Sewing Tip – Make a Stylish Pair of Sweatpants


Myra at So Sew Easy shares a FREE pattern and tutorial to make a pair of stylish sweatpants. Save this for later!   Myra says… “The fit of the pattern is not the trend of these days which is for thick leggings with pockets. These sweatpants are more in the traditional (read practical) style and have more room around the…

The Latest Thread – 2018 Color and Style Inspiration


I’ve gathered a collection of Violet Textile Designs, Sewing Inspiration, Mini Tutorials, Roostery Table Linens ~ 10%Sale, and BurdaStyle Biker Jacket Sew-Along Sweepstakes! Designs Using the Pantone Color of the Year! If you don’t know by now – Ultra Violet  is the Pantone color of 2018! I had the privilege of designing textile patterns in this color in for a…

Sewing Tip – Free Kimono Top Pattern and Tutorial


 Myra at So Sew Easy shares a tutorial and FREE PDF pattern for this versatile Kimono top! Myra says “the kimono top is the perfect alternative for casual Friday at the office. It is super easy to make and a great gift. You can also wear it over a swimsuit, a turtleneck, or a pretty tank…

Sewing Tip – DIY Anti-Pickpocket Handbag


Myra at So Sew Easy shares the Anti pickpocket bag: FREE pattern, tutorial, and video sew-along. The anti-pickpocket bag is made of fabric with twisted handles. “This will not only be an attractive addition to your wardrobe but also super functional if you’re traveling or spending time in crowded places. The twisted fabric handles are…

Sewing Tip – Free Easy Princess Dress Pattern


Myra at So Sew Easy says “Little girls often want to feel like princesses and I always got true enjoyment of watching my girl wearing a costume I have made. For moms or grandmothers with similar requirements, here’s is an easy one. I have lined it because the netting could become itchy around the armhole….

Textiles- 2017 Color Review & Ideas


I’ve been on the hunt for the Spring and Summer Pantone colors for the year and of course I found them.  I was expecting to see something more exciting, but the colors are so calming and as some of you know my style is sometimes a bit in your face! Color combination ideas are a process…

Tablescapes by DIFFA’s Dining by Design


Let’s talk about design inspiration! I attended the Architectural Digest Design Show this weekend in New York City and WOW… so many spectacular displays. My first stop was DIFFA’s Dining by Design displays of glamorous one-of-a-kind dining experiences. I love the use of colorful textiles to create this fantastic tablescape.  It’s all about the use of color that…

Tulip Purse


The upcycle Tulip Purse is so bright and cheerful that it reminds me of summer.  The bold bright colors that I love, will fit nicely into an Urban Summer collection line of colorful purses. Inspired by the Linen Safari Handbag, I used the same design for this purse. So here’s a look at the Tulip Purse,…