Friday, September 13, 2019

sew long summer blog tour #2

We're kicking off the Sew Long Summer blog tour this week. We have some really fun and inspiring creations for you again this year.

Sew Long Summer is all about getting those transitional wardrobe pieces ready; finishing up all those things we meant to make this summer; and well, basically whatever Sew Long Summer means to you.




Welcome back.   I usually try to share clothing items on this blog, but I have not has much time for sewing clothing.   So today, I want to share about this fun quilt I made.

This quilt was made for my bosses new little boy. My boss is a golf addict, and when I found out they were having a boy, I decided a golf quilt would be fun.

Their little girl like a golf as well, so I may make one in pinks and purples for her.  She can use it when she snuggles with her daddy on the couch and they are watching golf.

I have a more detailed blog about it here https://kathyskwiltsandmore.blogspot.com/2019/09/its-tee-time-baby-quilt.html?m=1


Please check out the other bloggers this week. They are all sharing some fabulous makes.


The full tour includes these talented sewists, so I hope you'll follow along and comment on their posts this week.
  Sept. 9th Sewing A La Carte, mahlicadesigns, Sewing Vortex, Sewing With Sarah
Sept. 10th The Bear and Pea Atelier, Auschick Sews, Stitched by Jennie, Miss Marah Sewn
Sept. 11th Sew Cute Couture by Kathy, A Rose Tinted World, mahlicadesigns
  Sept. 12th Little Heart Threads, Lulu and Celeste, The Crafting Fiend, Fils Anddraps
  Sept. 13th Petite Font, Sew 4 Five, The Sewing Scientist, Sew Cute Couture by Kathy, Kitty Makes It

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Sew long summer blog tour


We're kicking off the Sew Long Summer blog tour this week. We have some really fun and inspiring creations for you again this year.

Sew Long Summer is all about getting those transitional wardrobe pieces ready; finishing up all those things we meant to make this summer; and well, basically whatever Sew Long Summer means to you.


I had great plans for summer sewing and great plans for back to school clothes for grandkids.  Unfortunately, it hasn't happened.  So, I got thinking about what I could share today.


With fall right around the corner, that means Christmas is right around the corner as well.


  Today I decided to share a pillowcase that I am doing for 1 of my grandkids.  I will be doing some for all of them, there are 8, but the youngest is just 2 weeks, so she might not get one right away.  These pillowcases are so easy to make and one of the best things about making things for my grandkids is they absolutely love them.   I could write out the directions, but instead I will give you a link to the directions I use. http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/bags-pillows-gifts/pillows/roll-it-pillowcase-pattern


Please follow these blogger friends of mine for some awesome makes.  It just may give you some ideas.


The full tour includes these talented sewists, so I hope you'll follow along and comment on their posts this week. Sept. 9th Sewing A La Carte, mahlicadesigns, Sewing Vortex, Sewing With Sara
 Sept. 10th The Bear and Pea Atelier, Auschick Sews, Stitched by Jennie, Miss Marah Sewn
  Sept. 11th Sew Cute Couture by Kathy, A Rose Tinted World, mahlicadesigns
Sept. 12th Little Heart Threads, Lulu and Celeste, The Crafting Fiend, Fils Anddraps
Sept. 13th Petite Font, Sew 4 Five, The Sewing Scientist, Sew Cute Couture by Kathy, Kitty Makes It

Friday, June 21, 2019

Seen and sewn blog tour

Today is my day for the blog hop and I want to thank Arielle at www.seenandsewnpatterns.com for the pattern and Melissa at www.mahlicadesigns.wordpress.com for hosting.




Welcome to the Seen & Sewn Together blog tour.

Arielle from Seen & Sewn Patterns is creating patterns with a focus on encouraging people to join the #handmaderevolution by sewing their own handmade wardrobe. A nice group of sewing bloggers have joined together to share with you how we’ve taken the Seen & Sewn Patterns and let our creativity loose with them. We want to inspire you whether you’re just starting or well on your way to building your handmade wardrobe.



The pattern I am reviewing today is the Cozy.   It is a nice sweater pattern but can also be used as a swimsuit cover up or even a robe.   The way it is designed is for a hi low look but you could easily shorten the back and make it the same length all the way around.   You could wear it with anything.

I am making mine out of a stretch lace that has been in my sewing room for a while.


