Nothing says summer like being outdoors, enjoying a slower pace, and eating sweet treats that are at their best once a year. Growing up in the Midwest, cherries were reserved for summer days, and I remember them being a staple of our 4th of July celebrations.
A few months ago I got an email from a new-to-me designer, asking me to be a part of her fabric blog tour. First of all, she said Riley Blake, so I was totally in, but then I saw these adorable designs in her Vintage Kitchen line and I was hooked! Andrea Mueller is the brain behind Jolijou and her work is fun and cheery and it was so fun to create with!
You’ve made it to day six!!!! You are just a few steps away from having a completed Emory dress for your girl (or grandgirl, or niece, or friend) to twirl in. And there’s one week left before Easter! We should totally do this every year, ha! After today’s assignment, be sure to post a picture of…
You’ve made it to day FIVE of the Emory Sew Along! You’re in the home stretch, so today we’ll put this gorgeous bodice together with a few fun details.
You’ve made it through three days of Emory and we’re on to day four and putting on these sweet pockets! I loved the fabrics I saw posted in our fan group, so I can’t wait to see how they look all tied up and cute! You can catch up with the previous days if you’re just now joining us, too!
Good morning! The day has finally arrived and I couldn’t be more excited! Today we kick off the Emory Sew Along and I can’t wait to show you what special treats I have in store for you!
This past October, I had the exciting privilege to attend the International Quilt Market in Houston, Texas. 2 full days of browsing new fabrics and products, as well as getting to meet internet friends, both old and new. I got to meet some great fabric designers and see what gorgeous things could be made with their fabrics.
One of the fun opportunities I’ve had as the assistant at Izzy & Ivy Designs is to dabble further into the art of the pattern hack. Don’t get me wrong…I really love sewing the patterns as written. They each have their own unique details and everything, but sometimes you just want to sew something fresh and kick things up a notch. So today I’m showing off a maxified version of the Emory Dress! It’s really pretty easy and I hope that you’ll try it for your sweet girl!
I am a fan of taking two patterns that I love and splicing the parts and mashing them together. Frankenstein’s dress, right? I have a regular gig over at Pattern Revolution doing these mashups and I’ve also done several for Izzy & Ivy and I just can’t seem to get enough of them!