Thursday, December 5, 2013

Free Christmas Dress TUTORIAL by Seamingly Smitten

Free Christmas Dress tutorial
When Jamie from Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom blog asked me to write up a free sewing tutorial for the holidays I went through all sorts of ideas in my head - tree skirt, stockings, pajamas, aprons...etc, but then it dawned on me that it HAD TO BE a Christmas dress!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Sewing Contest WINNERS - Seamingly Smitten sewing patterns

For the past week entries have been coming in for our sewing contest! Entries had to be a photo of a person wearing a Seamingly Smitten sewing pattern the customer had sewn.

We had so many awesome entries! The winners were chosen at random by using and will be notified today via email! Each photo winner will receive a $50 gift card to Hobby Lobby!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Win a HOBBY LOBBY gift card from Seamingly Smitten!

A few months ago our Love Me Knots Dress contest was such a hit, I decided we should have another sewing contest!

Customer Creation SEWING CONTEST
hosted by Seamingly Smitten
*Want to WIN a $50.00 GIFT CARD to Hobby Lobby?
(Of course you do! Right??)

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Sew Fab PDF Sewing pattern bundle FAVES!

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If you haven't heard, there is a HUGE 26 sewing pattern bundle SALE going on right now for ONE week only!

Monday, September 30, 2013

Sew Fab BUNDLE Sale - 26 PDF sewing patterns included!

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Welcome to the Fall and Winter 2013

Sew Fab e-pattern Sale Event!

Last February was the first ever Sew Fab e-pattern Sale and it was so successful and was so well received that Jenny Yarbrough of The Southern Institute, the creator and administrator of the sale, decided to have more!

This sale is bigger and better than the first, with plenty of patterns to get you through the fall and winter (if you live on this side of the hemisphere), and a few warm weather patterns thrown in for those of you who live on the other side of the world.  You'll also find more gender neutral patterns for those of you who are sewing for boys.  And what about you?  Of course there are a few women's patterns thrown in for some selfish sewing too!

Over the past several weeks a lot of behind the scenes planning has taken place to bring you this newest bundle of ePatterns from many of the top established and up and coming online sewing pattern designers.  The result is a bundle of 26 PDF sewing patterns that you're going to love!

For one week only, twenty-six pattern designers have come together to bring you 26 of their best PDF patterns, valued together at well over $2oo.oofor the incredible price of $29.95!!! 

That’s over 80% off of the combined retail value!  Plus you can enter to win a dream of a giveaway with several prize packages from some of your favorite online fabric shops!
For less than $30.00 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.  Each designer has contributed one 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 tracing 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!

Now for the good stuff... the PATTERNS!

26 amazing ePatterns from 26 well-known and up and coming 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 the images for more  information about each pattern.):

Reversible Zippy Hoodie from Kitschy Coo, Ananda Pants from CHOPSTIX, The Sally Dress from Very Shannon, Best Harem Pants from Too Sweets , Notebook Slipcover from Gingercake, Junebug Dress from Craftiness Is Not Optional, Fancy Pants Leggings from Titchy Threads, Skinny Jeans from peek-a-boo, Pajama Eaters from Sew Fearless, Ruffle Dress from Sumo's Sweet Stuff, Go To Cape for Women, Sadie Grace Nightgown from Seamingly Smitten, Vintage V-Neck from Blank Slate Patterns, Zermatt Bow Swing Coat from See Kate Sew, Tumble Tee from imaginegnats, Nituna Jacket from Figgy's, Greenpoint Cardigan from Hey June, Gathers and Giggles Quilt from Sew Much Ado, Billy Car Play Mat and Roll Up from Handmade Therapy, Bimaa Sweater from LouBee Clothing, Candy Carousel Dress from Molly Blossom, Convertible Clutch from LBG Studio , Infinity Sweater from One Girl Circus, Undies Pattern from From the Red Kitchen, Owl Backpack from The Sewing Loft, Ethan Shirt from the Scientific Seamstress

This Sew Fab e-Pattern Bundle is only available for one week and will never be available again!  You can purchase the bundle from September 30th at 8 a.m. EST through October 8th at 8 a.m. EST and there will be no late sales offered.  Due to the nature of the sale there are no refunds.
You don’t want to miss this unique opportunity to purchase a ready made collection of 26 PDF sewing patterns from 26 of the best designers out there!

And now for The Sew Fab Giveaways!

