Posy Garden Blog Tour

One of the coolest things I got to see at Quilt Market was Carina Gardner’s infamous camper AKA “Glamper”. She redid the inside of the camper to reflect her newest line for Riley Blake Fabrics. Pulled it right into the convention center! Quilting friends from far and near sewed up the cutest mini quilts and projects, which were on display, and it even won a booth award!

20160809-Quilt Market Pic Posy Garden Camper

I had already been invited to be a part of the Posy Garden Tour before I went to Quilt Market, so I was excited to get a chance to meet Carina. We didn’t get to chat for long, but she was super sweet and friendly! Getting to meet the people behind the gorgeous fabric makes creating with their designs so much fun and pushes me to be more creative. I’m definitely honored to be included in the amazing lineup of makers for this tour! Make sure you check out Carina’s post, which includes a schedule of all the blogs that are participating in this tour.


And now for the fabric! I loved the rich coral and cool navy prints when I first saw Posy Garden, and I thought it would be great for that Summer-to-Fall transition. I also wanted to take one of my favorite Izzy & Ivy PDF patterns, Emory, and so some serious hacking. I’ve done several things with the Emory dress before, but it had been a while since I had sewn it in a top length. I took it over the top by adding an underskirt that peeks out so sweetly. It was a great way to give another pop of coral to a mostly navy palette.


I love the scalloped edges on the hemband and bodice fabric, and carried that through as a theme with my Sweet Polly’s Capris in the Lace Blue print from Riley Blake’s Idle Wild knits.  The delicate pink Cluny lace from Little Red Cottage on Etsy added a perfect touch as well.


My favorite part of this Emory hack has got to be the exposed lace zipper!!! I had wanted to attempt this for a long time and it’s one of those things that you really don’t know if it works until the very end. Miss L was close to growing out of her size 5 Emory dresses, so I sized up and the fit is perfect! I could probably be talked into a tutorial on this at some point. *Hint hint*. It was so easy and the outcome is simply stunning, if I do say so myself!


So fun and elegant, right?


I love this collection from Carina as it adds a little bit of maturity to my sweet, almost-7-years-old’s wardrobe, but it also keeps the fun and whimsy alive. I hope you take a look at all of the prints and colorways in Posy Garden, and then have fun sewing your own creations!


Thanks to Carina and Riley Blake for having me on this tour! For another great back to school outfit, you can check out my Charly in Carina’s Wiltshire Daisy fabric, too!

I have a little extra fabric that I’d like to give away! To enter, please visit the Posy Garden page at Riley Blake, and comment below with your favorite print and what you’d make with it. Please include your email in the place where it asks for it, so I can let you know if you win! One entry per person, please! You will have until 11:59 pm PST on Tuesday, August 16 to enter. The winner will be chosen by random.org, and be announced here, as well as notified by email, and will have 48 hours to claim their prize. This giveaway is open to all readers, and shipping is provided for US/APO residents (International winners are responsible for the difference in US and International shipping). May the odds be ever in your favor!!!



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18 Comments Add yours

  1. Mary Jane says:

    This is such a pretty collection but I would have to say the aqua scallop is my favorite, I can see it made into a beautifjl pillow or the beautiful bag you made would be great to have.

  2. gail says:

    So sweet! I love them all, the Posy Main Navy might be my favorite, and I would make a travel bag. 🙂

    1. Jessica says:

      Congratulations, Gail! You are the winner! I’ll be sending you an email shortly!

  3. Esther Grimes says:

    I think I’d have to use the main cream print with the navy grid. I’m a quilter but your dresses are so adorable. I might try my hand at a dress for my 7-yr-old.

  4. Kay Briley says:

    I have to say I am stuck between the PosyMain Cream and Posy Main Pink with the use of the Posy Grid Purple and Post Scallop. For the use of all these I am thinking of using the Macy Giggles pattern. This is a pattern I haven’t uses in awhile and for some strange reason this fabric appeals to me for it. Not what I would normally use for this pattern though, thinking of layering for cool days and yet just enough pink for warm days.

    1. Jessica says:

      It’s such a great fall line, isn’t it? I love the plum, too! So much fabric…so little time and girl to sew for! Right?

  5. Kay Briley says:

    Top should say Posy Pink Scallop.

  6. Christina Gossard says:

    The outfit you made is adorable!
    I love Posy Main in Navy! I would make a dress for my daughter.

  7. Sharon Knowles says:

    I love this outfit and hope to see the zipper tutorial soon!! This is a clever spin on this and makes it perfect for an older girls I think and I knowy daughter needs something like this!! As for the fabric line I love them all so it’s way to hard to pick! I would definitely be trying to make a version of your outfit.

  8. Jona L. says:

    Oh you have done it again! This is simply darling! I love how you used a zipper as part of her headband. Too cute! This line is darling and I really love the posy scallop pink. While I normally sew for my kids, I sort of think I would rather use this fabric for me, it is darling! Maybe some reusable shopping bags, or a purse, or even possibly a table runner for my antique dresser (the colors and style match my bedroom so well).

  9. Katie says:

    Gorgeous outfit as always Jessica! Absolutely LOVE it! All the fabrics are beautiful but I think my favorite is the main in navy. Must get me some to make something for my daughter

  10. Danielle Bevis says:

    I am loving the Posey Garden Main fabric in cream, but I had a hard time choosing because all of them are so lovely. I would use it as the base fabric for a set of place mats for my kitchen island. Carina does such a wonderful job making beautifully coordinated fabrics. The top looks awesome, Jessica.

  11. Eeeek! They are all so gorgeous! I loooove the Posey Geometric Navy! I might just make something for ME with it! I’m thinking like a crossover front dress? It would be so pretty for fall with boots and a scarf! Ah! <3

  12. Dana Miller says:

    That outfit is gorgeous. The fabric is gorgeous. My pocket book is going to hate me. I would love to make a Sullivan from Sew Much Ado with the Posy Main Pink.

  13. Jaslyn Tan says:

    Post scallop in Navy is my absolute favorite! But these rest are equally nice too….lol!

  14. Joni Andersen says:

    Posey Main Navy is my favorite! I would see a dress for my great niece!

  15. Kathleen says:

    I love posy main navy and posey scallop. I would make a top or dress for my daughter. It’s lovely!

  16. Jessica says:

    Kathleen is the last comment. I’ll be back later with the results!

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