Meet Jenny and her lovely daughter, Kelsey. The family lives in Texas and Jenny is out FIRST documented Sis Boom fan. For real! Jenny has supported Sis Boom from the beginning, and we watched both her daughters grow up over the years. Her youngest daughter, Kelsey, is quite the budding fashionista and we are in awe of the beautiful outfits Jenny sews for her using Sis Boom fabric. Below Kelsey is wearing the Leighanna in Beverly from the Good Company fabric line. Follow her blog and on Facebook.
I am Jenny Fish of Sew Pretty Dresses and Kelsey and Caroline. I started sewing 20 years ago where I first started with quiltmaking with the occasional dabble in making clothes and bags. I switched to sewing primarily children’s clothing when my daughter turned 2. She has been my constant inspiration to sew since then. I find that staying in close connection with my sewing friends keeps me motivated to create and Jennifer Paganelli of Sis Boom has really been my biggest cheerleader and motivator in putting myself out there and trying new things. Her encouragement, gorgeous fabrics and creations spur me on to keep sewing and designing.
Brienne, of Handmade by Brienne, is a guest blogger over at UpCarft Club this week, and she wrote a post on our very own Sis Boom Ethan Shirt. She gave our pattern rave reviews for ease of printing it out by size, aligning the pattern pieces and finally putting it all together. If you know Carla Crim and Jennifer Paganelli of Sis Boom Pattern Company, you know this describes our patterns to a “T” and why we have had thousands of positive reviews on our Etsy Shop over the years.
Her son looks so dashing in this shirt, don’t you think? We love it in the handsome and classic blue and white check!
If you haven’t heard about Upcraft Club, take a peek around and see what they have to offer. Its an amazing new site where you can download fantastic PDF patterns for kids, adults and home, plus watch videos and learn everything craft related from embroidery to photography skills. You don’t have to be a member to purchase patterns, but if you sign up for a membership right now, you get your first pattern or video FREE!
Membership is $10 per month and pays for itself with a $10 store credit giving you any class or pattern of your choice FREE each month. You’ll also get a few other goodies including 20% off everything else in the UpCraft Club store and when you become a JoAnn Fabrics VIP using your UpCraft Club Membership Card, and you’ll save 10% off your purchases at JoAnn Fabrics. Check it out today
As I previously mentioned, my professional background includes putting together bedding collections. In fact, long before I joined Sis Boom, I was using Jennifer’s lines to make duvets, sheet sets, dust ruffles, upholstered headboards, toss pillows, curtains and more! While my mind automatically sees a large scale floral and thinks “duvet,” you guys turn the same exact print into the most beautiful clothing, quilts, aprons, shower curtains, etc. I have ever seen! I am CONSTANTLY blown away by your creativity. Since you have been so gracious in sharing your creations with us, I’d thought I’d share with you how my mind views a brand new Jennifer Paganelli collection. And speaking of brand new, I will be using fabrics that can be found in her upcoming “Good Company” line to be released in November 2014.
Reverse of Duvet/Dust Ruffle Options:
Another great suggestion is using a large bold pattern for an upholstered headboard like these:
and use a combination of solid colors found in the print as your duvet!
An upholstered headboard can be found in Happy Home by Jennifer Paganelli!
Keep your creations coming! We love seeing them!!
Hello fellow Sis Boom admirers! My name is Lisa and I am the newest addition to Team Sis Boom! From here on out one of my many tasks here will be to serve as your Style Maven! We’ll talk about the latest trends in fashion, fabrics, furniture and many more things that don’t necessarily start with an “F”. Before we get to that, here’s a little bit about me: I grew up in Connecticut with a fierce passion for design. While I studied creative writing my background includes running a children’s shop, bedding design, interior design, visual merchandising and being a pretty awesome Aunt to 4 little girls and 1 little man. In 2008 I caught a glimpse of my very fist Sis Boom design (in the collection “Bell Bottoms”) and instantly became a fan! To quote my brand new Twitter account (www.twitter.com/lbeesa) I’m a “lover of laughter, textiles, elephants, pineapples, triangles, the beatles and much, much more!” I am thrilled to be working side by side with Jennifer and Co. and cannot wait to meet and speak with each and every one of you!
For my first post I’ve decided to let my OCD get the best of me and bring something to your attention….Have you noticed that the dots featured in JennyEliza on the JoAnn Fabrics website look enormous?!? I promise you they are not! The image shown is a highly pixelated version! I want you guys to know exactly what you’re getting so below please take a look the ACTUAL scale of the dots featured on our lovely Sophie. I’ve included the pixelated version as well for your viewing pleasure. PHEW! I feel better getting that off my chest!
Thank you so much for welcoming me into your world Sis Boom fans!
Untill next time –
P.S. Here’s a picture of me in all my Sis Boom glory!
Yup you heard right and we love the editor Katherine Stevenson so much….She’s doing it all right now and boy is she bringing it. Props for the All Star Girl. Lets just say a delight to work with and totally on her game. The 4th issue of Mollie Makes is dynamite (ok so maybe we are in it) but even if we weren’t you would go CRay CRay!! Packed with unbelievable crafts and totally upscale it is the go to CRaft Magazine of our time. Yes I said it… So stop what you are doing and go get you a copy……and enter the contest..yes starting today!!! #jennyeliza #jenniferPaganelli oh and follow JennyEliza on Facebook
Introducing the Tobago the wonderful mate to the Tortola dress/top which is only available in the bundle for now until October. That bundle is a show stopper and you get quite the value!!!!! Join the Road Trip Pattern club…They are on the Third week of delivery s! Check it out here.
Folks are loving the bundle and while you were busy doing that, Our Girl Carla was in the Scientific Seamstress lab whipping up the companion aptly named Tobago because she knows you all go cray cray for the mother daughter patterns. So Monday check in with the Scientific Seamstress fan page because I’m sure it will be available on Etsy.
Jenny Fish had a real good time with the Jenny Eliza prints currently at JoAnns. I love all the sweet details on this one!! make sure you have all 14 fabrics!!! They are hitting the stores right now!!
The buds are budding, the sun is peaking through and those birds are definitely chirping. Spring is moments away from filling our every day with sweet smelling grass and warm, rainy days. LOVE IT!
Of course, with our Sis Boom brains, all we can think about is sewing, making, and crafting. And when we think about sewing.. and wearing… all we can think about are those Judy’s fancy pants. Light and airy with a sweet white tank and cardigan- Perfecto. Throw on some chunky pearls and bangles- viola.
What are you all working on this week? Keep sharing your comments and designs with us – we love hearing from you, always!
Introducing our newest PDF pattern, Judy’s Fancy Pants.
Judy’s Fancy Pants are the epitome of casual elegance. Whether you are rushing kids off to school or hosting a luncheon, these will be your everyday go-to. Whip up a quick pair of comfy PJs, or go to town with little details like a drawstring, double top-stitching, and faux-piped pockets. Pair them with a tunic or a tank and you’ve got a brilliant outfit.
Psssst. Coming very soon is the kiddo version, The Katie Pants! Here’s a sneak peak for you, featuring our darling Abby…