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"I would love to make that, but I do not know how to sew with knit!"
We can't tell you how often we've had that said to us... Do you feel the same? Does sewing with knits feel intimidating? You're not alone if it does! But sewing with knits is so easy! You just need to know a few things before...
What is even better than beautiful fabrics? How about beautiful fabric that is eco-friendly!! This is one reason why we are so excited about our featured fabric company, Birch Fabrics.
Birch fabric is an amazing company that is on the cutting edge of trends while at the same time staying true to their roots of being environmentally friendly. The cottons are so soft and strong to work with, they are truly perfect for sewing clothing. They also offer many prints in Home Decorating weight and...
It has been too long since we had featured a fabric we love!! So today we have some especially gorgeous fabric to share with you! You may have heard of the designer, Amy Butler?? Hahaha, of course you already know and love the amazingly talented Amy Butler!! She is quite possibly one of the most well known and beloved textile designers in the sewing/quilting world. Her collections are always perfect!
Today we are featuring her Cameo fabric Collection. This collection is so beautiful with all the saturated jewel tones and...
One of our first and favorite patterns is the Stella One Shoulder Sundress.
It has so much charm and is perfect for our hot Southern Summers. We've been waiting for Summer so we could share this *free* tutorial addition with you all!
(Fabric: left dress: Echino Cycling in Citron & Kikka Green / right dress: Echino Cycling in Pink & Kikka Pink)
We have noticed a new trend lately of an addition of a small strap on the opposite shoulder of "one shoulder" dresses. We think...
We have released 8 amazing patterns for Spring 2013!! Have you sewn any of them? Would you like to have them all?? Well now is your chance! We are giving away all 8 PDF Patterns to 3 lucky winners!!!
Here is a peek into all 8 of these gorgeous designs:
Bridgette! Bridgette is a one-shoulder, polished party dress with attached tulle pettiskirt.
Cosette! The new Maxi dress in town, features a pleated bodice and cascading flutter...
We are so excited to feature one of our fabulous blog sponsors: Whimsical Fabric!!
Whimsical Fabric is a colorful shop full of fresh, fun fabrics! They offer so many inspiring prints by Michael Miller, Riley Blake and more. They make it easy to shop by offering full and half yard cuts. In addition, they offer a full range of Fat Quarter Bundles, Jelly Rolls and Charm Bundles.
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The perfect accessory can make an outfit! We love creating beautiful flower and bow headbands to coordinate many of our looks. This season we made this Sweet Bow Headband to compliment the cover look of our Madelyn Top. We decided it would be a fun addition for the Madelyn Paper Pattern and would like to share the tutorial here for all of our fans to enjoy!!!
Sweet Bow Headband with our Madelyn Top & Scarlett Skirt
Photo Courtesy of Kelly Roper Photography
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Summer is just around the corner!! Summer is one of our favorite seasons of sewing thanks to sundresses, breezy tops and all the beautiful summer fabrics. It is not hard to see we have a soft spot for all things nautical and that is why we are featuring Tula Pink, a fabulous FreeSpirit Fabric Designer and her Salt Water line on our Fabric Love series this week!!
This gorgeous fabric is available in three bold colorways, all of which have us drooling!
Have you heard of Craftsy yet? Craftsy has taken the creative world by storm. They are a go to place for all things creative!!
Craftsy has an online shop with a wide variety of sewing patterns to make just about anything! They sell supplies to help you get your project started. They also offer workshops to help you make small projects.
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One of our favorite designers has had a great new shop open this month. We have to share it with everyone!! Carina Gardner is an uber talented designer who is well known for her gorgeous fabric lines, fun sewing patterns, and scrapbooking supplies. She also happens to be as sweet as they come!!
Carina has been a busy lady, because this month she launched her new site Carina Gardner Shop. It is a viritual paradise for creativity!! Here are few of the things you will find in her shop:
Wallpaper!!! We love wallpaper...
Are you ready to see some more beautiful fabric? Our feature fabric this week is Timber & Leaf by Sarah Watts, a wonderful designer for Blend Fabrics.
Have you ever used Blend Fabrics before? We adore them because of the high quality of the cotton. Blend Fabrics are super soft and the colors are very saturated. You'll be as impressed as we are once you run your fingers over this silky soft cotton. We think it's perfect for clothing projects, and were inspired to create the sweetest outfit seen below.
