Figgy's Blog

Riley Blake Designs March 02 2015, 0 Comments

What a treat is it to be one of the stops on the Riley Blake Designs knit love blog tour! I was really excited that Julia asked Figgy's to join in the fun. Knits are and always will be my favorite type of fabric to use for clothing. Although they are my favorite I'm extremely picking about my knits. I will say that the quality of the RBD's knits are outstanding. 
I always wash and dry my fabrics first (shrinkage) and I was pleasantly surprise that I didn't loose 5" of my fabric like some knits I purchase. There was no fading and the weight is not too light but not heavy either. All wins in my book! I wish the knit was available when I was finishing my book because I could have used yards and yards of this gorgeous vibrant fabric.
So now that the book is done (coming this July!!) I am able to start sewing again and hopefully push out some new patterns soon too! So for this post I used current patterns from the site. Portland weather is very sporadic so adding a touch of extra warmth for the rainy days is a great way to not feel weighed down but still warm. 
I created two adorable pieces for my niece Ofelia with a small twist to each.  For the first garment we used the Seraphic Raglan Tee pattern and simply added a cowl neck instead of a band. There was no need to increase the size of the opening. Just measure the neck opening and cut a rectangle (with the stretch) the width of the opening and depending on your personal preference for how big the cowl is will determine the length.  Example:  22" x 6" will give you a 3" fold.  
You simple sew the short raw edge together the fold the fabric in half lengthwise. Attach as you would a regular band.
Fabric: Hot Pink Aztec 
The next garment we used the Celestial Tee Pattern and added length to create an adorable tunic to pair with jeans or leggings and when it starts to warm up a bit the garment can be worn as a dress. We also added length to the sleeves and another cowl neck. The fabric was extremely easy to use and so so soft too!  My niece is going to be so excited! I swear I don't think my sister has had to buy 1 outfit for her since birth! 
Hemmed by hand with a whip stitch. 
Thank you Riley Blake for allowing me to play with your new line of yummy knits!!
Have a fun time following the blog tour this month. I know I will!
RBD Jersey LOVE Blog Tour Schedule:
March 3: Figgy's
March 5: EYMM
March 6: Melly Sews
March 7: The Sewing Loft
March 9: Love Notions
March 11: Tea Rose Home
March 12: Sew Much Ado
March 14: Tie Dye Diva
March 16: The Cottage Mama
March 21: Ellie Inspired
March 30: Heidi & Finn
March 31: Lily Giggle
Happy Sewing - Shelly

PATTERN PARCEL "Inspiration" September 19 2014, 0 Comments

Parcel #5: Girls and Tweens includes:

Lily Knit Blazer by Peek-a-Boo Patterns

Everyday Yoga Pant for Girls by Greenstyle

Asymmetrical Drape Top by EYMM

Playhouse Dress by Fishstick Designs

Mimi Dress and Shirt by Filles a Maman

 

BONUS PATTERN:

Sunki Dress by Figgy’s Bonus Pattern: Choose a price of $28 or greater for Parcel #5 and you will automatically also be sent the Bonus Pattern! The Bonus Pattern for this Parcel is the Sunki Dress by Figgy's. Fun pockets, a stylish silhouette, plus make it in knit or woven.

Double bonus!

The pattern includes both size runs, so you get 18 months through a 16 tween sizing. This is awesome sauce!

 

How Pattern Parcel Works: Here at Perfect Pattern Parcel, we believe in supporting independent pattern designers. It’s our opinion that indie patterns are just, well, better than big box patterns, and we’re pretty sure our customers think so too. So, we allow customers to show their support in naming their own price for each Parcel. We also encourage customers to allocate part of their Parcel price to the charity Donorschoose.org in order to help classrooms in need. Pattern Parcel donates all profits after expenses from Parcel sales to the charity as well. Together we've raised over $11,000 for classrooms in need! 

 

Pattern Parcel #5: Choose your own price and support DonorsChoose. Win/win

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Pattern Parcel #5: Choose your own price and support DonorsChoose. Win/win

 

Inspiration Tour Schedule:

Friday, September 19 Pienkel || Cookin' and Craftin'

Saturday, September 20 Sew Busy Lizzy || The Life Of A Compulsive Crafter

Sunday, September 21 Keep Calm and Carrion || Felt With Love Designs

Monday, September 22 Radiant Home Studio || Sewing Sober

Tuesday, September 23 Sew Fishsticks || La Pantigana || Amanda Rose

Wednesday,September 24 Shawnta Sews || Sprouting JubeJube || Knot Sew Normal

Thursday, September 25 Make It Perfect || Mimi's Mom || Climbing the Willow

Friday, September 26 Needle and Ted || Our Family Four

Saturday, September 27 Froo & Boo

Sunday, September 28 Stitches by Laura || Vicky Myers creations

Monday, September 29 Cookin' and Craftin' || The Crazy Tailor

Tuesday, September 30 mama says sew || FABulous Home Sewn || The Inspired Wren

Wednesday, October 1 lady and the gents || That's-Sew-Kari || Sewing Sober

Thursday,October 2 Gracious Threads || Blogs Like A Mother || SewsNBows

Friday, October 3 sew chibi || Lulu & Celeste || Made by Sara

 