I apologize that mine isn't done yet, I have had lots of crazy work hours and family stuff.   I will get it done in the next few days and share it here and on my facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Sew-Cute-Couture-By-Kathy-626603334360676/?ref=br_rs.



The extra fun part for you is that we have a prize pack giveaway from Seen & Sewn Patterns that you can enter below. The prize pack for US residents includes 1 pattern of choice, a Slow Fashion Tee, and a Slow Fashion Pin. For our international readers the prize pack would include a copy of all Seen & Sewn PDF Patterns. Bonus! All readers will receive a coupon code for up to two patterns of choice for $1 each (expires 6/30/19)




The tour includes these talented sewists, so I hope you’ll follow along this week.

Monday June 17th

Sew 4 Five, Sewing A la Carte, Aurora Designs

Tuesday June 18th

Idle Sunshine, That’s Sew Lily, House of Estrella

Wednesday June 19th

Mahlicadesigns, Sewing with D, Fee Bricolo, Aurora Designs

Thursday June 20th

Let’s Go Hobby, Sewing from Scratch, Craftstyle Living, Mama You Can Make It

Friday June 21st

Claire Cruse, Make It Sew with the Bear and Pea Atelier, Sew Cute Couture by Kathy

 

Enter to win something good here!

Friday, March 15, 2019

Breaking ground blog tour

Today is my stop on the breaking ground blog tour hosted by Melissa at www.mahlicadesigns.wordpress.com

We were told to choose a designer that was new to us.  So, I knew there were lots I had not tried.  I happened to get an email with a list of some free patterns, and I saw a Free T-shirt pattern for boys.  Great. I had to get a birthday gift made for a grandson, so I decided to share that.

The pattern is from Emily at www.lifesewsavory.com.  she has been around for a while, but I had just heard of her.  I love when free patterns are offered as it gives you a chance to try out that designer.

The pattern I chose is the boys t-shirt pattern.  It went together very fast, and the directions were very easy to follow. I needed fast and easy because I have been working crazy overtime.

She has many other patterns I would like to try.  I will definitely use her patterns again.


By the way, my grandson loved his new shirt.


Please check out what the other bloggers have done.




Welcome to the Breaking Ground Blog Tour 2019. This year over 25 bloggers from around the world are joining with me to break new ground by trying a pattern designer that is new to them, try new techniques, new styles, or whatever way they want to push themselves. (Read on for Giveaway info) The Full Tour includes all these creatives... we hope you'll visit us each day: Monday March 11- That's Sew Lily, Sewing A La Carte, Mijn 11jes & ik Tuesday March 12- mahlicadesigns, Embrace Everyday, Jot Designs, auschick sews, Raising Stripling Warriors Wednesday March 13- Musings of A Seamstress, Very Blissful, Sew4Five, Just Sew Something, Hazelnut Handmade, Crafting Through Time, Tales From A Southern Mom Thursday March 14- Make It Sew with the Bear and Pea Atelier, Ronda B Handmade, SequioaLynn Sews, Sewing with D, The Sewing Goatherd, OOYAmade, My Golden Thimble, Custom Made by Laura Friday March 15- Sew Cute Couture by Kathy, Sewing Novice, Ronda B Handmade, Momma Bear Sews, MeMade, My Golden Thimble, Lulu & Celeste

Breaking News: our tour sponsor Phat Quarters is offering 2 patterns of choice from her pattern shop to one lucky winner.

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We'd love to see how you're Breaking Ground this month. Share with us what you're working on by using the hashtag #BreakingGround2019 across social media.

Sunday, January 6, 2019

52 week sewing challenge week 1

Well, that was a fast week.   I have been working on organizing my sewing stuff, but not in my space.  I sew downstairs, usually, but the last few weeks it has been in my kitchen.  It is hard to sew in there, because I do not always clean up my projects.

So, I do have some pictures to show of progress being made.   We had a forced remodel due to some sewage flooding through the city sewage lines.


This is the wall where the quilting frame will go. 























































But, I wanted a finished project, so I made a quick throw pillow.  I make them in an envelope style, easily removable and easy to store so I can change often.




I hope you have had a chance to sew this week. I would love to hear what you have made or are working on.

I love when you leave comments.





