Saturday, September 16, 2017

Jaded Threads Shoppe Back to the Beginning

Jaded Threaded is going back in time and reprinting the designs that started it all. The round is appropriately named - Back to the Beginning. This round has sooo many prints in it, it's hard to pick a favorite.

The preorder closes on October 1st. All prints are offered on cotton lycra, french terry, and bamboo lycra. Order at https://www.jadedthreads.com/collections/reprint-round

I was sent "Shot Through the Heart" on cotton lycra. This is a gorgeous and very detailed small scale print. The design shows arrows in a variety of styles and so many deep rich colors on a pretty purple background.

When I received this strike off, I decided to try a new cardigan pattern and pair the print up with a solid grey jersey knit.

There are so many colors in this print. I almost paired it with a dark teal or a dark plum - it looked great with both. I will probably find several tops in my wardrobe that will go great with this.

Cuddle Muffins Custom Printing Peppermint all the Things 2.0

If you are looking for cute holiday prints that are perfect for all winter, check out Cuddle Muffins Custom Printing. The Peppermint all the Things Flash Round just opened and it's full of some great designs. You have to see the Peppermint all the Stripes - it's Gorgeous!

The Preorder closes on September 21st - so order soon HERE! All the prints are offered on cotton lycra and french terry.

Marissa sent me Peppermint all the Holly. I love the sophisticated look of this print. The background is a dark grey with a tint of blue. The holly stems are a silvery grey and bits of blue with berries in a bright red and a darker maroon. There are also branches that are shades of brown. This is a print you can wear all winter.

I recently returned home from a cruise. When we were at the safety briefing before setting sail, I saw a lady wearing a top made like this. Hers was a solid blue and the front v-neck had a cool crochet applique on the neckline. My husband said it was creepy for me to try to sneak a photo of this mystery woman, so I sketched her top on my phone. When I got this strike off - I knew it was perfect for this top.

I love the subtle sexiness of this top and had plans to wear a red velvet jacket with it for some photos to bring out the the gorgeous reds in the holly. It was a hot 95 degrees and you couldn't have paid me to put that velvet jacket on.

When it gets cooler, I'll grab the red velvet jacket. This will be great to wear to any holiday parties this winter. Until then, I have a cute date night top.

K's Closet Fall Flash Round

K's Closet has an awesome Fall Flash Round open now. You place your order by September 29th and it will ship to you by October 15th! How's that for a quick turn around?

There are so many gorgeous prints in the Fall Flash Round. Go check them out - I'm in love with the Autumn Leaves print. All prints are available on cotton lycra, brushed poly, bamboo lycra, french terry, and cotton woven.

Order at https://ksclosethillsborough.com/

I was sent the Autumn Blooms print on cotton lycra. Since Fall in Texas is still pretty hot, I decided to pair the print with some lace.

I really love how my top turned out even though I ran into a few issues. I didn't have a pattern and was trying to recreate a shirt I saw a lady wearing on my cruise. I sewed a few pieces wrong, but in the end - it still worked out.

The lace yoke is on the front and the back. In hindsight, I should have lined it with something, but I also like it like this.

This print has so many pretty fall colors. The background is a gorgeous raisin color with buttercream and gold flowers with bright blue accents.

This print is great for your fall wardrobe. It may not feel like fall yet, but it will get here sooner or later.

Boss Lady Fabrics Sweater Knit Piko Top

I love this sweater knit I got from Boss Lady Fabrics! It was only a yard, but that's all I needed to make the top I envisioned.

I love the Everything Your Mama Made Piko Top. I've blogged about it several times - but THIS POST shows you all the varieties I have made.

I love to make the 3/4 length sleeve version for fall. That requires a bit of fabric for the sleeves and I did not have enough of this sweater knit. I dug through my bin of remnants from Made Whimsy and found a piece of the Maroon cotton lycra.  It's almost a perfect match and worked out great.

I love the Piko top since it's roomy and very comfortable.

This is the hi-low hem version and I love it with skinny jeans and boots.

I'm pretty sure this top is going to be in heavy rotation in my fall wardrobe.

