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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Stolen Quilts

A quilting teacher, Karen Combs had her teaching quilts stolen out of her car in Texas.  Please take a few moments to check out her blog to see pictures of the quilts and if you see one in your travels either on line or in person, contact her. Her contact information is on her blog here.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Retro Sewing Patterns

One of the fun things about having a sewing pattern business is all the sewing patterns! Not only do I get to see and inspect the current patterns available for sewing, but patterns from the past that are still great to be worn currently. Lately there has been a huge push into retro and vintage fahion. You can get the authentitic look by buying a sewing pattern of the style and time frame that you like, and with a few small alterations you can make your pattern even more stylish and current.

We just listed this pattern, McCall's Pattern 2977, which would make a great summer dress. With all the different neckline, yoke options, and even the option to have a front button bodice, you can make this dress multiple times and no one would know the difference since you can make significant changes with each dress you make. Changing the type of fabric that you create this dress with, you will have even more options. This pattern was first printed in 1987, which was still the era of the big padded shoulders. The only alteration I would make with this dress, is not having the shoulder pad, but continuing with the extended shoulder with a slight alteration to make it lay right without the shoulder pad. You will end up with a fun flirty, cool to wear summer dress in a variety of looks. Make it the first time to check and adjust the fit and then make it again and again to have a whole wardrobe of easy to make basic hot weather dresses.

With well over 7000 sewing patterns listed and more being listed all the time, you will be sure to find a great pattern for your next sewing project. Shop with us any time at Moonwishes Sewing and Crafts!

Monday, March 12, 2012

The Royal Wedding Prince William and Catherine Middleton

The Royal Wedding of Miss Catherine Middleton to Prince William of the United Kingdom was a glorious affair. Now you too can have a wedding fit for a princess through the power of Butterick sewing patterns. Butterick Sewing Pattern has produced patterns of replicas of the dresses worn at the wedding by the bride, her maid of honor and the flower girls. Butterick 5731 or P249 is similar to the dress Miss Middleton wore only with a much shorter cut on train, as most brides aren't going to be able to book Westminster Abbey for their event! The maid of honor dress that Philippa Middleton (Pippa) wore looks basically the same in Butterick 5710 or P250 as do the flower girl dress in Butterick 5705 or P248. The maid of honor dress can also be used for a wedding dress itself with it's short cuton train, or as a formal or in the shorter version a party dress. All sizes and styles are currently available for the Royal Wedding dress patterns in our store, Moonwishes Sewing and Crafts.

Even if a royal wedding isn't in the cards for you, we do have over 7000 uncut, unused sewing patterns in every size and style. Shop with us any time and tell your sewing friends about our store. Thanks for visiting.

Monday, March 05, 2012

Ruffling without a Ruffler foot

Here is a blog entry showing how to ruffle by machine without a ruffling foot. I haven't had time yet to try this, but you might want. Visit the blog here.