2018 Pantone Color Palettes


Pantone has just announced their 2018 Color Palettes.  These are the colors that they ‘predict’ that will be used throughout the clothing and garment industry.  The top palette in the picture is dedicated to home dec.  The palette names for 2018 are:

Vedure                               Playful                         Discretion                       TECH-nique

Far-fetched                        Resourceful                     Intricacy                       Intensity



The 2018 Color of the Year will not be announced until later in the year, usually about November or December.  LAST year’s coor (2017) was Greenery


Stay tuned and see what they will choose,

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BYD…with a SLIP! :) and Ditto Form picture

Here she is again – a pink floral this time.  Puff sleeves and a ruffle collar!  The next picture gets even better!



     You can see that she has on a SLIP with her dress…be still my beating heart!

And on to other things –

I have wanted to do more sewing for myself, but always have trouble fitting myself.  Even though I am on the small size, I am no where near a standard size.  I am short waisted, and have long arms and legs. I read about a personalized dress form,where they scan your body and then make a dress form with your measurements. 

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Button Bits in Classic SewingMagazine

Button Bits


I finally received my copy today in the mail!  This was such a fun dress to make…. one of my favorites for my Hope Chest!

The picture here does not do it justice.  I love, love, love classic Basic Yoke Dresses!

Kits are available on my website.  The plate is in the new Classic Sewing Magazine, Fall 2017 issue, and the download is available through your My Account tab at the Classic Sewing Magazine website.

Someone asked about the download instructions, in general, that the magazines tend to be leaning towards these days. 

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September, and another Bernina Foot Sale…

First of all, I am on the newsletter / blog lists for other sewing machine brands as well (Janome, Baby Lock, Viking..) and I will pass along any news of their sales as well, when I receive them…



     The September sale for Bernina is Buy 1 foot, get one 50% off.  If you are looking for feet …. now is the time.  The only catch is that it is only good through September 8-12, so act fast if you want to take advantage of this. Read more: September, and another Bernina Foot Sale…  »

I LOVE my new iron!

I have had a chance to play around with my new iron and tickled pink with what I have seen so far!  The Velocity 200IR is the newest version of home iron that was just released.

The improvements that have been made make this easier to use, as well as being able to use it longer (not running out of steam and shutting off the auto-off feature).  I will go over the features that I like, one by one.

First, there is actually an OFF button.  The Digital Velocity, which I have used for 7 years,

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