Showing posts from July, 2015

Sew Much Fabric - Winter Wonderland Strike Offs

I love the winter wonderland prints that Sew Much Fabric has in their Round 5 Pre-order. Sew Much Fabric prints on a 95% cotton/5% Spandex 190-200 gsm knit. It feels wonderful. The Winter Wonderland prints are open for pre-orders until August 8th. They are $20/yard during the pre-order.

I sewed up the Penguins - for myself, and I made a childs size 4 top with the Mama Bear, MamaBear Panel, and Ice Crystals.

I decided to use a free pattern that I used recently - the Portia Top from DixieDIY. Get the free pattern here - Portia Top. This time I decided to make it a long sleeve top since it is for winter.

So I placed the top piece with the sleeve on my fabric and cut the sleeve long.

Then I placed the front piece on top of the back sleeve piece and cut it to match the sleeve.

Here it is cut.

Then I cut out the side pieces from the penguins and the center front and back from a black & white chevron. Here are all my pieces.

The first step is to sew the front shoulder pieces together and…

Riki Prints - HalloDayGivingMas Strike Offs

Riki Prints is covering all the fall and winter holidays with their current round of custom fabric. They are calling it ...
HalloDayGivingMas You can order Riki Prints custom fabric and buy retail of previous rounds online at
I sewed up 2 prints from this round. Cats n' Hats - a whimsical print of black cats, witches hats, and candles to celebrate Halloween and Madre Mia - a religious themed print of the Virgin Mary (Our Lady of Guadalupe) in honor of Dia de la Virgen de Guadalupe on December 12th. 
First - I started off with Cats n' Hats. For this print, I decided to use a free pattern I found online. It is from The pattern is the Portia Top and can be found here - portia-top.pdf. This is a pdf pattern, but there are not a ton of pages. The pattern is for sizes XS to XL. 

Here are all my pieces cut out.

Here is a close up of the Cats n' Hats.

Unfortunately I did not take photos as I sewed. I will do another blog post on this pattern in…

Sew Much Fabric - Halloween Strike Offs

I received 2 strike offs from Sew Much Fabric for their Halloween Round. To order these prints, join the group on Facebook at

Sew Much Fabric prints on 95% Cotton 5% Spandex Knit. The pre-order price is $20/yard.

I received a child size panel of the Wolf Man. I used Butterick Pattern 5286 as my template for making a boys top.

The panel was a little smaller than what I needed so I added the fabric that I was using as a coordinate to the top and bottom of the panel. My coordinate is a black & yellow striped knit I purchased from Fabric Stache ( This was sold as flawed yardage, but I saw very few flaws.

The front panel was not wide enough either for the boys size small I was making. Instead of adding the stripes to the sides, I just cut the back piece with about 3 inches of the front piece added to the sides. That made the back piece wrap around to the front.

This is a very easy sew and I was done in no time. Unfortunately, I …