New Listings at GoofingOff Sewing

Good morning, everyone! Hope your week is going well. I’ve had a trying week but stitching seems to be my therapy. After a few minutes at the machine or doing some handwork and I feel so much better. Well, now that we’re on the subject of stitching, here’s some “new” patterns now in the GoofingOff Sewing Etsy shop that I think you will like. DSC_1098

You can have so much fun with this skirt! Different fabrics, colors, designs….and summer is the time for fun!

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Do any of y’all remember the show “Julia.” Diahann Carroll broke barriers back then by having the starring role in the show. Beautiful, talented lady. Oh, the blouse. The blouse is a pullover with a jabot….and it’s a 16. Yippee!

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This Fast & Easy Butterick pattern has a semi-fitted jacket and 2 skirt variations. Size 18-22.

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Make a simple shirt with this pattern or get crazy and add the jabot. Why not wear a tux shirt?

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Sew something comfy and fun for summer! The pants are pull on and the whole pattern is easy to sew!

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Another fun, easy-to-wear, easy-to-sew pattern. This pattern is serger friendly so t-shirts, cardigans and such are on the agenda.

I’ve always loved the look of a denim jacket although view 1 looks good, too. And it’s just in time for Father’s Day!

Oh, what fun! Great for fall but still good if you are summering up in the north woods.

OK, that’s all I’m going to show you now. Go check out the store. There’s more listed. I have much more to list, too. Remember to use the coupon code BLOGGED and get 10% off your purchase……and stop at the shop this weekend for our Flash Sale.

Sew on and Sew Long!

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Sweet Floral Bunny Dish Towel Friday’s Freebie

Hi, all! Eileen from GoofingOff Sewing here. I finally finished working on the bird ornaments for the Relay for Life Reception in Gainesville, FL T’ONIGHT….nothing like waiting until the last minute…..and have a chance to get caught up with other things….like life. Well, my friends, I am here with a Friday Freebie. These are the cutest dishtowels to brighten up the kitchen for spring. Screen Shot 2017-04-21 at 7.34.43 AM

The design is from Flamingo Toes and posted on her lovely blog. She has the full tutorial with lots of pictures to follow along with. Go HERE to see her work and have a wonderful weekend. I’ll be back with sewing tips and tutorials. Promise.

DIY Slider Casters: Tuesday’s Tutorial

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DSC_1058About a week ago the hubby brought home a new member to the family….a cockatiel. Cute little guy, lots of color, a bit of personality, and, unfortunately, a big mess. Cockatiels are not known for neat and clean. The floor around his cage is full of seed and with my trunk on the floor next to the cage, cleaning up is a challenge, starting first with moving the trunk easily without scratching the floor. DSC_1057

I already bought casters for the furniture but there never seems to be enough so I thought I should make my own. I decided to use scrap wood (plywood or T-one-eleven), craft felt, adhesive, and foam sheets.

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I went to the hubby’s scrap pile and found these pieces of wood. Not too wide. Too long but cut into smaller lengths they might work.

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I trimmed up the wood and smoothed the edges. I don’t want splinters.

DSC_1047I used foam sheets leftover from another project. Color didn’t matter since the casters would be under the trunk. Someone would have to be pretty snoopy to notice.

 

 

 

 

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I cut the foam to the size of the wood by using the wood as a template.

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The foam is thin enough to use paper cutting scissors. It is adhesive backed so applying it to the wood is easy.

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Now the felt……

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Using the wood again as templates I used a pen to carefully mark my cutting lines then cut the felt strips to size.

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I applied my adhesive (I used Loctite Stik n’Seal No Mess) to the wood and then applied the felt.

 

Voila! The new casters are ready to slide the trunk across my hardwood floor easily.

 

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Now to clean up after my fine, feathered friend. Pets, got to love them.

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New Listings for Summer Sewing

I know there are parts of the US still shaking off the effects of the last snowfall but here in the south summer came early. I found some amazing patterns just right for the summer and had to share them.

