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Jorna in Perfect Pattern Parcel #3

Hello, Summer. Hello, Jorna.



Remember this dress pattern? For a limited time it’s available in the Perfect Pattern Parcel #3 bundle!

Pattern Parcel #3This bundle includes:

  • Poppy Tunic by Make it Perfect
  • Water Bottle Tote by Radiant Home Studio
  • Jorna Tank Dress by Jenna Brand
  • Staple Dress by April Rhodes
  • Bombshell Swimsuit by Closet Case Files

Bonus Pattern:

  • Choose a price of $28 or greater for Parcel #3 and you will automatically also be sent the Bonus Pattern! The Bonus Pattern for this Parcel is Prefontaine Shorts for Women by Made with Moxie. This shorts pattern has a retro trim, loads of pockets, two inseams and are so comfortable you won’t want to take them off. Includes sizes 0 – 24. Exclusive launch on Pattern Parcel. Be the first to own this pattern!

CUSTOMERS SET THEIR OWN PRICE!  And at PPP, customers are encouraged to allocate part of their Parcel price to the charity in order to help classrooms in need. Pattern Parcel donates all profits after expenses from Parcel sales to the charity as well. Together they’ve raised almost $4,500 towards eliminating educational inequality.

SO go out and get that bundle, ya’ll!




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Lillestoff Jorna!

Have I really never blogged about this masterpiece?!


My friend Rae just posted this great blog about her favorite knit fabrics.   Since I am SO LUCKY and get to sew with her at Sew Ann Arbor meet-ups, she has seen me use some Lillestoff… specifically, this amazing if not pretty racist “Indian” fabric.


Of course I made a Jorna in tank length.


Was it ever warm outside?  Were there ever flowers?  What does grass smell like?


You can see lots of amazing different Lillestoff fabrics here, and you can even own your own racist Indian fabric by buying here.


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Make a Jorna with me!

I’m teaching a class at Pink Castle Fabrics all about sewing with stretch knit fabric.  AND WHAT BETTER WHAT TO LEARN ABOUT SEWING KNITS THAN BY SEWING A JORNA!  ::fist pumps::


Make a jumper! Wear it with jeans!

In this class participants will be given the complete pattern for the Jorna dress, the Jorna junior, and the maternity-style Jorna. Throughout the class you’ll learn tips and techniques for working with jersey knit, how to do an all-in-one bodice lining, and you’ll leave with a finished garment!

The Jorna dress comes in sizes XS-XL for women, 2T-5T for toddler aged girls. The “Knocked-Up Jorna” is for pregnant women sizes XS-XL (pre-pregnancy sizes). The patterns come with length options, making this a garment you can make again and again, achieving different results that are always flattering.


Make a dress!

Prerequisites: Students should be comfortable sewing a straight stitch on their machine. 

Price per student:  $60

Length of class:  Meets once for 3 hours

This class will be taught on:  Saturday, September 28, 2013 // 10:30am – 1:30pm



Make a sexy and comfortable tank!

penny2 copy

Make a Jorna Jr.! 2T – 5T!


Cover that bump! Luxe Knocked-Up Jorna is super awesome.

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Knocked-Up Jorna Maternity Dress Pattern

Are you in the family way? Baking a bun in your womanly oven? Then I’ve got GREAT news for you!  A brand-new Jorna pattern – the Knocked-Up Jorna! 


This dress pattern will fit pre-pregnant sizes XS-XL.  A comfortable knit dress, perfect for the growing pregnant form. A semi-fitted bodice that extends to an empire waisted flounce. This jumper is long enough to be worn on its own during hot days, but looks great with skinny jeans or leggings. An outfit that can grow with you and remain in your rotation post-pregnancy.

This pattern is recommended for stretch knit fabrics, such as jersey or rayon-poly blends. Four pieces, no darts, no zippers, and no binding makes for a fast assembly! All-in-one lining creates clean lines at the neck and armholes.


Available on etsy and craftsy.

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Jorna Jr. – a toddler’s dress pattern

Just three weeks after the launch of my Jorna pattern, I am so happy to announce the Jorna Jr!  Same silhouette but made to fit 2T – 5T young ladies.


Includes two length options. This is a comfortable knit outfit, perfect for those hot summer days. The tank looks adorable with leggings or pants. The dress begs to be twirled! Great for everyday wear or use as a stylish swimsuit cover!

penny2 copy

At just $6 for the pattern, and utilizing just 1 to 1 1/2 yards of jersey knit, this is a cost-savvy way to dress your dearest in comfort and style!


AND since it’s so much fun to matchy match, why not look into my MOMMY-DAUGHTER option?!  For just $12 (a $3 discount) you can get BOTH the Jorna and the Jorna Jr. pattern downloaded ASAP.


Thanks for reading, and happy sewing!

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A2MQG Quilt Show and Sale!

