Hope you are all having a wonderful summer! Our new patterns and videos called Sew with Me debuted with Sew News last month and are just darling. Check them out if you haven’t already.
alliegraycreations Who couldn’t dance all night in this dress? Rachel must have dug deep into her fabric stash to combine these lovely fabrics from the Happy Land, Crazy Love and Queen Street (all retired lines).
butterflybees Denise used Jessica in Blue from Caravelle Arcade for this swim suit. Loving the matching headband.
jordankclothing A sweet floral romper for an older girl is perfect!
I was thrilled when my friend Rachel shared these photos of a woman named Gloria receiving Sis Boom fabric all the way in South Africa. Gloria, a mother of 4, is an aspriring entrepreneur who sews bags, baby bibs, shoes and commissioned work from her community to help support her family and hopes to one day design and open her own boutique. Gloria’s smile says it all in this picture: complete JOY! Gloria said she’ll be using the fabric for various projects and clothing and not a scrap will go to waste.
As a child, Gloria made clothing for her dolls from bits of plastic and whatever she could find. Gloria always wanted to learn how to sew and was thrilled when a missionary named Anneke with Ten Thousand Homes taught Gloria how to sew. Anneke gifted Gloria with her sewing machine before leaving South Africa.
Gloria’s family and others have been helped through Ten Thousand Homes, which is “a movement of ordinary people activiely building HOPE and creating HOMES for African’s orphans and vulnerable children.” I’m so grateful to organizations like Ten Thousand Homes for making a difference in this world, my friend Rachel Berwick for contacting me about donating the fabric and Christine Reinhardt for lugging the fabric and other sewing notions half way around the world!
Photo credits: Jennifer Price and Christine Reinhardt
Run, don’t walk to get a copy of this month’s Weekend Quilting magazine. Jo Avery made these sassy dolls with fabric from the Circa line and they are just darling. What can I say, I love this girl and her use of our fabrics to make these Gossip gals hum!! The pattern is in the magazine and you could make a couple by this afternoon…She also has Kaleidoscope pillows that you will totally want to create, but I won’t share here so you can be surprised. This issue is jam packed with some great great peeps and their wonderful projects…check it out!
You all are a talented bunch. I’m always amazed and inspired in your vision, and how you design and sew to bring my fabrics to life. I have to share these 2 amazing designers and outfits they created for little ones. First, Brook over at Little One Organic made these darling Daisy Doo rompers with shorts and suspenders. She used Daisy in green and ivory from the new Caravelle Arcade line. I’m just smitten.
Next up is Lisa from Evelyn Anna Handmade. She used Ruby in Blue also from Caravelle Arcade for this darling tunic top. Loving the scalloped detail. I’m seeing scallops everywhere this season! They are definitely all the rage.
We have been working hard for the past few months with Sew News to debut our newest patterns and special videos and it’s happening TODAY! The new Sew with Me video series features moi and the ever-talented Carla Crim. In each video, we take you through one new project from start to finish. Sis Boom Pattern Company developed four new amazing projects including Bonnie’s Flouncy Skirt, the Peggy Party Runner, the Wendy Weekender Bag and the Shellie Clutch, and all are shown in Sis Boom’s newest fabric line Caravelle Arcade. Find the kits, patterns and videos exclusively at Shop Sew It All and all go on sale today. Go check them out and let me know what you think! Carla and I had so much fun filming the video series, and I hope you enjoy watching and creating along with us!