The last few weeks, I been very busy with a number of secret and not-so-secret projects which have put me on the missing in action list on Facebook. I peeked in today to see what everyone has been up to… and to take a much needed break from writing… and discovered that I am at 968 likes! It seems to me, 1000 likes is a pretty important milestone to celebrate, and I have just the way to do it! I just so happen to have an extra Sam doll that is looking for a home. Wouldn’t she make a great Christmas gift for someone?! So here is the deal, go to my Facebook page and like this months newsletter post. It will be pinned to the top of my main page. After you do that, come back here and leave a comment below. Once I reach 1000 likes, I will draw a winner from comments on this post – but remember, your comment will only count if you also like the newsletter post on my Facebook page!
The winner will be drawn as soon as I see that I have reached 1000 likes, so if we can drum up 32 likes in the next couple weeks, Sam could get to her new home in time for Christmas!
The Minoan Wrap Skirt and Blouse
As seafarers and merchants, the Minoans imported a wide variety of trade goods from all over the world which led them to develop a very eclectic culture. Nowhere is this more apparent than in their bright and vibrant clothing. While the rest of the ancient world was wearing simple draped robes, the Minoans introduced the world to brightly colored layerd skirts with well defined waistlines and blouses with vibrant trims. This wrap skirt and blouse is based on a design found in an ancient Minoan wall mural, and although it is more than 4000 years old, the timeless design is just as stylish today as it was then. This simple pattern was created as a special project for the young girls in my Sew Through History class, so it is an ideal project for beginning seamstresses.
Mark Your Calendars!
Keepers Dolly Duds will be having another Small Business Saturday through Cyber Monday Sale beginning at Midnight on Friday November 28th through Midnight on Monday November 30th! All patterns will be 25% off those three days.
A Feast of Collars!
Have you seen the latest from Keepers Dolly Duds? The first in a series of Stitch and Switch patterns to supplement KDD patterns -01, -04, -05, -08, and -11.
Collars are often the focal point of any garment framing the shoulders, neck and the face. Expand or enhance your favorite KDD patterns with 18 different collars to choose from.
These collar pattern pieces are supplemental to existing KDD patterns and are to be used in place of original collars provided and/or to give additional options for KeepersDollyDuds patterns. Most can be made from small scraps of fabric and adorned with left over lace, soutache trims, top stitching, mini buttons, and ribbon.