Friday, November 17, 2017

Women's Poncho pattern PDF pattern

The Women's Poncho pattern PDF sewing pattern (XS-XXXL)

We just released 2 new patterns this week PLUS a Mommy and Me BUNDLE!! 

You can find the:
 Women's Catherine's Cowl Neck or Cowl Hood PONCHO pattern HERE
Girl's Catherine's Cowl Neck PONCHO pattern HERE
Mommy and Me Cowl Neck Poncho BUNDLE patterns HERE



It has been a HUGE week over here at Seamingly Smitten and there has been so much talk about our NEW Women's and Girl's Cowl Neck and Cowl Hood Poncho!! Have you seen all those gorgeous pattern tester photos? This was the largest pattern tester group we have ever had and these ladies ROCKED IT!! The Cowl Neck Poncho features curved or straight sides, a cowl neck or cowl neck hood, optional kangaroo pocket, three hem lengths (petite, regular or tall), armhole slits and curved or straight side slits that you can raise or lower! With so many options, you will want to make more than one!

Want to know how to style it?
Here are OVER 30 WAYS to wear your poncho on our PINTEREST Board HERE.




Catherine’s Cowl Neck Poncho can be made in a knit fabric such as sweater knit, fleece, French terry, flannel, sweatshirt fleece, jersey, double brushed poly or similar. Make it in your favorite winter colors such as black, grey, camel or even burgundy or eggplant! You will want one to go with everything in your closet! 


Cozy does it! You will want to wrap yourself up in this poncho every day! 

No buttons needed! There are actual armholes / armhole slits for your arms so you wear it just like a top!


*All sizes XS – XXXL (sizes 0-26) are included in this pattern. This pattern features photo  illustrations and tutorial style instructions to help you create your very own Cowl Neck Poncho. Full-sized, color-coded pattern pieces for the poncho, kangaroo pocket, cowl neck and cowl neck hood are included for all sizes. 

Use your favorite knit or sweater knit!

Petite and Regular size poncho widths are included, along with Petite, Regular and Tall hem lengths.




You can even use fleece for extra warmth.

Or make it in a waterproof material!

Use a lightweight sweater knit for cooler weather styles.








Or even a minky type fabric that you will love snuggling up in!!


Thursday, November 2, 2017

How to add a Hoodie to a cardigan with FREE HOOD pattern pieces


How to add a Hood to a Cardigan with FREE Hood Pattern Pieces!
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Last week I hope you enjoyed our Claire Cardigan SEW ALONG! You can check out all the posts HERE if you missed it! One customer suggested it would be great if it had a hood, so guess what?? Today I am showing you how to add a hood and giving you the pattern pieces for free! Grab them HERE and grab the cardigan HERE

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Here's mine! Let's get started!

1. Print your pattern piece. Cut out the size you need.


 2.  Cut out 4 hood pattern pieces:
Cut out 2 hood pieces for your outer hood (one is a mirror image of the other – just flip over the pattern piece). Cut out 2 hood pieces for your hood lining (one is a mirror image of the other – just flip over the pattern piece). You have 4 hood pieces in all.


 3. Assemble the hood. Lay your two outer hood pieces right sides together and pin from the top edge of the hood down to the bottom edge of the hood along the curved edge only. Repeat with your two inner hood lining pieces. Sew along your pinned edges using a 1/2 inch seam allowance.


4. Place the hoods right sides together, matching the center seams. Pin along the
hood opening only. Sew around the hood opening using a 3/8 inch seam allowance.


5. Turn hood right side out and push lining into the main hood. Topstitch around the hood opening using a 1/8 inch seam allowance to secure the lining to the main fabric.


 6. Using your longest stitch, baste around the bottom edge/neckline of the hood to hold the two  fabrics in place using a 1/4 inch seam allowance.


7. *Lay your cardigan right side up and lay your hood right side down, centered, matching raw
edges of the hood to the neckline. Pin in place. Sew along the hood using a 3/8  inch seam allowance.
8. Serge or zig-zag stitch seam allowance to reduce bulk. Trim threads. 
Press seam to the inside and down. 

9. Hem sides and bottom of cardigan as PATTERN instructions say. 

Wear it and enjoy it!! Come post a pic on our facebook page or tag us on instagram #seaminglysmitten #clairecardigan

Happy Sewing!!
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Friday, October 27, 2017

Claire Cardigan Sewing Pattern Day 5

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Claire Cardigan Sew Along Day 5

Welcome to our Claire Cardigan Sew Along!! (PATTERN HERE!) Use coupon: SAVE40 at checkout to save 40% OFF your entire purchase! 

Today is Day 5 and it is time to start sharing!! Come join our FACEBOOK GROUP HERE and share a picture of yourself wearing your Claire Cardigan sewing pattern or share it on instagram #seaminglysmitten and #clairecardigan   Next Friday I am choosing 3 WINNERS for some fabulous PRIZES!!

Want to see what I made?? Here is mine in a hacci sweater from Girl Charlee Fabrics, long length, side slit and pockets! I don't think I will take it off all Fall!




