Amy Butler

It’s here! It’s here!

by Amanda on December 11, 2008

in Amy Butler, Books, sewing

I just received my new Amy Butler's Little Stitches book! It's so damn cute!!! If they weren't such a commitment, I'd consider having a kiddie just to be able to make some of this stuff. Kind of like that Volkswagen commercial with Brooke Shields about people having babies to get minivans. But, I will settle […]

Winter brings out the sewing machine

by Amanda on December 8, 2008

in Amy Butler, sewing

I mentioned a couple days ago that I am working on a secret sewing project. Well, you don’t get to know about that, but I’ve also gotten excited about some new Amy Butler Patterns I’ve purchased. I picked up the Birdie Sling, Sophia Carryall, the Anna Tunic, and the Lotus Tunic patterns from I […]


by Amanda on September 12, 2007

in Amy Butler, Cabo, sewing

Here it is, the completed Cabo Halter. It was really easy once I sat down and decided to sew it. I think the worst part is cutting out all the pieces. By the time I get them *perfect*, I don’t want to do any more with it. But the directions were clear, just like all […]

It only took 8 times…

by Amanda on September 11, 2007

in Amy Butler, Cabo, sewing

Here you see my first invisible zipper ever. Sure it looks good now, but it only took 8 tries. For some reason, I was having a problem with the whole mechanics of how to put in the second side and still have it all work. I’m sure I probably had it at like try 4, […]

It only took the whole summer…

by Amanda on September 10, 2007

in Amy Butler, Cabo, sewing

…to get my butt in gear and sew the Cabo Halter! I cut the pieces out way back in the March time frame, but did not get to sewing it all together until now…only 6 months later. This is the halter minus the zipper and finishing. I have the whole thing put together and pinned […]


by Amanda on July 28, 2007

in Amy Butler

Sew, Mama, Sew has a great article on the differences of interfacing. It is a good article that is very applicable for many Amy Butler patterns! Happy Sewing!

So, I did it. I caved. I said I was only going to work on things that are on my side bar, well, in addition to my paper for my Germany class. But I went to this sewing/yarn store near work to pick up some things for the Amy Butler Cabo Halter, and I decided […]


by Amanda on August 29, 2006

in Amy Butler, Weekender

Well, I finally finished Lynette‘s Weekender Bag. I give her props for being so patient with me. She says she is going to change her wardrobe to match the colors in the bag. I think that might be a little extreme, but it makes me happy that she is going to get some good use […]


by Amanda on July 18, 2006

in Amy Butler, Weekender

Ok, for those of you not into the inventory lingo, that means Just in Time. And that’s what I did-finish the weekender bag just in time. I am leaving this afternoon for a trip to lovely Peoria, IL for a couple of days. It’s for business, but I am so looking forward to doing something […]


by Amanda on June 13, 2006

in Amy Butler, Princess, Weekender

That is the word of the day. I did survive my first day of finance class. The professor really keeps things interesting. But, it was the first day. We’ll see after "time value of money". So, before class, I worked on Princess. This is a cardigan being made out of the Classic Elite Princess I […]