Friday, September 19, 2014

The Magic Pattern Book... And Trunk Show!

We are so excited about The Magic Pattern Book, the newest book by Amy Barickman, founder and owner of Indygo Junction.

The Magic Pattern Book features six magic patterns for clothing and accessories that can be transformed into a mind-boggling 216 different looks. The book shows you how to take the six patterns, turn each into six different looks, with six fabric suggestions for each look. You could make yourself an entirely new wardrobe!

For example, the Skirt pattern (Pattern B) yields a pleated hem skirt, a maxi skirt, an A-line skirt, a pencil wrap skirt, a flared bias skirt and a ruffled mini.

The patterns are beginner-friendly and can be made to fit sizes S to XXL. Overviews of fabric types and preparation, plus basic sewing, alteration and finishing techniques are also included, making The Magic Pattern Book a wonderful reference for readers.

Sew Inspired is proud to be the first quilt shop to host a trunk show in our studio for two weeks, from Wednesday Oct 1 to Wednesday Oct 15. For further information, please visit our website or call us at 860-651-8885. We hope to see you there!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

What's New At Sew Inspired

Here's what's new at the shop this week!

Paint by Carrie Bloomston for Such Designs has arrived!!! It's more beautiful than we imagined, and we can't wait to start sewing with it!

The first 25 (of 50) new solids by American Made Brand, a division of Clothworks, has arrived! These fabrics are entirely produced in the USA, from farm to fabric!

The September palette for Color Inspirations is Evening Ballet. Build your solid stash with ten more Cotton Supreme solids in shades of rose, custard, emerald and more. We have fat quarter bundles, half-yard bundles, as well as project kits to make this month's quilt, Platforms (shown above), available in-store now!

And we're currently hosting the Indygo Junction (now until Sept 22nd) and CNT / Karen Nye (now until Sept 21st) Trunk Shows at the shop! There will also be a Fashion Show in the Studio on Friday, Sept 12th at 6:00PM. Tickets are still available and there'll be dozens of garments -- jackets, vests, dresses and more! -- from our favorite pattern designers.

And if you'd like to learn to make Karen Nye's fabulous and stylish Swing Fever Jacket, Deb is teaching a class this Sunday, Sept 14th, 12:00PM to 4:00PM. Its simple construction means your jacket will be close to completion, if not completed, in this afternoon class! If you'd like to reserve your spot, please call us at 860-651-8885! We hope to see you there!

Sew Inspired "Snips & Pieces"

Sew Inspired "Snips & Pieces"
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