Monday, October 17, 2016

Ashlee Pattern examples on 3 people

Paganoonoo sells instructions so that stitchers can duplicate our upcycled clothing designs.  This post gives 3 different examples of the same design.

The Ashlee upcycle design is the second easiest Paganoonoo design to make (Patti is #1). It's a great casual shirt to wear with pants. I love my plaid version, made from three men's dress shirts.
Michelle Paganini in the Paganoonoo "Ashlee" upcycle design. 

Another version of the Ashlee design on a happy customer!  


And a third example made by knitter, seamstress extraordinaire, and friend, Jeannine Bould.





The blouse is made with 2 - 3 existing dress shirts (men's or women's). 

There are no pattern pieces to cut out and pin. The design is created by deconstructing the shirts and then reconstructing the pieces into a new blouse.

Fit is achieved by selecting a base shirt (torso, shoulders & bust) that fits the way you like.  Then our step-by-step illustrated instructions guide you through each step, resulting in a custom fit for you.

Intermediate sewing skills are needed - if you've followed a pattern and have successfully made a garment before, you can do this design.

Give yourself an upcycling advantage with Paganoonoo pattern instructions!  Upcycle sewing made simple. 

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Paganoonoo @ Pacific International Quilt Festival this Weekend

Hello,

We've had some wonderful family events that have had me occupied so I have not posted much lately.   Yes the Rebecca dress is sooooo close to done, but has been on hold due to aforementioned activities.

I have two new team members, Anne and Ellie Vogel, who've been instrumental in moving pattern progress forward.  Both helped at the Paganoonoo booth at Artistry in Fashion show last month.  They will be there is person helping at the next event too, so stop in and say hi.

Starting this Thursday. 10/13 Paganoonoo will have a booth at the Pacific International Quilt Festival, in Santa Clara, California, at the convention center.  The show runs through Sunday.

Come by while wearing your Paganoonoo garment and we will give you 25% off your next purchase of a garment pattern, or a free copy of either the Double Collar or Judy flower patterns.


Don't let the name fool you.  This is a show for stitchers of all sorts.  I've gone almost every year (as a customer and garment stitcher) since I found out about it, and I purchased my machine at the show.  Not only are there many, many vendors, there is a wearable art contest and out local wearable art guild, PenWAG, has a booth nearby. It's a big enough show that it's worth coming back a second day as it is hard to get through everything in one day.

The quilts are truly astounding.  If you haven't been to a quilt show lately you will not believe the strides taken and innovative ways of using today's machines and notions.

Hope to see you there!

Michelle