Back to School Look with Baby Hobbes Designs

Merav, of Baby Hobbes Design, is back and does a stunning version of the Mary Fancy Sash Dress. The fabric used for this project is Sophia and Terrie, both in Green from the Hotel Frederiksted collection due out in November. Girl's World patterns are only available as paper patterns in the back of the book, so make sure you grab yourself a copy off Amazon. It's filled with 21 amazing projects for girls of all ages. We are so thankful for Merav and her beautiful creations in Sis Boom fabric. Make sure to follow her on Instagram and Facebook for more inspiration. Mary Fancy 2 Hello again! I am so excited to take over Sis Boom today, and to share one my favorite Back 2 School (B2S) looks. Before I go any further, let me wipe away my tears thinking about Hobbes starting 1st Grade soon. When did this happen? All summer long we’ve been excited for this advancement, and now, I am heavyhearted over this huge milestone. I am, however, fired-up about all the new B2S looks I am sewing lately. Especially previewing Sis Boom’s new collection Hotel Frederisksted. The pop of colors on this 18-fabric collection is mind-blowing. From soft reds with the hint of pink, to sapphire blue, and of course this gorgeous emerald green. This collection is FIERCE! Especially paired with Sis Boom pattern collections. Mary fancy 5 One of my goals for B2S sewing with Hobbes is to sew separates. I want to give her the flexibility to mix her handmade collection with ready-to-wear jeans and tees from our local shops. Because each Sis Boom pattern is filled with details to achieve the perfect individual fit, I start with my finished look measurements and work backwards, modifying the garment for my ideal look. This time, reaching to my favorite printed pattern books: Girls World I chose to work with the awesome Mary Fancy Sash Dress Pattern from Girls World, because I love the ease of the pullover dress. No zippers and no buttons means this mommy can finish her coffee in the morning while Hobbes dresses herself. I made 3 easy tweaks to the pattern. The most obvious one is that I left out the sash and turned it into tunic length. The second change was that I lined it. It doesn’t need lining at all, because the pattern calls for bias trim to finish all the edges. I have to come forward and express that bias bonding and I don’t always get along. Honestly, to save on topstitching time I just cut a lining piece of both the front and back and zipped it through my serger as you would with any other tank style lined dress. Mary fancy 3 The biggest transformation to the pattern was how I cut the front bodice piece (top and lining) on a curve. I love the look and volume that a curve bodice gives to our tops and dresses, that I decided this Fall, Baby Hobbes Design’s collection needs to be cut on a curve. To achieve this look, I took the front bodice pattern-locating the side with the word fold and starting from the bottom, I measured 1.5 inch up. I marked it. Then I located the opposite edge of the side of the bodice under the arm curve. From there I drew a line on a curve, meeting at the 1.5 mark that I made on the other side, and voila, you’ve curved your bodice. Mary fancy 4 * To see the tutorial on how I did this, stay tuned for my next Sis Boom guest blog post – I’ll share more of this technique. Till then, Happy Sewing! Merav from Baby Hobbes Design

A Sweet Sis Boom Room for a Little Girl

Valentines Day is just around the corner and we couldn't help but be inspired by all the pink we are seeing in stores. We created a sweet and simple Sis Boom Room for the pink-loving girl in your life. Sis_Boom_Room_Little_Girl(1) Sew a duvet cover or curtains in Figgy in pink from the Nostalgia line. A reading corner complete with a domonio char in gold plus a few comfy Sis Boom pillows makes anyone look forward to reading time. A sweet area rug tops off the room perfectly. If you haven't already, check out Jennifer's book Girl's World, for 21 additional projects to finish decking out a girls' room - think banners, floral lamp shades, and bed canopies plus additional patterns for dresses, aprons, overnight bags and a cuddly puppy!

Sale Alert!

So exciting news for our blog followers but you need to hustle.  Our fabrics have arrived at JoAnn Fabric and craft stores. We couldn't be more excited about the launch of  Jenny Eliza 2.  We are already seeing some amazing creations and we love that you share your world with us!!! We want you to be aware if you don't see it in your local store it should be arriving any day now.  If you can't wait order on line!  They are in stock and on sale!!!! $7.79 is an unbelievable price regularly $12.99 so take advantage because we never know when the sale ends!! Such a great intro price!! The other good news is all patterns are $4.00 off on our site! SisBoom.com. Call it a love thang!!  All I'm saying is you can start ordering and get that dress for that special occasion by the end of next week. You with me??  Use code SWOON. Madeline is back!! She is working virtually and it is so nice to have her!! Love that girl!! Beau is a happy 4 month old and digs his new family!!  A serious cutie!! he'll be modeling before you know it!! So get up on these sales and if its your first PDF there is a support group..I mean it!! Love to Carla who is behind the scenes with Jeanine and Cathy making your pattern experience flawless...Thank God for the Scientific Seamstress!! Have a great week and visit us on facebook! or on twitter !   plug sale pink polka beach reddot Take advantage today!! Jenny Eliza 2 is here!! awesome Tell us if it arrives in you Joann Store!  

