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Thursday, July 30, 2009

SewSensible Colors and Sewing Pattern Covers!





I have been working on my covers for my physical patterns! When you are a one-woman show there is ALOT of learning that takes place!! I will tell more about my decision in another post because I don't want to say for sure until I am for sure!! (and if you are a distributor or wholesaler that purchased SewSensible Physical Patterns my plan is to send you the new covers to replace originals.) But here is what I have narrowed down so far: Consistency and my colors for SewSensible. I just can't get away from these colors because they just inspire me so much! More to come about this as I finalize my decision.


And I had to add a picture of when I was 39!! LOL Cannot believe I am having such a hard time with this birthday. I have always been a "celebrate your birthday months in advance" kind of girl!! Anyway, God has laid a vision on my heart for SewSensible and the other passionate areas of my life so I enter my 40's standing on Joshua 1:9 (which God laid in front of me the moment I sat to read His word yesterday morning! It was a God moment!! It was so spot on for me and how I was feeling!) And the great thing about this scripture is that it is a command! So I actually have no other choice but to obey it!! LOL So here I go.....


"I command you--be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the LORD your God is with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9

Sewing Patterns for the Beginner to the Advanced Sewer!


"Hey Aimee!!! I just had to email you! I am brand new to sewing, literally, just started sewing a week and a half ago. I started with a skirt pattern with the help of my mother in law and quickly made two more on my own. I was looking around online for more patterns and came across your website. I just fell in love with your stuff and bought four patterns! I figured I would work my way up to being able to sew them. I went through and read the directions to the boutique dress top and pants and realized how easy they were and decided to jump right in! Your directions were fabulous and so easy to follow! I whipped out a top and pants yesterday! I attached a picture for you to see. I am hoping no one looks too closely because there were a few mistakes that I had to work on and I realized once I got my fabric and started that I probably should have started with a more basic fabric, but all in all I am happy with my first project! I dressed my 18 month old daughter in the outfit for a party today and got immediate compliments on her outfit and even more when I told them I made it myself. I have discovered a new love in sewing, I am a bit obsessed right now and look forward to using more of your patterns! Thank you!!!! K"


Yes, everybody, you do know this was a super exciting email to receive!! I so remember that feeling when I made my first sewing project! Thanks, K, for sharing such encouraging words. You will be amazed at how this will inspire others to jump into it as well! And believe me we all make mistakes while sewing!!!!! That is part of the learning process! Your daughter is absolutely beautiful and your outfit is fabulous!!


On another note, yesterday was the big 4-0 for me! And I do mean big! I have always been one of those people that starts celebrating my birthday months in advance!! Not so this year. This birthday was so deep and emotional and just.... well.... I didn't want to leave my 30's! I plan to sum it up on my family blog in the next couple days and share how God definitely showed up and held my hand as I made this leap! Really! It was a leap for me!! HA!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Twirl SKORT Sewing Pattern!




"Aimee, I LOVE this pattern. It was so fun to make....." L



Ok is this toooo cute!!!!! Too too cute!! One of the next four patterns I am transitioning to a physical pattern is the Twirl SKORT. I have some testers trying out the new graphics and this was the first one I received back. She made a size 1-2. Love it! I know it has to be that she is wearing just the skort and not a shirt! Just looks so sweet!! And the SKORT was sewn up perfectly! This was one of my first designs and I still love it just as much today as two years ago. My girls love to wear their Twirl SKORTS and I love that they can jump on the trampoline, ride their bikes, and swing high on their playyard and not show any undies!! Love it! Thanks, L, for testing and sending in these pictures!!
Playing around with cover for the Twirl SKORT:

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Women's Dress Top Sewing Pattern!



Yes, I am still working on the Women's Dress Top! I wore the original one I made, the reversible one, all day to our family movie day and it just was not comfortable. Ok, I live in Louisiana and it is hot and stuffy now and the original reversible summer dress top did not make it any cooler. It actually was hotter. I believe it was the reversible part so this one you see in the picture is a revised one. It is not reversible. I also changed the back a little but I think I may try another change to the back. I wore this one yesterday during me and Tommy's date day (thank you, Mom, for letting us do this and watching the children!) Now this one was a lot comfortable and cooler to wear. I even had one lady stop me and tell me how much she liked my shirt. Yay!! always makes a "sewer" feel good!!