 

Pattern Parcel #5: Choose your own price and support DonorsChoose. Win/win
Happy Sewing - Shelly

Sew Fab is BACK....Monday Morning April 28 2014, 0 Comments

 

 

Coming soon, for one week only, nineteen pattern designers will be joining together to combine their best PDF sewing patterns and selling them to you for the incredible price of $29.95!

That’s over 80% off of the combined retail value!

 

 

 

The Sew Fab Pattern Sale Spring 2014

 

 

 

The Sew Fab Pattern Sale is the original pattern bundle sale!

 

Grab the bundle when it goes on sale next week and you’ll be all set for the spring and summer seasons! You have to wait until next week to see which patterns are included in this spring's bundle, but take a look below to see which designers you'll find! I think you will be as excited as I am to see some previous favorites as well as several amazing designers that are new to the Sew Fab Sale.
Greenstyle Creations, Handmade Therapy, MODKID, Everything Your Mama Made, The Scientific Seamstress, Figgy's Patterns, Two Sweets Patterns, Things for Boys, Patchwork Posse, Betz White, LBG Studio, Mouse House Creations, Gingercake, Heidi & Finn, Sumo's Sweet Stuff, Terra's Treasures, Paisley Roots, Molly Blossom Designs, Sewing Mama RaeAnna. Sale sponsored by The Southern Institute.
See you right here, bright and early on Monday morning!

all buttoned up February 04 2014, 7 Comments

Today's feature comes from someone I admire greatly.  She also has the most adorable kiddos you'll ever meet/see! 

Hop over to All Buttoned Up to visit Melissa and read all about her raglan and take some extra time to read through her past posts.  She is a phenomenal writer and I love to read about her life and work.  Thank you so much Melissa for taking the time to write about Figgy's!!!

 

Happy Sewing - Shelly

All month long enter win here and on all the blog stops for your chance to win some patterns and a grand prize!

 

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thank you! November 17 2013, 2 Comments

For the first time ever Figgy's opened testing to the public and I'm so happy I did! I wanted to take the time to thank these wonderful gals for taking their personal time away from kids and family to help Figgy's.  

The pattern line would not be as lovely without you and I truly appreciate you and all that you do.  

A special thanks to: 

 

Leah Bandstra

Kataryna Borders / Sew Chibi

Bridget Clough / Et Tutu

Melissa Davis

Bridget DeSalvo

Tara Faul / Girl Like the Sea

Caroline Flynn 

Anna Graham / Noodlehead

Autumn Gross / Cottingtons So Crafty

Brittnay Jensen

Kristie Keely

Kelly Knoll / Kish and Caboodle 

Molly Martin / Rose and Odin

Nicole Morganthau / Finch Sewing Studio

Karly Nelson

Jess Phillips

Janice Thomas

Kristie Thompson  

Rachel Yarborough

 

 

Happy Sewing- Shelly


celestial maxi skirt November 15 2013, 0 Comments

supremely good, sublime

 

I'm in love with this skirt.  I love the simplicity of the handkerchief hemline, the instructions for the french seams and the exposed elastic.  This is the skirt mothers/fathers sewists dream of because it take 40 minutes to sew from cut to finish and the result is flawless and stylish.  This skirt looks great paired with the Celestial Pullover or Pleated Tee and really hip with a layered look using the Seraphic Raglan and Celestial Pullover.  Have fun playing with the hemline length to make a full, tee or knee length by just adducting the length on the pattern.  On chilly winter days just add boots and Sunki leggins!

 

 

Fabric choices for the skirt vary from cotton lawn to jersey knit.  Just make sure when you're shopping for the perfect fabric take the fabric off the bolt and check the drape.  You want a fabric that will move with the person you're sewing for so nothing too stiff or heavy.  I hope someone tries making the skirt in a lightweight small wale cord!  Let me know if you do!  Also, don't be afraid to try a 2-3" decorative elastic it can give the skirt a fun pop of color!  

 

 

Happy Sewing - Shelly

 


SEW FAB e-PATTERN SALE STARTS TODAY! February 04 2013, 0 Comments

Hello Sewists!!  Today is a great day for all us!

