Monday, October 22, 2012

I now can say I have been to Denver!!

How Lucky and I!!!
I am in Golden Colorado, just outside of Denver.
I will be filming
"Sew it All"
with the lovely Ellen March.
I get to talk about how to sew fur for my
and my new pattern that will be out soon, called the
Ultimate Vest Formula Pattern...which
I do not have a link for yet as it is debuting
at Fall Market, this coming Saturday!
I will spill all about that in the next few days!
Now the cool thing about these patterns is that they work for
ALL SIZES!!
I am excited to tell you that these patterns will work for any gal's shape!!
I also get to show my pleather sewing techniques...and check out
the Cross-body bag with the Blond Fox.
oh....la-la!!
It is gorgoeus with the copper sequin pleather/vinyl. 
 
 

Also......
I am unveiling a new Logo...&
Sewing Pattern Cover Design too!!
 
xoxo,
Cheryl

Friday, October 5, 2012

A little wedding frock reveal!




This summer a friend of mine that I adore asked me to make her wedding dress.
Betsy is a no fuss kind of gal.  She told me she knew exactly what she wanted and then she showed me a dress that she loved and said simply...this is what I want. 
The dream bride to be. 
I am the luckiest designer in the world
Seriously, she was happy with whatever I did, and at every fitting.
 
We went to the fabric store found bridal satin, some drappy chiffon, and there was beaded lace at 75% off, and we went for it!  We were done fabric shopping in like 35 minutes.  That...is a world record for me.
 
I set apond making this special dress, and I did so by drafting a little muslin pattern!  Cut zee fabric, a few fittings and this is what came from it!! 
 
Now...if I can ever figure how to transfer a picture from my phone to my laptop...I will be able to show the darn inspiration!
 
In any case...tada!  this is the dress that I made for beautiful Betsy...who will be getting married on a beach in 2 days...oh my! 



Here it is........
 
Now, it this frock perfect for a beach wedding..or what?

ps...I asked her if I could post this...and she told me I could!

Congrats Betsy & Kelly, I think you are a couple made in heaven.  Have a great time in Hawaii!!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Toronto...here I come!

Why yes.... I am in Iowa for a trade show.  It is a good opportunity to work in my industry while I work also on my business of designing sewing patterns!!
I have learned that it is a ton of fun to see these shows and to meet alot of cool people that dig sewing as much as I do!!

So I have a lot of stuff happening this month...

ONE...next week I am in Toronto at my first International gig @
Creativ Festival.  I am doing this  with Wonderfil Specialty Threads, and do they have great stuff to sew with!!
How lucky am I to use my patterns and show how important that thread is to a project.  I met Andrew and Fiona the owners of Wonderfil Thread at the International Quilt Festival 2 years ago.  I have had the chance to work with many of the specialty threads that Wonderfil has...and every time I get to play with them, I love them even more.
Andrew is bringing me to Toronto and Creativ Festival so that I could have the chance at International Exposure while formally introducing my patterns to Canada!!
What nice people!!  Please come and see these lovely threads at Wonderfil's booth @ Creativ Feastival in Toronto, Canada october12, 13, 14.  And I will have a nice selection of my patterns to choose from!!

These are the classes that I have to offer......

Thursday October 11, 2012  1-4pm
BLING THAT PILLOW!!
So lets embellish that pillow and give it some bling...then make the pillow with an invisable zipper too!!
Couching, it may become a new word in your volcabulary that you may come to use often!!
 

October 13, Sat 9:00-12:00
SPARKLE BUBBLE SKIRT
Satin material will work the best for this technique and skirt body, and use muslin for the lining!!



October 12 Fri 5:00-9:00
Bohemian Embellishment for Your HoBo Bag
This is my newest bag pattern, and I used Frutti 12 wt thread to embellish the cotton eyelet fabric, and due to the colors...look at how it sings!!
you will learn about what is 12 wt thread and how it makes a difference in your stitch work!!

this is how the bag looks and so let have fun embellishing and making it!!
and another view!!  Check out the cool strap!
If any of my lovely students to be would like to contact me with any questions, please email me @  cheryl@paradisodesigns.com!!

Tomorrow more announments and lets see what the wedding dress looks like!!
until then,
cheryl