Thursday, December 27, 2018

52 weeks of sewing challenge

In 2018 I started doing this, but life got in the way.  This year I am trying again and will try to do better.  So, what is the challenge all about?  Really, to get you sewing and sharing each week, and there are sponsors to give away a prize or two each week.  For me, I want to be sewing things.  Clothing for myself and my grandkids.  I have big ideas, all these awesome plans, but I am not always a finisher.  So, I am hoping that by sharing my goals, I will accomplish them.

With the 52 Week Sewing challenge, we are given a challenge each week.  There  is a list for the year, so you can be planning ahead.  I have taken the first quarter challenges and put them on trello, an app that a friend told me about, then I can make a checklist.  I have also put them on my calendar to hopefully, help me look at things on a regular basis and see where I am.  We have to post each Sunday, by a certain time, if we accepted the challenge or went rogue and a picture of what we made.

The challenge starts on Dec. 31.  The first challenge?  Organize your sewing area.  This one is a bit of a challenge for me, as I am getting my sewing room, actually my whole basement remodeled, after having a sewage flood.  But, since everything from my sewing room was thrown in garbage bags, I am getting all of that organized.  I have a spreadsheet list of my fabrics, what they may be intended for, and the yardage that I have.  Some fabrics are specifically for clothes and some are for quilts and clothes.    All of my fabrics are then going in clear plastic totes, and each tote is numbered.  This way, I can look at what I want to make, find my pattern and fabric, and get it organized.

I currently have about 9 totes of fabrics, 2 totes that are projects to be quilted, and 2 totes of projects I am currently working on. 

Today, I will take time to choose what my projects will be for the next month, find my fabrics, and start  getting  things prepared.   I like that we can work ahead of schedule, as I work full time and it will help me.  Some projects may be bigger than others, depending on what I choose to make.

I could use some new clothes.  My hubby suggested I make a dress for myself.  It has been a while since I have sewn for myself, but I hate buying clothes.  I can get a much better fit, if I sew for myself.  So, I am going to work on this challenge this year.

Would you like to learn more about the challenge or join in?  You can find the info by going to Facebook and searching 52 Week Sewing challenge. 
I am going to try each week to share on this blog, but if you follow my facebook page, Sew Cute Couture by Kathy, the projects will be on there. 

Here is hoping I have a very productive  2019.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Halloween Costume Tour with seams sew lo

I am so excited to share this with you today.  This was actually made a few years ago for one of my daughters and now my oldest granddaughter can wear it.  Poodle skirts are so much fun.



This skirt is a bit big for her, but there was no time for adjusting as we were swamped with taking care of damage done by a sewer line clog.  I did lose 10 yards of cotton lycra, as it was on my storage room floor, because I had been using it. When I get my sewing room organized, after repair work, I will have a table just for cutting.  It did hit my sewing room, so, right now

Back to the poodle skirt.  I used Simplicity 8774, which I think is out of print, but Simplicity 5401 is very similar.    It would be fun to add a cute top to this and a jacket, specifically a pink bomber jacket with Pink Ladies written on the back.  Yes, I am a Grease fan.  But, I did not have time.   Fabric used, it seems like it was a felt.  It feels like that.




I hope you are having a fun time getting ready for Halloween.   What are you or your children or grandchildren dressing up as?  I love to read comments, and try to reply fast.


Please check out my friends who are also blogging today.


Are you ready to see all of the new Halloween costumes on the DIY Sewing Pattern Blog Tour? Me too!! Go ahead and follow along with us!




  • October 8th: Seams Sew Lo
  • October 9th: Momma Newey's Makes
  • October 10th: Itsy Littles
  • October 11th: Aurora Designs
  • October 12th: Mijn 11jes &ik
  • October 13th: Seams Sew Lo
  • October 14th: My Golden Thimble
  • October 15th: Make It Sew With Bear and Pea
  • October 16th: Duchess and Hare
  • October 17th: A Rose Tinted World
  • October 18th: Cute. Sew. Make
  • October 19th: Custom Made by Laura
  • October 20th: My Golden Thimble
  • October 21st: Crafty Curly Couture
  • October 22nd: Malounami
  • October 23rd: Seams Sew Lo
  • October 24th: A Rose Tinted World
  • October 25th: GYCT Designs
  • October 26th: Crafting Through Time
  • October 27th: Aurora Design Fabrics
  • October 28th: Sew Couture by Kathy
  • October 29th: The Sewing Goatherd
  • October 30th: Manning the Machine
  • October 31st: Seams Sew Lo (Roundup)
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