 

Today is the 1st day of the 1st ever Sew Fab e-Pattern Bundle Sale and giveaway, sponsored by The Southern Institute and Fat Quarter Shop!

Over the past eight weeks a lot of behind the scenes work has taken place to bring you this amazing bundle of ePatterns from several of the top pattern designers and bloggers in the sewing and blogging world. The result is a bundle of 18 PDF sewing patterns that you don't want to miss.

Buy NowFor one week only, ten pattern designers have come together to bring you 18 of their best PDF patterns, valued together at over $139.00, for the incredible price of $24.95! That's over 80% off of the combined retail value! Plus you can enter to win a dream of a giveaway valued at $390 from some really great shops!

For less than $25.00 you will have a library of resources that you can use over and over again. The designers that have joined this sale are experts in their craft. They have been sewing for a very long time and are well known in blogland and elsewhere. Each designer has contributed one or two of their favorite patterns to create a bundle that is sure to please! Whether you are sewing for your own family or making gifts for others, these are patterns that you will love to use.

If you've never sewn with a PDF pattern before, let me tell you how great it is! After downloading your pattern instructions and your pattern, you will print out the pattern itself, creating pattern tiles, if you will. Simply tape the tiles together to create the full pattern! At that point you can cut out the size that you need and pin the paper pattern directly to your fabric or you can trace the pattern size that you need onto sewing paper or tissue paper and cut it out, saving the paper pattern for later when you need to sew another size. Pdf patterns are so convenient because you can print them out as many times as you need!

Click here to buy the bundle!

Now let me tell you a little bit about the giveaway!

The Sew Fab Giveaway is amazing! One lucky winner will win a bunch of amazing prizes from Craftsy, Fat Quarter Shop, fabricworm, Jennifer's Jewels Custom Labels on Etsy, Green Bee Patterns, author Deborah Moebes, Mee a Bee, Gussy Sews, I'm Feeling Crafty, and Ball and Chain on Etsy. See the end of the post for giveaway details. This giveaway is not to be missed!

I know you're dying to know "What is included in the pattern bundle?"

18 well-loved ePatterns from 10 well-known designers are instantly accessible to you by PDF download upon purchase of the Sew Fab e-Pattern Bundle. Here are the patterns that you will receive (click on the links below to see more details):

Goodship Dress by One Girl Circus, Mommy & Mia Apron by Sew Much Ado, Ruby Lou Doll by Sew Much Ado, Mini Maxi Dress by Seamingly Smitten, Miss Mod Top by Seamingly Smitten, Love Your Lunch Box by Ginger Cakes, Modern Folksy Bunny by Ginger Cakes, Banyan Pants & Shorts by Figgy's, Banyan Top & Tunic by Figgy's, Go To Shift Dress by Go To Patterns, Go To Gift Bags by Go To Patterns, Sidekick Suitcase by Sew Fearless, Madeline Dress by Me Sew Crazy, Forget Me Knot Dress by Me Sew Crazy, Alex & Anna Summer PJs by Peekaboo Pattern Shop, Alex & Anna Winter PJs by Peekaboo Pattern Shop, Commuter Cowl by luvinthemommyhood, Scirocco Dress by Figgy's

The Sew Fab e-Pattern Bundle is only available for one week and will never be available again! You can purchase the bundle from February 4th at 8 a.m. EST through February 11th at 8 a.m. EST and there will be no late sales offered. Due to the nature of the sale there will be no refunds offered.

You don't want to miss this unique opportunity to purchase a ready made collection of 18 PDF sewing patterns from 10 of the best designers out there!

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And now for The Sew Fab Giveaway!

You are not going to believe the prizes included in this giveaway! Can't buy the bundle? It's okay... purchase is not required to enter. Take a look at what you have the chance to win:

A Sewing Themed Box of Goodies from Pick Your Plum

Fabulous Wristlet from Gussy Sews (not necessarily the one pictured)

The latest release, Stitch Savvy, by Deborah Moebes

Sterling Silver Sewing Machine necklace from Ball and Chain on Etsy

$50 Gift Certificate to Fat Quarter Shop

$50 Gift Certificate to fabricworm

A free online class from Craftsy.com

The Scoop Tote Pattern from Green Bee Patterns

60 Custom Tags from Jennifer's Jewels

Red Riding Hood Little Girl's Satchel from Mee a Bee

Handmade Sewing Machine Cover from I'm Feeling Crafty

YES, ONE WINNER WILL WIN ALL OF THOSE GOODIES!!!

There are lots of chances to win and no purchase required to enter the giveaway. Just use the Rafflecopter widget and enter to win this amazing prize package that will inspire you in your sewing as well as keep you stocked with fabric for many projects to come!

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