Tuesday, January 29, 2013

HALF OFF Wednesday ... the Happy Herringbone Dress

Wednesday January 30, 2013 ONLY get the Happy Herringbone Dress for half off.

A super cute halter dress featuring an empire bodice with an elastic back and a pieced herringbone style skirt.  Bodice is fully lined for comfort.

Full instructions on using clear elastic for creating perfect gathers every time.

Two length options: tunic or dress.

It's fun to mix and match prints and colors.  Perfect for coordinating fabrics or even using up scraps and fat quarters.  

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

HALF OFF Wednesday ... Essential Pants

TODAY only ... get the Essential Pants for half off ... yup ... you're gonna LOVE this pattern.  THREE length options (shorts, capris and full length)
Top picture:  Forty Toes Photography
Bottom picture: Risa West Photography

Saturday, January 19, 2013

House & moving progress

We got to do the final walk-through on our new house yesterday.  Still a couple things that need to be finalized ... but it's getting closer.  We're hoping we can close and move in by the beginning of February.

THANK YOU to my beautiful fans and customers for putting up with me through the chaos that is my life right now.

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Doll Reimbursement Program

Introducing our "Doll Reimbursement Program" (a.k.a. DRP)
Now you can review our patterns and be reimbursed for part of the purchase price to do so.
(Currently 75% ... and subject to change).
Submitted and returned reviews does NOT guarantee reimbursement.
Subject to approval by Jocole.

~ Purchase a pattern that is eligible for the Doll Reimbursement Program (DRP) and let me know you are interested in participating. [Notice: not all patterns are eligible for the DRP]
~ I'll reply and email you a form that you need to fill out.
~ Download your pattern, print and get sewing!!
~ Return the form and at least THREE (more is better) high resolution fantastic pictures of the item made from the pattern [you MUST include pictures of the item on a 18" doll and made to match on a little girl] and return it to me within THREE days from when I emailed you the review form.
~ Write a small review and post it on Jocole.com for the corresponding pattern. (Instructions on how to do so can be foundHERE)
~ You tell me where I can improve and refine the pattern and instructions ... including how the size fits, grammatical errors and typos, if something needs to be added (pictures, more instructions, explanations, etc.). The more information you give me, the BETTER!!!
**Reimbursements are sent via an email with a Gift Certificate redemption code that is valid atJocole.com (not our etsy shop)
~ You must have basic sewing skills (you don't have to be advanced!)
~ You must have an 18" doll (American Girl, Our Generation, Madame Alexander, etc.)
~ You must have the results back to me within **THREE DAYS**
~ You must take pictures of the finished product and email them to me. (The better the pictures, the more likely you'll be approved for the FULL reimbursement)
~ You MUST allow Jocole to use all photos of finished products for promotional purposes.
I hope you're up for the challenge, if so let me know!!!
Review Reimbursement Program - FORM (word format)

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Clear Elastic Gathers and Ruffles ... EASY tutorial

I think one of the most asked questions is how I gather with clear elastic.  It has changed the way I sew.

NEVER ever ever use basting threads again.  Nope clear elastic is the only way to go.  You'll never have to mess with pulling threads or scratching your head about ruffle ratios to make gathers.

You'll get PERFECT gathers that are exactly the right length ... EVERY time !!!

Here are my complete instructions for making gathers EASILY with clear elastic.

Monday, January 07, 2013

Pattern Testers Wanted -- No-Name Coat -- CLOSED !!!

thank you!
I'm currently looking for people who are interesting in testing my "No-Name COAT" (#25003) sewing pattern before making it available for purchase. IMPORTANT: I *need* the reviews back by January 13th!!
Description: A super cute cropped coat featuring an empire waist with a button-up front, a ruffle that is longer in the back, topped with a super cute bow. 

I need testers for the following sizes: Doll, 3m, 6m, 12m, 18m, 2t, 3t, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14
Already claimed: 

**I reserve the right to choose whomever I wish to test.  It will not be based on a first-come first-serve basis.  If you've tested before and did not return the results you are NOT eligible.... and you must have purchased pattern from Jocole before.

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Free Tutorials & Patterns

Here is our complete list of FREE tutorials or FREE Jocole patterns

Cinch Sac Backpack
Mix&Match: FREE Gathered Skirting Measurements

FREE Printables

FREE Coloring Pages
Easter Coloring Pages
Peplum & Skater Dress Coloring Page

FREE Holiday Printables
Printable Valentines - Owls "You're a Hoot!!"

FREE Printables for Your Home
AEIOUY - Vowel Check
Destiny Quote
Light From Within Quote

FREE Iron-On Transfer Designs

Halloween - Vol. 1

FREE Stencil (Applique) Designs

FAQ & Other Important Information

Sewing Techniques, Tips & Tricks

  • Here is our complete list if FREE tutorials for techniques, tips and tricks to help you while sewing Jocole pdf sewing patterns ... ENJOY !!!

Tutorials on Modifying & Adjusting Jocole Patterns

Here is our complete list of FREE tutorials on modifying or adjusting Jocole patterns

A-Line Yoga Skirt -- Hi-Lo Adjustment