The cold has swept through Santa Cruz leaving us longing for more sweaters and cozy clothes. With a rainy weekend ahead, we are planning to hunker down with our sewing machines and make that happen. I’m hoping to get a Drifltess Cardigan started along with another project you will be seeing up on the blog soon.
Fall is officially here. I was greeted by its crisp air and crunchy leaves on my doorstep this morning. Now I’m ready to go apple picking and start baking. How are you feeling about the changing seasons? Are you doing something fun to celebrate the beginning of fall this weekend? We’d love to hear all about it.
Here’s what brought us joy this week. I hope you like it.
So we just got in some beautiful new fabrics from Andover that looked a little familiar… and that’s because they’re all of our favorite Lizzy House prints from her previous collections!
Wow! Is it just me or has this month just flown by! Now we are all thinking about Halloween costumes and all of the fun fall flannel shirts we are going to make… but before we can even get into that we need to have our grand finally of September sponsored by Windham Fabric and Colette Patterns! So excited!! So here’s whats happening this week:
Tuesday: Amy is going to show us a fun pattern hack for the Laurel pattern from Colette Patterns. She added a fun button placket to the back of the top version giving it a fun new look! Great tutorial so be on the look out for that.
Plus a Give Away! Tuesday we are giving away 3 Colette patterns, 2 fat quarter packs from Lotta Jansdotter, One 10 pack of Aurifil thread and a lawn charm pack from Heather Ross’s Tiger Lily collection. (And a partridge in a pear treeeee… haha)
Wednesday: We are going to give you a virtual tour of Windham Fabrics and tell you about their designers and how they make their fabrics. Great post on the inside workings of a large fabrics manufacturer.
Thursday: We are so excited to share with you a pattern hack and tutorial directly from Haley at Colette Patterns.
We are so excited to announce that we have beautiful garments in our store made by Sarai Mitnick, the Founder & Creative Director of Colette Patterns! For those of you that are not familiar Colette Patterns are an independent pattern company out of Portland, Oregon and here is a little bit about their story!
In 2009 Sarai had a vision for making modern sewing patterns that would teach sewists new skills while creating something beautiful. She decided to ditch the Silicon Valley and become her own boss and develop Colette Patterns with her husband Ken supporting her all the way. All of her sewing patterns come with an easy-to-read educational booklet that can advance your sewing skills to the next level while practicing this new skill in the garment you are making. Each pattern also has a wide range of sizes so they look great on all body types, which is not something you see out of every small pattern company!
Harts Fabric has been a huge supporter of Colette Patterns since they started because we believe in well-made patterns that are not only easy to follow but are highly addictive to the modern sewist. Colette Pattern hits this mark dead on!
Have you seen the new Babar collection from Camelot Fabrics? If you haven’t, be sure to check it out! Babar is such a classic and nostalgic character, you just can’t help falling in love with him. This collections features Babar and his family on multiple fun prints in lot’s of different colors! Printed on 100% cotton it is perfect for quilts, apparel, and light home decor projects!
We can’t wait to start sewing with this collection! What would you make? We’d love to see your project photos, be sure to post pictures on our facebook page! Each month we post customer project photos for our facebook fans to vote on, the customer with the most ‘likes’ will win a $50 gift certificate! We can’t wait to see your projects!
Sewaholic patterns are becoming very popular very fast! They came out of nowhere and now I see more and more people blogging and making Sewaholic patterns. I am very excited about this! It is inspiring to see a young women start a business doing something she loves and then become successful at it. How cool is that?
Tasia who is the owner/creator of Sewaholic patterns did just that. She started a small independent pattern company based out of Canada and features a pattern line of wardrobe essentials for the pear-shaped woman. Her most recent pattern is the called the Cambie dress, which is named after a street in Vancouver. From work to weekend, this dress has you covered! The Cambie Dress is a fitted, fully lined dress with a gorgeous sweetheart neckline and flattering built-in cap sleeves. Great when you want the coverage of a sleeve but the comfort of a sleeveless dress! It has two skirt options; a full skirt with inseam pockets and a classic a-line. Having two skirt options with one bodice is time-saving (if you plan to make both dresses) because you’ll only need to fit the bodice once.