Tuesday, July 17, 2018


Have you checked the new version of Craftsy Unlimited yet?  It's called Bluprint.

I've been poking around this morning to see what is different from Craftsy Unlimited.  For starters, the Great Courses are included.  The first thing I started watching was fitness course.  Next, there is a section called Home Decorating and Entertaining.  I found this class Getting Started with Upholstery (craftsy link).  I'm working on a project right now that this class might be helpful with.

I have no doubt that I will find many more classes that I either hadn't noticed before or is new content for the new site.  So, hope over and check out the new site and try a 7 day FREE trial on Bluprint.  Remember if you to get a subscription during the free trial you can get either 33% off the first three months or $20 off an annual subscription.

Happy Sewing!  (or maybe it should be Exploring!)

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Monday, July 16, 2018

Inspiration...Sleeveless Tunic Dress

Continuing with the cool summer theme, I found this lovely Nic & Zoe dress:

This is the Twilight Hours Tunic Dress.  You can find it on the Nic & Zoe website.  It is made from a silk and viscose blend.  Price tag: $168.00.

When I saw this dress I immediately thought of the Galley Tunic + Dress pattern by Liesl & Co:

This pattern has the basics needed.  It does have a pleat in the front and in the back.  You would need to decide whether you wanted that.  The other change needed in the sleeves.  You will need to make it sleeveless which will require a change to the armhole.

Hope your inspired to create!

Happy Stitching!

Friday, July 13, 2018

Craftsy Supply Sale....

Craftsy is having a sale on their supplies through July 15th.  Check it out - Craftsy sale.  Okay, I'm off to see what else I can find for myself.

Happy Stitching!

New Fall Simplicity Patterns...

The Fall Simplicity patterns are ready.  Here are the ones that I found interesting:

This is Simplicity 8699.  It is a wrap skirt variations.  There are five versions in the pattern.  I'm always a sucker for asymmetry.

This is Simplicity 8697.  An oversized, boyfriend style jacket with 2 variations.  This would be a quick item to sew.  No lining.

What do you think of the new Simplicity patterns?  What are your favorites?

Happy Stitching!

Thursday, July 12, 2018

I Really Couldn't Resist...

The last thing I need are more patterns but I couldn't resist.  This past weekend, I had the need to just go and look, and I ended up at Joann's.  As I was walking around looking at fabric, I noticed that the Butterick patterns were on sale.  I knew that there was a couple of patterns that I was interested in and decided to go for it.  Here they are:

Love, love, love the asymmetry in this pattern.  I'm thinking View A and I have a very nice teal knit that would work up just fine in this dress.

The second pattern I just noticed in the past week and the sale didn't apply to it:

 I really like the looks of this tunic and decided to add to the stash.   I like tunics and this one gives you two variations.  I can see this being lengthened into a dress length also.

So, have you fell of the wagon lately?  I've done pretty good this year trying to just use what is in the stash but sometimes you need something new. 

Happy Stitching!