Sewing Indie Month Is Here!


Hello everyone!

     It's September and that means Sewing Indie Month (SIM) is here!  SIM is a month-long celebration of Indie sewing patterns.  I've been lucky enough to be included in this collaboration of amazing designers and bloggers to to bring you fun blog posts, tutorials, interviews and more.  My Mississippi Avenue Dress & Top pattern was included in the 1st bundle sale and now there is a second bundle sale starting Tuesday September 1st through Thursday September 10th.  You can check out the sale at the Sew Independent web site SIM Bundle 2 Sale - this years SIM head quarters.  Not only is this bundle a great deal, 20% of proceeds will be donated to Women for Women, which helps women dealing with violence, marginalization, and poverty due to war and conflict so you're supporting a great cause.

Pay what you want for the bundle! The more you pay, the more rewards you'll receive. 
  • Pay $25 or more to get the VNA Top, 6101 Fit & Flare Skirt, Bess Top, Nettie Dress & Bodysuit, and Pinot Pants.
  • Pay $32 or more to get the Walkley Vest & Dress and Jasper Sweater & Dress.
  • Pay $38 or more to get the Nautilus Swimsuit, the NEW Kinga Skirt, and the NEW April 1962 Coat.
New Patterns:
The Kinga Skirt by Kate & Rose and the April 1962 Coat by SomaPatterns are brand new patterns that are being released with the bundle. During the sale you can only buy them as part of the bundle.
Here are the links to the bundle 2 designers.
Here are the links to the participating bundle 2 bloggers:

      SIM and the bundle sales are accompanied by a sew a long contest with three sew a long categories, each lead by one of three amazing blogger leaders.  There is over $1000 in prizes and a bonus prize.  There are some great prizes too so thanks to all of the wonderful businesses donating them.  Also thanks to the bloggers leading the sew a longs.  See below for categories, prizes and sew a long leaders.  




The Dressed to the Nines sewalong contest is led by the inimitable Laura of Lilacs and Lace, and here's what you can win:


 The Everyday Casual sewalong contest is led by the lovely Mary of Idle Fancy, and here's what you can win:
  The Pattern Hacking sewalong contest is led by the talented Rhonda of Rhonda's Creative Life. And the prizes are:
SIM2015banner_bonusprize_720 One bonus winner will be randomly drawn from the participants of all three sewalongs, and will win the following prizes:
     It's going to be a lot of fun so keep checking in to see what else is in store during SIM.  Please check out the Sew Independent site as well to make sure you get all of the contest rules.

A Trip To The Beach With Family At Summer's End

My parents, my brother and his 2 daughters, my husband and my son and I all went to the beach for our annual trip last weekend. My husband took these amazing photos I'd thought I'd share with you.  


Cascade Head hike

The Family hiking up for the view.


Horsing around.

Mamma's boy.

The Siletz Bay

My son

My niece

 The end - for now.