We did it!!!

Our very first pattern!!!!!  It's too exciting for words and the story behind it is incredibly serendipitous.  Most of you know I taught a class a few months back for collage and journaling.
Well a wonderful young woman from Maryland came with her husband Delmar and beautiful boy Louie!  Delmar and Louie went to the childrens museum and parked Carla here with me!  After three hours of giggles and letting go,  before she left to go back to Maryland, I found out she did patterns.   Carla Hegeman Crim also known as the scientific seamstress not only does patterns but she has a dedicated following that love her to bits!!!  Carla is such a warm and loving person that I just know you are going to love her.  So the next thing I know we are partnering and the rest is history.  So Carla molecular biologist turned patternmaker has introduced me to the most wonderful people who love beautiful fabric!!!  So lets go there!

You can make this a wonderful site developed by Kimberly Christopherson that is all about regular folks doing incredible crafts.  Kim makes crafts and sewing projects accessible and fun!  She is all about getting folks to try !! She also just launched You can make this blog  Incredible right???  She has certainly found a special audience with crafters and sewers alike.  While you are there make sure to load up on Carlas other wonderful ebook patterns.  She has the applique thing down too!!   So lots of exciting things from Sis Boom.  Make sure you've entered our raffle on the previous post and get on over and download your ebook pattern of our Sophie Tunic over at YOUCANMAKETHIS.com.  Thanks for an incredible response to the fatquarter giveaway …you made me soosoo happy!! I'll announce the winner very soon. Please never forget to show us your Sis Boom on our flickr site Sis Boom Sightings!!

Sophie tunic new 




51 Responses to “We did it!!!”

  1. Leslie says:

    Looks beautiful!! Now, get to working on the matching Mommy sizes!! 😉

  2. Jeanne says:

    I LOVE it! It is such a wonderful pattern. I can’t wait to make more! Your fabrics inspire me, thanks so much for letting me be a part of it all.

  3. Lori says:

    Congratulations, beautiful tunic

  4. Aimee' says:

    I just saw it on YCMT and it looks incredible!! so beautiful! congratulations to both you and Carla and many blessings to you both! I’ll have to go post about it on my blog if that is ok?!

  5. melissa says:

    love the pattern looks lovely. I will have to go check those sites out.

  6. Terriaw says:

    Aw, what a fabulous tunic! And such sweet pictures of the models. This is so exciting – congratulations to you!

  7. Very cool. A perfect breezy summer top.
    Hope I get to meet you at Market…

  8. Maria says:

    Where’s the Mom size??? I love it!

  9. Karin says:

    Adorable, simple and very comfy-looking. Everything you want in a tunic. 🙂

  10. elizabeth says:

    Dear quiltfriend,
    I got your mailadres from http://www.quiltinggalery.com, and I have a question to you.
    My sister is, after an exiting period, finaly pregnant of her first baby.
    Now I would like to make a bright-colored quilt for her. To welcome the baby to this world
    with a quilt from patches from all over the world. I try to collect scraps of 12×12 cm (5×5 inch).
    Do you have a piece of fabric that may be suitable, perhaps you would sent it to me.
    I would really like to use it!
    Many thanks and warm greetings,
    Elizabeth Kremer
    Wedderweg 91
    9665 JM Oude Pekela

  11. Beautiful!!! I love the You Can Make This site – I’ve used quite a few patterns from there – looking forward to giving this one a try.

  12. Mechelle says:

    I am excited beyond words! WOW, how fun and how beautiful. LOVE this shirt and will be buying this pattern and making it for my girls. You have to be so happy and “sew” proud too! Thanks for sharing with us. ~Mechelle

  13. LuAnn Smith says:

    I love it. Now how about the big girl tunic! Congratulations on a job well done…

  14. Tom says:

    Carla’s patterns are great! So glad that I could be a part of it!

  15. B says:

    FAB pattern and I must agree with the other ladies on here; we need a Mummy sized pattern too! I have bought and tried patterns from The Scientific Seamstress before and they were simple and easy to follow. I’m soooo looking forward to making these for my daughter and 3 neices. Great job!

  16. Mommy Tunic will follow this one…We are on it as we speak!!!! ..For sure the middle of July…hold on tight!!!

  17. I love Carla! She’s the best! Off to download the pattern right now! Your fabric is perfect for this pattern.

  18. So fabulous! Jennifer, I LOVE how you are so willing to SHARE your talent with all!! Thank you for keeping up the inspiration 🙂 I just love you!!!

  19. Ellyn Z says:

    oh it’s darling! I wish it came in junior sizes, my girlies are too big for it! Love it

  20. erika says:

    Congratulations!!!! The tunic is beautiful and perfect with your fabrics. I look forward to adding this one to my collection for my daughter.

  21. Love the pattern, congrats~ I so wish I could sew! I should have listened to my Mom who is a wonderful seamstress and quilter.
    Hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day!

