Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Oh How I love Sneak Peeks!

Remember back in August when I posted about the Michael Miller fabric's Great Pattern Hack? Well, I won second place and was lucky enough to score some amazing fabric, some not even released, lucky girl right?
One of my favorite selections is the soon to be released (Early 2016) Sommer fabric collection by Sarah Jane. Like with some of her previous collections, I was more than impressed. There is something about Sarah Jane's collections, a certain nostalgia for my long gone childhood days, the graphics reflect a certain innocence, playfulness, hard to describe but easy to feel compelled to go back to the childhood days and hope to establish the same kind of memories for my children. 
I made a Brownie Goose Allie Oop top and a pair of Darby shorts for my little girl and the combination was perfect! Loved the overall look, exactly what the fabric made me feel, comfortable, innocent, playful. You will totally love this collection, keep an eye out so you don't miss it, starts shipping January 15th!
Photos of additional fabrics of this collection: Sommer Collection by Sarah Jane Studios

Much sewing love,

Paola ♥

Thursday, October 1, 2015

The Perfect Mash-Up

With the weather staring to get a little cooler (well, as cool as October gets in Texas anyways) I found the perfect mash-up on the Violette Field threads blog: The Adelaide-Clara Mash-Up . It was a perfect combination of two of the most recent and beautiful patterns: The Clara top and the Adelaide dress. This mash-up adds sleeves to the Clara top from the Adelaide dress and they fit together perfectly!
My fabrics of choice for this project: Michael Miller's Arrow Flight prints, they are gorgeous!!!!
I used the feathers print in Blue and coordinated with sleeve cuffs using midnight blue/gold arrows and a band in gold/gold arrows. I couldn't had been more pleased with both the pattern and fabric combination. The cherry on top: I used fabric that I won from Michael Miller's great pattern hack, so I kinda had early access to this great collection, set to release November 15th!