January 23, 2017 by Jennifer Paganelli
Sis Boom Pattern CO – Just For Me January Tour
By Idle Sunshine
Did you hear it’s “Just For Me January”? I have been sewing for me much more this past few months, so I was very happy to join in the fun with Sis Boom Patterns!
Not long after I set up my instagram account to share my sewing projects, I was contacted by the amazing Jennifer Paganelli. She very generously gave me a copy of the Angie dress pattern to sew up, but I wanted to wait till closer to summer to make it. When I heard about Just For Me January I knew I had no excuse! (Now I just realized that would make more sense if you knew I was in Australia and we are in the middle of summer here right now)!
This is exactly my ideal style of dress, it is so comfortable and is the perfect mix of style and comfort. The brief for this tour was to add a different style spin, so instead of simply reviewing this pattern (which is A+ by the way), I will tell you my inspiration and what I did to tweak it to have a half circle skirt.
I adore the gorgeous eclectic Sis Boom fabric designs and this one was always destined for my first Angie! It’s from the Circa collection and it came from Utopian Threads some time ago here in Australia.
Continue reading the blog post on Idle Sunshine….
Tags: Angie Pattern, Blog tour, Circa Fabric, Idle Sunshine
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April 29, 2016 by Jennifer Paganelli
Rachel is a long time fan of Sis Boom and one of our most positive, vocal supporters online. Jennifer loves reading her positive comments and seeing what Rachel designs and sews using Sis Boom fabric so much, she named the Rachel fabric in the new Color Brigade line after her! You can follow Rachel on her sewing adventures on her blog, Mrs Podge.
Rachel in a Shana Tunic she sewed herself in Kitty in Green from the Nostalgia line.
My name is Rachel Berwick Hodges. I live in Massachusetts with my husband and two young children. My mother taught me how to sew by hand when I was nine, and I learned how to use a machine in my junior high home economics class. I was constantly trying to find little short-cuts so I could hurry up and have a finished product, much to the despair of my teacher, Mrs. Thatcher! Thanks to her patience, I learned to pay attention to the little details that make a garment look truly finished.
When my children arrived, I put sewing on the back burner for a couple years, and missed it horribly. When I returned to my favorite pastime, I came across the “Crazy Love” line in an online quilt shop, and was hooked!
Jennifer’s fabrics are unique, in that they seem to be infused with a kind of tangible joy. The “Nostalgia” line is no exception. I bought a few yards, and enjoyed working with them so much, I ordered even more! Everything I made seemed even more lovely because of the softly faded colors and vintage-inspired designs!
Though very much an amateur, I love to dress my friends up and play “fashion photographer”. How fortunate that they are as obliging as they are photogenic! I hope you enjoy the pictures as much as I enjoyed taking them.
Below are pictures of dresses and tops Rachel sewed herself for friends and family using fabric from the Nostalgia line. Patterns are from Sis Boom Pattern Co and include the Cathy, the Jenny, the Leighanna, and the Angie.
Tags: Angie Pattern, Cathy Pattern, Jenny Pattern, Leighanna, Rachel Berwick
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March 9, 2016 by Jennifer Paganelli
Spring is in the air over in my corner of the world! It’s into the 70’s today with gorgeous sunny skies, chirping birds and flower buds peeking out from the earth. Spring is always thought of as an awakening, a new beginning, and many of us are inspired to grow ourselves – maybe by picking up an old hobby or starting a new one, or getting out and exercising or volunteering more. I hope this spring finds you doing something very near and dear to your heart.
Our Sis Boom Pattern Co Facebook group has grown to a lovely community where new and veteran sewist alike share tips and tricks for sewing not just Sis Boom patterns, but sewing in general. If you haven’t joined yet, please do! We get asked lots of questions about popular Sis Boom patterns, so I thought I’d share with you our top 5 most popular patterns for women.
#5 –Devon Peasant – this peasant dress/top’s versatile style is super easy to sew, can be made in a range of lengths, and has lots of options from ruffles to pom-poms. Darling with jeans, cute as a dress or can be made into the perfect beach cover up.
#4 –Patricia Tunic – this head-turning tunic is named for Jennifer’s mother. With it’s figure-flattering cut and loads of finishing options, the Patricia can be dressed up for a night on the town or a casual day running errands.
#3 – Meghan Peasant – Meghan’s empire style imparts a stunning silhouette to women of all shapes and sizes. A great choice for the beginner sewist, Meghan sews up quickly and has lots of sleeve and length options.
#2 – Jamie Dress – the stunning details on the Jamie make it a perfect for all occasions – dress her up with accessories and heels for a wedding or dress her down with flip flops for a day at the park. If you have always been afraid to tackle a dress with zippers, this is THE DRESS to try first with super easy instructions to help you add a side zipper like a pro!
#1 – Angie Dress– sweet Angie is our most popular selling women’s pattern for a reason. This quick sew dress has 3 bodice options, multiple length choices, an elasticized waist and pockets. Oh so cute and flattering on women of all shapes and sizes.
As always, share whatever you’re making with Sis Boom fabric or patterns on Facebook or Instagram. We love seeing what you are up to!
Tags: Angie Pattern, Devon Pattern, Jamie Dress Pattern, Meghan Peasant Dress Pattern, Patricia Pattern
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August 8, 2012 by Jennifer Paganelli
Whether you are having a party or kicking back with flip flops the Angie is you!!! Love it with pearls and without. Angie you never looked so good. Then take your favorite Eloise from Super Fly and you are good to go!!!!!! Super Fly available here!! Thanks Fabric.com !! It’s a great day here in Happy Land whenever you have on your Angie!! I love the big bold print on these gorgeous girls!!! Thanks Kelsey, Kate and Roberto!!
Tags: Angie Pattern
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February 9, 2012 by Jennifer Paganelli
Flirty, Fun and it has pockets in case you are swept off your feet and need a kleenex!!! You know what I’m sayin..This is one of the New Crazy Love designs that you are all in love with and I wish I could blink to get it here faster but do the Angie up in one of your favorite red fabrics and start playing you some funky music. Valentine’s Day is drawing nearer!! If you are lucky he may propose with Marry Me by Train! Makes Monica Solorio-Snow of Happy Zombie and I go crazy for that song!! Thanks to my wonderful Team Tim and Nancy Geaney, Madeline, Debra Wolf, Kelsey Harkness for a fabulous shoot!! You all are the best.
Tags: Angie Pattern, Crazy Love, quilting cotton
Categories: Sis Boom, Sis Boom Patterns •
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