Just for ME January Blog Tour – The Dana Top Upcycled

By Amy of Anna's Heirloom Boutique Well, after a whirlwind Holiday Season of sewing for everyone else, how about a little Spring-inspired selfish sewing? And what better way than to join the annual “Just for ME January” event at SisBoom? Every year, SisBoom devotes the entire month of January to focus on women’s sewing with a blog tour, featuring their patterns. Today is the first day and I am the lucky one that gets to kickstart this fun event that is sure to inspire some fresh new looks for the new year! januarya Of course, being a new year and all, I had to do a little scrolling through Pinterest for the down low on what to expect in fashion this year. From what I’ve noticed, 2017 fashion trends are looking a little on the softer and more earthy side. Lots of floral, greens and lace. Oh my gosh! All my favorites! Here is a 2017 Pantone chart I found on Pinterest. I am loving that bottom row with the pinks and greens❤ januaryb And, here is my inspiration pic (also from Pinterest). A sweet eyelet lace tank with peplum-styled ruffle from Anthropology. Perfect to wear under a cardigan now while it’s cold out, or by itself as an easy breezy top for Summer. But who wants to pay Anthropology prices? Not me! That’s why I sew😉 januaryc And my pattern, Sis Boom’s Dana Top/Dress. A gorgeous top/dress with a sweet little ruffle on top and optional flutter sleeves. You’ll notice the absence of spaghetti straps and peplum on this pattern. As cute as the spaghetti straps are on my inspiration pic, for the sake of being modest, I’ll be wearing a bra and cami under my eyelet top.The wider straps on the Dana Top will allow me to do this 😉 januaryd (btw: I received this pattern for free for my participation in this blog tour. Pretty sweet, eh?) And, last but not least is my material. A round eyelet tablecloth a family member found for me at a local thrift shop. That ruffle will work great as my peplum😉 janurye Continue reading the blog post and see the amazing transformation over on Anna's Heirloom Boutique....

Just for Me Ladies Blog Tour and a PDF Pattern Sale!

Thank you for an amazing 2016!!! We hope you had a year of love, joy, peace and wonderful sewing and craft projects. We are looking forward to 2017 with our upcoming Sunny Isle release and few new Sis Boom endeavors we will be announcing soon. We are kicking of 2017 with an awesome PDF pattern sale and blog tour. The PDF pattern sale runs January 1st to January 7th. Use code JUSTFORME2017 in our Pattern Shop or in our Etsy store. Then, join us for the first day of our blog tour on January 4th as Denise of DIY Crush kicks us off. The tour runs the whole month of January and we hope it inspires you to try something new. Don't forget our amazing community of sewers, the Sis Boom Pattern Co Facebook Group, should you have any questions about our patterns or sewing in general. img_8053

Sis Boom Quilted Coasters

It's almost the holidays and Sew 4 Home has a great last minute holiday project idea. These darling coasters use our Spring 2016 Color Brigade. Sew up a few as hostess gifts or for the tea and coffee drinkers in your life. Fast Fridays: Free Motion Quilted Coasters Editor: Liz Johnson 2315-ff-free-motion-coasters-1_1 Pieced strips of colorful cotton and wavy, free motion stitching give these coasters the look of a tiny quilt. They’re a wonderful last minute gift idea for the holidays or any special occasion. Wrap up a stack to give by themselves or bundle them with a set of mugs or glasses. Need to make a bunch? No problem; Fast Fridays are all about whipping out something wonderful in no time at all. Pull together some of your best bits of bright fabric and you’ll have scads if these snazzy squares in just a few hours. 2315-ff-free-motion-coasters-2 The gorgeous fabric we used is the vibrant Color Brigade, a newer collection by Jennifer Paganelli for Free Spirit Fabrics. You can find Color Brigade in stock now at Hawthorne Threads and Fabric.com. There is an edgestitched frame around each coaster that acts as the pivot point for the vertical wavy lines. The free motion stitching comes up to but does not cross the edgestitching. The lines themselves are not individual but rather a continuous seam that snakes up and then back down as it moves across the coaster. 2315-ff-free-motion-coasters-3 The gorgeous fabric we used is the vibrant Color Brigade, a newer collection by Jennifer Paganelli for Free Spirit Fabrics. You can find Color Brigade in stock now at Hawthorne Threads and Fabric.com. There is an edgestitched frame around each coaster that acts as the pivot point for the vertical wavy lines. The free motion stitching comes up to but does not cross the edgestitching. The lines themselves are not individual but rather a continuous seam that snakes up and then back down as it moves across the coaster. Continue reading the rest of the article over at Sew4Home...

Living the Girl’s World Dream!

We introduced you to Jenny and her daughter Kelsey last fall on the blog. Here is Kelsey in her adorable room modeling new PJ pants made with fabric in Krysta from the Hotel Frederiksted line. How many Sis Boom fabrics and projects can you spot in her room? kelsey1 kelsey2 Kelsey has been a Sis Boom fan since she was a 2 year old sporting her pink Casey Scroll (From the Bell Bottoms fabric line) Leighanna Peasant. When Jenny would get new fabric in the mail, Kelsey would take out the Sis Boom fabric and spread it all over the floor and lay on it. Can't we all relate when we get our Sis Boom in the mail?!? Her all time favorite print is Dance With Me Kayla in Aqua but really she has favorites in every collection. Again, can't we all relate? Her favorite pattern is Mary's Fancy Sash (Only available in Girl's World). When Girls World was published, she would pour through it over and over. Her book is now so incredibly worn. She even learned to sew with several of the projects in the book. To this day she pulls out her mom's Sis Boom fabrics and asks Jenny sew up things for her or she makes little things for her dolls. She is living the Sis Boom Girl's World dream!

Sis Boom Holiday Tour Day 9

Our Sis Boom Holiday Blog Tour is winding down. Hope you have enjoyed following along with our amazing participants. We are so grateful for all of them and their love of Sis Boom. We can't do it without all our fans. Remember, if you have any questions about any of our patterns or sewing in general, please join our Sis Boom Pattern Co Facebook Group. Our final stop on our blog tour is Cookies N Bees and her ingenious idea to turn our popular Marco shirt into a shirt dress. Sis Boom Holiday Marco Dress By Brianne of Cookies n Bees Nov 15 – MrsPodge Nov 17 – Anna’s Heirloom. Nov 22 – Handmade Boy. Nov 29 – Seam of my Pants. Dec 6 – Sunflower Seams. Dec 8 – A Crazy Craft Lady. Dec 13 – Glitter in My Coffee. Dec 15 – Troop to Tots. Dec 17 – Cookie n’ Bees. Hopefully you’ve been following along with the Sis Boom Holiday tour. If you’re behind, click on the links above to see what the other Jones have been doing. I purchased the Marco shirt on August 6, 2013 (according to Etsy). More than 3 years ago! And I’ve never made it. (I should really look through my pattern collection to see what other gems are sitting unused and abused.) marco-header The olive drab green and creamy white flannel coordinate with the Christmas-y spirit yet I can still wear it all through the winter season. I bought the fabric from Joann Fabric who knows how long ago, probably when I bought the pattern. I have about 2/3 yard left which I think I’ll use to make a Swoon Betty with. marco1a It’s not exactly winter here in SoCal but the mornings and evenings are cool so I slip on leggings or skinny jeans. I think I look pretty damn hot. My husband agrees! marco3 15 button holes seemed daunting and I really didn’t want to do that many! Pearl snaps were the best solution. It took maybe 20 minutes to set those snaps. Much better than the very possible 2 hours of button-holing. Stab me in the eye! Continue reading the blog entry over on Cookies n Bees.