BFF’s in Happy Land

Thanks to our friend Jenny over at Sew Pretty Dresses, we get to admire these sweet BFFs wearing some fabulous Sis Boom Dresses in Happy Land! We’ve got one sweet girl in a Marissa dress, and our other sweet girl donning the Mary’s Fancy Sash dress from Girl’s World! Jenny– you never cease to amaze!

Have a wonderful day everyone!

Love Story

Whenever Tim and Nancy get together to photograph our new fabric lines something magical occurs. Something extraordinary.  I love Tim’s photography and Nancy’s styling is a win win.  There is such an ethereal quality to the photographs and they always allude to story telling.  When we work together my life feels abundant and whole and with direction.  I never know what the result will be but it’s always tremendous and far exceed my wildest dreams.  So here is their niece Mia in the tranquility of the outdoors in her Mary Fancy sash dress from Girls World with their cat Ollie who is never far from the camera lens.  The fabric is Jane in blue and it’s found here!  Thank you Hawthorne Threads!!


Take an Online Sewing Class!

A while back we launched a wonderful online class we Judith Norman & Rick Rack…. welll… It’s back, and it’s better! There are more options this time around! Check it out…

ENCORE presentation of Rick Rack’s popular

Girl’s World “Mary’s Fancy Sash Dress” online sewing class

featuring Sis Boom designer/author Jennifer Paganelli

and sewing expert Dolin O’Shea.

A Special Little Mary

What a special moment this is… brought to us by a very special little girl, Mary, and her very special mother, Michelle from Scenes From The Wild!

The fact that little Mary’s name is the same as our beloved Mary’s Fancy Sash dress from Girl’s World just warms our heart– We are told that Mary has 5 older brothers! Can you believe that!

We love how Mom added a precious little sleeve to the dress and replaced the traditional sash with a wide ribbon. That’s what it’s all about– making it your own and making it shine.

So by now you have heard of Girls World

What we love about Girls World is the versatility of the patterns!!  Long or short, ruffle or no ruffle, it’s up to you!!! Give it what you’ve got.  I just wanted to share these with you. the Agnes Tunic, The Josie dress or the Mary Fancy Sash Dress. Buy the book and have one to wear this weekend.  And please don’t forget to show us!!Tell us your fave!! Gorgeous photos..Tim Geaney!

Rick Rack Cuties!

As registration comes to a close (Hurry up! You’ve still got ’til May 12th to register!!!), we want to thank everyone who has helped this fabulous project come into fruition!

So, a big, heartfelt thank you to all of our fabulous sponsors, to Judith Norman, Dolin O’shea… and last but certainly not least, all of you that have signed up! We are ecstatic to share the Mary Fancy Sash Dress tutorial with you and we know you will love it!

We also wanted to take a special moment to point out all of the cuties on the Rick Rack page wearing the Mary Fancy Sash Dress! Super sweet! Click here to go take a look!

Have a fabulous Saturday!

Monday Mania over at Rick Rack!!

Check this out!.. We love our friends over at Rick Rack.

They’re doing a fabulous giveaway for the 10th and 20th person to register for Jennifer’s online sewing tutorial! See all details below! Fun, Fun, Fun!!!

Be the 10th person to register for Rick Rack’s “Mary’s Fancy Sash Dress” Online Sewing Class ft. Jennifer Paganelli between today and 5:00 PM (PST) Wednesday, April 27, 2011, and WIN a copy of Kathy Cano Murillo’s new book,
Miss Scarlet’s School of Patternless Sewing

miss scarlett's school of patternless sewing

But wait…there’s more!

Be the 20th person to register for Rick Rack’s “Mary’s Fancy Sash Dress” Online Sewing Class ft. Jennifer Paganelli between today and 5:00 PM (PST) Wednesday, April 27, 2011, and WIN a
Sis Boom Apron

sis boom apron pink

CONTEST DEADLINE: 5:00 PM (PST) Wednesday, April 27, 2011

**Rick Rack: Thread Therapy for Sewers affordable online sewing video tutorials are non-refundable.

Girl’s World Headdress

Styled by Nancy Geaney of Dark Horse Farm Designs, and taken by our most fave photog, Tim Geaney these photos beckon that Summer air and green grass. Tim & Nancy’s magic create and capture the most ethereal, most innocent, sweet, beautiful moment with our stunning model at Ambler Farm. These actual photos aren’t in Girl’s World, but they’ve certainly got that awesome vibe.

