Showing posts with label #hancock fabrics. Show all posts
Showing posts with label #hancock fabrics. Show all posts

Friday, February 13, 2015

Seamingly Smitten - Drop Shoulder Top for Misses Releases Today & Coupon Code!

Seamingly Smitten, a PDF pattern source for the beginner sewist, releases a new knit top for Misses

Jenny Hall, owner and pattern designer at Seamingly Smitten, thoughtfully and purposefully designs PDF sewing patterns for beginners.  She also offers a blog with tips, tricks and tutorials for everyone!

Join the Seamingly Smitten Sewing Pattern FaceBook page for more inspiration, chat with other beginners, and learn more about Seamingly Smitten patterns available.  

I tested the Drop Shoulder Top for Misses which is available now here on Etsy.  This is a comfortable knit shirt that is easy to cut, construct & sew together.  Learn how to sew with knits and add binding to a neckline with this easy to follow pattern.
  • $8.00, available today for 50% off with code SAVE50;
  • Knit fabric;
  • Petite, regular and tall cutting lines;
  • Hi-Lo option;
  • 3/4 or long sleeves;
  • Instructions are numbered, so you can mark your steps as you sew;
  • Sizes are nested in 3 pattern pieces; 
  • 18 pages to print & line up (no trimming pages or matching lines to assemble pattern);
  • Beginner Friendly
I used fabric from "Spot The Bolt" tables at Hancock Fabrics.  Saw this lovely floral and had to have it for this top.  I paid $2 a yard!  Spot the Bolt is my first place to look in the stores . . . those clearance items can have hidden gems!

Here's my comfy new top!  

Start shopping now and have a look at the variety of patterns for beginners available!  Don't forget to use code SAVE50 for 50% off your purchase today.    

Happy Sewing,
gloria june

Sunday, September 14, 2014

A quick look at the Jocole Quick Dress/Top

The Jocole Quick Dress & Top

Hmmm . . . .
what to wear . . . 
I may go into town to shop today . . . 

I need something quick and easy . . . . 

Let's see what my sewing magic can do with the Quick Dress.

I have some Fashion Knit from Hancock Fabrics, a yard or so of Travel Knit from Hobby Lobby and the Quick Dress & Top pattern from Jocole. (The hyperlinks will take you to the pages for the fabrics at Hancock & Hobby Lobby -- but, there are lots more choices in the actual stores than online.)

Instead of making a facing for the top yoke portion, I simply cut 4 of the contrast yoke, attached each yoke at the shoulders, placed them on top of the other, right sides facing, and then stitched the neck opening only.  

Turned this right side out.

I cut a few strips of my Fashion Knit fabric, folded in half and pressed with the iron.  Placed the strips along the arm hole, right sides facing each other, then serged.  I did this on both sides.  

Looking good . . . .

A couple more strips sewn the same way on the 
arm opening of the remaining portion 
of the front and back of the dress . . . 

Attach the bottom of the dress to the yoke, sew up the sides, and voila, I have a new dress!

What sewing magic can you make with the Quick Dress & Top?

You can buy the pattern here:  Jocole Quick Dress & Top

Happy Sewing,

gloria june

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Oh Mickey Cheerleading Uniform by Cole's Creations

Its Game Day Season, do you have your Cheer on?!?

Cole's Corner and Creations' newest pattern, Oh Mickey Cheerleading Uniform in sizes 1/2 - 12 years, is ready for your sewing magic!  You can purchase the pattern here:  Crafty Shop or  Etsy Shop 
or enter to win this pattern FREE!
Keep reading for your chance to enter . . . .

This is a PDF pattern, available to you in digital format, instantly downloaded from Cole's Corner and Creations Craftsy or Etsy shop (links above).  
  • Sizes included are 1/2 - 12 years with a sizing chart to help you choose which measurements suit the size you will sew;
  • A list of materials is provided, detailing which type of fabric to purchase and stores that carry same (listed under "helpful hints" in the instructions) and guides to choose trims;
  • The option of using either Cheerleading Braid Trim (also listed under "helpful hints"). You can find some here: Yarrington Mills or Malouf's Fabrics; or use ribbons in various sizes (as I did) to create the look you want;
  • Printable appliques are included if you don't have an embroidery machine, with detailed instructions to prepare and then place them on your garment;
  • Sewing terms used in the instructions are defined for you;
  • Lots of fantastic photos are included for each step; 
  • 21 pages to print in color; and
  • Bonus "Cheer Bow" instruction included.
  • You can also purchase the 15" and 18" Oh Mickey Doll Uniform pattern in her shops.  

I had a fabulous time making these cheerleading uniforms during the testing phase.  The parents of the two little girls I had in mind to model are life-long LSU TIGER FANS!!  (Louisiana State University).  And, of course, I am as well . . .so it was easy to decide which team to honor as I shopped for ponte fabric, the suggested and customary fabric used for this type of garment.  

I ended up going to both JoAnn and Hancock Fabrics.  One had the purple on the shelves and the white in the return/leftover discount bins, the other had gold in store.  I suggest purchasing online if you know what you want in advance to avoid disappointment when running out to the local shops to pick up the popular team colors for your area.  

And both sizes I made were a perfect fit at kick-off!  Fiona & Abby are modeling sizes 8 and 6x (yes! 6x is included!!!).  

I made the Cheer Bows (it was included in the testing phase) and decided to attach them to headbands.  Cute!!

Yep, this photo of Abby above is my favorite of the photo shoot.  Special thanks to their mom Whitney, who drove through the pouring rain for the LSU game in Texas, girls and test garments in tow, and took pictures as soon as they arrived.  THANK YOU so much!

I didn't order cheer braid; instead, I used whatever ribbons I could find in my stash.  I laid out the ribbons on the front bodice and moved them around until I found the look I was going for.  I used Heat and Bond tape to adhere the ribbons on before sewing them down.  It worked wonderfully.

I used Tacky Spray to temporarily stabilize the embroidered overlay to the front bodice. Heat and Bond tape and Wonder Under Tape (smallest strips) to stabilize my ribbon design.

I also made a dress with a lightweight corduroy from my stash.  I wanted to see if you could get more use out of this pattern than just the uniform.   

And, you CAN!  I like this as a jumper to wear over a turtleneck or not . . . it all depends on what the weather is like in your neck of the woods.  And leggings would be oh so cute too!

Join Cole's Corner and Creations fans in her FaceBook sewing pattern group here:  Cole's Corner and Creations (FaceBook).  There, you can ask questions, show off your cheer uniforms and other creations from her patterns.  

and . . . . Cole's Corner has graciously offered to give away one Oh Mickey Cheerleading Uniform PDF pattern to my readers . . . . 

Enter here!  Giveaway ends Monday, September 15, 2014.
Good Luck!

Happy Sewing,

gloria june