Thursday, April 29, 2010

Military Mom Customer Creation

Just got these pictures this morning from one of the military moms that I have been sending patterns and fabric too. She is enjoying the picture taking. The print on the front is Wizard of Oz. She used the Annette Reversible Sundress pattern.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Tana Tutu Dress Customer Creation

A custome just sent me this picture of the Tana Tutu Dress she made for her granddaughter's 3rd birthday. I love the added rick rack around the bodice, applique and matching bow.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

More Shorts

All Brands has some new boy fabric so I made a couple of pairs of Betsey/Joey Shorts to display in the Baton Rouge store. One is reversible and one is non reversible. I used the longer length version of the pattern for both.

This jpic shows the reversed side. The longer version works the best if a cuff is desired.
The past week I've also made a couple of drafts for new patterns. The first design didn't work out like I wanted but the second design has some promise. My desire is to make a dress that is simple but also able to give the sewer a chance to be creative with trims, fabrics and embroidery.

Sunday, April 18, 2010


APIL (Ascension Parish Inclusive League) Tball season begin Aprl 10th and what a great start. Lots of new participants plus returning participants from last year. The field has been improved and by next week we should have a fence around it and dugouts.

We have been blessed with awesome volunteers. Ascension Catholic Softball team has been a huge help to the program. A couple of track students from St. Amant High School also joined us last week. One of the children's grandparent's also helped out running home plate .

It is so great to see the program growing and everyone enjoying themselves - children and adults. Here are a few pictures from out last couple of games.
APIL's field is at St. Amant Park on Stringer Bridge Road in St. Amant. Games are on Saturday Mornings at 10AM. Come join us. Only a few more games left.

Company Overview:
APIL is a non-competitive inclusive recreation league for children with or without disabilities (ages 4-13) to participate together in recreational activities and games.
To have children with or without disabilities be able to participate together in non-competitive recreational activities.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Military Sewing Project

UPDATE: 4/14/10
Heidi recently sent these pics of Annette Reversible Sundress she made for someone special

UPDATE: Another picture

This is another outfit made from the packages I sent to Humphrey's Base. This little model is the daughter of my contact there who has organized the requests and deliveries. What a cutie! Loving the hand on the hip pose.

I recently connected with a military wife stationed in South Korea through an Etsy purchase from my shop. With her help and to show appreciation for the sacrifice that the military personnel and their families make, I started a project to send patterns and fabric to her and other military sewers on their base. It is such a fun and rewarding project to be able to share with these ladies. These are some pictures of the outfits they made with the items I sent.

I needed larger size patterns so I contacted a couple of other pattern designers and they were happy to contribute to the project. Thanks go to Carla who put together a package of some patterns and fabric from her designs and her collaboration with Jennifer Paganelli. Aimee at Sew Sensible also donated patterns for the project.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Sewing Projects

Made these for a friend's little girl's first birthday. The applique is a free font from The shorts and applique are out of Fabric Finders pique fabric.

I've made a couple of items out of this adorable Riley Blake fabric from the Rainy Days and Mondays collection.

Monday, April 5, 2010

I Love Spring!

This azalea bush is pink but had one branch with white flowers.

Betsey/Joey Shorts Customer Creation

Just got this pic from a customer. She used the Betsey/Joey shorts pattern and added the cute turtle applique to complete the outfit. She sells this short set along with other handmade items in her Etsy shop called Hailey Bugs Closet.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Ava Sundress as a top - customer Creation

One of my Louisiana customers sent me this picture using a shortened version of the Ava Sundress as a top to wear with shorts. What a cute short set this made with the bright colors and applique.

Here is what she said:

"I just finished with my first Ava dress (cut to a top w/shorts). I SIMPLY LOVE IT..... I must say your e-patterns are the easiest by far to read. "

I enjoy seeing the patterns used in different ways. Customers are so creative. Keep the pictures coming. They inspire me.