Jan 10, 2011

SEW Your Prom Gown - WIN 50K - 2011 Prom Contest at Joann.com

STARTING TODAY!!! You have just as good of chance as any other! You can't win unless you try!

Lets get started. Bring your drawings to class and we'll figure out how to bring it to life together with you sewing it during class!

Here's some of the details of the contest

Prize Details
$50,000 Grand Prize, $5,000 2nd Prize, and $2,500 3rd Prize.
Contest Instructions
Teens! Make Your Own Prom Outfit & Enter to Win! Own Your Look – Make your own prom outfit, including an accessory, with fabric and other products from Jo-Ann. Own Your Future – Enter to win cash for college, funds for your future, dollars for your dreams in the Jo-Ann Own Your Look 2011 Prom Contest. Winning entries are chosen for originality, level of detail and workmanship. Open to student ages 14-19. Void in Maryland and Vermont. Contest begins January 9, 2011 and ends June 15, 2011. ENTER ONLINE NOW > View the 2010 Prom Contest entries and winners here Start your dress by shopping Joann.com for Special Occasion fabrics

Prize Eligibility
Only persons residing in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming who are between 14 and 19 years of age can enter.
Contest Starts
January 09, 2011 @ 12:01 am (EST)
Contest Ends
June 15, 2011 @ 11:59 pm (EDT)
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Until next time, Enjoy your moments ~ make them "sew" much fun, Cindy

Jan 7, 2011

What I've been sewing - New baby on the way

My niece is having a baby girl. Raylee is due to arrive on the 24. She is naming her baby after her mom and dad. Dad's middle name is Ray and Moms is Lee. How cute is that?

In November I started sewing baby clothes. I made 8 outfits, blanket, a sling and something to carry the baby home in.

I used a lot of scrap fabric only 2 patterns that I kind of altered a little. I started with the little dresses in brown and pink and the cupcake and candy. Then used the same fabric to make a little jumper. Being a mom I added a lot of snaps in the inseam when they wanted me to make a seam for easy diaper changes. Yes, it took me forever to sew those dang snaps in everything!


 I made this pattern myself using another pattern to get the size right for a little baby. I know how to patternmake but I don't do it that often because It's all been done before. I use other patterns to change things up. I made these little outfits reversible add snaps to the shoulders.

 After I made these outfits I got a request to make a colts outfit to bring the baby home in. I bought a t-shirt but couldn't find one for a newborn so I did a center back seam. I did the same with the pants. Bought a pair and took them in at the side seams. I ordered the fabric from NFL.com and added it to the bottom of the shirt and pants. And since it's going to be freezing when she brings the baby home I made a little thing to bring the baby home in and used the extra Colts fabric to line it.

I've already posted this on the blog. I made a sling for her to carry the baby. Yeah, the peace signs are upside down! Even when you've been sewing forever you make mistakes. It was a late night when I made this so I wasn't using my brain too much and just wanted to get it done.

 The last thing I made her was a blanket. She's been showing what she's been doing to the baby's room on facebook. I knew she was using pink and brown to decorate. But, yeah.. I don't like making quilts. I'm like to sew garments and you can tell. This didn't come out that great but she liked it anyway.
It was tons of fun to sew all of this for Casey and baby Raylee. I can't wait to see pictures with her wearing them.

Until next time, Enjoy your moments ~ make them "sew" much fun, Cindy

Jan 4, 2011

2011 Start off Strong

I have been such a slacker about doing this blog. I have so many good intentions but the hours and days roll past without anything getting posted on here. I use this blog to share what's going on at the girl cave and since I've been closed since before Christmas there hasn't been much going on. But now with the new year things have really picked up.

Classes are filling up with new students who just got their sewing machines for Christmas. It always happens this time of year. If you're looking to learn how to use your new sewing machine you better sign up quick because the next couple of classes are already full.

And the one post I've been wanting to put together, I have some great news about one of my students. Scott made it into Parsons! I want to show you all his beautiful things he made last year in class. And this is my reward, to see my students reach for the stars and grab one! Congratulations Scott! You're AMAZING!!!

More real soon, I promise!!!

Until next time, Enjoy your moments ~ make them "sew" much fun, Cindy