Thanks for your warm response to the Cup Sizes for Derriere concept yesterday! While I know it is not possible to create a pattern to fit every body shape, I think with the Hummingbird Skirt we’ll get pretty close and remove some of the angst that comes with fitting a straight skirt. And there’s always the online class/sewalong with a virtual fitting room so you know you don’t have to figure it out alone. (I have no intention of not doing sewalongs for these Cake releases… It’s too fun.)
Cake Tins: Amiable Sewing Companions
Cake Kits are light and thoughtful little crafting and sewing kits assembled by a sewing teacher- me!
I value practicality and sustainability, and those values translate into Cake Kits. This means your kit isn’t some shiny gimmick wrapped in cellophane. Cake Kits are useful, lightweight collections of tools, notions, and fabric swatches assembled to demystify your sewing. I want your sewing to be as stress-free as possible, not a scary mysterious quest.
The tins are of the highest quality to withstand shipping as well as life in and out of your sewing room. The Hummingbird Cake Tin is a little larger than a DVD case, and ships efficiently worldwide. Cake Kit packaging is specifically chosen to be reused, composted, or recycled.
These kits are designed to work in harmony with individual Cake Patterns and with the free sewalong classes we enjoy after each pattern release ships.
You can check out the specs on Cake Kits in SewingCake’s Etsy Shop:
Y’all know Sunni, right? Sunni runs A Fashionable Stitch- and online haberdashery shop which caters to the needs and wants of apparel sewists. I buy my stay tape from her, she’s a reliable source for a brand I like. She and I are separated by an ocean, but we belong to the same community. I like that. Besides, I know most of you can easily order from her and you’ll be in good hands.
When I told Sunni I include her stay tape in my Cake Tins she sent us ROLLS of it, gratis, for kits! Thanks, Sunni! This is a different type of collabvertisement– I include tape from Sunni’s shop in my class kits for you, complete with sourcing details so you know where to find more if you like it. This keeps costs down and also helps spread the word about Sunni’s thoughtfully stocked shop.
If you don’t know Sunni, go check out her new *free* zipper class on Craftsy! How great is that?
Name That Girl
I didn’t forget! Through all the fun this week, I’ve returned to our post about the naming the latest Cake girl. She applies her lipstick in the reflection of her phone’s camera, completely oblivious to our conundrum, taunting us with her tailfeather flounce. I read your comments and thought about the names you chose, and picked five for us to vote on:
Vote as many times as you like until the end of the day April 7th in Guam, when the Hummingbird Pre-sale Closes. Thanks everyone for the wonderful name suggestions, I picked five that I thought suited her character best. Now it’s up to you!
….And The Giveaway…
I’m offering a small giveaway in conjunction with The Naming: two rolls of fusible stay tape from A Fashionable Stitch nestled in a cute little zippered bag I made from a Tiramisu Sateen Envelope Panel. How is that for practicality? You’ll be set with stay tape for a whole wardrobe of makes!
Isn’t she cute? I love little zippered pouches like this!
To enter, just vote for a name and let me know in the comments. If you have a strong favorite, why not try to sway the vote? For another chance to win, tweet, facebook like, and/or pin this post and let me know in comments.