Day 1 Choose your fabric CLICK HERE
Day 2 Cut your fabric CLICK HERE
Day 3 Pin and Sew CLICK HERE

Love a video? Come watch me sew on you tube! 

Day 4 Hem CLICK HERE
Day 5 Share a pic to WIN a prize!! Find all our prizes HERE

 


Click here to see all the  PRIZES YOU CAN WIN!! 


Thursday, October 26, 2017

Claire Cardigan Sew Along Day 4

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Claire Cardigan Sew Along Day 4 

Welcome to our Claire Cardigan Sew Along!! (PATTERN HERE!) Use coupon: SAVE40 at checkout to save 40% OFF your entire purchase! 

Day 1 Choose your fabric CLICK HERE
Day 2 Cut your fabric CLICK HERE
Day 3 Pin and Sew CLICK HERE
Day 4 Hem 
Day 5 Share a pic to WIN a prize!!
Click here to see all the  PRIZES YOU CAN WIN!! 


Today is the easy day!! All we are going to do is hem. 

1. Hem your side slits. To do this I simply turn under a 3/8 inch hem, which is the same width as the seam allowance. Press with an iron and pin. 

Sew around your side slits using a 3/8 inch seam allowance, making sure you box out the top instead of making it into a v. 


2. Hem the front edge and neckline of the cardigan by folding under a 3/8 inch hem. Pin and sew all the way around to secure. Press with an iron.

3. Try on the cardigan and mark the hem you desire. Hem the lower edge of the cardigan by
folding under a 3/8 inch hem (or up to the hem line you just marked). Pin and sew all
the way around to secure.

You did it!! You finished your Claire Cardigan and I hope you had fun sewing it and absolutely LOVE wearing it even more!!

SHARE  A PHOTO TO WIN PRIZES!! 
Starting today you can add a photo to our Seamingly Smitten FACEBOOK GROUP PAGE HERE or add a photo to instagram and use hashtags #seaminglysmitten or #clairecardigan so we can find your entries!!

Next Friday 3 winners will be chosen!  We have some FABULOUS prizes from some AMAZING Sponsors!! Starting this Friday, October 27th, you will be able to start sharing photos of your Claire Cardigan for 1 week! Next Friday, November 3rd, 3 winners will be chosen! Want to hear about them?


First Place Winner will receive:
 1 MRFB of Sly Fox Fabrics (up to $95 VALUE) 
and a $25 Seamingly Smitten store credit!

 What?!? Yes!! Thank you so much to Katy Kemper of Sly Fox Fabrics for donating such a fab prize!! Check out all of her gorgeous fabrics at SLY FOX FABRICS!




Second Place Winner will receive 

a $20 store credit to So Sew English Fabrics
and a $25 Seamingly Smitten store credit

Thank you so much to Chey Ferris for donating this! AND she is offering everyone $5 OFF your $30+ purchase using code 5OFFSAL at checkout (Texas Fundraising Fabric not included). Check out her bundles, too, here at So Sew English Fabrics!






Third Place Winner will receive 

$20 Amazon Gift Card
and a $25 Seamingly Smitten store credit 

Go finish sewing and come share a photo!!


Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Claire Cardigan Sew Along Day 3


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Claire Cardigan Sew Along Day 3 

Welcome to our Claire Cardigan Sew Along!! (PATTERN HERE!) Use coupon: SAVE40 at checkout to save 40% OFF your entire purchase! 

Day 1 Choose your fabric CLICK HERE
Day 2 Cut your fabric CLICK HERE
Day 3 Pin and Sew
Day 4 Hem 
Day 5 Share a pic to WIN a prize!!
Click here to see all the  PRIZES YOU CAN WIN!! 

Day 3 is time to sew!

Want the video version? Come watch me sew it here:


1. If you are adding pockets, hem the top edge of your pocket 1/2 an inch. Pin and sew. Press back the left side, right side and bottom edge of your pocket. 


2. Lay your front cardigan pieces right side up. Place your pockets ____inches below
the top inner edge and centered. Pin.
Petite: 21 inches
Regular: 22 inches
Tall: 23 inches


3. Sew around the sides and bottom edge of your pockets.


4. Lay the back piece right side up and lay the cardigan fronts right sides down. Match and pin the shoulders and side seams. Make sure to mark where you want your side slit to begin.



5. Sew along the shoulders and side seams, making sure to stop sewing where you want your side slit to begin. 


6. Lay your sleeves right side together, pin and sew along the bottom edge. 


7. With cardigan inside out and sleeves right side out, insert the sleeves into the armholes, beginning with the wrist edge first until the entire sleeve in inside the armhole. Match the side seam of the cardigan and sleeve seam first and pin. Match the center of the sleeve to the shoulder seam of the cardigan and pin. Continue evenly pinning each sleeve.



8. Sew around each sleeve using a 3/8 inch seam allowance. 



Turn right side out and see what you made!! Now is a great time to try on your cardigan! 
Tomorrow we will hem the bottom, neckline and front and side slits!
See you then!



Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Claire Cardigan Sew Along Day 2

Claire Cardigan Sew Along Day 2


Assembling the pattern and Cutting the Fabric


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Welcome to our Claire Cardigan Sew Along!! (PATTERN HERE!) Use coupon: SAVE40 at checkout to save 40% OFF your entire purchase! 

Day 1 Choose your fabric CLICK HERE
Day 2 Cut your fabric
Day 3 Pin and Sew
Day 4 Hem 
Day 5 Share a pic to WIN a prize!!


Yesterday we talked about choosing your fabric and all the PRIZES YOU CAN WIN!!  You can find that post HERE. Today we are going to assemble the pattern and cut out the fabric. Let's get started!

1. Printing your patternWhen you print, make sure your printer is set to Page Scaling NONE or Print at 100%. Make sure your 1 inch square or 5cm square measures correctly.
**A0 Copy Shop Printing: If you are printing in A0 format, print the last page of this pattern on a large format printer. No taping required. 

Assembling your pattern - I like to make a stack of one row at a time (4 pages) and trim along the bottom and right side of each page. Then I lay out the pages horizontally and match up the diamond shapes along the page borders until I have my top row completed and tape. I always tape at the cutting lines of my size, so as I cut out, it will stick together.


Pages trimmed and diamonds matched for top row
Then take your next row of pages (4 pages), stack and trim the bottom and right sides. Lay out your second row and tape together.
 Repeat until your pattern is complete.



2. Choosing your size. For the cardigan pattern I chose my size based on my bust size. Look at the size chart on page 2 to find your size. 

Determining cardigan length:  You can easily add on length to this cardigan! Some of you may want to make a longer version or even a duster cardigan! Simply lower the bottom horizontal line as many inches as you need. That will be your new hem cutting line. To get the perfect length, measure from the top of your shoulder down to where you want your cardigan hem to hit and write that down. To do this, I measure from my shoulder, down and over my bust and down to my mid thigh. I want a desired final length of 31 inches. When I cut, I will make sure from the top of the shoulder pattern piece down to the bottom hem is 32 inches because I need to add 1 inch for seam allowance and lower hem. 

Determining sleeve length: To measure the sleeve length you need, measure from the top of your arm to 1 inch below your wrist while your arm is slightly bent. I get 23 inches and then I add 1 inch to get a sleeve length of 24 inches. Some of you may want to add extra length if you like to tuck your hands into your sleeves when you are chilly!  

When I measure the length of my sleeve pattern piece I need to cut mine at 24 inches long if I am not adding a cuff. If you are adding a cuff, you will subtract 3 from your number and make sure your sleeve length is long enough. If I was adding  a cuff I would make sure my sleeve is 24 - 3 = 21 inches long. 

If you are adding cuffs, cut two strips
according to size:
XS: 8 inches long x 8.25 inches wide
Small: 8 inches long x 8.5 inches wide
Medium: 8 inches long x 9 inches wide
Large: 8 inches long x 9.5 inches wide
XLarge: 8 inches long x 10 inches wide
XXLarge: 8 inches long x 10.5 inches wide
XXLarge: 8 inches long x 11 inches wide

3. Cut out your pattern pieces Using the measurements taken above, cut out your pattern pieces for the cardigan bodice (cutting along the higher BACK neckline) and sleeve.


4. Cut out a back piece. Lay your cardigan BACK on the fold and cut around your pattern piece.

5. Cut out a front piece. Trim along the cardigan front neckline, lay your pattern piece on your folded fabric and cut around your front pattern piece. This is NOT cut on the fold. I placed it close to the fold to save fabric.


6. Cut out your sleeves. Lay your sleeve pattern piece on the fold. Cut around your pattern piece and repeat so you have 2 sleeves.

7. Cut out pockets (optional).

XS, S or Medium 8 in long x 7 in wide
L, XL, XXL or XXXL 9 in long x 8 in wide


You're done for the day!!
All your pattern pieces are ready and tomorrow you sew!!
Hope to see you then!
Need some encouragement to finish?? How about some AMAZING PRIZES?? See below!


Thank you to our fabulous sponsors!

Guess what? We have some FABULOUS prizes from some AMAZING Sponsors!! Starting this Friday, October 27th, you will be able to start sharing photos of your Claire Cardigan for 1 week! Next Friday, November 3rd, 3 winners will be chosen! Want to hear about them?


First Place Winner will receive:
 1 MRFB of Sly Fox Fabrics (up to $95 VALUE) 
and a $25 Seamingly Smitten store credit!

 What?!? Yes!! Thank you so much to Katy Kemper of Sly Fox Fabrics for donating such a fab prize!! Check out all of her gorgeous fabrics at SLY FOX FABRICS!




Second Place Winner will receive 

a $20 store credit to So Sew English Fabrics
and a $25 Seamingly Smitten store credit

Thank you so much to Chey Ferris for donating this! AND she is offering everyone $5 OFF your $30+ purchase using code 5OFFSAL at checkout (Texas Fundraising Fabric not included). Check out her bundles, too, here at So Sew English Fabrics!






Third Place Winner will receive 

$20 Amazon Gift Card
and a $25 Seamingly Smitten store credit 

Happy Sewing!!