The Ann Arbor Modern Quilt Guild is having a sale tomorrow (11/15/2012), and I thought I’d just load up some images of the smaller items I made…

Fabric covered notebooks.

River Song TARDIS Notebooks! Inspired by Doctor Who.

Holiday gift bags with felt accent.

More holiday gift bags with felt accent. Some bags are made from fleece, others jersey, and some are a lightweight corduroy.

iPad cases (and some Kindle Fire cases, too!)

Faux Fur Pillows! How fun would these be on your couch? So snugly for the winter.


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Positive Space Quilt Along – Coloring Pages

I hope some of yu are planning on joining me for the Positive Space Quilt Along!  I’m getting excited to make my FOURTH of these quilts!   Get your pattern HERE.

After playing with the coloring page, I think I’ve decided on making a bit of a masculine version this time around.  I’m using Essex Yarn Dyed Linen in Black for the squares (my first time having all of the squares be the same fabric) and Essex Yarn Dyed Linen in Flax for the plus signs.  Kona PFD for the background.

Make your own coloring page by using THIS IMAGE. 

Don’t forget, you can use the code POSITIVE15 at Pink Castle Fabrics throughout October to get a 15% off discount!

ALSO – If you’re willing to buy a little extra background fabric, I’ll be showing you a short cut for the quilt.  Although the directions in the pattern show the best way to cut-out the pieces for conserving fabric, this exclusive QAL tip will save you time where it costs you fabric.  Pick up an extra 1/2 – 1 yard and embrace a willingness to wing-it!

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Quilt Hangers For Sale!

Check it out!

From my dream to reality.  Thanks to the awesome engineering and woodworking skills of my dad at the Woodlands Sawmill, there now exists a sturdy, wooden hanger able to support the weight of a quilt.

Not only are these hangers going to be wonderful for storing quilts in my home, they’re also going to be perfect for selling quilts at a craft fair.   Picture a bunch of quilts hanging on their individual hangers, lined up on a clothing bar.   No more digging through stacks!

If you’re interested, you can purchase these bad boys in my Etsy shop.

Thanks, Dad!


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Positive Space Quilt Along!

I’m so excited to announce that I’m hosting a quilt-along for the Positive Space pattern.   I would absolutely LOVE to have you join me!

And to make this even more exciting – Pink Castle Fabrics is offering a coupon code for all participants!  The code is POSITIVE15 – 15% off all purchases!  It’s good from now until the end of October, mmkey doke?

So if you’re interested in participating…

** Head on over to Craftsy to get your pattern and find out your fabric requirements.  The pattern has information for a throw – a King sized quilt!   Just $8 for a PDF download.  You can also get it from Etsy or Threadbias.

**Snag this coloring page to design your quilt and dream of fabrics.  (Click to enlarge, drag and drop to your desktop!) The pattern offers a guide for using Kona Solids, but do whatever you feel!

**Go to Pink Castle Fabrics and get your stash ready!  Don’t forget the coupon code – POSITIVE15

**Check back here starting Monday, October 1st to go through the whole quilting process.  BOOKMARK THIS PAGE to keep track of all upcoming blog posts regarding the quilt along! The schedule will look something like this:

  • OCTOBER 1 – Cutting fabrics
  • OCTOBER 5- Assembling Court House Steps Blocks
  • OCTOBER 10- Making Columns As
  • OCTOBER 15- Making Column Bs
  • OCTOBER 22- Making Column Cs and finishing the top
  • OCTOBER 26- Backing and basting
  • OCTOBER 29- Quilting and binding

Here’s the flickr group! Please upload so we can all enjoy your wonderful projects!

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“Positive Space” Quilt – and Pattern!

I am so excited to announce my First Ever Quilt Pattern! 

For those of you who have been following my blog or flickr account, you may know this quilt better as “Dusty Springfield” from the Kona Solids Challenge – or “Patti Page” from the Tangerine Tango challenge.   However, I don’t think I can legally attach these lovely singers to my humble quilt pattern, so we’re going to go ahead and call it “Positive Space” from now on.   Why so much focus on the negative spaces in modern quilts?  Let’s focus on these little plus signs and keep positive  : )

If you are interested in buying this pattern, it can be found in my etsy shop as a PDF download ($8) or as a printed pattern ($9).   The pattern includes cutting charts, color images, and information for making a Throw through King sized quilt-top.

You can also purchase this very quilt from my shop. 

Quilted using straight lines, framing the squares.

Many, many thanks goes to the Ann Arbor Modern Quilt Guild – and especially Brenda of Pink Castle Fabrics – for being SO encouraging about going ahead and making this pattern to sell.   What an extraordinarily lucky woman I am to have this amazing group of talented, quilty friends.

Simple pieced back, using some strips of Kona Ash and large pieces of FS10 GEOMETRIC by Fabric Freedom.


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