pour l'instant je suis capable d'aller chercher des image sur l'internet et d'ajuster l'image selon mon cerceau de broderie de la machine a coudre BrotherLB6810. Je peux aussi changer les couleurs que souhaite utiliser.

J'ai commencée par me trouver un image assez simple.

I still have a lot to learn, but I'm able to get images off the internet, format the image to fit my embroidery hooop in a BrotherLB6810, and I can also change the colors I want for my little project.

I started out with a simple image.

Ensuite j'ai ajouté le petite nom d'Amelia, il y a plusieurs choix de lettrage et voila!

Then added Amelia's name...Oh by the way, there are many of fonts to choose from already in the program....and there you have it!

Je vais avouer que je me suis un peu perdu dans les explications (je ne suis pas toujours douée avec les ordinateurs) mais j'ai réussi! Lorsqu'on a appris la marche a suivre pour aller chercher les images et de formater c'est même très facile de créer de belles petites touches a nos projets.

I'm going to admit, I got lost with the explanations (computers are not always my friend, but we get along more every day) and I got through it. Once you learn what steps to follow to get your image and to format it actually is really easy to add a special little touch of cuteness to your porjects. 

Une petite décoration pour la fenêtre de la chambre d'Amelia.
Je crois que je vais avoir des heures de plaisir... exploiter, découvrir et créer.

So here it is, my first project using machine embroidery is finished, I made a bunting for Amelia's window.
I know I'm going to have hours of fun with this...exploring everything that can be done and just creating! 

A bientot, xx.

Until next time, xx.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Everyday Wear with Petite Stitchery & Co.

Hey all, I know its been a while...more than a month actually since I've posted to my blog. But I've been busy with tons of fun stuff that I can't wait to show you. For now here we are to celebrate everyday wear with Petite Stitchery & Co. Be sure to read to the end and enter the rafflecopter easy giveaway!

This group of three talented ladies have created a pattern collection with so much vesitilty and style that its easy to used for dressing up and everyday fun. 

From this collection I've made the Sparrow tunic, the Fawn leggings (with and without the tuxedo stripe) and my favorite so far, the Rosemary crop top. 

I made Sparrow and Fawn for Amelia. She just loves peplum style tops.

For the Fawn leggings I used a fun stitching technique (flat lock) that I learned in a class about exploring and using your serger to its full potential. It just gives the garment that little extra detail to make it so much more interesting and creative. So much more fun stitching techiniques and fun information to come...this all from a class that I took at Penelope-Machines a Coudre.

Now about Rosemary! So to start I've been hoarding this fabric from Birch Fabrics for some time was purchased from Phat Quarter Shop on Etsy and there is even a facebook group...go check them out to get details on Black Friday deals and savings!  

Rosemary is a great layering piece, with this huge collar. *Here's a tip make sure if you have a driectional fabric to cut the collar upside down to get the print right side up on you collar. it would just be so sad if those little girls would be upside down. 

JubeJube also has the basic style of the Fawn leggings on. The fabric is from Art Gallery, purchased at my local fabric shop. 

I do think that there is so much potential with this wonderful little pattern company. There is just one think I would really like to see, please, pretty please stop putting sleeves cut on the fold. This is my opinion, but its so worth the extra time, effort, ink and paper to get the full sleeve simply becasue the front and back sleeve should have a slightly different shape. It just makes for such a better fit. 

ok, I need to go play the fishing game with the looks like so much fun! 

Join the Petite Stitchery & Co. Fan group on facebook for details on Black Friday sales!

More Petite Stitchery & Co. inspiration and fun with:

Inspinration - Gracious Threads - Cherubs CraftSew Sophie Lynn - 
Pear Berry Lane - Sprouting JubeJube - Élégantine!

Go check out the other posts!

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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Twig & Tale Tour

By now you've heard the news...Big Little can now be found as Twig & Tale. Makes perfect sense to me seeing that kids will have so many tales to share with all the encouraged use of imagination and play with Twig & Tales patterns for outfits and toys.

I had so much fun sewing up these whimsical patterns! First I had decided on the cape, I loved the idea of creating a little red cape, but brown... That's exactly what Amelia said to me, I want Little Red Riding Hood cape, but brown. I also fell in love with those pixie shorts! Who wouldn't! Then more suprises, I got to choose fabric from Art Gallery Fabrics and they sent it to me (for the purpose of the tour). So thanks to Twig & Tale and Art Gallery Fabrics both Amelia and JubeJube had a grand time playing pretend in the park.

For the lining of Amelia's cape I selected In the Thicket Dawn. I was to make the Pixie Shorts with Laced Sunset but when I saw the colors and pritns together I decided on two outfits simply because I didn't like the way they matched up, so a blouse was the way to go for this beautiful fabric.

You might also notice JubeJube's leggings...Yes, that's Art Gallery too, I picked that print up at my local fabric store, its Gust of Leaves.

I love how easily these pattern went together, and I love how each pattern can be made so simple or get the Wild Things Add-ons to make play time even more fun. In fact, you can get the Wild Things Dragon add-on for free, just sign up for the Twig & Tale newsletter, or get it here!

Download FREE Dragon Sewing Pattern

I know it doesn't look like Amelia is having much fun here, and at that point she wasn't just because I asked her to stay still for 3 minutes and put on the hood so I could see what she looked like with the hood on. What a drama queen!

What would a Blog Tour be without a giveaway!

Art Gallery Fabrics is kindly sponsoring 2 yards of Art Gallery fabric of your choice. To make the prize extra sweet, we are also adding a collection of 5 Twig + Tale patterns of your choice.
International entries are very welcome. Our bloggers come from every corner of the world to celebrate the global nature of Twig +Tale too.
Enter using the rafflecopter below.
(The winning entry will be checked to ensure all criteria are met).

