As you know Circa is truly sweeping the nation and because of that I am holding tight to mine. I have a photoshoot to do!! But I thought that because all of you mean the world to me that I would at least offer up half yards of all of Circa for all my pals out there. So here’s the deal. The comments have to be here for us to really know what the heck is going on. So share with your neighbors we love that about all of you. Tell us your favorite Sis Boom story if you like but you don’t have too or maybe how you know Jennifer (me) or maybe how you got into sewing. We love your stories!! Tell us about your business and what it means to you. Short and sweet , we love getting to know you. If you know me from facebook / twitter you’ll know I try to reach out to everyone. As we are growing I’m still the same girl who launched Sis Boom and know the heart of what goes on here is because of all of you. It’s a special place with lots of special people and it does take a village.
So leave your message here and you will be entered to win a big stack of 1/2 yard of all Circa’s. I kid you not.Offer ends June 15th at midnight so everyone gets a chance.
We love our Betty Ann pattern named for a beloved mentor of mine. This Maxi looks so terrific on Jeanne Hamling, one of our long time testers daughters. Look at the shoes my friends , that’s what caught my eye!!! I love her confidence and pride in wearing one of mom’s creations!!! All of Jeanne’s kids are beautiful and I had the pleasure of meeting this one Miss Lily out in Utah!! Folks I’m sorry I won’t be at quilt market but I will be thinking of all of you!!! This pattern can be found under patterns on this site as well as many other pattern platforms! This fabric is part of our Crazy Love collection and can be found here. Thank you Glam Fabrics on Etsy.. In Australia we found some here. Thank you Fabric Traders AU
So there you have it , a pretty girl in a pretty handmade dress and coordinated shoes..We love you Lily!!
Erica Hill of Stripes and Ruffles tested this wonderful pattern for Whimsy Couture . We are loving this one in the Crazy Love fabrics. What a wonderful combo. I must say that daughter of Erica’s is adorable!!!!! I am smitten!! The fabrics can be found here. and here Also try ebay and etsy.
Please also if you are a store or brick and mortar and are reading this please add your store and location. We have lots of readers and folks looking for fabric locally. We will also put it on facebook!!!
Nice job Erica and we will be watching for further great looks from you!!!
Look at this beauty, I would have loved a face but sometimes it’s just not a good hair day. This is my old island roots. I love woman of color in brights it brings me back to my homeland. And when I hear a sing songy dialect of the Caribbean islands I am somehow immediately transported to a wonderful time in my life. This color dazzles on this woman and I’m so glad her first choice was brights. Against her skin tone it was just all meant to be. Sara Beth Upshaw of Molly Blossom’s is kicking it up big time in Jackson Mississippi and we couldn’t be more thrilled with this amazing silhouette!! Follow her Etsy shop and website for upcoming releases. Pattern coming soon so stay close. Thanks Sara for a beautiful silhouette. Crazy love fabric found here!!
I say this when I refer to Kathy Hennessy because she is everyone’s cheerleader and runs an incredible group on facebook for like minded sewing gals/guys. What a forum it is and I love to see the relationships and kinship’s that develop out of such a place. She has ground rules and insists that others play fair and she encourages everyone in their passions and pursuits. Her blog the same name as the Facebook page she runs is called Handmade Dress Haven. This is where it gets exciting. Here she does a tutorial on the Crazy Love Dress she created. I love the bib front on this special frock. Follow the tutorial here.
As always thanks Kathy for letting me peek in to your sewing world and sharing the joys!! Love your 6 year old.
Ok so let’s have a serious chat!! I want to help the brick and mortars of the world. Maybe a shout out to your local store for carrying Sis Boom fabrics or a photo of old Sis Boom stock and a location they can be found. We have a need for old stock!!! People scour the internet day and night for our first lines. Most will pay top dollar! We also want to get to know you if you are carrying Sis boom fabric and get you on our locator list. It’s hard in a world of online sellers to find a spot but we want you to know we are holding a place for you..Having a sale?? Tell us so we can let your neighborhood know. These quilters and clothing designers will travel!!! That much we do know. We have an active community on facebook. Alas the dreaded facebook but it’s amazing how fast we can get up to speed to see our favorite fabrics. Brick and mortars, dead Sis Boom stock, can’t move, post your photos to Jennifer Byrne Paganelli and we will chat you up!!! Better yet show us what you have and then our sewists will make the trip. Are you a fan of Sis Boom ??? Take a photo in your favorite store that carries Sis Boom and enter to win 5 yards of Circa!!!! Ends August 31st!! We will be sharing more about that. We want every seller to be an online seller , to be known for carrying Sis Boom. We are an eager bunch and we love to chat!!! Got a favorite store in your area?? Give them a shout out and tag me , tell me what town they are in and if they have a website or not. Shout out to Trains and Fabrics in Tacoma Washington, who doesn’t even do email for carrying some of our new lines. They now have a facebook page!!
Have any of these?? Folks are looking. Do you ship? Do you ship internationally?
April Keeter approached me back in January about her Boutique challenge Auction that happens a few times a year. The theme was Sis Boom Patterns and sis Boom fabric and I am telling you, blown away!!! Oh I love a challenge and these ladies brought their personal best. Each one had me smitten and I know it will be a huge success. I am telling you a great group of women and extremely amazing talents. Love the fabrics they paired and using older lines and newer lines all I can say is brilliant. Please go there now and bid!! Thank you April and all the wonderful people of the Boutique Challenge Auction I wish you uber success in all that you venture!! Below is a taste of what you will find. I am overjoyed that you thought of me and kudos to the This amazing endeavor. Check out below the fabrics and patterns some chose..Too many to cover here so go and vote..
This is our Betty Ann Pattern with West Indies and Girls World Vibe
This is our Cathy Pattern with Crazy Love and Honey Child
Our Cathy in Happy Land!!!
Our Cathy Pattern in Crazy Love
This is the Josie Pattern in Girls World Book with Crazy Love Fabric and West Indies at the waist.
Our Vanessa Pattern in West Indies Fabric
Our Jamie Dress from our book Girls World in Crazy Love.
This is our Marissa Pattern in Happy Land fabrics
This is the Mary Fancy Sash Dress in Girls World Book in Crazy Love.
Create Kids Couture Pattern and Queen Street
Our Marissa Pattern in So St. Croix fabrics
This is our Betty Ann pattern with ruffle sleeve option and a mix of Queen Street and Crazy Love
this is the Marissa in Girls World Vibe!!
I pray I got a sample of all of you , incredible showmanship and I am beyond honored!!!
Check out this stunner from Jack and Mae!!!! We woke up and just had to share..lots of tutorials on line just google rag quilts. These make great gifts because they are not as labor intensive a good beginner quilt I should say. My daughter made one at sewing camp when she was 12. I love the mix of Bohemia and the exuberance of color. Such a beauty. Sarah and Liz we love what you are up too keep it coming we want to see. They also make sweet tea wallets so you are never without your fave..very cool.