It's time for a new year and time to start planning some new projects! Now through January 3rd all patterns are $7.50 to help you get a jump start on your 2021 wardrobe. No code needed!
Happy New Year Friends!
I fell in love with this fabric when I saw it on Mood Fabric's website and it's in a color I've never worn before. Butterscotch! I can't pass up butterscotch pudding, candies or my mom's butterscotch chip cookies (she was magical in the kitchen...and everywhere else for that matter) so it's only logical for me to grab this fabric too.
I made view B of the Margo Blouse in this rayon crepe that has a texture something like a bark cloth. It's drapes like crepe which makes it perfect for the Margo and because it has some texture it was easy to work with since it didn't slide around too much.
It was perfect for Thanksgiving and fall but it will also work well in the spring with a creamy sweater or denim jacket. This will get lots of wear!
Keep sewing my friends!
I didn't think it was ever going to cool down here but finally we're having a few cool days and with that comes inspiration to sew some winter pieces. And just in time, the Georgia Top now has a "Cowl Neck Expansion Pack" available as a free download in the shop. This gray sweater is one of two cowls I've made so far and I was able to make it in under an hour!
The fabric is a ribbed sweater knit from Mood Fabrics that has great stretch and recovery, so if you're new to sweater knits this is a great first choice. As prep before I sew, I cut everything out and changed my serger thread (my least favorite part of sewing) and did some test stitching on my machine. I used a combo of my sewing machine and serger (which is typical for me) but this top can be made completely on the serger. Since this is a knit, I used a ball point needle. And on a side note, I mark my sewing machine needles with nail polish colors that coordinate with the case so I don't get them mixed up. There is no way I'll ever be able to read the imprint on the needles.
This is a quick project because the construction is broken down to minimize trips to the iron and gives longer stints at the machine. All the bands and cowl are stitched and pressed to start and after that, there's really only the front and back to work with.
We've all had shoulder seams on knit tops grow on us, so to keep that from happening, I added "Seams Great" in the stitching of the shoulder seam. You can also use a lightweight fusible knit interfacing. The classic choice for this is clear elastic (but I typically don't have it) but it irritates my skin.
Here's my quick and pretty sweater ready for cozy winter days. The Georgia Top along with the Coffeehouse Pants PDF patterns are included in the "Work From Home Pattern Bundle" available now in the store for just $15!
Happy Sewing Friends!
The Georgia Top now has a Cowl Neck Expansion Pack available FREE! If you've already purchased the Georgia Top, you can download the expansion free here. If you haven't purchased the Georgia Top, the listings now include the expansion pack and the full pattern package is available here.
Enjoy some new warm sweaters this year!
I'm happy to announce for December the new "Work From Home" Pattern Bundle. The bundle includes both the Georgia Top (including the brand new "Cowl Expansion Pack") and the freshly updated Coffeehouse Pants.
These easy to sew patterns are great if you're looking for a quick pick me up to your work at home wardrobe. Also, if you're a beginner and you're ready for your first mini wardrobe, this set is for you. The 6 files included are:
Georgia Top fully illustrated sewing instructions with tiled print at home pattern.
Georgia Top Copy Shop Files (2 page A0/US compatible printing)
Georgia Top Cowl Neck Expansion Pack.
Coffeehouse Pants fully illustrated sewing instructions, tiled/layered print at home pattern
Coffeehouse Pants Copy Shop File ( 1 page US printing 36"x 48")
Coffeehouse Pants Copy Shop Files (2 page A0 printing)
Enjoy the bundle and be sure and show us what you make! #coffeehousepants #georgiatop #bluedotpatterns.
Hi! I'm Diane, a wife, mom, sewing teacher and pattern designer from sunny Southern California. I share my sewing adventures here on the Blue Dot Blog formerly Gatorbunnysews. For more info click here.