Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Best of Sew Spoiled 2014

Sew Spoiled had a great year this year. I started with a brand new embroidery machine, Brother PE-770. I have embroidered everything! I love adding an extra monogram or personalization to someone's gift. Many of the tutorials I wrote this year involve embroidery.
Sewing is always my main focus and this year was no different. I made a lot of wardrobe items for myself. Self sewing can be fun. My favorite sewing book this year was The Magic Pattern book by Amy Barickman. Everything I made from her book turned out like the models wearing it in the pictures. She gives tons of fabric ideas and no paper templates to loose. A CD has all the patterns available on it, print only what you want to make.
I learned how to knit on my own this year! You can look up and learn so much using online videos and that is what I did. I can't wait to see what next year brings in knitting. There is a whole new world of yarn, look up Ravelry.com.  I still do not understand all of it but I am ready to learn about it. My favorite knitting project is the Antler Cardigan Sweater seen here in pink and teal. I have finished one and I am almost done with the second one. 
Here is a list of the tutorials from just this year alone. I love writing tutorials, giving back to the online the sewing community.
Thanks for a wonderful 2014 and I look forward to sewing with all of you in 2015! 
Best wishes and tons of stitches!

Monday, December 22, 2014

Top 10 Tunic and Dress Sewing Patterns

This time of year I start to look for selfish sewing projects that are quick and easy to make. I have wrapped and made gifts for all on my lists and now I am wanting to make a few things for myself. Here are a few dress on my list to try 2015. They would all look great with a pair of fleece legging and ballet flats or boots. Can't wait to try them all!