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Star Dust Textiles Does BROADWAY!

Star Dust Textiles current preorder includes some amazing Broadway themed prints and panels. The preorder is open through December 28th. 
Order  the prints and panels at   There is also a chevron print offered in 2 colors. Since it will be screen printed, it will be ordered through a google document in the Facebook Group.
Star Dust prints on a 240 gsm 95% cotton, 5% spandex knit base. It's soft and is a light - medium weight.
This is the Moulin Rouge print paired with a black & red chevron. I used the Love NotionsMargot Peplum for the top.

I did some color blocking on the skirt so that I had a pop of the print inside the box pleats. I love how this turned out!

The chevrons will be screen printed if the MOQ is met.

These chevrons could go with so many prints and would look awesome all on their own.

Then there is this Les Miserable print - which has an assortment of panels that coordinate with it. I used the Love NotionsWhistler pattern for this…

The Velvet Trend

Velvet is THE fabric for winter this year. Zenith & Quasar offered some amazing 4-way stretch velvet in a variety of colors. They don't have much in stock - join the Facebook group so you know when it's restocked. I finally finished all my main pieces - and have a plan for some of the scraps.

So here is a look at what I made.

A turquoise George & GingerSwagger Sweater. I love the ruffle back.

This pattern is only $5! Join the Facebook group to learn about any sales.

I made a Burgundy Love NotionsOrigami Tunic.

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I made a navy Greenstyle CreationsLaurel Tunic.

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I made a dark purple slightly modified Love NotionsLaundry Day Tee.

Join their Facebook group to get a code to make the Laundry Day Tee free!

A already blogged about my Shamrock Green Love Notions Margot Peplum

Find my previous post about this pattern HERE.

I also made a black velvet Patterns for Pirat…

The Babes of Geeks - Checkers

I recently joined the tester team for The Babes of Geeks. My first experience with their fabric is when the owner, Heather, donated some remnants to be sewn up for the Weekly Auction for Gwen Edwards. I volunteered and was sent some amazing fabric. One print I loved so much, that I bid (and won) my own item! But I needed more!
I was already a member of their Facebook Group - but for some reason they just never popped up in my news feed. I loved so many of their prints and knew I needed to keep my eye out for their future rounds.
I was ecstatic when Tracey asked me to join their tester team. This is my first time sewing a strike off for The Babes of Geeks. This is the Green checkers from their current Checkers flash round
The checker print is offered in five colors: Green, Blue, Pink, Red, and White. They are part of the "Basic Collection" and intended to be used alone or as a coordinate. The price is $17/yard. The fabric base is a medium weight cotton lycra at about 220 -…

Lyrically Mused Fabrics

Lyrically Mused has the most amazing sewing themed print I have seen! It's available for preorder through December 5th.

First off - this color is just gorgeous!

This is just one of many panels available. It's so funny and cute!

Cause really - who doesn't sew barefoot?

The print is just cute and whimsical with vintage quality sewing notions. The designs are well done and have some neat little details. The scale is also great for so many projects.

The owner of Lyrically Mused is also having a fundraiser for her son's Cub Scout troop. Pearl parties seem to be a BIG thing now on Facebook. I see so many live videos of oyster openings being shared by my friends. They are offering pearls and the jewelry as a fund raiser for the troop along with some cute and pretty panels that have a pearl and a saying. There is also a pretty scale print to coordinate with the panels.

The graphic below has the information on the pearl party fund raiser. You can get some beautiful jewelry and …

5 out of 4 Patterns - Nancy Raglan

Do you need another raglan pattern? Of course you do! 5 out of 4 just released the Nancy Raglan and it's so full of options.

V-neck, round neck, cowl, hood, tunic, dress, maternity, and nursing! I know I'm forgetting something.

There's also a sale! 35% off all patterns with the code "perkyturkey". Shop HERE. Sale ends on November 28th!

I was assigned the tunic length. I love a shirt that covers my behind.

I made this one with a blue french terry and Petri Dish fabric from Zenith & Quasar.

See - it covers my behind.

This is the rounded neck.

I made another completely in the same blue french terry. I bought it for $1/yard at C&C Fabrics on Perth Street in the Dallas fabric district.

I love this one paired with my Rock Collection leggings - fabric from Zenith & Quasar.

I made this one with side vents - another one of the many options!

This one is the V-neck.

The last one I made has vents and a cowl.

The blue fabric is Ocean brushed poly athletic knit fro…

Sew Straight & Gather Andromeda Top & Dress

I've been on Terri's tester team for awhile and this is my first pattern test for her. This is the Andromeda Top & Dress. And it's amazing!

he sale for it is also Amazing and Storewide - All patterns are $5! And that's Canadian dollars - it's a little cheaper for us Americans. Buy it and all other patterns HERE.

I made the banded shirt version. I have to say - I was really wanting to do the regular swingy hem version, but so glad I did this one.

I normally shy away from anything fitted at or near my midsection. But this top does some slimming magic! I feel like I look 10 pounds skinnier in this top. I feel so fabulous in it.

My friend Bryan was my personal photographer for these photos. He did a great job and I just love how they came out.

I made this top with Eggplant Rayon Spandex graciously provided by Mandy Picky at Made Whimsy. Mandy is a local Texas gal and has a great selection of fabrics at

The eggplant Rayon Spandex has a lovel…