Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Kay Whitt's Boutique Chic! + giveaway

From our spotlight on Kay Whitt last fall, in issue #138:

Kay Whitt has used patterns for most of her life and is well aware of the aggravation that can come with them, not the least of which is vague, confusing instructions.  So for her Boutique Chic line at Serendipity Studio, the bottom line is "user-friendly."  Kay's genius with fabric and fresh, contemporary designs will inspire you to turn her solid, simple lines into really great go-to clothes.  Here's a look at her take on fall.

"Torii Tunic" in Odyssea by Moda fabrics coupled with purchased leggings.
(Left) "Kendra Skirt" (#66) in brown linen with felt flower embellishments.  (Right) "Bella Skirt" (#85) in Moda wool with wool appliqu├ęd accents.  Tops are purchased.

"Sophia Trench Coat" (#99) in heavyweight twill from Anna Marie Horner's Drawing Room collection (no longer in print).

"Catherine Coat" (#100) in jacquard fabric (actually home dec!) with purchased skirt.
"Francesca Skirt" (#95) in several City Girl prints by Benartex fabrics with knit purchased top and sweater.

"Samantha Skirt" (#67) in orange linen with black ribbon and felt flower embellishment coupled with a purchased sweater.

Note: As these pieces are Serendipity samples, the fabrics are not current.  We have listed them so you know the manufacturers who may have similar fabrics in stock.  Also, in some cases, cuts of discontinued fabrics may be found through online sources.

Visit our online store at and shop the whole Boutique Chic line of patterns and Serendipity books.

And don't forget :: Save an additional 10% by entering code MPSEWMONTH12 during checkout!


Creativity for Kids® expands its Sew Cute product line to include three, brand new Sew Cute sock animals. In February, at the annual American International Toy Fair, Creativity for Kids introduced Poppy the Sew Cute Sock Puppy. The Parents’ Choice Awards recognized the craft kit as a 2012 Fun Stuff Award winner. 

The three new sock animals are: 

Sidney the Sew Cute Sockisaurus and 

Argyle the Sew Cute Sock Owl!

With a few snips and simple stitches, children can create the sock animals. Each kit includes a pair of patterned, cotton socks; scissors; felt accents; buttons; ribbon; a charm; fiberfill and all the sewing essentials needed to complete the craft kit. The Sew Cute kits are for children seven years and older and are great for collecting.

Enter HERE to win one of the above adorable Sew Cute animals!

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