Stella. What can I say? I love this pattern. She’s got that boutique look that sets her apart from a lot of peasant patterns out there. While she packs a powerful, princessy punch, she is a labor of love, and sometimes you just don’t have time for all of those stripwork pieces and all of those ruffles. Can I get an AMEN?!?
The time has come to wrap up my time with Boro from Parson Gray. It’s been so fun to show you great ways to incorporate these prints into girl’s clothing, but today I’m going to show you what you can make for the boys!
One Fabric Nation- Boro by Parson Gray- For the Boy- Snickerdoodle Stew
I really love Christmas.
Like, really, REALLY love Christmas. It is, after all, the most wonderful time of the year, right? I try to celebrate the birth of Christ in how I live my life every day, but there’s just something about setting aside a whole month (or so) to make it a special part of the year.
Where do I start with One Thimble? It has been my pleasure to be a part of a good chunk of the blog tours for this amazing E-zine. I mean, what’s not to love about a great PDF mag that talks all things sewing and patterns and tips and tricks and . . . ALL THE THINGS! I have so much love for this brand and I’m super excited to be a part of this blog tour for Issue 9, which happens to be their 2nd birthday issue!
I think I’ve recently discovered something interesting about myself. People see all of the cute things I make for my kids and say, “Oh, you must love to sew!” While that is true, I DO love to sew and make something fabulous from a pile of fabric and trims, in reality, it’s really about the fabric. If it was just about the sewing, I could make something out of any fabric and love it. For me, it has to be THE perfect fabric. Certain prints and colors move me in ways that others don’t! I also love a challenge and I like to use fabrics in ways that people might not normally expect. This is true of my obsession with Parson Gray fabric.
As you may know, I have a big love for Free Spirit Fabrics. It all started back in 2013 when I discovered Parson Gray and made my Fire and Ice Collection which was inspired by David Butler’s Liberty Skirt. The folks from Free Spirit loved it and contacted me about sewing up a sample for Quilt Market, and I’ve been able to work on other great projects since then!
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!
Growing up, St. Patrick’s Day was a holiday to be celebrated right up there with Forth of July and Valentine’s Day. You didn’t ever wonder what we would be eating that day: green pancakes with apples for breakfast and corned beef, cabbage, carrots, and potatoes for dinner. And maybe something green for dessert, especially if we were at my grandparents house. My grandma was very Irish and my grandpa loved her so much, he considered himself a full-blooded Irishman.
So this is my 5th rodeo with the greatness that is One Thimble (affiliate link) and i’m especially excited this time because I’m participating in a blog tour with Pattern Revolution! I hope you’ve been following along with the other amazing bloggers that are on tour. If not, no big deal! You can always catch up!
Last month I was doing a little reading on the One Thimble (affiliate link) blog and saw that they were doing a fun Fat Quarter challenge. You basically had to sew up something using less than a fat quarter of fabric and submit it to One Thimble. A panel of judges will choose winners in 3…