We’re back in action. Yay! Our blog was sick for a while but we’re healthy and running full steam ahead to….
…. Houston! It’s been 5 years since we’ve been to Fall Quilt Market and with excitement we are packing up to see you all there again.
After I had my baby in May, I couldn’t imagine spending any of my time doing anything but rocking and patting and kissing baby cheeks but my sanity depended upon having “me” breaks to design and do what I love. They came in short increments, between feeds and naps and as hectic as it is juggling baby life and work: its what I need, what my passion is and what I love to do.
It didn’t take much convincing to make The little Shift Dress into adult sizes. We had so many requests for it and all us ladies at the office dreamt of having an easy, slip on dress for the summer months. And so, taking a little more time than usual, The Shift dress (adult version) was made- in between the rocking and patting and we’re so glad we did it. If your familiar with the Little Shift Dress (which is adorable on the gals) it’s pretty much the same: Pleated front, puff sleeves and elasticized back waste.
We had fun maturing this pattern into something lady-like and flattering. We love voile for this dress, but really it can be done in a variety of materials (like the jersey one here) . We had fun expiriementing with a color blocked version and plan on blogging about that soon. What also makes this pattern dear and special to me is that we’ve used a new model, my sister who wore the Shift Dress quite well for the photos, if I do say so myself.
When Leslie told me she was designing clothing this season I was so thrilled because I know how well she does it. She has a way of turning a single pattern piece (well more like 2 or 3) into something magnificent. And that she did!
The Blazer is a simple and a quick little jacket to make up with…get it, 4 pattern pieces! It’s fitted in all the right places and has a sweet optional tie in the back. The versatility of this jacket is through the roof! You can line it with something fuzzy or plush for cooler weather or, do up two layers of linen-pictured here for the warmer seasons. Our models are wearing cotton, flannel, cozy/plush and linen. Wool, corduroy or oh my, velvet would be amazing.
And Flip Skirts! You wont truly expirience sewing a Favorite Thing’s pattern until you get your hands on a pattern like this! 2 pattern pieces, reversable and optional lengths, it doesn’t get better than that. This skirt is perfect for those 2 fabrics you couldn’t choose between becuase you loved them both so much. It’s great for the beach and travel because common- you’ve got 2 skirts in one.
So there you have it, it took a little longer than usual to get this announcement up but it’s here! Check out the website for additional information and images of our new suff. These patterns will be ready to ship mid-late Novemeber, but do pre-order if you’d like. Come see us in person and all our inspiartion this weekend, we’ll be in booth 2114!
Happy and healthy,
P.S A few of our posts are no longer with us, one of them being: “Lengthening the Wrap Dress”. If your interested in some tips on lengthening yours, do call or email the office. We would be happy to help you work through it.