Thursday, February 4, 2010

Look what came in the mail last night!!!!!

I'm so excited! I pre ordered this book WAY back when I first heard it was coming out. This is the first sewing book I have ever purchased with my own money... well... Jerry's own money! hahahhahahaha

Don't get me wrong. I have a bunch of sewing books from my Mom. This one that I got for Christmas is especially one of my favorites.

But anyways.... I wasn't really expecting much out of the 10 patterns that it says are included. I figured there would be a couple of good ones- like a basic t-shirt and a basic pant, then a bunch of silly stuff, like hair handkerchiefs and stuff like that.
BOY....WAS I WRONG!!!! and pleasantly surprised!

What a great deal this book is!
I have always been a fan of the Farbenmix FELIZ dress, but could never spend that much $$$ on one pattern- with one dress on it.

But guess what??? The pattern is in this book!!!! Can you believe it? I got this book for $16- that pattern is worth at least $13, but I've seen it sold for more.

Let me tell you what else you get
*a basic t-shirt with variations for sleeves, seams, and hoods- it's really more like 3 or 4 shirt patterns
*Leggings or shorts pattern
*tank top with strap variations and how to make it into a bikini top
*a VERY cute skirt pattern
*Trouser pattern (also very cute)
*2 jacket patterns- both very cute and unique with lots of design options
*The FELIZ PARTY dress!!!!! Wooooooo Hoooooooo!
*and another cute fancy dress

I just can't believe it. All those patterns, plus great photos, tips for sewing knits, choosing fabrics, trims, design options, and lots more in a sturdy and beautiful hard back book.

sigh.... I'm in love. I wish I wasn't soooo busy... I really want to trace one of these (or all of these) patterns out and make them.
I think everyone who has ever considered buying a Farbenmix pattern should get this book. It's a really great deal on Amazon.

Okay... so I am really busy. I had a new cousin born (early) yesterday so I have to get on making his gifts. Also, the rest of baby Sophie's. My little sister got admitted to the hospital yesterday so they can keep an eye on Momma and baby. Her blood pressure is still too high, so Sophie will be making an appearance in the near future, too.

here's a little sneak peek into something I'm doing this morning.
Isn't that fun!!!

And don't forget that tomorrow is the final day for my give a way!
If you haven't already, go comment on that post for a chance to win one of two give a ways.


Jeannine said...

Wow, it does sound exciting. I cannot wait to get it in the mail. I guess I will have to sell my Feliz pattern now. Olivia will not fit into it for a few more years.

Mom said...

I guess I'll have to trace your patterns for once.