Friday, May 27, 2016

Bed of Roses Round-up!

Hi there!
With summer upon us, I started getting more than inspired to create beautiful outfits for my little girl, and the perfect wardrobe needs the perfect fabric right? I was lucky enough to receive the Bed of Roses collection from Michael Miller fabrics, and I got inspired enough to create even something for me! Now that is rare, I mostly sew for the little ones so a fabric line that inspires me to sew for myself must be special.

I first self-drafted this dress, another first for me and was extremely happy with the result.


Second, I made Brownie Goose's Junie dress, a summer must have! A very quick sew with a elastic waist.

And last, but not least, I made Julia and I matching tops using the newly released Made for Mermaids Quinn top for girls and Mama Quinn top for ladies, using the beautiful border print that is part of the collection and coordinating floral for my little one. Both patterns can be found HERE


I Hope you enjoy this fabric collection as much as I do! The Bed of Roses collection is available at many retailers nationwide!

Love,

Paola

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Hail to the Quinns!

Hi There,
I am just so happy to announce that Made for Mermaids patterns has just released their Quinn pattern in girls and women's version, isn't that amazing? Mommy and Me looks anyone? I hardly ever sew for myself so I was quick to jump in and made miss Julia and I matching looks using Michael Miller Fabrics Bed of Roses Collection, I can honestly say I love how they turned out!

The girl's pattern includes top, tunic and dress versions, I made 3!  First, a wonderful ruffled A-line tunic; Second, a top that matched the Mama version of mine and Third, a maxi dress using Art Gallery Fabrics' Pat Bravo Essentials, all the looks are just so special!

The A-line tunic version has a shorter bodice and it includes the options of elastic casing or shirring in the back, tie in straps and single or double ruffles ( I used my ruffler foot for the ruffles yay!) For this look I used Michael Miller Fabrics Tweet la Vie, a beautiful collection of soft colors full of femininity.



The top version has a shorter bodice as well and a gathered skirt that could easily be embelished with lace or rick rack trims, as you can see I chose a beautiful lace from my local Hobby Lobby and Michael Miller fabrics' Bed of Roses Collection.


For my third version I tried a maxi dress with pockets (yes, I have a little hoarder who goes around collecting things). This version has a longer bodice and two more rows of elastic casing or shirring in the back, adorable right?



I hope you get a chance to try this pattern, did I mention it is beginner friendly?

This pattern is available HERE


Until next time,

Paola

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