Boss Lady Fabrics is great for finding gorgeous fabrics at a great price. Be sure to join the Facebook Group to join in the Fast Finger Sales - they are lots of fun!

Friday, September 15, 2017

Little Roots Fabrics Holiday Round

There's so much to love about Little Roots Fabrics.

They print in the US on domestically produced cotton lycra with organic inks.
For every order placed a tree is planted in Colorado!
They run amazing prints!

This Holiday Round is just beautiful!  The preorder is open from September 15th - October 1st! Order HERE!

I love this bird print - Dreaming of a White Christmas. It's cute and whimsical, and not overly holiday-ish. I can see wearing this print throughout winter.

This is the Patterns for Pirates Boundless Dress.  I did make a few changes to it. I used a band instead of lining the bodice and I raised the neckline in the back so that it was not the same as the front. In hindsight - I probably should have gone ahead and lined the bodice, but I'll keep that in mind for next time I use a light colored knit.

The birds are so cut and spaced out enough that it doesn't feel childish. The colors are a teal and maroon, which I love.

The Christmas Cactus though is probably my favorite print this round. Maybe it's because I'm a Southern Gal. And I did have a fake cactus once upon a time that we would decorate with lights for Christmas.

These minty green rainbow dots go perfectly with the print and the combination seemed perfect for the George & Ginger Swagger Sweater. This pattern is only $5 and I really love it.

Isn't this a fun print and a fun top?

I love the double layered skirt over my butt. I think it looks super cute.

These prints are perfect for a Southern Christmas. Be sure to grab them both. There's also another version of the dots that go with the Christmas Cactus too.

In addition to all the Holiday prints, Little Roots is celebrating hitting a milestone of hitting 3,000 members. They are almost to 4,000 now. To celebrate, they decided to release a new colorway of the original design that launched Little Roots Fabrics - Vikings. This is the new colorway - I call it Shield Maiden Pink. It's a nice coral color.

It pairs very nicely with this grey I had in my stash. This top is the Halla Patterns Agnes with some colorblocking. This is one of my favorite patterns and love that it's so versatile.

The Preorder is Open from September 15 - October 1st!. Order at https://little-roots-fabrics.myshopify.com/

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Boss Lady Fabrics Chiffon and Lace Kimono

You can find all kinds of things at Boss Lady Fabrics. I happen to get this pretty fall colored chiffon and this olive lace trim. They happen to go great together.

When I saw the fabric with the trim, I knew I wanted to make a kimono. I decided to make the Simplicity 8172 version A.

I did not follow the pattern exactly. I decided to cut my fabric so that I did not have a seam down the center back. I also added the trim to each piece, before sewing them together.

I really love how my kimono turned out and now need to make a rust colored top to wear under it. In my photos I'm wearing New Horizon's Portlander Pants made with Dark Blue Heathered Athletic Brushed Poly from Zenith & Quasar Fabric.

Boss Lady Fabrics is great for finding gorgeous fabrics at a great price. Be sure to join the Facebook Group to join in the Fast Finger Sales - they are lots of fun!

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

The Fabric Geeks Through the Stones

The Fabric Geeks current Round open for Preorders is "Through the Stones". The prints this round are all inspired by the Outlander series of books. There are a variety of tartan plaids and each one is different and beautiful. All prints this round will be offered on cotton lycra and french terry. The Preorder closes on September 14th.

Order at http://thefabricgeeks.com/preorder/
If you want to be invoiced in Canadian dollars, order here https://goo.gl/forms/l1LzYG1EeoWbKA2I3

I was sent the Inverness Plaid and the Celtic Badges - both on cotton lycra. I cut the Inverness plaid on the bias for the back and sleeves of my Duck Butt Designs Carol's Favorite Tee.

I cut the plaid with the grain for the front yoke. While the shades of green are not a perfect batch between these two prints, they do look great together.

The Celtic Badges print has many elements you will recognize from the Outlander books - the dragonfly in amber, thistle, Jamie Fraser's clan badge and motto, and some celtic knots.

