Thursday, November 28, 2013

50% OFF and Stocking Stalkers

Are you a stalker of My Taylor Made sewing patterns?  Do you want new Stalkings for Christmas this year?  Are you a sucker for contests?  And do you want to win free sewing patterns from a bunch of designers?
IF so, here's the plan: Choose a designer or a pattern you love, one that speaks to you, one that moves you, one that inspires you. Then, take our FREE STOCKING PATTERN and put the two together. How? You figure it out. Turn your stocking into a love song for Ellie Inspired. Sew up a message in a bottle for Tie Dye Diva. Compose a handmade,  heartfelt sonnet for Foo Foo Threads.  The only tools you need are your imagination, your sewing machine, and the stocking pattern.   You can read more about the contest here - 
 Robin Hill's photo.

More great news for you.  All patterns in my shop will be 50% off all day on Black Friday.  The only other time to be able to take advantage of this is when a new pattern comes out.  So this is a great to take care of those patterns that have never been 50% off.  Use coupon code BLACKFRIDAY  for every pattern purchase in my shop!

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!  I hope you all have a wonderful time with your families!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Designers Challenge and Coupon Code



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When I joined a Facebook group for designers, I was so excited to be able to work with other designers.  It is kinda intimidating to see how much talent is in this group.  Seriously!  Amazing ladies!!  One day Andrea Panell suggested that we put together a challenge.  A challenge to get all of us to break out of the box.  Design something new, that may be a challenge to us.  So here is the list of designers and their release dates for the Challenge.


I of course thought what a great idea to be one of the first and get it done.  Well I kinda ran into a snag this weekend, and found out the pattern that I had hoped to use in this release was perfect.  But with a snag, I have decided that I better fix it first.  I hate to rush and not have it right.  But I do have a pattern in my shop that I feel is perfect for this challenge.  I would have to say it was the most challenging pattern that I have ever made.  It took me the longest to get this pattern right.  I'm not gonna lie, it actually took me almost a year to get it right.  But I am so excited to have it out in my shop this last April!

With this Designers Challenge I was taken out of my comfort zone the most with the Tyler Overall!  I will be offering the Tyler Overall for 1/2 off for All of Monday and Tuesday.  Make sure to grab it now. 
Use Coupon Code PANT12 to get it 1/2off!!

 Overalls are perfect for everything,right! Every boy needs a pair, they just look so cute in them. Great for baby pictures, just to wear out and about, and of course to just be a boy and play in the mud. I would love to see this made in a pink denim too, for that sweet little princess.
Pattern comes in sizes 3 month to 24 month.
More Great news!  If you would like to get this pattern for free, make sure to stop by Pattern Revolution and enter the drawing.  Robin will have a drawing for each designer when they release their patterns, make sure to stop in each day for a new pattern.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/152523687/boys-overall-pdf-sewing-pattern


Saturday, October 5, 2013

Costume Contest

Yeah!  I am so excited!  I get to be a judge in a costume contest!!  A good friend of mine, who I meet here on the internet has recently started designing sewing patterns.  I am so excited for her.  I have to tell you a little about Frances.  She is a busy homeschooling mom to her son and her daughter.  After supporting her husband with his busy job, she makes sure to make the time for sewing and pattern making.  Frances is definitely a go getter!
Now to tell you about the contest.  Frances just finished her 2nd pattern and has her test group holding a contest to determine the uniform that most closely resembles the actual uniforms worn by the players. The prize is a $25.00 gift card to JoAnn Fabrics. The winner will also choose any item up to $35.00 from
https://www.etsy.com/shop/sonjayugoslovenka
To check out the new pattern and details of the contest go to her blog here, http://www.muffinheadpatterns.com/blog.html 
Here is a picture of the newest pattern.  I have downloaded mine and as soon as I get some orders out, I plan on getting started on a dress for my daughter.  I can't wait!
Doesn't it look like the uniforms in "A League of Their Own!!!"   So Cute!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Sweater Vest Pattern Testers

It is always exciting to add a new pattern for the little boys!  This pattern is for a simple vest.  No button holes, no buttons or snaps.  Just quick simple steps.  Can be sewn using a sweater knit, basic knit fabric, jersey knit, if the fabric has stretch it can be used.  My son even thinks that this could be a tank top pattern too.  Great for all occasions!  Sizes available will be 12month to 12 years.  I think this sweater would be great for the Holidays in a sweater knit with a tie underneath.  I love the cute little boys all dressed up!




I am in need of pattern testers!!  I am looking for 4 people to test this pattern for me.  If you would like to test this please follow the giveaway instructions below.  Here's the deal for you. You get the pattern for free. I only ask that you are able to sew the dress within a week of me emailing it to you, and give me any comments or suggestions you may have.  I will attach a comment form for you.  To select the entrants I will do a drawing through Rafflecopter.  Then I will check to make sure all entrants are able to test different sizes.  If you have any reason that you think you may not be able to get it sewn in time, please do not enter the raffle, I do need this done in time.  As soon as you have tested the sewing pattern as a thank you to you for your help, I will send you another free sewing pattern of your choice from my shop.  Here is a link to my shop to check it out - https://www.etsy.com/shop/mytaylormade
Usually I have the contest last for 1 full week, I have decided to shorten that because I have noticed that it isn't needed to have it so long.  So this time the contest will last until Sunday night at Midnight. So starting Wednesday September 25th at midnight then ending at midnight, on Sunday, September 29th.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Friday, September 20, 2013

Follow Me Help!?

Ok, so I am a dork!  I can not for the life of me figure out how to fix my Follow Me buttons on the right side of my blog!!  What is my deal?  I have gone to Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.  I thought I was following the instructions correctly, but the only one I can get to work is the Twitter Follow Me button.  WHAT AM I DOING WRONG!  I need help, how did all of you great bloggers get yours to work and look so awesome!?  HELP, PLEASE!!!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Quick, Easy, and Cheap Halloween Costume

If you have been following my blog for a while, you have seen these pictures before.  I thought I would share with you a quick, easy, and cheap way to make a fun Halloween costume for the kiddos this year.  When I made these costumes I was really concerned to have costumes that were warm and could have a coat worn underneath.  Sometimes the saddest part of Halloween is when they have to wear a coat over top a costume.
 Larry the Cucumber from Veggie Tales

Bob the Tomato from Veggie Tales

 Pig

 Cow


I had fun making these costume.  I loved how quick and easy they were for me to make.  Any animal can be made with these.
 It is a really simple costume to make and can be done in a day of it doesn't have a ton of detail.  I wish I had thought to put it in a tutorial for you with pictures, so sorry.  If I get the chance to make another one, I will share my secrets with you!
All it is is a yard of felt fabric with elastic around the top for the neck, arm holes on each side, and some of them have elastic at the bottom to make it more round.  When I added the eyes I drew them out on paper first to make sure I liked them.  When I sewed the eyes, and noses on I added stuffing inside to give it a fun bubble look.
 I was supper happy with these, and how they turned out.  Anything to make a child happy on such a fun day!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Blog Hop





My first meet and greet blog hop!  I have been so caught up in school starting for the kids last week and birthday, I think I almost forgot!  But I am so excited to be apart of this.  It is so much fun to meet fellow bloggers and and blog readers to see what everyone is up to.  If you get a chance to stop by and check out any of there blogs, please do!


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