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New Patterns I L-O-V-E!

July 24, 2008

Let's get right to it, shall we? I've got three pattern companies with new patterns available here at fabric.com. I'm going to introduce you to a new pattern designer, and get you acquainted with sew new style from some old friends. We'll throw in some fabric suggestions too.

Lila Tueller has a fantastic sense of color and pattern. She mixes, and mixes and it comes up looking fabulously matched without looking ''matchy.'' She has an adorable apron that she calls The Funked Out Apron. I swear doesn't look like the other apron patterns you own...maybe I'm speaking for myself here! She also has a great patch worked  handbag/travel bag with chenille accents. She calls this one The Bohemian Bag. Lastly, we have The Funked Out Peasant Blouse. I have a couple of provisos on this adorable top pattern. It only comes in three sizes - 8, 10, 12 - and they are sized like commercial patterns sizing. Check out her blog for the full explanation. I hope her next patterns are available in more sizes. We are expecting Lila's new collection of cotton prints in September. If you are ready to make up one of these patterns now, take a look at Garden Party by Anna Marie Horner or Carnaby Street.

Have you seen those expensive little outfits in the boutiques with all the mixed prints and twirly skirts? The prices can be $100 or more! Well, Sew Baby has captured the boutique look for all those adorable ruffled creations for little girls. Susan Hubberly brings usthe Twirl Top and Pants with all the ruffles and swing little girls love. Easy Pieces Jumper and Easy Pieces Pants give you a creative opportunity to use up some of your stash.What mom couldn't understand the practicality of the Double fun Skirt - it's reversible! Chocolate ice cream anyone? Any of the Amy Butler prints are perfect for these mix and match creations!

Oh my, Hot Patterns! You are really, really on the ball. I mean, that movie with Carrie and the girls in the City just came out this summer. And you, Hot Patterns Maven, have already produced a pattern inspired by Carrie's wedding outfit. How fabulous! The jacket alone is worth the pattern. Check out the Carrie-d Away Suit Pattern along with this cool handbag pattern. Inspired by YSL, this over sized tote is a great vehicle for a fabulous brocade or a real or faux cow hide Carrie-d Suit.jpg
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I am so happy the peasant blouses of the 1970's have come back into fashion! I used to wear them back then. One thing that I did do back then was give them the empire waisted look and also cut the sleeve long and, instead of putting a casing in the wrist, pouf up the sleeve at the top of the arm by shirring near the shoulder and let the rest of the sleeve hang loose. I am saving all my leftover fabric to sew into blocks or strips sewn together to make fabric that looks "funked out" and laying my patterns on that. You are right: that is what is so hot at the moment. Also patchwork twirly skirts are so hot.

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