4th of July off the shoulder ROMPER!

 

Okay, who else is dying in this heat? Because I know I sure am!

With that being said, it’s OFFICIALLY summer. So what’s easier to just throw on and go other than a romper? They are my go-to & we are so ready to share this one with you, just in time for the 4th of July!

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What you will need:

This ITY print

 Cynthia Rowley Pattern 8124

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You can even jazz it up with this necklace!

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For measurements, reference the back of the pattern:

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We also highly recommend these fabrics for this cozy romper:

In order: Shibori Bamboo Knit in RedShibori Bamboo Knit in Indigo, Robin Crepe, Pebble Crepe, Andrea Eyelet Liberty of London Anderson

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Here you will find a video that walks you through the whole process of creating this garment (hope the music puts you in the summer mood!) If you are a beginner, don’t worry, we have provided a simple walk through! If you are more advanced, we have accommodated you through the use of using your serger!

We want to see your final product!!! Tag us on Instagram or Facebook and hashtag #MLEVINECREATION for a chance to win some goodies!!

Fourth of July Home Dec/ Beach Pillow

Hi Everyone!!

I am so excited to share with you our first tutorial VIDEO for you guys to follow along with. Soon, you will be able to purchase everything needed for these videos in a simple kit, but until then, ill be linking up everything that we used.

We started with this AMAZING pillow, I personally can’t wait to throw it on my towel at the beach and snuggle up and tan with it! But you can definitely use it as a home dec/lounge chair pillow as well!

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Pillow form We are using a 20″x 20″

Silver City Stripe Fabric We used 1yrd of this

Pompoms We used 6.5 yards

We also highly recommend these fabrics for this pillow:

Serape Stripe & Sunbrella Astoria Stripe

In this video we will walk you through all the steps to creating this gem! We hope you enjoy the beach vibes music and cannot wait to see what you create!!!

We want to see your final product!!! Tag us on Instagram or Facebook and hashtag #MLEVINECREATION for a chance to win some goodies!!

Friday Warehouse walk… Just in and so excited!

Friday Warehouse walk...Just in and so excited!

Just in from Robert Kaufman, Hello Tokyo, is a new collection from designer Lisa Tilse. We have been waiting for this collection to hit the warehouse and today it finally did. I know you’re going to love it as much as we do. The prints are perfect for apparel, home décor, crafts, and more. The buttons and appliques make this collection even more versatile. Check out our post from last week and see the tuffet we made that would be perfect in this fabric.

Click here to see the free downloads from Robert Kaufman…

Click here to download the free  pillow pattern from Robert Kaufman.

Click here to download the free zipper pouch pattern from Robert Kaufman.

Click here to download the free softie pattern from Robert Kaufman.

The collection will be on the sales floor tomorrow and online next week.

Enjoy!

The Fall Trends are everywhere….

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As my kids get ready to go back to school and there are no more vacations on the horizon, I find myself starting to look forward to fall. Don’t get me wrong, I love summer and the easiness of it, sundresses and flip-flops never get old, but I also like when the weather cools down and I can get back into a great trouser and a comfy sweater. Tonight I decided to take a look and see what Fall 2013 holds for me. While I don’t redo my wardrobe every season, I do update and add a few new fun pieces. Take a look at what the “experts” are saying. While not every trend works for every body, there is definitely something for everyone this Fall. I am really excited about some of the trends this Fall and can’t wait to bring them to you in our projects coming soon.

  • Here are the colors that we will be seeing this Fall. Everyone is still talking green. From emerald to olive, green is hanging around a bit longer. Beside green, head-to-toe black knocked prints off the runway, while pink, orange, and red really warmed things up. Cream and camel provided palette cleansers, while moody moss-green and inky sapphire brought sophistication.

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  • Outerwear is in. Try it in houndstooth, plaid, velvet, fur or leather. All these fabrics made an appearance on the Fall 2013 runway.

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  • Leather never goes out, but this Fall try it in a deep blue, moss green, or burgundy.

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  • Embrace a classic print. From plaid to houndstooth, these classic prints are out in force. Like leopard, houndstooth, as well as other classic prints, pretty much go with everything. They really are a neutral. I love what Glamour says, “An old school menswear pattern in a 2013 cut is a recipe for chic if you ask me. Look for a houndstooth blazer for the office, which you can also wear with skinny jeans on the weekend.” I definitely think this is one trend I will jump on.03-nyfw-tommy-hilfiger-houndstooth-trend-w724-1

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  • BCBG, as well as others, say layering in going to show up this Fall. While some of the runway combinations were a bit unconventional for my taste, I did like that they did keep the print and color to a minimum. Also since none of the pieces were bulky, the effect was still very streamlined. This trend may be one I have to think about.

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  • Dare to wear white. According to the runway, winter white will make a huge presents this Fall. Remember, as long as the fabric is appropriate, leave your lighter textiles, such as cotton, linen, and seersucker in the closet, and think more wool, cashmere, flannel, silk, and leather, you will be right on trend. Try a chic coat for the office, a chunky sweater, or a wool dress.

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  • High slits and skirts below the knee.Altuzarra - Runway - Fall 2013 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

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  • Fur, I say go faux, was hot on the runway. From a vest, to a hoodie, to a full jacket, fur is making a comeback.

