We are giddy to announce Hotel Frederiksted is arriving in stores around the world. Check your favorite local quilting store or online. Sarah Scott of Piccolo Studio did this amazing quilt with bunny by Rhapsody and Thread. Here is part of her lovely blog post on using Hotel Frederiksted. Hope you enjoy it as much as we did.
Sophie’s Quilt – Hotel Frederiksted
Not when you are a mum that makes a huge amount of difference but it is nice to feel I am celebrating with the rest of the world, even if it is just a bowl of doritos and a cup of peppermint tea lol.
Now I have a LOT of photos to show you and I mean a LOT! You know how I always bang on about wishing I could improve my photo taking skills? Well problem solved guys – I asked talented local photographer Angela Lisman to accompany me to a photo shoot for my recent quilt – the result is that you are going to see a LOT of photos because I could not choose my favourites, she really is that good!
One of my most favourite things to do in the world is work with the amazing fabrics designed by Jennifer Paganelli, the woman is a legend in matching colour and pattern and doing amazing things with both. Her latest range Hotel Frederiksted is no exception and I think it is my favourite so far. I love jewel colours and florals, throw in birds and I am in quilty heaven!
Aren’t the pictures stunning?? Make sure you visit her blog post for the full story and lots more pictures on the Hotel Fred line.
Once again Merav and Baby Hobbes of Baby Hobbes Design are back showing off this lovely Gabriella Fae in our newest fabric line Hotel Frederiksted due out in stores later any day now. We hope this post inspires you to include Sis Boom in your holiday sewing! Don’t forget to share with us on Facebook and Instagram. We always love seeing what you are creating.
I am more of a last minute kind of gal! Somehow I stay organized (love my “to-do” list) but I am known to procrastinate A LOT! Hmmmm…starting my kids Halloween costumes 48 hours before they needed to be worn, for example! But when I received my Hotel Fredriksted samples, I couldn’t resist jumping into “Holiday” Mode since this collection features gorgeous reds, greens, blue and white colorways that fit perfect with the Winter Holiday Spirit.
It’s tradition here for Hobbes grandparents to take her to see the Nutcracker Ballet, so I wanted to create a festive look that will mirror Hanukkah and Christmas enthusiasm, yet include the comfort and wear-abilty that is my signature style.
For the top, I chose Sophia in pink, a bit of white half inch crochet trim for the centerpiece and a lacy exposed zipper for the back.
I wanted a full skirt for Hobbes size three width-I cut each stripe from salvage to salvage and then curved the bodice to create a light bounce in the front.
See here for my previous tutorial on curving bodice.
Let me know what you think of Hobbes’s Hotel Fred Holiday dress and of you had a chance to try out curving your dress bodices too.
Till next time, Happy Sewing!
Merav @ Baby Hobbes Design
We are thrilled to announce our new partnership with UncommonWares, offering you an array of customizable Sis Boom goodies for yourself or friends and family this Holiday season. Over 30 items from door mats and cutting boards to pet beds and aprons, can be customized in over 150 new and unique patterns designed by Jennifer Paganelli and you can’t get them anywhere else! Many items can be monogrammed making them perfect for gift giving.
And now from today till Monday, October 31, UnCommonWares is offering Sis Boom fans 20% off everything with the code SISBOOM20! Happy Shopping.
Scott, the “Mad Color Scientist” over at Blue Nickel Studios, wrote a lovely blog post on our Color Brigade line. We are so grateful for his kind words and support of Sis Boom. Read the beginning of his blog post below and then hop over to his site to read the rest. Psst…definitely read the whole thing, there might be a Color Brigade giveaway at the end!!!
Honestly, I Just LOVE everything Jennifer Paganelli does. Her fabric design and color sense really speak to me. Well, serenade me is more like it.
Full, rich, and over the top.
Sheer joy to my soul.
Color Brigade is a perfect example. Lush florals and highly detailed damask like patterns. And a fun tiled geometric. Very reminiscent of the fifties.
Read the rest of Scott’s post over at Blue Nickel Studios….
Long time Sis Boom fan, Rachel Berwick Hodges, was contacted by her friend Christiana Nelson recently to sew dresses for herself and her daughter. Rachel lives in New Hampshire and Christina is in Texas so they weren’t going to have a chance to met in person, pick a pattern together and take measurements. But luckily with Sis Boom Patterns, you always get the perfect fit.
Rachel said of the experience “These patterns are so great! Christy gave me their measurements and I chose the pattern sizes based off of them, which resulted in perfect fits! I haven’t seen either of them in a year, so being able to get a perfect fit just going by measurements means that Sis Boom patterns really are something.”
Rachel sewed the Carolina Mae for Christy and the Meghan Peasant for her daughter. All the fabric used in the dresses is from the Good Company fabric line. Both dresses look amazing on these 2 lovely ladies! Thanks for sharing with us, Rachel.
We hope you’ll keep Sis Boom Patterns in mind for your Holiday Sewing. If you ever have any questions on the patterns or sewing in general, you can join our Sis Boom Pattern Co Facebook Group. Don’t forget to tag us on Facebook and Instagram to show off you Sis Boom creations.