Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Meet Greta

She's here!

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I'm so excited to present Miss Greta to you. And she brought along a few of her friends...

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This is a PDF sewing pattern, with my usual tutorial photo and text instructions. Greta Doll is 18" tall, and you can customize her with hair accessories, 6 different felt applique patterns (mushroom, pear, apple, umbrella, cupcake, and cherries), and reversible apron.

This pattern recommended for intermediate stitchers and beyond. I do not recommend this as a first project--but if you are comfortable sewing tight curves and working with small seam allowances, you will do fine with the pattern. Let me know if you have any questions, and I'm happy to offer suggestions for felt colors and skin tones (by the way, I used Bella Solids Ivory, Fig Tree Cream, and Parchment for these girls' faces and arms; Parchment is the one that shows up best on camera--there are also some lovely darker solids: Tan, Fig Tree Wheat, Hay, and Paper Bag; all can be found here)

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This week is a great time to try out the Greta Doll pattern; all patterns are 20% off in my shop (use coupon code: KICKSTART20) and in the sidebar (no need for promo code), through Friday. So let's get sewing!

Kim

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Crafty Kickoff

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Time to kick start your holiday sewing with 20% off all Retro Mama patterns and sewing kits! Use coupon code KICKSTART20 at checkout to receive 20% off your order (excludes shipping). Sale runs through Friday, December 3. Patterns purchased through my blog do not require a promo code (the original price is listed next to the item; sale price will appear at checkout).

Happy shopping and sewing!
Kim