We’re getting closer and closer to the end of the month, which means Nostalgia by Jennifer Paganelli for Free Spirit will be shipping very soon! That also means we’re closer to a giveaway at the end of the month, so make sure you subscribe to my posts over there on the left so you don’t miss anything!
Sometimes, every once in a while, genius happens. I think it’s even more special when it just happens and you aren’t even conscious of it! That is what happened with this project. There are some great skirt patterns in the Izzy & Ivy pattern arsenal and I think sometimes they get a little overlooked. I wanted to make sure that I used some of them for my One Fabric Nation posts, so I dug out my Blossom’s Garden Party Skirts booklet. It must have been Divine inspiration, because I chose the Too Sweet Tulip and I really can’t even believe how well it went with the fabrics I chose.
My daughter said that this made her feel “royal.” Which is exactly where I wanted to go with this. The Nostalgia intricate medallions and the regal diamonds, using gorgeous blues, various shades of pink, and let’s not forget that pop of gold. Pairing it with the generous scallops and delicate ruffles of the skirt makes it perfect for any princess, I think!
From the Blue Palette, I used Hillary and Jackson for the main sections, and Jimmy Dots and Tilly for the ruffles. I just adore the colors in this palette!
Next was my girly’s favorite feature: the applique on the tee. I fussy cut an emblem from the Hillary print and fused it to a tee from our Sweet Polly’s Playclothes pattern book. The perfect shade of soft mauve knit paired amazingly and makes for a custom, polished look.
It really gives the whole outfit a regal look. I’m surprised she didn’t make us call her “Your Majesty.”
The best part of this whole thing? The day we did this photo shoot was my sweet girl’s 6th birthday. She was so thrilled that this was hers to keep (and not being sent off to Quilt Market)! I would not be able to sew and shoot all of these fun projects without my partner in crime. I know that someday she’ll probably get too old to wear mama-made items or be too cool to hang out with me, but for now, I’m soaking it all in.
Happy Birthday, Baby Girl!by