Heart’s delight

I tell you when I saw this photoshoot I nearly wept.  So precious are these babies and their dollies . It's all  very special. Sassy Chic Boutique has created the most beautiful clothing from our Beauty Queen  and Good Company lines and we are so proud to show it to you here. Sassy Chic Boutique has created a rumble on facebook everyone clamoring to see these beauties!!  The Photographer is near and dear to my heart met her awhile ago on facebook and she dresses her children so beautifully and is such a sweet soul Tracy Parnella Gardner from Love Preserved Photography!!  These Texas gals deserve our Applause!!   Sorry for the previous mistake and thank all who handled it so gently, we all make mistakes it's how we handle it that speaks to character..You guys always show your integrity over and over again.   Thank you ladies for this magical shoot!!Poshtots suitcase tykes MissPriss dolly girlyshot girlwithherdoll presh

January Launch

Some of you know we are now represented at Joann Fabric and Craft Stores and we couldn't be happier with this partnership!  Throw in the Talents of Hickity Pickity and her daughter Blue Pelican with an amazing photographer Sarah Cardenas and it all adds up to success!! We love to give you tactile images to get those creative juices flowing and for those of you who would rather purchase than sew we can make that happen!!!  Hickity Pickity with their debut for babies and kids is unstoppable and they have an extensive line of products sold through Harvey's on first and Snappy Turtle in Delray!!   We are in heaven with these amazing results!!!  Thank you to Springs Creative and Joann Fabric and Craft Stores for this amazing Launch.  I'll be looking for everyone at the Milford store!!  Load up your carts and show us your goods for a chance to win a stack of fabric!!!!  Show us on the Jennifer Byrne Paganelli Facebook page!! We want to see your Jenny Eliza Quilts and clothing and accessories!!!!   Thank you Hickity Pickity for puting together this amazing photoshoot I know the work that goes into these..xoxoxoskirt brand presh bonnie kiss allie hp jenny bows kids tingle guitar hick hickity prettiness secrets bluepop   Big Hugs to the kiddos!!!!!!

Thrilling…..

Good Company takes my breath away!  What a vision.  The greens , the blues, the yellows, the pinks all jump at you with the happiest of greetings. They want to be layered, and patchworked and loved to death.  Keep our secret safe..quilting cottons, the affordable way to look chic!!rich

Santa Baby

How thrilling is this??  Tye Dye Diva Jen Hagedorn has come up with the sweetest Butterfly dress.  So then Teresa Abel Martin takes it a step further with her darling daughter in fabrics from Joann Fabric and Craft Stores and puts the Cheery in Christmas!!!  What a beautiful moment and it looks like it's taken out of the cinema looks so dreamy and you can tell she has some things she'd like to say.  Oh and if Santa does exist, that has got to be him!!! Jenny Eliza always had that Holiday sensibility and its marvelous that it actually caught on . To purchase these fabrics press here..Still plenty in stock!!  Please look closely her butterfly sleeve which is the scale of the exact dot not what appears on The Joann Site.   Enjoy, create stockings and all sorts of items that you will cherish forever!!  The bottom set of fabrics will be here in January at you Joann Store. Screen shot 2014-11-17 at 8.03.00 AM santa jenny-eliza

Quilt Legacy

Cut from an old quilt that had made its way to the flea has been revived in a beautiful and luxurious way.  The beautiful Window Pane Quilt is stunning in this 12 x 24 pillow. Backed with Ticking this 50 year old quilt handmade by some wonderful person has a new legacy as comfort pillows. They are perfect for the Holidays and beyond.  We are so happy with the results.  We hope you love them $85.00 each!! All different.windowpane pillows shophopThey will also be available at the show!!!!

Sis Boom Featured in Gathered by Mollie Makes

In case you didn't catch it... We've been featured in Issue 67 of Gathered by MollieMakes -Purchase their sweet little online Mag and prepare to be inspired by all of the goodness inside! Sis Boom Girls World Gathered by Mollie Makes is available to download to your iPhone and iPad now! Single issues cost just $1.99, or get 5 FREE issues when you sign up to a risk-free one-month or one-year subscription.

Girls World for teaching

Highly sought after pattern in Girls World

Highly sought after pattern in Girls World

We love when you love our books!!  We encourage you to share and teach with them! Girls World is off the charts and we think the clothes and projects will look amazing with our new fabrics from Lucky Girl due out in October!! Check them out below..They got a huge response on facebook..Are you following us there? OK now you can indulge in Lucky Girl. Place your pre-orders with FreespiritFabric.com . Also if you love a sew-a-long please follow The Scientific Seamstress Lab on facebook!!!  Cathy and Jeanine are standing by to help you sew!! center color Lucky quality