Tuesday, March 8, 2016

The life of a sewist

Today is a grey and overcast day, perfect I think for working in my PJ’s while a draw up a few new sketches for patterns I’m going to be releasing.

I have been running my sewing business now for five years, it’s amazing how time flies. Selling my digital sewing patterns has allowed me the opportunity to work from home, sometimes I feel so spoiled to be so lucky.

I want to say a big thank you to all my amazing sewing fans who have allowed me to achieve this in my life. Anyone who knows me knows that my cats and dogs are my children (I currently have 8), and for the last 6 months my oldest baby has been terribly sick, my Jack Russell named Onyx. She has chronic renal failure and some days she requires 24 hour care. Being able to work from home has allowed me to look after her and help her to live a full and happy old age. I am truly grateful to everyone who buys my sewing patterns and online products, you have done more for me than I can possibly express. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

I hope you all have an amazing week ahead, and very successful sewing projects. Now enough of the serious stuff and back to the sewing fun.

Here’s a tip when putting together your newly printed A4 pages to create your sewing pattern: Use 2 sided tape to join the sheets of paper together. I do this firstly because the pages are less likely to come apart in the long term and secondly it allows me to fold up my patterns when I put them away, and when I am ready to use them again, I unfold them and use a warm iron to go over the pages to smooth them out (no steam, this will damage the paper).

This week’s patterns in review

Our first maternity dress sewing pattern was launched last week. (I tried to make my dressmaker's form look pregnant by pinning a pillow to it o_O )

This fashionable dress is perfect for the mum-to-be who has a special occasion to attend, or who simply wants to look stylish in the upcoming spring and summer season.

I also launched a set of two maternity sewing patterns, the Isabella dress and the Jacqui dress together make the perfect combination.

To celebrate 5 wonderful years of sewing we have decided to launch this amazing offer. You can opt to have our range of brand new sewing patterns sent to you, every second week for a year.
The total value of this is over $80, but instead we decided to practically give it away at $29. Which means you’re making a huge savings of over $50! We are only running this amazing special until 10th March, so take advantage of it now!

When you purchase this amazing offer, you will be receiving your first pattern immediately available to download, the ladies short waistcoat.

Until next time...

Friday, March 4, 2016

Sewing Patterns for a year

Boo Lè Heart / My Sewing Patterns turns 5 this year! To celebrate we are running a HUGE SPECIAL for our amazing sewing fans!

What you will receive:
·         By signing up the first pattern you will receive will be our Ladies Short Waistcoat.
·         From March 2016 to February 2017 you will receive a brand new sewing pattern every second week – before it is even launched in our online store!
·         In total you will be receiving 27 sewing patterns over the course of the next year, each valued at $2.99. The entire package is valued at OVER $80  but you will only be paying $29.99 that’s a HUGE saving of over $50!
·         VIP Status: You will receive notifications on all our specials, latest opportunities and latest news before anybody else.
·         The patterns you will receive will run along the themes for our Sewing Challenge, giving you a really easy chance to enter into the draw for that awesome Acer Chromebook

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Marching along

My mind is just blown by the fact that another month has gone by already. On the bright side, with new months there are a lot of new opportunities, and a few more sewing projects to begin.

I know some of our sewing fans weren’t too sure about the new Shopify store we have been using with our Facebook Page. We do still have our Craftsy store up and running for those who prefer to use this site, and we also launched our Etsy store this past week, which has already become quite busy. So you are welcome to use whichever platform suits you best, our aim is to make access to our sewing patterns as easy as possible for you.

Our  March sewing challenge. It is “ON TOP”, so you can make anything from t-shirts, to blouses to waistcoats the choice is yours! Remember to look up our previous post on the sewing challenge, so you know the rules and stand a chance to win that cute little Acer Chromebook!

This week’s patterns in review

We had an incredibly busy week last week, we launched a whole new range of waistcoats. Our waistcoat patterns have always been some of our top sellers and we are proud to be able to now offer you a much wider variety.

Our new range includes the Men’s Simple Waistcoat
My friend Jude being a super awesome model for me

We then have the LadiesSimple Waistcoat which is super stylish, and a huge hit already.
The Ladies Simple Waistcoat

Both of these waistcoats include slit pockets, as well as adjustable belt straps at the back for a more tailored finish. We have also included them in a Simple Waistcoat sewing pack together, so you can purchase both and save money!


And to top it off, I included this incredibly cute and fashionable Ladies Short Waistcoat in the range to help you finish off your new look.

There are plenty more sewing patterns being launched this week, to keep posted on what’s coming up, like our FacebookPage! Until next time...

Happy sewing!