We are back from our wonderful family Disney vacation! Weather was good, sunny during the day, very humid and storms in the evening. We had a great time!! We just got back Friday night and I have been trying to catch up ever since. Today I was able to finalize the cover of three patterns: Boutique Dress Top, Boutique Bottoms, and FAITH Double Layer Dress Top. The physical patterns are currently at McCall's printing and I was also able to finalize the directions and new graphics for these three which will go to press this week!! It's exciting!
This week I will also try to finalize the new sewing pattern: Reversible Pleated Dress Top! I hope to have it ready for testing in the next 7 days.
Above are the front and back cover of the physical patterns. The picture you see will be folded in half and put in it's zip bag! I will also be tranisitioning all downloadable patterns with new directions and graphics hopefully in the next 14 days.
I am trying to find a simple design for the paper pattern covers to distinguish between SewSensible downloadable and SewSensible Physical Paper patterns. This is what I came up with today. It is simple, it still keeps with my original design and I will sit on this for one week and then decide. Once to press, they will be ready in 4 days so I have time to ponder while the patterns are at press.
Three of my patterns are at McCall's right now in the printing process and I am looking at mid June to have the first three SewSensible physical paper patterns ready! I will also have the new Reversible Pleated Dress Top available midJune with the new style graphics/directions. As soon as that one is done it will also go to press/printing along with the Twirl SKORT. This summer will be focused on transitioning all my patterns to physical along with giving all the downloadable ones the new directions/graphics as well! And it is only going to be mid-June for the above because our family vacation is right around the corner so I will be away for a week which I am so happy that each daughter will get three skorts to wear in Disney!! I needed something quick and cute so they will wear each skort with a matching tee and one coordinating ribbon tied to one tee shoulder. Quick, cute, fun, and modest!!!!! (Of course I waited to last minute to finish them...... tonight! Three still need elastic and will have to wait a couple more days..... too busy tomorrow and the next day!
I cannot be more excited that SewSensible Children's Boutique Sewing Patterns will debut (as a paper pattern) at the Quilt Market the next three days!! CS Distribution has some of my samples (one is outfit above) and will be taking preorders for the new paper patterns with the new graphic directions!! I am so excited!! very excited!! The first three that are about 30 days from being available as a paper pattern are Boutique Dress Top and Boutique Bottoms sewing patterns and FAITH Double Layer Dress Top Sewing Pattern. I believe you will LOVE the new directions and graphics! I know I do! I will also change all my downloadable patterns to have the new directions and graphics. As I drew them, I made sure that I continued with "designed with the beginner in mind". This is not only for the simple pattern designs but also for the simple and detailed directions and graphics!
"I love how it came out and the pattern is super easy. J"
(quote taken from her email)
Also, here is an awesome Mommy creation using SewSensible Simple Sunday Dress Sewing Pattern! Ok, don't you think this little girl would look cute in anything!!!!! Love the dress, J! Thanks for sending it to me!
I have been reading that Jennifer Paganelli from SisBoom was going to have a pattern release and it is finally here! Look how cute this is!! She has teamed up with Carla C as most of you know has some awesome patterns at You Can Make This! Jennifer is also one of my favorite fabric designers that helps me make my patterns just come to life with her gorgeous fabric designs! If you have time, visit her blog to see more of her new pattern or just head on over to You Can Make This and get the Sophie Tunic and while you are there you may want to check out Carla's patterns too!!
Testers of new directions: Here are some of the awesome tester photos of the new directions that I have been working on for the physical patterns! Testers, you were awesome and thank you so much for testing the new directions, for all your kind comments and for sending me some pictures of your awesome creations and your daughters/granddaughters look so beautiful!! I am excited to say that I have sent three SewSensible patterns to press this morning!
New Sewing Pattern: I have cut out the reversible pleated dress top and will be testing it myself before sending it to actual testers. I am half way through with the directions. I have also sewn and drew up another version of a skort. It is very similar to the Twirl SKORT but it is not a twirl. This new skort will be part of the girls' disney outfits. They will each get hopefully 4 skorts for the trip!! I am taking emails for wholesale vendors who want to be on the update list. If you are interested in getting an update as SewSensible Children's Boutique Sewing Patterns become actual physical patterns, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope you enjoy the awesome creations above and I really hope you are inspired and encouraged!! Remember, all my patterns are designed with the beginner in mind!
Here is my sweet sweet niece, Annalyce, modeling her new FAITH Double Layer Dress Top! I made a change to the FAITH dress top (again!) I know!! The one for sale right now is just fine but the size 6m-9m did not have enough room to gather so I changed that and I got rid of the curve on the top layer bottom. If you have FAITH you know what I am talking about. If you don't, don't worry about it if you are looking to buy it. FAITH will still come out looking adorable! I just did not like sewing that curve. The fabric is Jennifer Paganelli Pretty Please! Just a beautiful fabric design! As soon as I get the new pattern on paper for downloadable, you can email me and I will send you the revised copy! Also, do you want to get that cute looking ruffle on the top band of FAITH? All you need to do is instead of a 1/4" seam for first topband topstitch, you will instead go down 1" and make your first top band topstitch. Just make sure before you do your second topstitch that you have enough room for your size elastic which will be either 3/4" or 1". Either work great!!
Oh!! also for a change up of FAITH, do you know you can make a FAITH double layer skirt!!!!! How awesome is that! All you do is leave off the straps and loops and when it is time to add the elastic, just measure your loved ones waist instead and voila! You have a precious double layer skirt!!!!!
Yesterday I was able to draw up FAITH on the big paper and get it ready for press!! How exciting! I will be sending three patterns to press next week: Boutique Dress Top, Boutique Bottoms, and FAITH. I also will be working on the new sewing pattern: Reversible Pleated Dress Top. I am trying very hard to have this one released by the end of May but it may be mid June! As soon as this one is done, it will also go to press. I have the direction graphics done, now to go add the verbage. I also have a lot of great tester pictures from the awesome testers that took their time to test the new directions of the three patterns going to press. I will hopefully put those up in the coming week!!
Great and Exciting news!!: I will be at the next Quilt Market!! Ok, not me physically but my patterns will be!!!!! This is so exciting! I'll give more details midMay!
Today is Tommy's work family picnic and tball! I have also started twittering. Well, I have been twittering but just decided to add SewSensible Twitter. It is such a fun way to communicate in short spurts! It is free if you do not have a twitter account and you can do it from the web and not all from your phone. Just go to http://www.twitter.com/ and join and start twittering!
Welcome to my sewing blog! This blog is my way of journaling about SewSensible Sewing Patterns and connecting with other sewing Moms, GrandMoms, etc.... All of my patterns are created and designed with the beginner in mind to help you have a great sewing experience! And you also will find some cute Embroidery Applique' Designs! Thanks for the visit and Happy Sewing!