I'm so excited about these giveaways!  Can’t buy the pattern bundle?  It’s okay… purchase is not required to enter.  Each of these prizes will inspire you in your sewing as well as keep you stocked with what you need for your upcoming projects.  There are lots of chances to win and each entry applies to all of the giveaway packages.  Just use the Rafflecopter widget below the prize descriptions to enter as many times as you want, no purchase necessary.  
#1: $50 Gift Card to Fat Quarter Shop
The Fat Quarter Shop was founded in 2003 by Kimberly Jolly who began her shop as a side business, cutting, packing and shipping right out of her house during evenings and weekends. From the very beginning, she was committed to delivering top-notch service for every single order and customer.  You'll still find the same level of service at Fat Quarter Shop, along with an extensive selection of high quality fabrics at great prices.
#2: $50 Gift Card to Girl Charlee Fabrics
Girl Charlee Fabrics is your retail and wholesale source for unique knits fabrics at the best price.  Browse their wide selection of fabrics and specially select knit specific sewing patterns from independent designers.
#3: $50 Gift Card to Modern Yardage
Modern Yardage has a curated team of talented designers who design fabric exclusively for them. They print your fabric on-demand and offer their prints in small, medium, and large scale and as many as 10 different color options.  Designs  are printed in the standard 44" width on 58" wide, pre washed, 100% cotton quilting weight fabric, and they use the 12" margin to print features about their designers, free projects and patterns for you, and other fun goodies!
#4: $50 Gift Card to Michael Levine, Inc.
Located in the heart of the Los Angeles garment and fashion district, Michael Levine, Inc. is one of the Largest fabric retailers and wholesalers in the nation. With two retail outlets and a super stocked warehouse, Michael Levine, Inc. is the place to buy fabric. 
#5: $50 from Finch Sewing Studio
Finch Sewing Studio provides a curated selection of modern fabrics and cool tools. Our classes are offered in our physical shop in Loudoun County, VA. We offer fun, on-trend classes for beginner and experienced sewists alike. We teach the skills and provide the materials to make beautiful, handmade goods.
#6: $50 Gift certificate from Fabricworm

Fabricworm offers a selection of fresh, modern fabrics that you'll love, including organic fabrics and japanese import fabrics.  You'll find children's fabrics, fabric bundles, quilt kits, and free sewing patterns when you visit Fabricworm's shop.  Come by and search their great selection today!
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The Sew Fab e-Pattern Sale!

Sew Much Inspiration right at your finger tips…

only $29.95!

Get your bundle now!

  *Patterns included in the Sew Fab Pattern Bundle are intended for personal use only.  The selling of patterns without designer's permission is prohibited and punishable by law.  Please contact individual designers for licensing requirements if you desire to create and sell clothing from patterns that have been purchased through this sale. **For answers concerning sale terms and customer service questions, please see the FAQ page.  

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Sew Fab BUNDLE pattern SALE- 26 PDF sewing patterns included!

Coming next week...

  For one week only, twenty-six pattern designers will be joining together to combine their best PDF sewing patterns (valued together at over $200.00) and selling them to you for the incredible price of $29.95! That’s over 80% off of the combined retail value!
Grab the bundle when it goes on sale next week and you'll be all set to sew for school and the coming holiday season! You'll have to wait until next week to see which patterns are included in this fall's bundle, but I can tell you right now that you won't be disappointed!

See you bright and early on Monday morning!


Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Cardigan sewing pattern for Women by Seamingly Smitten

Women's Draped Cardigan Sewing Pattern
All sizes included: XS-XXL (0-22)

Get ready for Fall with this cardigan sewing pattern! Featuring a draped front, long or short sleeves and a longer fit for more coverage. Petite, regular and tall lengths are included for the sleeves and hem and a ruffle front trim is also an option.

Perfect with boots and jeans - two Fall staples!

Pattern tester pictures below:


Thank you to all the pattern testers for helping me edit this pattern!
Happy Sewing and Happy FALL!!
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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

The Maddie Peplum Top sewing pattern - Seamingly Smitten - PDFsewing pattern

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Wow! It's good to be back!! I took off blogging the entire month of August to spend time with my kids and enjoy some summer time with them. We spent a lot of time in the pool and took a trip to Reynolds Plantation resort in Georgia on Lake Oconee. It was the hit of the summer! The kids loved swimming in the lake, the infinity pool, tree swings, fishing and canoeing. We will definitely go back soon!

Now that the kids are back in school it's back to work of course! This past month I have released two of my most favorite sewing patterns! The Maddie Peplum Top for Girls and The Julia Top for Women!

The Maddie Peplum Top is vintage inspired for your sweet little girl and comes in sizes 6months - 10 years.  It features a classic, scooped neckline, front peter pan collar, single button closure in the back and circular peplum at the waist.

You can choose between THREE SLEEVE LENGTHS: cap sleeves, 3/4 length sleeves or long sleeves and the collar is optional.

