Thursday, March 25, 2010

JoAnn, Annette Dresses and Karen Capri Customer Creations

A couple of local Southern Louisiana customers made these cute outfits using the Karen Capri pattern, JoAnn Dress pattern and Annette Reversible Sundress Pattern.

Geaux Tigers!

Great looks using bright and soft colors.

This is one side of the Annette Dress with matching flower on the front and a coordinating hair clip.

The reversed side of the Annette Dress. You can see that this dress is a great canvas for embroidery.

Thanks Kathy & DeeDee for sharing these pictures. I am always inspired by the creativity of customers.

Monday, March 22, 2010

More Projects

Busy sewing some samples this past weekend for All Brands new store opening. All of the fabrics are Riley Blake Designs. The first three are from a Riley Blake collection called Rainy Days and Mondays.

Annette Reversible Sundress
Karen Capri Set
Emily Dress

This umbrella print is so adorable. My favorite of the collection.

Karesa Dress
David Pants
Betsey/Joey Shorts (Reversible)

Friday, March 19, 2010

March Madness - Sewing Version

Basketball fans are all talking about March Madness. For me, March Madness has been sewing, sewing, sewing. These are the rest of the projects done last weekend all using fabric by Fabric Finders.
This week I am working on samples to display at All Brands new store that will be opening in Lake Charles, LA soon. I'm using some cute prints by Riley Blake. Pictures will be posted soon.
Ava Sundress
Karen Capri Set
Sunny Wrap Dress

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Weekend Projects

These are some of my sewing projects from this weekend all using fabric by Fabric Finders.

Emily Dress

Karesa Dress (longer version with no collar)

Annette Reversible Sundress with a removalble fabric flower

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Spring and Sewing

After the cold winter we have had, even here in the South, I am ready for some Spring weather and that means Spring sewing. I seem to have more energy and inspiration when the sun is shining, flowers and trees begin to bud and days are longer. My biggest problem is trying to decide what fabric to use with so many bright and colorful choices.

These are a few of my recent fabric purchases.

The two on the left are Robert Kaufman-s Monaluna Mod Bird by Jennifer Moore. Two in the middle are Moda Smore Marshmallow Cream Swirls and Pink Polka Dots and the one on the right is Amy Schimler Confections Cupcakes and Flowers.

These are a couple of pictures from the testers of the Karesa Pattern. Thank you testers for your comments and pictures.

Thanks also to Joni for taking the pictures for my cover and allowing her little one to be my model. She has 3 daughters that I adore and call my "adopted granddaughters".

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Karesa Dress Pattern

Karesa Dress Pattern now available for purchase just in time to get started on a Easter dress for someone special.

Karesa Dress Pattern in sizes 1 through 4 is a sleeveless dress with a gathered skirt that buttons down the back and has a contrasting waistband and optional collar.

This is the option without the collar. I also included instructions to make a longer look.