Sewing Workshops for March

Fearless Buttonholes
Fearless Buttonholes
Cotton shirt with collar, stand, full cuffs and sleeve placket
Cotton shirt with collar, stand, full cuffs and sleeve placket
Tailored Shirt Making begins
Wednesday March 12 9:30am -4:30 pm
The soup will be on !
ONLY – 2 spaces left


Gold News

Olympic Gold for Canada!
Several actually, plus Silver and Bronze!
Congratulations to all the amazing athletes who participated. Thank you !
Are we about to see new color trends emerging here ?

The Olympics were a great diversion, adding new conversation this month.
It helped turn our thoughts away from the weather, which in Canada has kept us all indoors more than usual.

Well sewing took over for me and I took on a huge project! My guest room bedspread and drapes.
Really could have used an industrial machine! The weight of fabric ( decorator fabric co-ordinates with an interlining of batting finished with drapery lining) became very heavy to handle. Completed fully lined drapes to matchdrapes with pillow shams and accessory pillow. I was half way through when I wondered ‘what I had been thinking’ but the project now done looks awesome and well worth the effort.
Tell me what you think?
bedspread and pillow shams

Classes will be on again in the Studio this March with our focus back on Shirts. The Tailored White Crisp Linen shirt with Heirloom details. I am excited about sewing Heirloom again and have some new twists.
Serger Skill Classes begin March 7 at Sew Crafty ( http://www.sewcrafty.ca ) only 2 spaces left in the six week program.
Contact Sue at the shop or e mail me at jc@creativestyling.com for more class information.

As I work on Spring house cleaning the Studio a few items are up for sale at very low prices
Ellisimo Baby Lock Embroidery machine ( $4500)
Imagine Baby Lock Serger ( $1200) and
a 54 x36 inch pressing board by Golden Hands ($65)
Keep me posted on your sewing news
Think Spring


I am trading up so my Ellisimo is up for sale
I am trading up so my Ellisimo is up for sale
Pressing board


Serger Knit projects

Love to serge!
As winter gives way to Spring, layering is the best way to keep warm and in fashion.
The following pictures include
1. Fearless T Shirt # 109 by Cecelia Podolak Classic Patterns
Note * The best T shirt ever, as I have made it about 10 times, if not more !
2. The Cuddle Coat – Super in Fleece. The edges were completed with my latest technique of double serging using decorative threads
3. Funnel Scarf – so very easy to construct you will be sewing up dozens of them for gift giving.
4. Serged Vest – A pattern I adopted from a Bernina site. Using separate bands of fabric, I serged them as facings, Great simple serging ideas for you to try
Contact me for a serging day !
Cecelia Podolak T shirtCuddle CoatFunnel neck scarfSerger Vest


February News

The days are just now becoming bearable to walk outdoors and the ground hog tells us there will be 6 more weeks of winter.
Well the optimist in me says we have endured thus far, so now that the days are longer I am thinking Spring!
Today happens to be bright and sunny and all will be warm soon plus I still have time to sew for Spring/Summer
Including some recent pictures of my Sewing Workshop Pattern ” San Diego Jacket” in a selfie!

San Diego here I come !
San Diego here I come !
Faux Fur throw and pillows
Faux Fur throw and pillows

Due to the snow we did not get together much for the embroidery sessions but the designer jackets are coming along well. Great article by the way at “Emma One Sock” site by Kathryn Brenne with some tips on her ” French Jacket” you might want to check out.
Sewed up the faux fur throw and pillows with Rhinestone buttons just for fun! Makes a great addition for my living room don’t you think?

This month will begin the SERGING SKILLS classes at SEW CRAFTY so join in this 6 week session every Friday
In Studio I will be working with 2 to 3 students as we complete some Tailored Shirts.
Chado Ralph Rucci V 1054 is my next project ready to go in Silk. The details are exquisite as I add my own touches to create a Spring emsemble. The lined pants in this pattern are quite complex and different from your normal Jean pattern. Looking forward to the challenge.
Tell me what you are up to lately