My Dear Deer Dress

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When Katarina Roccella released her fabric line Blithe I was smitten. Rich purples and teals softened with corals, golds and greys. It’s an absolutely beautiful collection that can be worn in all 4 Canadian seasons. All of the prints are so reminiscent of the woods and how magical they can be. I have a few pieces from this collection that I am working on a few dresses, something with the linen and of course my dear deer dress.strike-offs

With the dear print I wanted to make sure I chose a pattern that would show off the beautfiul fabric without making it look to childish or like a giant cat sweater. If you know what I mean. I have had Cali Faye’s gardenia dress pattern in my cart for some time and thought this would be a great dress to pair it with. It’s perfect. It’s an everyday tunic dress that I could dress up or down.

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It’s a relatively easy sew although I did get my back pieces mixed up with my front and that was a pain to unpick without damaging the knit too much. So note to self next time mark your pieces on this dress as it can be deceiving especially if it’s not a one directional print.

Besides the pattern let’s talk more about the fabric. I love it! Have I said that already. It’s a subtle all over print of deers and teal and floral headbands just some of my favorite colours and images.

What do you think? Have you sewn with any of the Blithe fabrics? If not head on over to Katarinas blog and follow along as she has a tour going on with this line and it’s featuring tons of amazing makers. It’s already started and I am one of the makers too. This isn’t my piece for the tour I just thought it would be a good intro. I will save my piece till my day. So get some inspiration here you can find fabric here and grab a Cali Faye pattern here.

Xo

Deanne

 

WEST Supply Sale

Come on down for a WEST-style supply sale! Crafts supplies, large and small storage pieces, and display items, with hand maker tools to boot. All ready to be scooped up to join a new home. Join WESTies who are ready to destash their excess supplies that have helped them create, over the years! Consider this a yard sale for friendly hand-makers!
Free admission
Bring your own shopping bags so you can cart home all your treasure!!

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Coming up this weekend I am taking Boreal Fabrics on the road. I am heading to the big ol city of Winnipeg on Saturday, February 18 for the W.E.S.T Supply Sale. I will be selling Art Gallery Fabrics and Birch Fabrics by the yard there as well I will have a few baskets full of odds and ends from my personal stash. This is a great sale to check out if your a crafter or a fabric lover (hoarder) as most of the people that will be attending sell online and it’s really nice to get out and see product and feel it. Anyways that’s where you’ll find me so check out the link above and you can see a bit of what will be available at this sale and you can keep up to date with all things WEST.

 

Garden Dreamer Knits

Yesterday was a busy day around these parts. Several packages showed up with beautiful fabric in them and quite a bit of fabric headed out to all you lovely sewers. I just wanted to take a moment and let you know about some of the fabric I got in.

Garden Dreamer by Maureen Cracknell. Currently I only brought in knits but if there is a woven you are looking to get in feel free to shoot me a message and I can have ordered asap for you. Now onto the fabric.

“Botanical dreams come to life with sweet bouquets and dainty blooms splashed with luminous color. The child-like wonder of verdant flower fields is highlighted with sky blue, coral pinks, and dusty jade as garden memories linger.”

Of course Maureen and all of her talented friends have already started making pieces using this gorgeous line of fabric and you can check most of them out on instagram just search #gardendreamerfabrics. Here are some of Maureen’s projects she has been working on with her wovens.

Her QAYG stockings are just amazing! If you don’t know what QAYG is you can check out Maureen’s craftsy class. It’s great for all levels of learners. You learn how to quilt as you go and use up every single scrap piece of fabric while your working with it. I have taken this course a while back and it has come in handy when I want to whip up quick quilted gifts.

Here is another on of her QAYG pieces and this time its her herringbone quilt. Don’t you just love this fabric. I am feeling all warm and ready for spring already.

This line has been printed by Art Gallery Fabrics using 100% premium PiMA fabrics. I have been sewing with AGF for quite some time and have now been selling for almost 2 years and there attention to detail and quality is incredible. Plus they have an amazing designers who create current on trend pieces that can be used for baby, home, apparel and more.

And now here is the entire collection which one is your favorite?

Don’t you just wish you could have them all? I know I do. Loving these prints head on over to my shop and get yourself some Garden Dreamer knits today or let me know which other prints you would like to see in the shop.

Looking for some great patterns that would suit these knits. Check out the Megan Nielsen Briar Top in either the adult or kids version. The Megan Nielsen Leggings would be great with these knits too! Or how about sew up some lovely dresses the Moneta and Myrtle work well for AGF knit fabrics.

So have fun shopping and let me know how do you like sewing with Art Gallery knits? Which Garden Dreamer print is your fav? Oh yea and because it’s the holiday season I am throwing in a lovely gift with every purchase of $75 or more from now till Christmas.

Happy Sewing.

Deanne

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