Thursday, June 17, 2010

Another Vacation Sale

Hello to all you wonderful, beautiful, talented people out there in blog world. It's vacation time again.....which also means that it's sale time again!
We'll be "closed" from Wednesday, June 16 through Sunday, June 27. You can still place orders during this time but they won't ship until Monday, June 28 or Tuesday, June29. apologize for this inconvenience we're offering 10% OFF everything in the store from now until when we return. Just enter Discount Code Word Bahamas on the 2nd page of checkout.
I better go finish packing! I'll "see" ya when I get back.

Happy Sewing,

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Pattern Review - Athena Skirt

Well, I finally got around to making the Athena Skirt after months of thinking about it. It's a pull on skirt with an elastic waist. I used fabrics from the Eden and Soiree Collections by Lila Tueller. Overall, I am really happy with this skirt and I definitely recommend this pattern.
The skirt was very easy to make and I barely looked at the directions. I followed the cutting measurements and just went from there. The skirt pattern calls for a yoke and 4 tiers (the longest section is actually tier 1, not the yoke). I ended up leaving the 4th tier off. I'm short (5' 2") and I realized that I had more than enough fabric on my body after I added the 3rd tier. I also decided not to add the ruffle trim in between each tier. I think with all the different prints that there's enough to look at and the extra ruffles aren't necessary.

Oh, and I wish I wouldn't have picked such similar fabrics for the yoke and tier one. Next time, I'm going to make sure there's more contrast between those two layers.

I will definitely make this skirt again....but next time I might take a couple inches off of the width of each tier and see how it looks with a little less fullness. I won't take any inches off of the yoke though.....I wouldn't be able to get the skirt on if I did that!

Here's one of those fabulous self-portraits in the full length mirror.....
I'm gonna go roll up my skirt and stick it in my luggage now. Oh, did I mention that we're going to the Bahamas on Friday? And my new skirt is just crying out to me that it wants to have Pina Coladas on the beach. And I won't let her down!

Happy Sewing,

Monday, June 14, 2010

Emma's Pick Of The Week - Jolly Stockings

Hey there, it's me Emma Jane! I know, I know - it's been a long time since I've been on the blog. First, we had the Quilt Market wrap up......and then there was the Birthday Celebration for Sew Fab......and then last week.....well.......I just forgot to do a pick of the week! Oops! But now I'm back and ready to do a little "show and tell!" We found this adorable new pattern at Quilt Market. It's called "Jolly Stockings."
We got to see this quilt in person at Quilt Market and it was fantastic! There are so many cute little details on this applique quilt - rick rack, yo-yo's, laces on the "Ice Skate Stocking" and an applique string of lights on one of them. There's even one stocking with a fish and one with a little dog bone. And you could add the names of your family members (don't forgot the non-human family members!) on the cuffs of the stockings.

It may be June......but in "Sewing Land" it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Ho, ho, ho,
Emma Jane

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

June 2010 Giveaway

We Have A Winner!!!
The winner is Di (yup - Random Number Generator picked #1)! Di said "Mmmm would be so great to win some lovely Meadowsweet! I've not been able to find it in any of the local quilt stores! Thanks for these fun giveaways." Congratulations!
Happy June! This month we're giving away a Meadowsweet Fat Quarter Bundle by Sandi Henderson for Michael Miller. These bright and juicy colors and patterns are just the thing to get summer started!

Please leave a comment on this blog post to be entered to win. The winner will be announced on this blog post on July 1, 2010. The last day to enter is June 30, 2010. Don't forget to check this blog post on July 1 to see if you're the winner!

And if you're not on the e-mail Newsletter list please send me an e-mail with the word Newsletter in the subject or text and I'll sign you up. The Newsletter has all the good info on the giveaways and sales and new products and other fun stuff!

Good Luck and Happy Sewing,

P.S. You can read about last months Giveaway here. It was a Nicey Jane Fat Quarter Bundle.

Happy Birthday Sew Fabulous!

Happy Birthday Sew Fabulous Quilt Shop! One year ago today we welcomed Sew Fabulous to the world! It's been a fantastic first year. And thanks to all of you for helping make this first year so successful and fun!

In honor of Sew Fab's 1st Birthday we'll be having a week long sale. Well.....actually we'll have a different sale each day from now until Sunday. Each sale will be for one day only. So keep checking the Home Page and every day at about 8:00 a.m. (this will force me to not oversleep this week!) we'll let you know what the new sale is at the top of the page!

It's time to go blow out the candle! Happy Sewing,