“Amy’s Birthday Dress” Colette Lily Dress Pattern


Today is my birthday!!  yea!   I decided to make myself a birthday dress from Colette’s new Lily Dress pattern.  Which was an easy choice for me since Colette Patterns are my favorite and I’ve been itching to test out one of her new patterns.  The Lily dress was fun to make and it went together pretty easily and quickly.  I used a cotton/stretch fabric in charcoal for the main dress and a cute retro floral dot from Moda fabrics for the pockets and top. For extra contrast I used a red pipping along the pockets and top edge.





Tutorial: Party Clutch

Going to a party but don’t have the right bag?  Are you inhibited on the dancefloor by your giant, cumbersome purse?  Good news!  Here is a simple tutorial for a totally adorable clutch!  Its easy to make and even easier to individualize.



1/4yd fabric for exterior (if this is a directional print, you’ll need ½ yd). Here is a link to the fabric we used.

1/4yd fabric for lining

1 1/8 yd chain

1/3 yd decorative elastic

1 button

¼ yd peltex

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Decades of Style Pattern Photo Contest

A couple months ago we started a Decades of Style Pattern contest. Here are the top 6 entries from the contest.   The winner of the contest goes to the 1930’s Butterfly Blouse, she will get to pick any three patterns from Decades of Style patterns.  Thank you Decades of Style for sponsoring this awesome contest!!!

1930’s Lilly Jacket

1930’s Lily Jacket                            1930’s Kitchenette Pajamas

1930’s Butterfly Blouse WINNER!                      1930’s Button Dress





Tutorial: Pearl Snaps

Are you afraid of zippers and buttons? Do you sew mainly in knits to avoid difficult closures? If so, Pearl snaps are going to be your new favorite thing! This tutorial will show you how to add these easy and stylish snaps to your next project. Also, did you know we have them in a variety of colors?!? Button holes take forever and when one goes wrong it can ruin a garment! The only tools you need besides what comes in the package is a hammer and a spool of thread.

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Tutorial: Circle Skirt with Pearl Snaps


Who doesn’t love a circle skirt? Not only are they fashionable and easy to wear, but they’re perfect for twirling and flattering for most figures. This guy is made from a lovely linen rayon blend with pearl snaps as a closure. Pearl snaps are awesome if you’re averse to buttonholes or a zipper-phobe! The only extra tools you need http://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifare a hammer and a spool of thread, they’re SO easy. Check out our pearl snap tutorial if you’re feeling apprehensive.

This project is great because it can be completed in an afternoon and worn in so many ways. So here goes, this is what you need:

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Kansas City Quilt Market Spring 2012


I love going to Quilt Market!!!  I always leave with tons of inspiration from all the wonderful booths and displays.  I want you to be inspired too, so here is a lil’ photo tour of my favorite booths from this springs Quilt Market in Kansas City.  Enjoy!
 Melody Miller’s 


(Heather Ross)
Birch Fabrics

Sarah Jane “Out to See” by Micheal Miller Fabrics

Anna Maria Horner “Field Study”  by Westminster Fabrics