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Wow, there are lots of great ideas to take away. I will be spending some time over the next few weeks talking to Robin and figuring out what new fabrics we have coming in for Fall and what projects we want to show you. Should be fun!

Enjoy!

Fabric Friday….

I can’t believe how fast the week has gone. We’ve had the best week here. Honestly we just spent time together, took in the island, and ate.20130815-214018.jpg

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It is so nice for us all to slow down. No baseball or gymnastics to get to and way less work to be done. I’ll be back in the office next week, but as soon as I hit the post button I’m back outside for my last few days. Oh yes, just a little tease, we will be making an exciting announcement the week after next. We’re getting really excited to welcome a new addition to our social media/project team.  More information to come about her. Have a great weekend and I’ll be back Monday with a quick home decorating post. We land at 5am Los Angeles time, can you say jet lag!

Here are a few new fabrics that have come in since last week…

From Moda, comes Winter’s Lane. It’s a modern Christmas print with a current color pallet. I see a beautiful tree skirt, a table runner, or even a fun circle skirt from the light blue & red print.  The possibilities are endless

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I know we’re only in August, but before we know it Halloween will be here. We’re still in the process of adding to our Halloween section, but here are a few items that might get you in the mood…

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Another great new product we have is a leather shaper. We’re in the process of making a purse/tote and using it for the bottom. We have 3 different weights depending on your project, the weight of the fabric, and the support your project needs.

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Don’t forget to take a look at our cotton prints section. We have been updating it for the last few weeks. While we’re still working on it, I am so pleased with how it is developing. It is easier to navigate, has more defined categories, has many new categories, like Modern & Miniature, and so many new prints to choose from. Also don’t forget all our cotton prints and flannel prints are 10% off everyday.

Enjoy!

Proud sponsor of The Alphabet Collection…

The Alphabet Collection 

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Lowpricefabric.com is proud to be a sponsor of Pattern Anthology’s newest patterns, The Alphabet Collection.  It is available for purchase for a limited time only!  Pattern Anthology is a collaboration of four pattern designers, Andrea, from Go to Patterns & The Train to Crazy,  Kate, from See Kate Sew, Melissa from Melly Sews, and Shauna from Shwin and Shwin.  A few months ago I was lucky enough to connect with Andrea and we hosted a group of bloggers for her event, Fabric Weekend 2013. You can read more about the day here.  Andrea connected me with Kate and before I knew it we were part of this amazing pattern collection. The tour started last week and it has been great watching each blogger do their own interpretation of the Alphabet collection. I love that it is unisex and still so fun and interesting.  It is just perfect for back to school. There are so many possibilities. By mixing and matching fabrics and textures you can create looks that go on for days and it looks like these bloggers did just that!

Our fabrics have been very popular with the Study Hall Jacket and the vest. Here are a few pictures.

This yellow wool really adds that wow factor. Great pop of color! Also the suiting for the vest is a cute play on mens apparel.
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The Echino Bonnetbus is so cool! He looks ready to start learning!
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This warm & cozy sherpa vest is perfect for Fall. It’s almost like wearing your favorite blanket.
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I love what Shwin & Shwin did with this orange boucle. The texture is great and that gold zipper just takes it over the edge into perfection.
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This vest from our Ikat is lovely. Just as Elsie says, it is just the right amount of grown up, yet still young at the same time. I love the racer back detail as well.
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And lastly, what girl doesn’t want this jacket? This faux fur adds a look of sophistication that any pre-teen would love.
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 I’m looking forward to seeing the rest of the outfits. Every morning I go to work and look to see the newest creation. It’s a nice surprise. If you buy the pattern and make something with our fabrics please tag us or post it on our Facebook page. We love to see what you guys are making out there. Can you believe it is almost time for school to start?!? Enjoy the last few weeks of summer & get sewing!
Enjoy!

Time for a new swim bag…

My youngest’s swim/summer bag has seen better days and it’s time for a new one, and quick! Since there are three kids in my family they all have to be responsible for their own stuff. Besides the fact that I just don’t have enough hands to carry everyone’s stuff, I believe in teaching responsibility early on. While carrying your own towel, goggles, and swim rocket my not seem like a big deal, let me tell you the first time one of them doesn’t have what they need they learn really quick not to leave their bag on the counter. Therefore, when one six-year old’s bag is falling apart, she is not a happy camper. There is no way she wants to carry all her stuff in her arms. She needs her stuff all together, easy to carry, and ready for action!

Here is a super quick pattern that Robin whipped up. You can use any cotton print that will personalize it to your child. Sarah just finished her first year in Little League, so this print is right up her alley.

We used Simplicity 1602. All you need 5/8 yards of a cotton print, 5/8 yards of a coordinating rip stop, and 3 yards of a drawstring cord.

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Ironing on some fusible interfacing to add some “hand” and body to the fabric.
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Laying out the pattern.

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Same for the lining.
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Marking the drawstring line.

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Sewing the side seam.

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Drawstring pulled through.

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Drawstring pinned to the bottom of the pack. This is what makes the backpack straps.

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Finished product. One very happy six-year-old ready for a swim day!

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