In my world summer mean travel, trips to the movies or the ice cream shop with the grands, and lunch with the ladies at the stitch shop……so clothes that travel well (little or no wrinkles in the suitcase), little dresses for little girls (when that special occasion out of ice cream cones), or a little spiffy up but not too spiffy. I think these patterns meet those specifications.

This pattern has neckline and hemline variation…..and it’s a knit dress, multi-sized knit dress. The right fabric means no wrinkles. Yahoo! The dress’s lines make this flattering for most figures.

This adorable girls’ dress is also a knit. So cute!

I love little girls’ dresses! This pattern has several variations….a wardrobe in one pattern. Multi sized from New Born to Large….Modern to traditional. Good for new baby gift sewing, too.

 

Cute party dress! Just the right amount of ruffles without being too much. The jacket gives it a special look so it’s just right for a Daddy-daughter dance or other special occasion.

 

Princess seams, side panels, and a-line flare make this dress flattering for everyone. It also has larger cup sizes for the more “ahem” endowed among us.

Last, but not least, Simplicity 1316, lovely pullover tops pretty enough for lunch with the ladies.

Well, that’s it for now. I am so glad I had a chance to share these lovely patterns.

Use the coupon code BLOGGED for an extra 10% off your purchase.

Happy Sewing!

Tutorial Tuesday: Canvas Pencil Pouch

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Today I am sharing a lined Canvas Pencil Pouch tutorial from Noodle-head. Whether or not I need another pencil pouch doesn’t matter. What does matter is her tutorial is well-done, easy to follow, and has lots of pictures for someone like me who can’t always decipher instructions. To see the tutorial click HERE. Check it out. It is well worth a go.

 

New Pattern Listings at GoofingOff Dolls

New week and here’s new pattern listings in the GoofingOff Sewing shop to start the week off right.  Most of these patterns are perfect for Easter……bunnies, angels, oh, and a cow. A cat, too. Great to add to the  Easter basket without the extra calories or sugar (unless kisses are counted for sugar).

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Miss Abigail von Fru-Fru soft sculpture doll. This doll is life size, about 36 inches tall

 

 

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Master Beauregard T.Bunnythumper Soft Sculpture Doll  This doll is 36 inches like Miss Abigail von Fru-Fru (she’s his girlfriend).

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Holy Cow cow dolls I promised cows…..

 

Doggie Bow Ties

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Well, the quilt show is coming soon and  I was trying to think of things to make and ways to help out. What a challenge!  I already volunteered myself into making crocheted jewelry the day of the sale which means I can’t volunteer helping at the quilt guild table. I made a few things, button bracelets, the thimble holder, and the needle book,  but I feel like I should do more (what is up with me?). Well, that I-need-to-do-more feeling led to a clean up of my sewing room….don’t get crazy, a little part of the sewing room. I don’t have time for an overhaul. What I found was doggie bow ties that I made and planned to sell…and never did. Yeah, yeah, I know. The best laid plans and all that.

Here’s a picture of one of the ties:

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There’s something about a bow tie. I don’t know what it is. Maybe it’s all the old movies I watched with the oh-so-handsome, debonair leading man wearing a bow tie.  The whole package. Sigh.

So, I brought in a bag of the ties….not a big bag, about 10 ties, and they were a bit hit. The members loved them. I even have a stuffed Scooby Do to model them. He looks pretty dapper with a tie on, don’t you think?  I do.

If you make it to the show….The Trenton Quilt Show in Trenton, Florida, March 18….stop by the Spring House Quilter’s table and you can see the bow ties in person. I’ll be in the Ice House (where the stitching magic happens) or in the courtyard crocheting away. Stop and visit. I look forward to meeting everyone.

Well, back to listing wonderful patterns in the GoofingOff Sewing shop. Oh, I forgot to tell you. I am listing lots of patterns from the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s in the shop. Binge  listing. Quite a few children’s patterns in all sizes. Take a peak when you have a chance.

Post by Eileen Patterson