Tuesday, May 25, 2010

A Couple of Newsy Bits

First,  I also received an email from Simplicity regarding the 40% off sale and I wanted to mention it here because it's a bargain...and Simplicity doesn't do these sales often!  So if you don't want to battle holiday traffic at your local "fabric" store for those pattern bargains...order online and get the style and size you want the first time!  Here's the information:

40% off all Simplicity Patterns (that's 40 off their everyday 40% off prices!
Excludes It's So Easy and New LookOffer
expires Friday, May 28th, midnight EST
enter promo code: BLOGPS40 at checkout of www.simplicity.com


And if you are a resident of New Jersey, Fabricland in North Plainfield, NJ is featuring a day with Connie Crawford on Tuesday, June 8th.  The details are below:

One-Day Workshop with Fashion Design Expert Connie Crawford
Tuesday June 8, 10am - 5pm
$60 fee includes lunch
Couture Fit Through Draping, Fitting and Pattern Making

Connie Crawford, one of the industry's top designer and sewing/alteration experts, will teach you the building blocks in fitting and designing you own blouses, dresses, or jackets. Drawing from techniques learned during her 35 years in the fashion industry, Connie will teach you the easy steps in fitting and designing from a sketch or photograph. She will present critical information that is missing from the domestic sewing market. Using a power point presentation and a blouse pattern from her Butterick line, B5300, Connie will demonstrate draping and fitting on various ladies from the class. She will also illustrate the various usage of darts and cup sizes, as well as various designs such as princess seams, yokes, lapels, collars and sleeves. By using small scale patterns, you will follow Connie's lead and create a few designs to get you started in this design process. In addition, you will learn how to identify correct body balance, the principles of checking and fitting patterns, and how to achieve a true-to-the-body fit! Whether you are size 2 or 52, join Connie for this couture fit and pattern making! This workshop gives you a learning experience that you can use over and over again. Note: This class does not have time to review pants or skirt fittings.

Now about those shoes ~ yes I wear heels every day...and I wore those heels for about 4 hours today before switching to another pair.  They are new and need to be broken in but they are in rotation now and I love them!

"Dancing with the Stars"

Finally,  I didn't scream but I did jump up and down because Nicole and Derek did it!  They won Dancing with the Stars!  I haven't picked a winner since Kristi Yamiguchi!!!!  Go Nicole!  Woohoo!!!

Now if the Celtics would beat Miami...and the Lakers beat the Suns...there would be an NBA Finals that I would be glued to my TV set for!  *LOL*

...as always, more later!


  1. Thanks for sharing the information regarding the simplicity sale. I will be placing my order tommorrow.

  2. Drat you Carolyn! It's just now on in my time zone! Oh well - i'm happy they won. g

  3. I was terribly disappointed in Nicole's win -- really, the professional dancer wins the dance competition? How unfair is that?

  4. Thanks for the heads-up on Simplicity. I buy most of my patterns through Club BMV, so I rarely purchase Simplicity patterns and there are a few I'd like to add to my collection!

  5. We had Coni Crawford for 3 days last year through our ASG chapter. That woman knows more than anyone else on the planet about fit and patterns...in fact her pattern sell out every time they get a new shipment at our local Jo Ann's store. I personally use her pattern to overlay my clients patterns so they get the best fit out there.She knows what real women want and look good in and she uses real women as her fitting models. Her books and videos are amazing! Thanks for sharing Carolyn!

  6. Connie Crawford is wonderful! I took a class with her at Fabricland last year on pants fitting and professional techniques for the home sewist, and it really changed the way I sew. It is well worth it.

  7. I'm with you on that Lakers and Celtics tip!!!!!!

  8. Thanks for the information about Connie being in New Jersey. I was hoping that we would have relocated in New Jersey before any classes or seminars would come to the state. However, we will not be there until late June. I will check out the pattern sale online today. Also, if any one is interest Hancocks is having a pattern sale this week. I am glad that Nicole and Derrick won as well. Also, I agree if the celtics and lakers play against each that will be a great game.

  9. I haven't lived in NJ in 35 years, but Fabricland was heaven when I was growing up. They always had a fantastic sale - can't remember if it was Memorial Day or 4th of July - and we would be there standing in line for what seemed like forever waiting to get our fabric cut. There may still be some of that fabric in my stash. ;)

    Lois K

  10. I wore heels every day for many many years. Then came the bunion surgery! And ask anyone who has had it - the surgery takes a long time to get over. So now it is very low heels and stilleto envy of the third order! I really miss wearing my heels but just can't healthily pull it off any more.

  11. Nicole was the best non-pro dancer ever on the show. So amazing. I'm so glad she won. Evan was better than many previous winners, but no Nicole.

  12. I'm sorry, but I have to say it.

    GO LAKERS!!!!


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