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Create opulent, extravagant statement pieces that take any outfit from flat to fab.
For some fun, elegance and sparkle, go big with the Soiree Ring, perfect for date night. Add a touch of drama to your look with the All That Glitters Lariat, customizing the length to suit your style. Looking for a piece that works in a professional setting? The Madison Avenue Bracelet pairs pearls with crystals for a classic, classy look.
No matter which of the 18 pieces you start with, you'll want to give your entire jewellery collection a luxurious makeover with Exotic Adornments!$39.99
Princess Dress: A shapely A-line dress with princess seams, asymmetrical neckline and sleeve variations. The simplicity of this dress is what makes it so lovely. What you don't see when looking at it is the hidden attention to detail, the curve of the asymmetrical neckline, the limited ease throughout the torso and waist and how that flows into the line of the skirt. Sizes 4–22.
One Seam Wrap: This one seam tie wrap is simplicity itself. One pattern piece with only sleeve seams, ties softly at the centre front, is the perfect accent for the princess seam dress. No unflattering gathers that add weight and bulk. Sizes SM–XL.
Suggested Fabrics: Knit fabrics with at least 50% cross-grain stretch will be best.$29.00
Known for her cool, innovative style, Tula Pink will inspire you to toss your mundane colour wheel and commit to her signature approach. Angela Walters creates the complementary finish and surface texture for each design, resulting in the perfect marriage of colour and style for each of the featured 17 quilt projects.
Pairing one shape with one colour family in each chapter, you'll step through quilts of varying sizes, at the same time enjoying a front row seat to the creative collaboration between these mavens of style. In addition to the 17 signature Tula Pink quilt designs and 24 quilt design motifs from Angela Walters, you will also be treated to useful tips on tools, piecing, backing, binding and even long arm quilting.
Featuring bold illustrations and gorgeous photographs, Quilt with Tula and Angela is the comprehensive colour education you've been waiting for.$46.99$42.99
A lush bouquet of blossoms perfect for embellishing your favourite clothing or accessories.
Breeze through this gorgeous collection featuring a colourful palette of simple spiralling roses, saucer-sized poppies, delicate lilacs, an assortment of vegetables and more. All are shown full-size and in scale complete with stitched leaves and embroidered stems. Each flower pattern has full instructions, yarn requirements and a suggested skill level.
An additional section serves as a refresher course with basic techniques and provides inspiration for embellishing your finished flowers with beads, buttons and sequins. You can also learn how to use the flowers in a range of fun projects, from customizing clothing and accessories, to decorating gift-wrapped packages.$39.99$17.99
Odette Pieced top has right front dart and left princess seam, side front and back panels, tapered peplum. Long sleeves have shoulder darts. Neck binding and stitched hems.
Ivy Swing tunic has front and sleeve insertions, diagonal skirt panels. Neck and sleeve bindings, three-quarter length sleeves, stitched hems.
Suggested Fabrics Lightweight to medium-weight knits with 2 or 4-way stretch.
Sizes XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL$35.00
Feminine and simple to make, Fai is romantic and striking.
Use light to medium fabric –as well as some scraps of linen, silk, eyelet or cotton print.
Sizes XS – 2XL
All Tina Givens sewing patterns are beautifully printed on white paper stock, with easy to follow instructions and detailed technical drawings.$29.00