Reality, this top is no where near being a sellable pattern yet. I am so busy on transitioning my patterns to physical that this one will have to wait a bit longer. It looks like it will be a dress top for next year?? I'll have to see. The fabric above is Jennifer Paganelli's. I love her animal print paired with any of her fabric!

Tommy took this picture above while we were looking at fruit trees at Home Depot. I look stiff as a board and like I responded to Tommy yelling "ATTENTION!" He didn't of course but it surely looks like that! The sun was also directly in my eyes but at least you get to see it on! :)


Physical Pattern Status:
I have posted on my side bar places to purchase SewSensible physical patterns. FAITH Double Layer Dress Top is the new version with a simpler pattern but the same cute look. I have not made it available for download yet just physical. I am also working on transitioning the next four: Twirl SKORT, Reversible Pleated Dress Top, and Tween Teen Boutique Dress Top and Bottoms. These four should be ready in the next 45 days. If you are interested in carrying SewSensible Children's Boutique Sewing Patterns, please email me and I will send you the details. sewsensible@sewsensible.net

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Boutique Dress Top and Bottoms sewing pattern, FAITH Double Layer Dress Top sewing pattern!


Simple Sunday Dress sewing pattern!

Simple Sunday Dress sewing pattern!



HOPE JOY Bubble Top and Boutique Bottoms sewing patterns!


"I had so much fun using your patterns, they get compliments ALL the time. They were so easy, as well. N"





"Wanted to take a minute & send you a picture of my E in her Faith top. A lady at church stopped & asked where I got it. She got her granddaughter a very similar outfit at Macy's. She was shocked to learn that I made it! Of course, mine was a fraction of the cost! :-) Thanks again for the gorgeous & easy patterns. We get so many compliments. You'd never know they were this quick & easy to sew! God bless you & your family! N"

Thank you N and N for sending these great pictures of your awesome Mommy creations!! Ok, now I am inspired to sew something for my girls!! Love the pictures and thank you so much for your kind words! Your girls are adorable!

And if you have an awesome Mommy or GrandMommy or Auntie creation using SewSensible Children's Patterns send it in! You would be amazed at how it inspires others!!!!!


Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Twirl SKORT Sewing Pattern, Reversible Pleated Dress Top Sewing Pattern, and Boutique Bottoms Sewing Pattern!




"Here are pictures of the second test pattern top that I made a few weeks ago. I didn't have access to ric-rack, so I improvised. The second picture is the top in reverse, with matching bloomers! Love it! Thanks so much for the chance to test your patterns! S"


Boutique Bottoms Sewing Pattern

"Hey, Aimee'. This time I tried the bottom band instead of the ruffle and made them a little longer. They turned out great! I love the pants both ways! Thanks again, B"
Twirl SKORT Sewing Pattern

"She absolutely loved the skort and I love that she can hang upside down on her swings and remain covered!"


So cute!! All of these!! Thanks so much for sending them in! Just love the emails and especially love that some of you were beginners!! Awesome! Awesome!! And your little models are just beautiful!!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Sewing Patterns!

new graphics that I believe you will love!




Busy with our little ones at vacation bible school and Rock the River event that was held at our city yesterday and also working on the next physical patterns graphics: Twirl SKORT, Tween Teen Boutique Dress Top and Boutique Bottoms, and Reversible Pleated Dress Top! These should be physical in the next 45 days. The graphics do not take away from the original way I had my directions (with photos)..... my directions are still designed with the beginner in mind and you would be amazed at how a first time Mommy sewer can start creating boutique quality and boutique looking outfits in no time!!


If you are interested in a wholesale account, please email me at sewsensible@cox.net. At this time, I will not be putting my physical patterns on my site. I will put a list of stores soon of how you can purchase the new physical patterns!!






!!!!! PHYSICAL PATTERNS COMING SOON !!!!!








If you are interested in a wholesale account or distribution, please email me at sewsensible@cox.net.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Simple Sunday Dress sewing pattern, Twirl SKORT sewing pattern, and Reversible Pleated Dress Top sewing pattern!