The preorder closes September 14th. Grab some and feel like a Scot when you use it.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Boss Lady Fabrics Floral Crushed Velvet

I want to show you this gorgeous velvet I got from Boss Lady Fabrics. Velvet was popular last year, but this year you will see even more as the popularity has exploded! Seriously - the velvet today is not your Grandma's velvet. This is a soft & stretchy knit that you will love to wear.

This particular one is a crushed velvet - meaning the surface has a bit of a texture. This is nice because you don't have to worry about it showing any wrinkles.

I love the large scale print of these flowers and the colors are very pretty. I can easily make it a casual look paired with jeans or dress it up with some slacks.

I used this crushed velvet to make the Sew Straight & Gather Andromeda Top. In my photos I'm wearing New Horizon's Portlander Pants made with Dark Blue Heathered Athletic Brushed Poly from Zenith & Quasar Fabric.

I also got this velvet from Boss Lady Fabrics in another colorway. I'll be sharing it soon. Boss Lady Fabrics is great for finding gorgeous fabrics at a great price. Be sure to join the Facebook Group to join in the Fast Finger Sales - they are lots of fun!

Monday, August 28, 2017

Madhouse Fabrics Science & Math Preorder

By now you all know that I can't pass up a good science themed fabric, right? Well, Madhouse Fabrics & More has a whole round of math & science prints at preorder. There are so many awesome designs that it's hard to pick a favorite.

All prints are offered on cotton lycra and cotton woven.

This is the Grey X-Rays. As someone who has to get routine x-rays to check my joints for progression of Rheumatoid Arthritis, I love the idea of wearing this to my next X-ray appointment.

There are real x-ray images of a head, chest, hands, arm, knee, shoulder, foot, and more!

I made the Elle Puls Bethouia with this print and paired it with a charcoal athletic brushed poly from Zenith & Quasar Fabrics.

The X-ray images seem to glow on the fabric.

I love how unique this print is.

I also got Blue Atoms in cotton lycra. The weight and feel of this cotton lycra is great and works perfectly for apparel and bags.

I made the Itch to Stitch Chai Shirt. I love that I can make this shirt with just a little over a yard of 60" wide cotton woven. If I made the waistband and collar with another fabric - it easily fits onto 1 yard.

The design of the Blue Atoms is quite striking due to the background.

I think it makes a lovely shirt for me to wear to work.

I also received Rainbow Atoms on cotton lycra.

This print is a bit more fun and definitely colorful.

I decided to make the Itch to Stitch Irena with it. I paired it with the Caribbean athletic brushed poly from Zenith & Quasar Fabric.

I will be wearing this to work a whole lot once the weather cools down here.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Boss Lady Fabrics Floral Brushed Poly

I am now a brand rep for Boss Lady Fabrics. I'll have a post every Saturday of something new that I've made with their fabrics. 

If you've never heard of Boss Lady Fabrics before - here's a little rundown. It's run by Boss Lady Nicole Hardisty. She hunts down great deals on fabric and brings them to the masses. You can get just about anything from her, and at a great price. Be sure to join the Facebook Group to be the first to know about sales and new arrivals. Make your purchases from her online shop at http://www.sewlikeaboss.com/

Here's my first item. This pink floral brushed poly was the first fabric from my box of goodies from Nicole that I decided to sew up. 

I told Nicole that I'm not a huge fan or florals. I think she took that as a personal challenge and only sent me florals. But I'll admit - I did like what she sent.

About a week before I received this fabric, I had gone through my box of HTV scraps and cut out a bunch of designs. My plan was to weed them all while I was on vacation. But when I was this fabric, I went looking through all the designs I cut to see what color I had used for this design from Thread & Grain. It just so happened that I had used a light blue that matched the blue flowers in this print perfectly!

 I used a solid cream cotton lycra from Made Whimsy for the body of my shirt. The baby blue HTV is hard to read in the photos, but it shows a sewing machine with the words "I make pretty things". You can buy the cut file here or buy it as an iron on transfer from Thread & Grain.

The pattern for my shirt is the Hamburg Dolman from Shwin Designs. It's become a new favorite of mine. I already have about 5 in my closet.

Check out Boss Lady Fabrics and take advantage of Nicole's great deals. You won't be disappointed.