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Saturday: - Made by Sara - So Popo Sew - Big Little Tales - Needle and Ted

* I received the Cap pattern and Pixie Pants/shorts pattern for the purpose of the tour, and Art Gallery Fabrics supplied me with fabrics for the purpose of the tour, but all opinions remain my own.

**The blouse pattern is Charlotte from Jilly Atlanta, and the leggings pattern is from Jennuine Design. The outer fabric of the Cape and Pixie Pants is a wool blend from my stash, the Prince de Galle fabric for the Pixie shorts also from my stash. Amelia's t-shirt and tights are from H&M, and their boots are from thier at home wardrobe. 

Until next time, xx.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Canada Cups Wrap-Up

Its time to wrap up this tour and make our way home! 

There's still time to take advantage of the discount codes offered by our sponsors. Keep reading and find out who our lucky winners are! 

Now a few words from Marsha of Seam of my Pants

Generous Sponsor of Canada Cups 2016

Welcome back! You and I both know that you're here to find out if you, or someone you know, won a prize. Go on, admit it! … But don't be in too much of a hurry to leave. There's more. We wanted everyone to win so we've got some discounts for you, from some of our best kept Canadian secrets. Plus, I'm having a mini-giveaway of 1/2 metre of black stretch lace from my personal stash. Read past the winners' names to find out more.

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Giveaway Winners

Are you one of the lucky 10?
  1. Lavender and Lace bra-making class from Braphoria: Reece Montgomery (Canada)
  2. Two $25 CAD store credit certificates (for you and a friend) from Bra-makers Supply: Denise Marie (USA)
  3. Exclusive pre-release Latte bra kit from The Emerald Studio: Jodi Barrington (Canada)
  4. Complete bra kit including findings, underwires, and lace from Uplift Custom Bras: Angela Smith (Canada)
  5. The Sophie Swimsuit online class, incl. PDF pattern from Closet Case Files: Yiling (USA)
  6. $50 CAD store credit from Blackbird Fabrics: Chelle (USA) [Not again! This woman has a horseshoe hidden somewhere!]
  7. $25 CAD gift card from Ann’s Fabric Shop & a PDF pattern from Jalie: Jeannie (USA)
  8. $50 CAD gift card from Central Sewing Machines: Patricia (Canada)
  9. Complete bra kit from Custom Bras: Kelly Boggs (Canada)
  10. The 10th prize is a bundle of 3 classes from Craftsy, worth more than $200 USD. Their Giveaway is still open until tonight, 11:59 PM MST. This lucky skunk of a winner will be notified directly by Craftsy. (I'm so jelly!)
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Black Lace
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Did You Miss Any of Our Posts from the Tour?

Here again are all the posts from our magical trip with the Fairy Bra Mother and our impish friends:

Coming Up:
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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Upton by Blaverry

Shaking my head, wondering why I haven't made Upton by Blaverry before now. I know you'll be wondering the same once you get a closer look at this sweet knit dress. 

This little knit dress has so much style it can be worn with Valentino inspired shoes.

The real surprise is at the back with that pleat in a contrasting fabric.

The fabrics are both Art Gallery Fabrics, the main is Artisan Aged Allure Washed and the contrast is Forest Floor.

This pattern by Blaverry is available in sizes 2T to 16 years and as with very blaverry pattern you get layered printing so you print only the sizes you want or need. All charts included are in metric and imperial measurements. Instructions included step-by-step tech drawings...And so much more, you can look up the details for yourself here.

Will I make it again...Yes! infact I have another one cut out and ready to go for Amelia. This little dress is so comfortable and easy to wear, even pairing it with sneakers would be adorable.

Go check out some more inspiration for sewing up the Upton dress:

Until next time, xx.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Canada Cups, Giveaways!

WHOOHOOOOO!!!!! I hope you're as excited as I am!

Today is the day to enter the giveaways.  Entry starts Sunday at noon, and closes Tuesday at noon.  Winners will be announced Tuesday afternoon, there will be some consolation prizes as well if you don't win, so be sure to check back either way.

Now on to the prizes, our Sponsors have been very generous!!!!   

You can win,
  • Online classes from Braphoria, Crafsty and Closet Case Files
  • Gift certificates to Bra Makers Supply, Blackbirds Fabrics, Ann's Fabrics, and Central Sewing
  • Bra kits from Emerald Studios, Uplift Custom Bra's, and Custom Bra's. 
  • PDF pattern from Jalie
 Now even if you're convinced you will NEVER make a bra go enter, because any of these prizes would make an awesome gift, but you should totally keep it and make one, trust me it's awesome!!!!

Have you missed any posts???  Here's a link to my Panties, Construction and Fit
and my interview with Émilie of Jalie Patterns, and also the undies I made using Jalie 2568
The rest are all linked below, go and check up while you're waiting to see if you win!!!! 

So how do you enter?? Simple just click on my boobs!!



Click the image below now for a chance to win a bundle of 3 Craftsy classes (your choice):
Stay with us through to the end of the tour for a chance to win additional prizes:
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Tuesday, September 13

Wednesday, September 14

Thursday, September 15
Friday, September 16
Saturday, September 17
Sunday, September 18
Whoohoo! It's giveaway day today!
Monday, September 19
Have you entered the giveaways yet? Today's your last chance.
Tuesday, September 20
Giveaway winners announced on all the blogs:
After September 20
  • Come back to visit all the blogs for followup posts. It's always fun!
  • Craftsy class discounts expire at midnight Sept. 30