Best Friends by Debbie Brooke Designs

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The Best Friends Pillowcase Dress/Top is finally available for purchase! This is a pattern I made a very long time ago to use for myself and for my students. I never intended to sell the pattern but so many people have asked me for a copy I thought I would make it official.The pattern is only $9 and has a lot of pictures and illustrations.  The pattern is available as a pdf download or print. The pdf is very easy because this is a starter pattern piece so you only print one piece. The print version is nice because you can easily copy the pattern piece and you don't have to waste ink on the instructions.

Party Dress by April Rhodes

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Hello Everyone,

Yes!! It’s me :)  I know I know…. I have been away from my blog for so long :/  But… I have a good reason.  Do you wanna know??  OK… After 5 awesome years enjoying every minute with my daughter Fabiana, my husband and I decided to give her a sibling.

Playmat Phase 2 Sew Modern Baby

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Phase 2

Now that phase 1, making the playmat top, is complete, I am ready to think about quilting it. So, I made a quilting plan. Now that it's done, I’m not sure if I love it or if I will ever do it again, but I am happy with the finished product. 

Playmat Phase 1 - Sew Modern Baby

Monday, May 12, 2014

Yesterday, one of our long time customers, Ruth, came in with the book Sew Modern Baby. We carry the book, but I have never really looked at it. She told me she was making the play mat. My exact response was, "I would love to make that, but it looks like a lot. Tell me how it goes; if it's hard, I don’t want to hear about it." As we shopped for fabrics and she told me more about the project, I realized it really wasn’t that hard. As I cut her fabric, I cut fabric for me, too! Of course, I want to get it done in time for Stacy's baby, Rylan. And, the timing is perfect because when Rylan grows out of it, Floyd baby #3 will be ready to use it. 

Introducing the Fabiana Peplum

Sunday, May 04, 2014

I am so excited to finally introduce my third pattern the Fabiana Peplum to the world. Although this pattern was completed a while ago, I have been trying to perfect it one eighth of an inch at a time. Because the nesting of this pattern was so complicated it  I wanted to find a way to get it to you precut. This took a lot of research, phone calls and meetings. Lucky me, lucky you, I found a way to do it. I think you will find having a precut pattern saves so much time and energy. The top and dress version is a fast sew, making this a one day project!!!

Saltspring by Sewaholic

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Happy Easter to me. For months and months, I have be dying to make this dress but have not been able to pick the right fabric. Abbey at Sew Charleston and Priscilla at Fashion and Fishing have been telling me how much they like it and how well it fits.

Perfect Quilt for Baby

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

HI! My name is Stacy and I am the newest member of the We are Sew Happy team! I have been interested in contributing to the blog but wanted to find the right project. When I decided to get my feet wet with quilting, I knew I didn’t want to jump into anything too hard.

My Dress by Debbie Brooke Design

Saturday, March 15, 2014

This is it! Finally, the My Dress is on sale! 

The My Dress pattern started with an idea to make a simple pattern for beginners. I wanted to make something that would be easy for beginners yet still allow them to learn new techniques, and I also wanted something that could be worn anywhere and be sewn out of anything. The MyDress does just that. It’s a very simple silhouette that is flattering on almost all body types. Make the MyDress out of a knit or a woven fabric. Put a print on top, on bottom, or both. Pregnant? There is a maternity option as well! A simple invisible zipper on the side makes it easy to get on and off. With quick and easy construction, this one is the perfect Sewing 101 dress. 

Introducing Debbie Brooke Sewing Patterns

Thursday, February 20, 2014

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For weeks, I have been trying to decide how to introduce my new pattern line. I have been negligent of our blog the past month because I have been sketching, scanning, grading, writing, and rewriting my first two paper sewing patterns. I've always wanted to make my own patterns, so I've been researching and reading about pattern making for a long time, but, finally, I have actually done it!

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My New Machine & New Sewing Area

Saturday, February 15, 2014

I have never been a sewing machine snob.  I have sewn for many years on several Brother sewing machines.  From the Project Runway model I purchased at Wal-Mart to my slightly upgraded Brother from Costco, I have always found that I could sew anything I wanted.  I can’t even begin to count the number of pillows and curtains I’ve made, and I’ve sewn on all types of fabrics with my faithful little Brother machine. I’ve made a lined wool pea coat, knit maxi skirts and dresses, raincoats with laminated fabric, all sorts of apparel items with silks to cottons and all other fabric types in between. 

I want to start sewing, what machine should I buy?

Monday, February 03, 2014

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Book Report Tunic by Oliver + S

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Over the holidays, I received a new sewing machine for Christmas. I immediately wanted to make something, so I decided to make some last minute Christmas dresses for the girls. I’ve been thinking about the Book Report Dress for some time, and I had some left over fabric in my stash from Michael Miller that I bought just because it was the end of a bolt.

The Birthday Dress by Debbie Brooke

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

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I'm very excited to announce that the Birthday Dress is officially on sale! This fully lined dress is made to twirl and everyone who tested it agreed. The high neckline, gathered sleeve, high waistline, and decorative pleat make this dress vintage and modern. The dress is designed to be tea length but the smaller the size the higher the hem. The sizes should be true to what you would buy at the store. I used Janie and Jack and Carter to get the size chart and based the dress off of those sizes. 
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