Friday, March 29, 2013

Colette Laurel Dress Contest!

I first heard about this contest on Facebook! I was so excited about Colette's New Laurel Dress pattern when it first became available March 19th but then they added this wonderful contest!!! There are 6 categories; favorite use of print, of color, self designed fabric, use of details, Fall/ Winter versions and reader's choice. To become a contestant make a Laurel Dress, take pictures and submit them to Colette's Flickr Group. Make sure you tag your picture in the description so it is considered in one of the six categories. By the way that is not all, Colette has also included an ebook with nine different variations on the Laurel Dress. Can't wait to make one for me!!
Happy Sewing!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

March 2013 Giveaway!

This new book called Carnival of Felt Making by Gillian Harris is so whimsical! I instantly fell in love with the felt bird and hand bag inside. The slippers are adorable too.
It is hard to know just where to start. That is why you should check out the authors site called Gilliangladrag. She also has a felt shop in Dorking, UK and an online site with fun sewing and felt making kits!! It is very hard to part with this book but it is our March Giveaway!!
We are so excited to be able to share this wonderful book with you. Thanks to Macmillan publishing, this giveaway is for one book to a lucky blog winner. 


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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Customer Feedback!

"Thank you, this pattern was a great design and the step-by-step instructions were clear and straight-forward. I highly recommend the pattern, thanks again :) "
I love her fabric with the app icons!
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This is a beautiful French Cuff Tote. I love how she added the flower for the picture. Super Cute!
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"I love it, I will reorder again. Thanks"
These are beautiful pictures, thank you so much for sharing them with me. I love seeing everyones Sew Spoiled cases and bags.  The best part about being a pattern designer is seeing your creations. Please send more pictures and feedback. We love hearing from our customers. If you want to show off your talent subscribe to Your Sew Spoiled Projects Flickr group

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

My Easter Dress

Over the weekend I spent a lot of time sewing. I finished some projects that had been on my sewing table for weeks. I also bought this mint green fabric from Hawthorne Threads. It arrived on Friday afternoon just in time for me to wash Friday night and cut Saturday. The dress is made from the Washi Dress Pattern from Made by Rae, no sleeves and a white sash ribbon that ties in the back. Thank you to my friends who follow Sew Spoiled on Facebook for helping me decide on the sleeveless dress. I pinned the dress onto the dress form and got suck! Should I add sleeves or not? Luckily everyone's comments helped me decide and I am so thankful. This dress looks like spring to me. The cotton feels soft and drapes well. 
Thanks again!

Monday, March 18, 2013

How to Download Your Etsy ePatterns

Once you purchase an ePattern, how do you download your pattern? There are 3 different ways!
#1. After you finish the transaction, this page above will pop open. Click on the View Your Files link and download the epattern.

#2. If you did not open it there, Etsy sends you an email with the link!! 

#3. If you still did not get to the files you can click Your Account, Purchases, Files Ready to Download. 
The download page looks like this. You will click the download button and it will download the pattern directly to your computer. 
Not all PDF pattern sellers are using this method. I like it because you no longer do you have to wait on me. You can download the pattern when you are ready to sew!
Best wishes and tons of stitches!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Thirty One Skirt with a Sew Spoiled Twist

I like my Thirty One bag but it lacks pockets. It only has 2 pockets inside and none outside. I created a new skirt for this bag. Two slip pockets on either side! Outside pockets are useful for your phone or sunglasses.  They wrap around the both sides of the bag. Keeping the contents inside the pocket snug with elastic to gather the top of the pocket. 

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Free Dress Tutorials for Spring

Spring is almost here and the Spring Fever is here!!! Looking online I have seen some amazing tutorials so I thought I would share and put them together for all of us.
Girly Dresses
The Perennial Dress by Sew Pony
Easter Bow Dress by Made on Maple
Belle's Dress (size 2t or 4t) by The Planner The Procrastinator 
Women Dresses

Garden Party Dress by Honig Design
Partly Sunny Frock by Grosgrain
Thanks!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Vinylize Rain Boots Tutorial

I love hand me downs. These rain boots were give to us by our cousins. They fit perfectly but needed some color. The girls and I decided to vinylize them with hot pink vinyl!!! Here is what you need if you want to personalize your own rain boots.
Materials:
Rain Boots
Step 1: Measure the amount of space you have to work with and clean your rain boots.
Step 2: Program Silhouette or cutting machine to cut the initials or vinyl out. I only used their first initial because their boots were so small, I only had 2" to work with.
Step 3: Place contact paper over the design and peel off. Now it is ready to stick on the rain boots.
Step 4: Stick the vinyl directly to the rain boots and rub the contact side with a plastic gift card.
Step 5: Peel the contact paper off the boot. You are done!
Have fun personalizing your rain boots! 

Monday, March 11, 2013

Emily Bag

This was my weekend project. It almost didn't happen. First, I found this cute pattern by iThinkSew.com, it is called the Emily Bag. It is large and spacious!! Since the bag is so large, it takes up a yard of fabric for the exterior and another yard for the interior. Finding a full yard of anything in my stash is hard to find, so I cut the exterior out of tan leather, Amy Butler's Angelica in Zinc and cork fabric for the handles.
The interior is off white fabric. The pattern is great but I really had trouble working with the leather this time. It was thicker and it took the entire project to find the correct tension of the thread, needle, etc..
I love how it finally turned out. The bag is perfect for a day trip. I used it today for school but I think the beach is calling my name!
Best Wishes and Tons of Stitches!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Joyful Jumper Tutorial, with Side Zipper

Materials:
Two yards of Fabric
One 10" invisible zipper
Ribbon or other fun notions.
Step 1: Print out Jumper PDF.
Step 2: First cut...
  • 4 Bodice pieces, add a 1/2" to one side for side zipper installation. 
  • 2 skirt panel measuring width of fabric 44" X the desired length. (I used 23" for size 8 and 19" for size 6.) 
  • 2 straps measuring 3"X 7" (for size 8) or 3"X6" (for size 6)
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Step 3: Iron the straps. Sew the straps 1/4" on either side.
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Step 4:  Pin the front bodice pieces together with the straps sandwich between the panels. Sew 1/2" seam allowance only along the top of the panels. 
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Step 5: Pin the back bodice pieces together with the strap sandwich between the panels. Sew 1/2" seam allowance only along the top of the panels.
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Step 6: Pin and sew the shorter bodice sides, match the front and the back bodices.
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Step 7: Fold and iron a the lining or back bodice 1/2"up.
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Step 8: Sew the 2 skirt pieces together on one side (leaving the other side open for zipper) and gather the skirt
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Step 9: Attach the gathered skirt to the front bodice.
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Sep 10: Topstitch the bodice to the skirt, move the lining away.
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Step 11: Attache the invisible zipper to the front bodice and skirt. Move the lining or back bodice away.
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Step 12: Place the lining or back bodice right sides together over the invisible zipper and front bodice, stitch the back bodice to the front bodice along the zipper stop at the ironed 1/2" fold line.
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Step 13: Flip right side out and pin carefully the back bodice to the skirt from the front. Topstitch again over the bodice to the skirt. Hand stitching is advised. 
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Step 14: Sew the skirt together.
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Step 15: Hem the jumper by folding over the bottom of the skirt twice 1", iron and sew the edge. (I did fold mine over 2" because my daughter is a little shorter.)
Best Wishes and Tons of Stitches!