Friday, August 13, 2010

Cornucopia...Celebrating the artist under the mommy!

Hi out there! Next week, I will be featuring a few shop owners and celebrating their individual style. Please check out their shops and support Handmade USA. Let's help get our country back on track by supporting small business in America! And, getting adorable original clothing at a very reasonable price in the process! A quick peak! And on Thursday, HipChic will be having a giveaway for one of her ruffle applique tees.  Be sure to check back.

Monday Butterflies & Bees


Wednesday Bunny Lane Designs
Thursday HipChic
Friday Sugar Bumps Appliques

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Pattern Testers For Sewing Tutorials...

Ok Ladies, thanks for all the emails, will try and get through them this weekend and let you know if your picked for the first go around. Right now, I need to test these baby leggings. I need a 3 month old, a 6month old and a 12m old. If interested, please leave a comment here with your name, email and age and lbs of your little one and turn around time.  *Also, a serger is needed for these and a yard of cotton lycra fabric--this is a 2 way stretch.  And a digital camera to email ohotos of leggings when complete. Thanks Laura

Sewing Tutorial for Baby Leggings

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


Perfect to use with Patty Young's new knits!
Hi and thanks.. Why buy my ebooks? I have been a designer and patternmaker for over 25 years. I specialize (obsess!) in knits. These are cut for toddlers who where diapers. Its a roomier fit. These fit great!  *Serger need for these! Available in sizes to fit 12m,18m 24m.  And without diaper in sizes 3t,4t,5,6  For more info click here.


Buy this sewing tutorial and pick another one for the same or less value free. Leave a comment here or email me at tell me which ebook you woud like for your 2nd choice. Ebooks will be sent once payment is made! Make sure you check spam and bulk mail!
Great Tutorial for all your new fall fabrics.
Lots of Variations!
Go to my etsy shop to see whats available here

From this EBook, you can make 3 variations of a dress or top.  The Basic, The Boarded Bottom or The Paneled Front.
Sewing Skill required:  Intermediate

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Sewing Tutorial $5

A very simple beginner sewing tutorial on special for just $5.  Follow the link here!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Custom Boutique...Fall 2010

I Wasn't Going To Do A Fall Line, but.....
I just can't help myself...

Sewing Tutorials, Patern Testers...How to Take Measurements

Inseam: Take a pair of pants that fits you well. Measure from the crotch seam to the bottom of the hem. Number of inches equals inseam length. **Make sure the pants fit well and hit just below the ankle.

Rise: Start the tape at the center back waist, run the tape between your legs, pulling comfortably at the crotch and up your natural waist. Total measurement is your rise.  **Make sure to take this measurement with a daiper/pull up on if your child is not potty trained and will be wearing a daiper for photos.

Waist: Measure around your waist, against your skin (not over your shirt or pants) at the height you normally wear your pants.

Head: Measure around your head, from the center of your forehead, keeping tape straight and parallel to the floor. Measure around fullest part.

Bust/Chest: With the arms relaxed down at sides, measure fullest part of bust/chest, keeping tape parallel to floor.

Hip: Stand with heels together, keeping tape straight and parallel to the floor. Measure around fullest part.