  22. Mindy says:

    Congrats to you and Carla! This is such a fantastic pattern even for a beginner! Great job!

  23. minnie2 says:

    Congratulation! I know this pattern will be a huge hit!
    This pattern is amazing and the material is stunning! I am very honored to have tested it and have fallen in love with Sis Boom fabric! Carla is wonderful and because of her talent I am lucky enough to get to knew Jennifer now.

  24. Courtney B. says:

    WOW! I am coming over from Carla’s blog and I am just amazed!!! How exciting! The first thing I thought of when I saw the pattern last night was “how could I make this into my size???” So glad to know that is coming!!!
    Congrats and I look forward to all the wonderful things I know are going to be coming!!!

  25. Shannon Winters says:

    It just doesn’t get any better than this! A GREAT pattern maker, and a FABULOUS fabric designer = GORGEOUSNESS!
    What fun!

  26. ...t. says:

    Congratulations on the launch of a wonderful pattern. I wish it and your new partnership MUCH LUCK AND SUCCESS!

  27. Kim says:

    We are THRILLED to have you be a part of our YCMT family! It is an honor Jennifer and I’m very grateful! I have always been a big fan of your gorgeous fabrics and Carla has the most amazing talent, too. You’re a dynamic duo!!
    The pattern is beautiful and so is the woman version – I can’t wait to tell everyone about it!

  28. That is my FAVORITE site!!! I’m for sure going to be buying that tunic!!!!!! Gorgeous. Keep those patterns coming!!!!

  29. Jennifer, I LOVE IT! As you know, I don’t sew, but every time I see something like this, I realize I HAVE TO.
    Blessings to you,

  30. Cathy Peckiconis says:

    Jennifer and Carla are the best!!! I made this tunic for my two little girls and they got so many compliments when we went out for Mother’s Day! Thanks so much for the gorgeous fabrics and pattern! I am in love!!!

  31. Dawn says:

    Congrats on your first pattern with Carla. You two make a fabulous team, your gorgeous fabrics and her pattern designing talent make for a perfect combination. I can’t wait to see what else you two come up with!

  32. Carla says:

    Jennifer! I am so thrilled to be working with you!!! Thanks so much to everyone for the wonderful comments. I’m very excited about all these great designs Jennifer has in mind for you! I made myself some test runs of the mama tunic and I just LOVE them!!!

  33. Caroline says:

    I love it!!! Perfect for summer – and different from everything else i’ve seen. I agree w/ someone else – mommy sizes please 🙂

  34. Courtney B. says:

    You just made my entire day…no week! Thank you so much! All I can think is Jennifer Paganelli said my designs are amazing! You are too sweet!

  35. Patrice says:

    Oh Miss Jennifer, it’s absolutely perfect, and a mini version of YOU!! love it! So so so so happy for you ~ you know I HEART your fabrics so much!! xoxoxo P

  36. maigirlz says:

    Oh how I wish it was for grown up girls!!!!

  37. Sivje says:

    The new pattern is just adorable! Congrats to you and to Carla!

  38. those simply rock!! my girlfriend on the Vineyard has 2 girls and would die for these!! OMG Jennifer if I could sew I would make them- humm maybe she can source it out!! have to show these to her!
    good luck at Market! I will be thinking of you while I drive by your town on Friday!

  39. Debbie says:

    Congratulations! I saw it in the You Can Make This Newsletter this morning. Carla is great. She’s been a wonderful resource for me, too.

  40. marnie says:

    v exciting – love how things work out like that – just like the fabric designing story

  41. Ashlee says:

    Holy schmoly is that cute!!!!! I NEED one of those patterns!

  42. Emily Moss says:

    Fabulous first pattern! Well done!

  43. Can’t wait to get this and i can’t wait for the grown up version!

  44. amy says:

    Yeah!!! Congratulations!
    I love it!!!

  45. Lisakat says:

    Yeah!!! I’m so excited, I’m downloading it this evening!
    Love it, love it, love it!

  46. Alicia says:

    Oh wow I love those tunics, Will be downloading for sure. by the time the warmer weather arrives here in Australia again I should have few made up!!
    Alicia :0)

  47. Tunics are all the rage…I love them so much.
    Congratulations with the pattern….

  48. Dorrie says:

    Love the tunic and as always your great fabrics! Have fun at Market!

  49. Oh it doesn’t get any prettier than this, Jennifer!! But i want one in my size! How about a pattern for the ladies?!

  50. next month we will have the adult size so stay tuned…

  51. Bronwyn says:

    I am very very pleased to see some children’s clothing designed for the older child – with two girls aged 9 and 11 – I never ever see designers create clothing with these ages in mind – I think a serious gap in the market! So pleased you have this tunic with fabulous fabric and colour that can be sewn for my girls too!

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