Showing posts from August, 2017

Madhouse Fabrics Science & Math Preorder

By now you all know that I can't pass up a good science themed fabric, right? Well, Madhouse Fabrics & More has a whole round of math & science prints at preorder. There are so many awesome designs that it's hard to pick a favorite.

All prints are offered on cotton lycra and cotton woven.

This is the Grey X-Rays. As someone who has to get routine x-rays to check my joints for progression of Rheumatoid Arthritis, I love the idea of wearing this to my next X-ray appointment.

There are real x-ray images of a head, chest, hands, arm, knee, shoulder, foot, and more!

I made the Elle Puls Bethouia with this print and paired it with a charcoal athletic brushed poly from Zenith & Quasar Fabrics.

The X-ray images seem to glow on the fabric.

I love how unique this print is.

I also got Blue Atoms in cotton lycra. The weight and feel of this cotton lycra is great and works perfectly for apparel and bags.

I made the Itch to StitchChai Shirt. I love that I can make this shirt wit…

Boss Lady Fabrics Floral Brushed Poly

I am now a brand rep for Boss Lady Fabrics. I'll have a post every Saturday of something new that I've made with their fabrics. 
If you've never heard of Boss Lady Fabrics before - here's a little rundown. It's run by Boss Lady Nicole Hardisty. She hunts down great deals on fabric and brings them to the masses. You can get just about anything from her, and at a great price. Be sure to join the Facebook Group to be the first to know about sales and new arrivals. Make your purchases from her online shop at
Here's my first item. This pink floral brushed poly was the first fabric from my box of goodies from Nicole that I decided to sew up. 

I told Nicole that I'm not a huge fan or florals. I think she took that as a personal challenge and only sent me florals. But I'll admit - I did like what she sent.

About a week before I received this fabric, I had gone through my box of HTV scraps and cut out a bunch of designs. My plan was …

Elephant House Fabrics Magical Glitter

Elephant House Fabrics is a new custom knit group. Their first round is Magical Glitter. The prints are inspired by a famous wizarding world and have a faux glitter element in them.

I received the "Winged Keys" to sew. This is such a fun print!

I had the perfect yarn dyed stripes in my fabric stash that are white and metallic silver. If you like this combination, they are offering a white and silver (digitally printer) glitter stripe.

One I had my coordinate fabric picked out, I knew immediately that I wanted to make the Shwin Designs Hamburg Dolman.

The winged keys are so cool and the shape of the key and the wings varies slightly from key to key.

The keys are a silver glitter - except for a few that are more of an antique gold glitter.

These designs are printed on a 220 gsm 95% cotton/5% spandex base that is silky smooth. The preorder closes on September 4th! Don't miss out!

Little Roots Fabrics Round 6

There's so much to love about Little Roots Fabrics.

They print in the US on domestically produced cotton lycra with organic inks.
For every order placed a tree is planted in Colorado!
They run amazing prints!

It's hard to believe - but they are on their 6th preorder round!

Round 6 is all things fall. It's all done in a beautiful fall color palette. I received some of the Teal Dots in both sizes Mega and Mini. As soon as I got them, I noticed they went perfectly with the People of the World print from a previous round.

I just knew I had to make something with them together. Then Wild & Wanderful  happen to release this very timely cutting file. With everything going on in the world - I had to use it and the message goes so well with the People of the World print.

I love how my shirt came out!

The Mega dots are amazing! I just love the color.

 Here's a closer view of the HTV design. It can be a little hard to read on this print, but I love it.

Another view of Mega do…

Zenith & Quasar Winter Round

Zenith & Quasar has amazing athletic brushed poly. They also always have amazing prints. The winter round is no different.

This print may look familiar. This is Forest Floor. Last year another version was offered called Branches & Berries. I LOVE this version.

This is my favorite kind of winter print - it can be worn from now until spring.  My top is a modified Agnes from Halla Patterns. I mainly did the bodice color blocking and added tall cuffs to the sleeves.

Everyone knows I'm a certified Crazy Cat lady, so I had to have this Cool Cats print and panel when I saw the strike off. When I saw the digital image, I'll admit, I wasn't sold. But seriously - LOOK HOW CUTE!

Look at this panel up close - Are those cats not adorable? I just love the cat wearing a bowtie with the headphones,

This is the Elle Puls Bethouia  - which I LOVE. I love a raglan shirt - but sometimes think they look so plain from the back. Not the Bethouia - I just love how the sleeves extend and c…

Itch to Stitch Chai Shirt and Dress

I love testing for Kennis Wong at Itch to Stitch. Her patterns are great and always flattering on me. What I love the most about testing for Kennis, is that I always learn something new. While testing the Chai Shirt & Dress, I broadened my sewing skills learning to make a collar with a stand. I've done mandarin style collars before, and I tested the Zamora and it had a collar that tied. The Mila shirt has been on my - "to-make" list for awhile and I was slightly intimidated by the collar. Now, I'll be ready to tackle it next.

According to the website - The Chai Shirt and Dress is a classic fit-and-flare style that flatters everyone.

I will have to agree. The pattern is on sale for a limited time.

The Chai shirt has a vintage flair. It inspired me to use this retro swiss dot fabric I've had on my shelf for nearly 10 years. It's a summery woven with a print of red flowers in vertical rows.

I have to say, I was quite pleased with myself at how great my colla…