Lulabelle blog tour

There are some fabric lines that speak to you, and the newest line by Dodi Lee Poulsen for Riley Blake Designs, did just that!  

Riley Blake Designs

Meet Lulabelle.  This line has some for everyone.  From whimsical birds and birdcages to geometric prints, Lulabelle is the perfect fabric for home decorating, quilting, and even clothing.  The sophisticated whimsy will have you ohhing and ahhing!

Sophia skirt

When I first set eyes on this line, I immediately fell in love.  I adore the mix of prints and the colors are so inviting.  I was instantly drawn to the navy colorway, but knew I would end up mixing and matching among all the fabrics.  With 3 gorgeous colorways, there is something that will tickle everyone's fancy.

Sophia skirt pattern

I decided on  Lulabelle main in navy, Lulabelle medallion in navy, Lulabelle bowtie in mint, and Lulabelle scallops in navy.   I wanted to show how easily all of the colorways worked together.

Free Sophia Skirt Pattern

I instantly knew the perfect pattern for these lovely fabrics.  The Sophia skirt met all the criteria for showing off multiple fabrics!

VFT Sophia Skirt

I adore this pattern because not only is it fast and fun to make, it is perfect for any season!

Violette Field Threads Sophia skirt

Pair is with tights and boots in the fall and winter, or throw on a cute tee and sandals in the spring and summer!  Nothing beats a garment that can be worn year round.

Sophia Skirt pdf pattern

The patchwork skirt is a wonderful way to show off many different fabrics.  Instead of an ruffle along the bottom of the skirt, I chose to use an accent band.  I wanted to show how lovely the mint bowtie fabric is against the 3 navy fabrics.

Patchwork Sophia skirt

The Sophia Skirt is a free pattern and tutorial available on the Violette Field Threads blog.  Make sure you head on over and take a look, so you can make your own patchwork skirt!

Sophia patchwork Skirt

Riley Blake Designs fabrics once again far exceed all expectations.  They are beyond dreamy to work with and sew up beautifully.  The soft and supple quality make working with these fabrics heaven.

A special thanks To Dodi Lee Poulsen and Riley Blake Designs for having us on this wonderful blog tour!

Don't miss out on the great give-away that Dodi is offering this week.  Simply go to and leave a commment to win Lulabelle Fat Quarters and /or check out Lulabelle on Instagram @sashgal to win 5, 1/2 yard pieces of Lulabelle.  (Rules for the Instagram contest will be posted there.)  Contests will end at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday the 14th with Riley Blake doing a wrap up for the tour!  Winners will be chosen after the close of the tours.  Best of Luck!




November 09, 2015 by Emily Steiger