Newsletter Archives : January 2006
The holidays are wonderful but isn't it nice to get back to our old routines!
January is a great time to plan a fresh new wardrobe.
Here are some tips (and photos) from our sewing room to yours on creating a new
| We start by searching out a fabric that offers lots
of mileage for our anchor piece - a blazer.
With the extra work that goes into a blazer, it should pay back by
being as versatile as possible.
We chose this medium weight silk tweed to make our Princess
Being a natural fiber it breathes well and can be worn comfortably
from spring into the warmer weather.
I love how the colors in this weave will make a blazer that can be
worn with many garments. Look closely at the swatch and you will
see six distinct colors.
| #101 Shell and #601 Pant, both in Black Silk/Cotton
Sleeve Shell is our easiest Blouse.
Tuck it in or wear it over your skirt or pant.
The pattern includes four different necklines. Shown here is a very
flattering scoop neck.
Three textured buttons at center front add interest to a fast and
simple pullover top.
The short sleeves were lengthened.
The Flat Front Pant is a classic straight-legged pant designed
for the figure with a tummy.
You'll create a long fluid look when you cut the Pant (or one of
our skirts) in the same color as the Top.
Shapely Shirt in 97% Cotton/3% Spandex.
shirt could be made up in every one of the colors in our tweed weave.
It's a wonderful basic with slimming lines, designed to fit and flatter
petite plus women.
| #202 Princess Seamed Blazer worn over #104 Shapely
This Blazer can go easily from office to casual.
There’s plenty of style mileage in this capsule wardrobe and by tucking
fabric swatches into your purse, you'll be ready to spot more pieces
- either ready-to-wear or fabric that will mix and match.
| Sewing Show Season is on the Horizon.
Sewing shows are so much fun!
Acquire new skills at the many classes offered, pick up creative
tips from the fashion shows, meet your favorite pattern designer
Petite Plus Patterns will
be at a number of sewing shows
this spring and we'd love to meet
Kathleen will be teaching classes on Fit, Pattern Adjustments
and on Wardrobe Techniques (Harmony, Proportion & Awareness).
Plan to take in our fashion show, "Celebrate Your Curves".
If you will be attending a sewing show in your area, why not volunteer
It's a lot of fun and you will receive a pass along with a pattern
for each show that you appear in.
Call on our toll-free line 1-877-909-8668 for more details.
finally, we hated to do it but reality and our accountant said it had to
Yes, our prices have gone up.
But to take the bite out we are offering 10% off on all of our patterns until
January 31, 2006.
It's our thanks to you for your continued support and encouragement.
Be sure to mention this newsletter offer when you place your order.
Happy New Year from all of us at Petite Plus Patterns!
--Kathleen, Dan, Vija and Sheila
Here's where we'll be this spring.
Creations Plus Quilts!
February 17, 18, 19, 2006
Civic Centre Complex
808 Civic Plaza
Prince George BC
Sewing & Stitchery EXPO
March 2, 3, 4, 5, 2006
Western Washington Fairgrounds
mail request for brochure to:
Sewing & Stichery Expo 2006
PO Box 11243
Tacoma WA 98411-0243
Sewing & Crafts Show
March 10 & 11, 2006
Victoria Convention Centre
Sewing & Crafts Show
March 17 & 18, 2006
International Textiles EXPO (Trade Only)
March 28, 29, 30, 2006
Rio Hotel & Casino
Las Vegas NV
Creative Stitches & Crafting Alive
April 7 & 8, 2006