With so many choices, your little one will look BOUTIQUE CHIC in no time! Embellish the front with buttons or leave them off altogether.
(Photos by Danae H.)
The second pattern in my fall 2013 lineup was for Women called The Julia Top. (Shown below - modeled by my sister, Laurie.) I have already worn my shirt about 4 times since I made it two weeks ago :) I hope you will love it that much, too!
You've been asking for a while now for a pattern with sleeves and this is it!
 You can SEW something FALL FABULOUS this season! Feel chic in The Julia Top - featuring a classic, scoop-necked, short or long sleeved top that slips on easily. Wear it with skinny jeans, a pencil skirt, under a blazer or dress pants. It comes in sizes 0-22 (XS-XXL) and you can grab one HERE.

No darts, buttons or zippers required. Find a gorgeous print and kick this pattern up a notch to be a real head-turner!
Pattern tester photos below:

Kelli from blog A Small Town Stitcher
 Above: Jessica P.
Above: Sheri M's daughter modeling the top she made

Above: Christine J.
Photography by: BFJ Photography

Above: Nerish B's mom in the top she made
LOVE all of these shirts, ladies! I have four more patterns drawn out and ready to be photographed in the coming weeks. Right now I'm finishing up a women's cardigan I think you will like!
What have you all sewn this summer? I can't believe it's already fall!

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Little Lady Monograms - Winners

Thank you so much to all of you that entered The Little Lady Monograms (SHOP - CLICK HERE) GIVEAWAY!! Be sure to stop by her shop and checkout her latest monogrammed items - like monogrammed Christmas pajamas for your little ones!)

The winners are:

Amyann Nelson you have won FIRST PRIZE!!

(FIRST PRIZE: One winner will receive ONE Monogrammed Pink Lemonade Sundress, sizes 18/24m-5t. Perfectly cool for these hot summer months! Dress is light pink and white with yellow piping and bows at shoulders. The elastic waist flares to a fluttery skirt for your own little lady, or as a gift!)

Michelle Frame you have won SECOND PRIZE!

(SECOND PRIZE: One winner will receive ONE floppy beach hat (great for vacations!) with their monogram and choice of thread color.)

Cori Clemmer you have won THIRD PRIZE!

(THIRD PRIZE: One winner will receive ONE $10 gift card to Little Lady Monograms. Good toward your next purchase. Not redeemable for cash.)

Winners will be notified via email.


Monday, July 22, 2013

GIVEAWAY! Little Lady Monograms

Let me introduce to you today's GIVEAWAY!! Rebecca of Little Lady Monograms is one talented lady! Little Lady Monograms creates custom monogramming and appliques (yes, she has boy items!) and it was started because of her LOVE of ALL THINGS monogrammed!

She stocks her shop with tons of items ready to monogram - such as sundresses, bathing suits, t-shirts, beach towels, floppy sunhats, yoga mats and more!

Can you believe you can have a monogrammed yoga mat!?! I had to see it to believe it, too!
They are AWESOME!

 Little Lady Monograms is hosting a GIVEAWAY and I know you will want to enter!

Three (3) Winners will be chosen on 7/29/13 and will be notified here on this blog, on the Seamingly Smitten facebook page and The Little Lady Monograms Facebook page.

Want to see what you can win!?

One winner will receive ONE Monogrammed Pink Lemonade Sundress, sizes 18/24m-5t. Perfectly cool for these hot summer months! Dress is light pink and white with yellow piping and bows at shoulders. The elastic waist flares to a fluttery skirt for your own little lady, or as a gift!

One winner will receive ONE floppy beach hat (great for vacations!) with their monogram and choice of thread color.

One winner will receive ONE $10 gift card to Little Lady Monograms. Good toward your next purchase. Not redeemable for cash.
THREE ways to enter to WIN! Good luck! Winner chosen and announced 7/29/13.
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Saturday, July 20, 2013

NEW PATTERN DEBUT: The Audrey Dress women's sewing pattern XS-XXL!

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Sizes XS-XXL (0-22)

It's finally here! This pattern, The Audrey Dress sewing pattern, has been on my to-design list for a while now and it's completed!! My pattern testers were so amazing to help me get this one ready one day early! :) That never happens!

What I love about this dress is the relaxed silhouette and the two neckline options - you can choose V-neck or scoop neck. The V-neck dresses it up a bit and the scoop neck keeps it casual. It also features a self-tie sash to give it shape and you can wear your sash on your waist or more of an empire waist style. One tester cracked me up when she tried it on without the sash and though to herself it looked like a hospital gown - then added the sash and was blown away at how trendy it looked with it!

There is a 15% off coupon code for TODAY ONLY in the etsy pattern shop. Use code: SOAUDREY15 to save 15% off your entire purchase! Go sew and feel beautiful!!

Here are some pattern tester photos - they recommended I add some length and the scoop neck option. I made those changes and I believe you will LOVE sewing this dress! Thank you, testers!!

 Have a great weekend! I hope you sew something you love! Don't forget about our 15% off sale!
code: SOAUDREY15
Happy Sewing!