The headdress is one of the Hadley Headbands you’ll spot in Girl’s World (one of the 21 projects in the book for you to make!)… so special – we just LOVE them!… and the dress that our adorable model is wearing is the Mary’s Fancy Sash Dress!! (the same dress that’s on the cover of Girl’s World!)

A Little Chit-Chat about the Rick Rack Class!!!!

Online sewing class with Jennifer! Comes with signed Girl’s World! Register today!

Ok– so here’s the deal.. this is VERY cool.. We announced this awesome Jennifer Paganelli Sewing Class via Rick Rack both on our blog and in an email blast, but here are some more in depth details for all of you wonderful people out there!!

This is a really awesome concept because anyone, anywhere can access this class.. all you need is that handy dandy computer of yours to download the class!!! The price is great and it includes a whole bunch of awesome stuff, not to mention– a signed copy of Girl’s World!!… PLUS you get to keep the class because you’re downloading it to your computer.. this means you can rewind, fast forward, replay, pause.. yep- it’s that cool!. Keep reading after the photo to get step-by-step details…

So here’s a step-by-step process that we’re going to walk you through.. we had never seen a fabulous offer like this so we want to make sure you all understand how it works.. Please send any questions to Madeline.

1.      Register for Rick Rack’s “Mary’s Fancy Sash Dress” Online Sewing Class ft. Jennifer Paganelli by clicking HERE – sign-up by April 30 in order to receive your book by the class start date of May 15.  Books shipped after April 30 cannot be guaranteed to arrive by the class start date – May 15.  Rick Rack’s “Mary’s Fancy Sash Dress” Online Sewing Class ft. Jennifer Paganelli consists of: (a) an autographed copy of the book, Girl’s World: Twenty-One Sewing Projects to Make for Little Girls; (b) a downloadable “Mary’s Fancy Sash Dress” how to sew video demonstration; (c) a downloadable project instruction sheet w/step-by-step color photos (PDF); (d) a supply list; (e) access to the student-only Jennifer Paganelli/Girl’s World Online Class Store where class supplies (and more) will be available for purchase at 25% off’s already low prices; and (f) a 1-hour live chat with Jennifer Paganelli (Dolin O’Shea will join in to answer any sewing questions concerning the class project ). Registration is open now through May 12, 2011 only at

2.      Within 48 hours of payment confirmation, students will receive an email containing a link to the secured class website and a username and password.  They can access the class website immediately after receiving this email. Inside the secured class website, they will find their downloadable class supply list (PDF) and a link to the Paganelli Girl’s World Online Class store along with a coupon code they are to use to purchase their items.

3.      On May 15, 2011, students will receive an email notifying them that the how to sew “Mary’s Fancy Sash Dress” video demonstration and the project instruction sheet with step-by-step color photographs (PDF) are available for them to watch and download on the secured class website.  They will be able to download the video to their computers for their personal/non-commercial use. The video will be available for download in WMV and Quicktime formats.  They will also receive notice of the date of the 1-hour live chat along with information on how they can participate.

4.      Students will have until midnight (PST) on May 30, 2011 to download all of their class materials (e.g., supply list, how-to video, resource page, project instruction sheet), and shop in the class store.  Access to the secured class website will be denied after midnight (PST), May 30. (The coupon code also expires on May 30, 2011).  Reasonable deadline extensions are available upon request.

5.      Rick Rack’s “Mary’s Fancy Sash Dress” Online Sewing Class ft. Jennifer Paganelli is sponsored by: Janome, Chronicle Books,, Free Spirit Fabrics, Creative Options, and

About Rick Rack: Thread Therapy for Sewers

Rick Rack: Thread Therapy for Sewers offers simple sewing tips and projects for busy women who love to sew.  Their monthly affordable online sewing video tutorials are available exclusively on

“Rick Rack: Thread Therapy for Sewers’ classes feature high quality videos and materials, which are all downloadable.  So, students can complete the class on their own schedule.  Plus, it doesn’t matter if you’re a novice or an advanced sewer; our instructors are extremely knowledgeable and capable of presenting information in a user-friendly manner.  So, by the end of the class, you will know how to complete the project.” – Judith Norman, Creator/Producer, Rick Rack