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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Christmas Skirts!

The girls wanted skirts this winter so they could wear their stockings and boots so that has been the outfit of choice this season which made it SUPER easy for me!! I made a Christmas skirt for three of my daughters and then made two more for two of my nieces. They loved their skirts and so did I (especially because it did not take long to make all five!) The pictures above were at our home for Christmas Eve. It is tradition for my Mom, brother, sisnlaw and their children to come over. It was later in the evening this year so all was inside which made for a loud blessed time with 10 children running around! (and Zoƫ even cooperated and smiled which was a Christmas miracle too ;)

For Christmas presents, I did make more skirts for other nieces and Annalyce and Mia always get an outfit for Christmas. I made them each a Boutique Dress Top with matching Boutique Bottoms. As soon as the weather gets a little warmer I will take pictures of them wearing it. I know they will look so cute!!

I am looking forward to the New Year! I have all my drawings of new designs and I plan to start narrowing down to about 5-7 patterns this week and next. I am excited about 2010 and my prayer is that all of you and your family are abundantly blessed this new year! May God increase your finances through these difficult times! My hope is that some of you can make some Boutique clothing using my easy patterns to make some extra income for your family. Some great ideas are to make a few outfits and take them to your church. You will be amazed at the Moms that will want to order some outfits. The best way to simplify and not get overwhelmed is to purchase a few coordinating fabrics and offer three simple designs to start off with. You can offer the Boutique Dress Top with a matching Boutique Bottoms and/or FAITH Double Layer Dress Top with a matching Boutique Bottoms, and/or a solid tee with a cute pair of ruffled Boutique Bottoms. All of these patterns are not just easy to sew but they make adorable outfits that just do not go out of style. There are many great fabric shops and I have found that some of the fabric designers I love make the prettiest coordinating fabrics which make it so easy to choose fabric for an outfit. Some great fabric designers are Jennifer Paganelli (Sis Boom), Heather Bailey, Amy Butler, Bari J, Paula Prass, Tanya Whelan, Tina Givens, Lila Tueller, Laura Gunn, Genevieve Gail, Sandi Hendersen just to name a few. There are so many out there! I do a lot of my fabric shopping at FatQuarterShop but there are many great fabric shops that have the same fabric like fabritopia, fabfanatic fabrics, fabric attic, fabric cafe, fabric hound, fabric junkie, fabric worm, and there are so many more. If you are a fabric shop and you are not on this list, please leave a comment for these blog readers to come meet you!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Merry Christmas!


!!!!! Merry Christmas !!!!!

From our family to yours .....

Thank you for a great year and I pray many blessings on you and your family this Christmas season! (Heidi not shown)


"From the fullness of His Grace we have all received one blessing after another. " John 1:16 NIV

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Scoop Neck Dress Top sewing pattern and Reversible Pleated Dress Top and Boutique Bottoms sewing patterns!


Scoop Neck Dress Top sewing pattern!


I received these cute pictures in my email today! This is an awesome Aunt creation! I just love the Scoop Neck Dress Top fabric and of course I love the reversible pleated dress top paired with the Boutique Bottoms! Your niece will look adorable. Here is what this Aunt said, "Here are some Christmas gifts I made my niece! Love the patterns and they fit so well!"


Thank so much, R, for these pictures and kind words!! I pray your Christmas season is blessed!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

New Downloadable Sewing Patterns Coming Soon!



Well, here is my newest project: The Virtuous Apron Collection! These will be my first women patterns. I have so enjoyed putting on an apron in the kitchen and having that magical feeling of going back in time. I even think my food tastes better when cooking with an apron and my husband has surely liked it ;) But most importantly, I want to be "that woman." I want to be virtuous, I want to feel divine and gracious. Through day to day disciplining and falling short of those titles, I still desire to be a virtuous woman that builds up and takes the awesome position of wife and Mom God has blessed me with. This apron just helps me feel a little more like her :).

I am in the process of making a few corrections the testers pointed out. And many thanks to the testers! You are a blessing and your words about the aprons were kind, sweet, and some funny! Just to let you readers know, some of us felt a little sexier in the kitchen with our apron on! A little lipstick, a great looking apron and a little jump in our step had some of us giggling for sure! This is an easy sewing project with a no-handsewing technique for making it reversible which makes for a great gift for Christmas parties and get togethers!


Check out Miss "B" in her Miss Divine apron!! Her mom was one of my testers and her daughter tried it on!! "I must say Miss "B" you look Divine!!!!! ;)"



At this time, these will be downloadable patterns. The first is Miss Divine. She is reversible and charming! (pictured above.) This design may look familiar to you. Not only is this more of a classic apron style but I took my women's dress top that I made this summer and made it into this apron. I still hope to make the dress top a pattern one day.

The second one is Miss Gracious. She has a hint of being sweetly pure and a 1950's feel! I can't wait to show her to you! She can also be a half apron.
These will be some of my newest downloadable patterns and look for several more children's boutique sewing patterns as well in 2010!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Twirl SKORT Sewing Pattern and New Sewing Patterns coming soon!

Twirl SKORT sewing pattern
"Where being modest is fun!"

I never get tired of this Christmas tree fabric!! It just makes any outfit so adorable. Here is an awesome Mommy creation using SewSensible Twirl SKORT sewing pattern (just a fun modest skort with a twirl twist!! This Mommy also made a matching applique tee to match! Here is what she said, "I made her a little matching applique shirt with an "A" on it. She absolutely LOVES this outfit, and so do I! Thanks so much!!! L" Thank you so much, L, for sending me your creation! It is beautiful and your sweet daughter is precious!

This pattern comes as a downloadable or a physical. If you are interested in purchasing the physical please see boutique shops/fabric/quilt shops on right side bar. And if you carry SewSensible patterns please let me know and I will add you to the list.


NEW SEWING PATTERN:
I am excited to say that I have two women patterns coming as a downloadable very soon. This is my foot through the door with these two patterns. They are simple and versatile and I will say they make me feel so "virtuous"!! I have them at the testers and will hopefully reveal them next week. I have received two tester photos and comments back so far and hopefully will receive the others soon. I am happy about how excited the testers were and the pictures were great!!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Scoop Neck Dress Top and Boutique Bottoms Sewing Pattern


Here is an awesome customer creation using the Revised Scoop Neck Dress Top sewing pattern and Boutique Bottoms. And her little "model" is precious! Here is what this Mom said, "Here is my version of the scoop neck dress top. It turned out really cute and I paired with your boutique bottoms. My daughter loves it, and didn't want to take it off at bedtime! Thank you for your easy patterns! J"

Thank you, J, for sending this in and for your kind words! If you have an awesome creation that you would like to show off please send it to me to post. It will not only bless me but inspire others!

New (Downloadable) Sewing Pattern Coming Soon for Women! Currently I have two women's patterns with testers. This will be a collection which you can use for the holiday season coming up. I hope to have these available in the next 14 days so keep checking back for updates! I will also reveal the first two patterns from this collection as soon as I get feedback from the testers. Yay!! women patterns!! I am excited.

Sewing Patterns in 2010: I have several drawings for dresses for 2010. These will be my new physical and downloadable patterns that I will focus on in January.

I pray your Thanksgiving was a blessing and that your Christmas holidays will be abundantly blessed!

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