What a treat we had this week for our blog series Fabric Love! Gorgeous fabric & gorgeous weather!
You are in store for some serious eye candy...
Here is a teaser...
Fabric inspires us to create. Dot, solid, stripe, floral or novelty print, it all nudges the left brain to get working!! We like to have a wide variety of fabric options on hand to choose from including basics and prints. We are so pleased to introduce Anne Kelle, a Robert Kaufman Designer. Ann...
For some time now both Jessica and I have wanted to try our hand at making a quilt. Of course, our focus is primarily on clothing design and construction. We always see so many amazing quilts at market, so we decided it was time to give it a go!
Last fall in Houston at the International Quilt Market we were visiting the Remnant Fiber Culture booth, and fell in love with quilts. Jessica, the owner, has an amazing eye for putting together gorgeous prints and choosing fabrics! She had super cool quilts hanging in her booth...
With each season certain trends come and go, but some trends are so adorable that they seem to stick around. Chevron is one of these trends. The design world has gone mad for it and so have we!! In the world of chevrons we think that Riley Blake Designs reigns supreme!
Riley Blake Designs has been producing chevron in a wide variety of eye catching colors. The quality of the fabric they use is noticeably soft with saturated colors that do not fade or disappoint.
I love the look of bouncy curls, but neither myself or my daughter Cairo have any natural curl to our hair. We resort to curling irons and hairspray to get the look. Cairo loves for me to put her hair up in rollers for the night, but the next morning the curls are always a bit frizzy and tight, not to mention her sleep was not as good as usual due to the plastic clips.
I saw the coolest fabric curlers on pinterest and decided to try and make a pair for Cairo and myself to...
It is time to start sewing for spring! While there are lots of cute trends out there, one of our personal favorites is Nautical prints. Nautical prints are classic and timeless. Just seeing them has us dreaming of ocean waves and warm sunshine! One of our favorite Nautical lines to date is Out to Sea by Sarah Jane Studios, a designer for Michael Miller Fabric.
Although Out to Sea is not fresh off of the presses, we feel like it is absolutely perfect for spring! With three...
Creating and sewing are so much more fun when you have beautiful fabrics on hand to use. More often than not, we start off with some beautiful fabric, and design a garment around it. Having a great stash on hand is essential in both of our studios! We never know when those creative juices will start flowing and most of the time it happens after the fabric shops are all closed.
Are you looking for another fun fabric to add to your stash?
We have recently been introduced to Silk Road from the amazing...
During our 5k Fan Giveaway, our amazing sponsor You Can Make This, generously offered 20% off all orders over $20!
Due to some techy issues, it wasn't working....we're happy to let you all know that the issue has been resolved, and the coupon code, "VIOLETTE" will get you 20% off your entire purchase now thru February 28th!
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Like many of you, Jessica and I are fabric junkies!! Our fabric stash can never be big enough. Local quilt shops and online fabric shops are a little slice of heaven. Not only is fabric shopping therapeutic, but it also has proven to be a big source of inspiration.
Our love of fabric is one of the reasons we love attending the International Quilt Markets. On display at these markets are tons of the newest fabric lines. While all of them are beautiful, some just blow us away! This year we fell head over heels in love...
Our 5K Fan Giveaway starts tomorrow and we are about to burst with excitement!!!! Before we begin though, we have one last sponsor to introduce, and they are worth the wait for sure!! We absolutely adore the spectacular fabrics of Dear Stella!!!
Dear Stella continues to design unique and beautiful fabric lines that not create one of a kind quilts but are also perfect for clothing and accessories. The girls behind Dear Stella are as sweet as the prints they are creating! They are an absolute pleasure to...
We only have 2 days before our 5K giveaway begins, and that means only 2 more sponsor highlights left. You guys are going to fall in love with the creativity and sweetness of our sponsor today, Simply Divine Fabrics. When we say that Tanaya, the owner, is a pleasure to work with, it seems too much of an understatement. She's wonderful!!!!
Tanaya owns Simply Divine Fabrics in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. This shop sells everything from gorgeous fabrics to ready-made clothing. Here's how Tanaya got started.
We know you love sewing patterns, so we are sure you will flip over our next sponsor!! We are delighted to have Little LIzard King today!
The Team over at Little Lizard King has produced a wide variety of darling patterns. They are so kind to work with and like most of us are keeping family the first priority in their lives! We are so honored to be in the company of such compassionate and talented designers!