Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Pattern Review: Christine Jonson #714

This is my new favorite top!  I used Christine Jonson's #714, Cross Your Heart Top (green illustration).  It was quick and easy to sew (took about 1 hour 15 min.).  The instructions and pictures are clear and informative. The illustration shows a little more gathers than there really are.  The length is very flattering and the v neck is comfortable- not too low as some wrap-style tops are. 
It is hard to tell details with the print I chose, so I skipped any extra topstitching.  I just know I'm going to wear the life out of this top and then sew more of them!  http://www.cjpatterns.com/ Visit her website to see other patterns available.

Friday, September 24, 2010

What's New At Cat Song Stitchery-Everything Bag!

The Everything Bag #410 is a new instruction booklet
now available at http://catsongstitchery.etsy.com/ .  The great thing about this is you can customize it to fit anything you need to carry using the instructions!  This example shown is a ballet bag I made for my niece's birthday.  She needed lots of specialized pockets.  The bag is softly structured using fleece.  Fun, easy, quick plus you get the bag you need!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Pattern Review: Simplicity 3775

I love this pattern!  It is easy to sew, wear and very flattering.  I used a velvet burnout knit.  The photos don't do the fabric or pattern justice.  I lengthened the bodice 1" to get a good fit and used my serger for most of the sewing- super speedy!
This is my second time sewing Simplicity 3775.  The first one was a short sleeved summer dress.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Contest Fabric

This picture doesn't do justice to how beautiful the fabric is!  This is my prize from SewCalGal's Pets on Quilts contest.  She runs some great shows, contests and giveaways.  http://sewcalgal.blogspot.com/ Stop by and visit!  http://sewcindy.blogspot.com/ donated the fat quarters above.  I'll come up with something special for them.  Thank you again!

Well, the kids are back at school and I am working on my projects that have been piling up.  Also working on 2 new patterns for http://catsongstitchery.etsy.com/

Monday, September 6, 2010

Quiltathon for Cancer Support- Update

Happy Labor Day!  Remember the Quiltathon back in April?  We raised over $10,000 for Massey Cancer Center!  We are not done yet.  Now we are raffling off the 7 quilts.  $1.00 per ticket.  The drawing will be held November 6, 2p.m. at Quilting Adventures (Richmond, VA).  

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

September is National Sewing Month!

Happy National Sewing Month!  Celebrate by following this blog!  There is so much happening with sewing these days.  Loads of great blogs, sites, magazines etc.  I get so inspired and excited its hard to know what to start sewing first!  I have a stack of projects ready for the minute the kids are back in school.  Be sure and check out my how tos here at Cat Song Stitchery and my patterns for sale at http://catsongstitchery.etsy.com .  I'd love to hear what projects you are working on or dreaming about.
Happy Sewing!