Hello Ollie Blog Tour

Hey everybody. Today is my day on the Hello, Ollie Blog Tour and I am so thrilled to be a part of it. For my part of the tour I made up two dresses in Megan Nielsen’s Sudley dress pattern, one using voile and the other a quilt weight cotton. But before I get ahead of myself let me tell you a little about the fabric and the designer.

Hello, Ollie is designed by Bonnie Christine of Going Home to Roost and this is how she describes her line,

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This fabric is printed by Art Gallery Fabrics and is their first ever organic line!! It’s so beautiful and the same amazing quality that you have come to expect from Art Gallery.

Okay now on to my pieces. The first Sudley I made was in the Sweetly Sings Glimmer in Voile. At first I thought this all over print was a little much for a woman’s dress and it might look a little childlike as well but I was wrong. I have received so many compliments on the piece and it wears like a dream. The soft colours chosen make this fabric allow it to be used for home decor, children’s wear, adult wear and more.

The second Sudley I made was in the woven print Winnow Frock Charmed. I did this one with longer sleeves and shortened the dress a bit and although I could have gone down a size in the voile the woven was a perfect fit.

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This whole collection is so beautiful, feminine and whimsical. I look forward to making some more pieces with the Hello Ollie line and I am always waiting patiently for Bonnie to release her next line as you can tell from my background I truly feel that Bonnie Christine is drawing my surroundings in all of her collections.

Well that’s that. I hope you all enjoyed seeing my pieces and really got to see the versatility of the fabric that you will feel inspired to make something for yourself. If you would like to see more (which I highly recommend) you can see more of the Hello, Ollie blog tour here. If you would love to purchase some of the Hello, Ollie fabric you can head over to our shop, and if you would like to sew up your own Sudley, which I highly recommend as Megan Nielsen patterns are amazing you can check them out here. If you do make something please share it and tag it using #helloolliefabrics.

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xo

Deanne

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