Happy Easter

The quick winter storm has left and I look forward to enjoying a fun family celebration this Easter weekend.

tulipsIt did give me a full day of sewing though, as exercise was cancelled and the sewing studio was full of inspiration. Completed B5852 as my ‘Little Black Dress; with a slash of royal blue to add interest. The jacket to match is cut and ready to sew. A bit of couture hand sewing involved but love that !  Pictures coming soon.

Since my last post the studio has been busy.

The March school break introduced two new young students to sewing. Naomi PouchHelen PjCongratulations to Naomi and Helen for their amazing sewing successes. I understand they both went on to continue sewing at home. Great news!

If you have been following my Creative Styling facebook page, then you would have noticed my honourable mention in the Sandra Betzina Jacket/Coat pattern contest. I was thrilled to win. Then when I received prizes of a DVD and patterns in the mail as an unexpected gift, I was even more excited.

Thanks Sandra, I love your patterns!  This will be the last year Sandra is travelling to teach and she will be Calgary with Ron Collins this April, so think about booking a space. You will enjoy them both on line or in person.

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The Month of April will be sessions in Pant fitting and Jacket Construction so please consider joining the fun of sewing.

Should mention also that Sewing Machine Servicing is on special during April so book your maintenance.

Happy Easter to everyone and see you soon !




March Break

pouchMarch Break – Kids Can Sew project. Bring your Mom and sew a sweet little carry all pouch using new skills like enclosing a lining and inserting a zipper. Wednesday March 16 1-4 /Thursday March 17 10-1 or Friday March 18 10-1.  $50 is the total fee for two including supplies. Ages 10 and up !


March Showers ?



March Showers may continue into March break so why not take time out to join a Mom and Daughter sewing day. Creative Styling will be open Wednesday, Thursday and Friday next week for 3 hr sessions in sewing a Sweet Zipper Pouch.

Supplies for project and 3 hr sewing time for two = $50.


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International Women’s Day is the perfect day to celebrate accomplishments. Thanks to Sue Ryan and Gail Moorhead for helping complete the ‘cases for caring’ and ‘velux’ bags for hospital patients. Great job! We had fun doing it !

Personally; I completed a full set of sheer curtains ( 60 pinch pleats in a 12 m wide sheer to cover the patio doors. ) Best part is I bought the fabric for $36. curtainsWhat do you think? The pleats do not show up very well here. Pretty proud of myself however.

The Garment Bag got embroidered and here it is. Off to make another one. garment bag 1 Last of all, but the most exciting for me, is the fact I received Honourable Mention in the Contest run by Sandra Betzina. I entered my Jacket V # 1364  SB 1and it won !

I often use the selvedge edges of the fabric as I did in this one, Sometimes the edge is just to pretty to cut off. Of course it takes some play to add the selvedge to curves and corners and a little trim to cover up joins is needed. I love it and now on my way to sew the dress to co-ordinate.

If you want to learn more about this technique I will be teaching a class this Spring so sign up soon. Pick your day.

Pant fitting has also been a popular request so again it will be held Wednesday afternoons for 1-4, so email to register.

This Friday March 11, is Serger Group day so I invite you out to learn more about your serger and see the things we create in the Creative Styling Sewing studio.

Enjoy this wonderful weather and see you soon.