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2nd winner is........

Kristy!

Congrats!



Win A Yard Wednesday!

Win A Yard Wednesday Contest! 
This is our special contest that happens on one Wednesday of each month.

 We'll have a different contest each time, and you'll have the chance to win a yard of fabric!

That's right, a WHOLE YARD!!!!!
All you have to do is come up with a creative name for
this cute jersey knit fabric below. Scroll down for full contest rules.

Here's How You Can Win:

1) The fabric name must include the main description & color(s) of object, shape, design, animal,etc.

2) The fabric name must include the main background color (ex: WHITE)

3) Comment on our Win A Yard Wednesday Facebook Post or SewBaby News Blog Post (http://sewbabynews.blogspot.com/) with your creative, cute, super fancy fabric name.
Example Name: Pink Hearts & Bluey Green Leopard Print on White
This is a very boring, straight forward, unexciting example name:
We want you to get creative!

We will pick a winner TODAY at 2pm (CST)!

The winner will receive a FREE YARD of this fabric, and …

Ottobre Designs Women's SS 2012 Magazine

Pre-Order the new Spring/Summer 2012 issue of OTTOBRE Design Women's Magazine!  They should arrive at our facility any day now...but get your copy fast while they last!



This issue includes 20 trendy designs and complete patterns and instructions for sewing for women in European sizes 34-52.  Approximately US Women’s size 4-20.  The Finnish magazine is written in English.  The patterns are printed on a master pattern sheet and need to be traced to preserve the master pattern.  Ottobre Women’s designs are very wearable and shown on real life models. They are coming all the way from Finland!   So, if you are dying for spring & summer outfits and want to get started sewing something fabulous, pre-order your copy now!






New Spring 2012 Ottobre Design's Children's Magazine

Check out the new Spring 2012 issues of OTTOBRE Design Children's Magazine!  OTTOBRE Design is a magazine specializing in children's and youth fashion. Each issue includes more than forty trendy designs and complete patterns and instruction for sewing.  They came all the way from Finland,   So, if you are dying for spring outfits and want to get started sewing something fabulous, order your copy now!




PS.  We'll be receiving the Ottobre Designs Spring 2012 Women's Magazine soon too!

WIN a SewBaby Gift Card!

WIN a SewBaby gift card! My Image & Young Image Summer 2012 Sewing Contest! Enter NOW!
My Image & Young Image Summer 2012 magazines have some amazing patterns!  We want to see you make them, so we're having a contest!  ______________________________________________________________________ 3 WINNERS!
(2) FIRST prize winners:  (1) first prize winner for a My Image creation &    (1) first prize winner for a Young Image creation 1st Prize Winners will win a $50 SewBaby Gift Card!
(1) SECOND prize winner: (1) second prize from either a My Image creation OR Young Image creation
2nd Prize Winner will win a $25 SewBaby Gift Card! ______________________________________________________________________ Contest Deadline is May 1st @ NOON CST Winners will be chosen and announced May 2nd @ 1pm CST ______________________________________________________________________
HOW TO WIN:  CONTEST RULES
*RULE 1*

Valentine's Day Treats from SewBaby!

Happy Valentine's Day from SewBaby!
We can't help our love for our SewBaby Sweethearts!
We've got so many V-Day treats for you!
Please be our Valentines by enjoying 14% off your entire order! 
Use coupon code LOVE14 at checkout.

That's not all.....
-If you order fabric, we'll give you a  FREE Fat Quarter (of our choice).  
-If you order e-patterns, we'll give you a FREE E-pattern designed by our talented in-house designer, Jonathan!  
-Order fabric AND e-patterns? THEN YOU'LL GET BOTH! 
Here is the brand new, unisex, and free e-pattern you'll be getting if you order e-patterns! We love you THAT much! 
Thanks for shopping at SewBaby & Happy Valentine's Day!

Hugs & Stitches, 
Ann & The SewBaby Team
Sew Baby

Vogue 1283 Tom and Linda Platt Red Dress

See my shrubs in the background?  I woke up to a Winter Wonderland today, and decided that I had to get a picture outside.  Everything was covered with the most gorgeous frost!

Patternreview.com is having a Red Dress contest for the first two weeks of February.  When I saw this brand new Vogue pattern this weekend, I knew just what I wanted to make.  This is from Vogue 1283 which is a Tom and Linda Platt design.

I  really liked the wave ruching in the front, and the fact that it had long sleeves- a rarity for dress patterns these days.  I didn't like that there were no finished garment measurements on the pattern anywhere!  I rely on the finished garments to decide what size to make, and if I need to tweak it any.  And you couldn't even really guess on your own, because the pattern pieces are really skewed with the ruching. So, I cut it out a size bigger than I thought I'd need, and I added 3 inches to the length.  Turns out I'm glad I did.  This is a CLOSE FITTING an…

Leopard Print Sheath Dress Vogue 8319

I made this dress for my daughter last November, but just was able to get a photo of it today.  Can you believe she's wearing a sleeveless dress outside in February in Illinois?  What a winter!

This is from Vogue 8319, an out-of-print pattern that I've had for a number of years.   I have always loved the lines of this design.  It looks very Jackie-O style on the cover of the pattern, so it was a bit of a stretch to make it suitable for a 21 year old to wear in 2012.  I chose a leopard print stretch sateen and lined it with a taupe polyester lining. 
At first, when I sewed the darts together, I could see that they would be completely lost in the print.  So I went through my trim box, and found a black piping like trim with little gold accents.  I undid the darts, and inserted the trim.   The only problem with this pattern  was the neckline gaped quite a bit.  I fixed this by taking several tiny pleats around the neckline. 

I've been seeing exposed zippers a lot in RTW,…