Simple Sunday Dress sewing pattern

"Dear Aimee, I just want to send two photos and a huge thank you for what you do and who you are! I so greatly appreciate you providing us Mom's with "sewible" (is that a word?) patterns that are modest and age appropriate!! I have twin girls whom I've made your faith top for (out of the same material actually), but I've only got one Simple Sunday Dress finished. I wanted to send you a photo just to let you know how very much I appreciate you and your work! I look forward to trying some of your patterns for us Moms! Blessings to you and your family! M"
Jacksonville, FL


M, thank you so much for sharing this picture with me! Your dress is awesome! I know your precious daughters will be absolutely beautiful walking around in their Mommy's awesome creations! And this post is exciting for me because both of you awesome Mommy's adopted!! Love this!! Thanks for blessing me with your kind words too and "sewible" is definitely a word to me! LOL!!


Reversible Pleated Dress Top sewing pattern



"Hi again Aimee! I had so much fun with the twirl skort yestersday that I made the Pleated Dress Top today! Aimee, you are so talented and these patterns are so nice and easy and they look great! I've had lots of compliments on every outfit I have made from your patterns. Thanks so much for what you do! K"


K, love these! Love the thumbs up from K below!! Must make you feel great knowing you have her approval!! HA!! Love the fabric too! And you know I especially love that she has a Mommy now and a hope and a future!! You are awesome and K is beautiful!!
Twirl SKORT sewing pattern

"I purchased a couple of patterns including your Twirl Skort. I LOVE how it turned out! I cut out some of the flowers from the fabric and appliqued them onto a plain white tee for the top. Very simple and a super cute outfit! K loves it as you can see by the "thumbs up"! Thanks for all of your hard work designing these wonderful patterns for mom's like us! In Christ, K"

Friday, July 10, 2009

HOPE JOY Bubble Top sewing pattern, Boutique Bottoms sewing pattern, FAITH Double Layer Dress Top and Boutique Bottoms, All in One sewing pattern,

Boutique Dress Top and Boutique Bottoms sewing patterns

HOPE JOY Bubble Top sewing pattern

Twirl SKORT sewing pattern



FAITH Double Layer Dress Top and Boutique Bottoms sewing patterns

All in One Romper sewing pattern

"I have loved your patterns. As a busy mom of 5 who wanted to learn how to sew for my kids, these have been the perfect way to jump right in as a beginner and still end up with adorable creations! I was able to make "matching" outfits for my 10, 4 and 2 year old with the dress top, faith double layer top and all in one romper. I have also made the twirl skort and bubble top. Thank you so much for such beautiful patterns!" S


Wow! I just was so blessed by this email! Your daughters are beautiful and I am touched that they are all wearing creations their Mom made them!! You are awesome! Thanks for sending this to me!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Women's Dress Top Sewing Pattern, New Sewing Pattern, and a get together!

Last week we had our quarterly Adoption Support Group Fellowship at our home. These times together are so awesome! It is great to do life with and connect with other families that have chosen to walk the path of adoption. It is my heart! If interested, you can go here to our orphan adoption blog and see the rest of our day!


One side's view!
(if you look close you can see where I went off a bit on the middle band!)


Reversible side's view!

So I made me another Reversible Women's Dress Top! I used different fabrics as to utilize my "scrap" bag!! I actually wore this to our family movie day to see Ice Age 3. This was the second time I wore something I made for myself in public! The first time was when I was in college! So much fun!



Also, SewSensible Reversible Pleated Dress Top is now available on YCMT! So if you are interested in purchasing my new sewing pattern you can purchase it at my website, my etsy store, YCMT, or at AllBrands!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

New Sewing Pattern: Ava Sundress Pattern!



My friend, Nanette, from Nanoo Designs has a new sundress pattern! Go to her blog to see some cute cute tester photos!



Description:
You are going to love how easy this pattern is to make. It's a perfect little dress for everyday play, the beach, birthday parties and special occasions. Adding the optional bow at the back gives it a "boutique" look. Make it unique by mixing and matching fabrics, adding an applique or embroidery design to the front, trim along the border or just plain. Great for warm summer days like we are having here in Louisiana or with a top underneath for cooler seasons.



And my new one is available: SewSensible Reversible Pleated Dress Top sewing pattern! You will love the no handsewing technique to make it reversible!!

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