Foot Organization

Hello everyone!  I am in the process of organizing my sewing room.  One of the things that I really try to keep organized are my machine feet.  When I am sewing, I don’t want to have to stop and look for a foot.  If I am packing up to take a teaching trip, I want to be able to grab the feet I am going to be using without having to hunt for them.

 

In case you don’t know, I am a collector.  As you can see above, I have a plastic storage container that I got at Michael’s or Joann’s. 

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Rickrack Perfection in Classic Sewing Magazine

I am always delighted to find my issue of Classic Sewing Magazine in my mailbox, and the current issue is no exception.

 

My article in this issue includes the pattern for a sleeveless dress that has an exaggerated shoulder and an band around the waist.  There are 2 versions, 1 that has tiny rickrack trim, and another that has Madeira Applique’ embellishments.  The pattern is included with the magazine – a fun summer dress!

When I received my samples, I was in the middle of constructing another one for a friend of mine. 

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My To Do List is Not Getting Shorter!

Hello to you all!  I hope this finds you safe and healthy.  Over the last 5 weeks, I have taken a detour from my original plans, as have many of us!  Several teaching trips have been postponed, my updated website*** is almost ready, and my sewing room is finally getting sorted, cleaned, and a makeover (more on that in another post)!

*** The fabrics in this post will all be available and on sale when my ‘new’ website is ready! ***

In the in between cleaning and sorting (and when the power is off due to some electrical work),

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New Class at Children’s Corner and perfect Project Bags on Amazon!

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!  I hope this finds you with family, friends, and wonderful food.  We will be in Phoenix, celebrating with my husband’s family.

I am posting pictures of the project that I am teaching at The Children’s Corner in Nashville (one of my favorite fabric stores), in February.  The jumper has a little peek-a-boo pocket, perfect for a tiny treasure.  The blouse is out of Liberty of London Tana Lawn.  I used that for the piping and the pocket on the jumper, as well as on the capelet.  The jumper is pique’, and the unlined capelet is a Melton wool, perfect for fall weather, as the season changes. it is available in 3 different colorways.   I will also teach about lining – how to decide when and what, and how to add it to a pattern that does not call for it.

 

 

I love the traditional design of the jumper and blouse, with the added whimsy of the pocket and capelet.  This has been in the works for a while, and it is noce to see it come to fruition.  I did not realize that Frozen 2 would be making an appearance, but when I had a neighbor’s little girl try it on, the first thing she said was “Oh it is an Anna cape!”.  Not really, but she was excited!  February 6-8, 2020 (and I can not believe we are at 2020 already – remember when we were worried about Y2K?).  For more information, you can contact me (vaune@vaune.com) or call Children’s Corner at 615-292-1746.  I hope to see you there!

I also wanted to pass along the link to these great project bags from Amazon.  There are 18 in the set, 2 of each size and color(8 different sizes).  They are made of a mesh reinforced plastic with a zipper.  They are (kind of) clear, so you can see what is in them, perfect for projects and supplies.  They are very similar to the bags at The Container Store at a fraction of the price.  The set of 18 is only $12.99!  I have included the link below, if you are interested.  This is NOT an advertisement for these.  I use mine all of the time and thought I would share with you.

Link to Project bags on Amazon

 

I hope to be adding posts a little more frequently.  My website / blog is in the process of being upgraded and is almost done.  I am going to be transitioning over to more blog posts – it takes a LOT longer to write a newsletter than a post, so hopefully you will be hearing from me more often!

Before I sign off, one more picture… of Felix!  He is now 6 months old, ready for his first Christmas, and he will be in CA with us!  I was back in Cape Cod for 10 days at the beginning of November, right after the fires.  Grammy heaven!

Have a Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving, and

Happy Stitching!

Vaune

Baby Shark!

Hello Everyone!
As technology advances, so must my blog and newsletters!  Hopefully that is finished and I will be able to post a bit more.   This is the first post-update post, so here goes!  It has been a busy summer!  It started off with a bang, bringing us our first grandchild, Felix!

 

I am holding him here at 3 weeks, and yes, he is wearing something that I made him! I have been back twice, and will see him again in November!

2 months, and wearing another Grammy outfit.  They live near the water,

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Bernina Foot sale again!

Hello everyone!  I am in the process of updating my website and blog, so please bear with me.  Bernina just announced their August sale – buy 2 feet and get 1 free.  If you have been in the market for new feet, now is the time!  I may be adding some tolled hem feet to my collection!

For those of you who have not heard, I am now a Grammy!  Felix is almost 3 months old!  I have been back East to visit twice, and have another trip scheduled in November.  Thank heavens for modern technology, so I can actually see and talk to him without actually being there!

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$100 off Machine Servicing at participating Bernina dealers – starts tomorrow!

I thought I would pass this along – this week, on June 13 – 16 ONLY, in honor of National Sewing Machine Day, Bernina is offering a $100 coupon on Clean, Oil, and Adjust your Machine at participating dealers.  This coupon is good on OTHER brands, as well as Berninas.  Call your local Bernina store to see if they are participting!  For more info, read the fine print!

I have included the coupon, or you can go to the Bernina website at this link to get it:

Bernina Coupon

 

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$100 off servicing at participating Bernina Dealer!

I thought I would pass this along – this week, on June 13 – 16 ONLY, in honor of National Sewing Machine Day, Bernina is offering a $100 coupon on Clean, Oil, and Adjust your Machine at participating dealers.  This coupon is good on OTHER brands, as well as Berninas.  Call your local Bernina store to see if they are participting!  For more info, read the fine print!

I have included the coupon, or you can go to the Bernina website at this link to get it:

Bernina Coupon

 

 

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A New Reason for More Fabric (and more FIT)

Our new grandson will be here in a few months, so of course, that gives me a new reason to buy fabric (although lets face it – who needs a reason to buy more fabric other than it makes you happy?)!
While I will be the first one to admit that I already have an extensive fabric collection, as I was perusing the other day, I realized that I need to beef up my ‘boy’ fabrics!  I found a cute duck flannel at the textile show in NYC, and I already have that on order (will be in a future newsletter!).

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Fabric in Fashion Exhibit at Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT)

If you happen to be in NYC and can spare an hour or 2, make your way to the FIT and browse your way through the Fabric in Fashion Exhibit that is going on now until May 4, 2019.  There is some wonderful eye candy (from several different time periods) for you to drool over!  Pictures are allowed, as long as you do not use flash.

As you enter the exhibit, the first dress is the portrays the Exhibit’s theme – Fabric in Fashion.  The dress is a reproduction (not the original).  It stands alone, with a light directed at it. 

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