Christmas Blog Tour

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So excited to be joining some awesome pattern companies in celebrating the season with sewing!  As usual, the amazing Riley Blake Fabrics were willing to help us out, and supplied us with some beautiful fabric samples!


I chose the Woodland Spring collection by Dani.  The texture of these fabrics are unbelievable!  So soft and comfy!  The Navy solid has a bit of a glossy, shine to it.  Think glossy versus matte pictures.

Now, onto the FooFoo patterns I chose…

it was a mash up of Evaline Pintucks and Roses and the Cinnamon and Sugar!

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I’m super excited about how this mash up turned out!  The Cinnamon and Sugar bodice is seriously dreamy!  The construction is so easy and the pay off is big!  I opted to leave it basic and didn’t add buttons.  You can do this by sewing a few snaps into the inside of the double breasted flaps.

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A monogram or applique would be beautiful in this spot!

The construction was a bit tricky because the Cinnamon and Sugar dress has a skirt that opens with the bodice.  Since the Evaline skirt is one constant circle, I had to size up so that it would be easy to get on and off.  It worked like a dream!

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Now for Evaline…is she not gorgeous?  Those pintucks are  simply precious! Such an easy detail that looks like it takes way more time than it does.  The rich colors and sweet animals in these fabrics are perfect for the cooler weather.

I also switched up the ruffle on the bottom of Evaline and used just a basic border.  I simply measured the bottom of my finished skirt, added a seam allowance, and made the border to fit.  You attach just like you would the ruffle.

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Sometimes I don’t love a sash, but this coordinating print was the perfect touch.  Also, because I sized up the bodice there was  a lot of room in the waist.  The sash pulled the waist in and made it more fitted.

Christmas hop 1It is the perfect combination of FooFoo Threads and Riley Blake fabrics.  Combined with a warm Mississippi Christmas, and we are ready for the holidays!

Thanks for joining us on the tour!  Hope you will visit the next stops along the way.

Tour Schedule
December 9, 2015- Izzy&Ivy
December 10, 2015- Greenstyle Creations
December 11, 2015- FooFoo Threads
December 14, 2015- Little Lizard King
December 15, 2015- brownie-goose
December 16, 2015- Made For Mermaids


Danielle from Whimsical Fabric is offering our blog readers 10% off regular and clearance priced items! The coupon code is HOLIDAY and the coupon is good from Tuesday, December 8th through Sunday, December 20th. Her site is
Don’t forget our giveaway going on this week!  Enter below!

Riley Blake’s Knit LOVE Blog Tour


Wow!!  How excited are we about the invitation to participate in Riley Blake’s Knit Love Blog Tour?  FooFoo Threads is continually growing, and we are so excited about the chance to team up with such an amazing fabric company.  I mean seriously, how many of their fabrics do you have hiding in your stash?  I know I have several, BUT this was my first time working with their knits.  I was not disappointed!  They are medium weight, super soft, and very forgiving in the stretch factor. Perfect for many FooFoo Threads projects.


As soon as the invite was extended, I went to digging around in their knits section on their website.  So many gorgeous prints to choose from, but here at FooFoo Threads we hold a special place in our hearts for floral prints.  So, it was only natural that I was drawn to the Cottage Garden collection.  I chose the Cottage Main print in the teal color way.  Pictures can not even express how gorgeous this knit is in person!  I then was on the hunt for a fun coordinate. The coordinates in the Cottage Garden line are beautiful, but a bit too modern for my taste.  I stumbled upon this dreamy houndstooth and without hesitation I knew it was perfect! I mean, I do live in the south…what southerner doesn’t love houndstooth?


I will be the first to tell you that FooFoo Thread’s patterns are perfect for teaching you to sew with knits.  I know this because it was Jocelyn’s patterns that taught ME to sew with the “dreaded” knits.  I avoided them like the plague for years, and after sewing my first Four Season’s Dress I was left asking myself why I hadn’t tried sewing with knits sooner.  If you are scared or nervous DO NOT be!  The two patterns I used here are the Cricket Top and Strawberry Fields.  You can not go wrong with either of these, and they will give you a great start to sewing with your first knits.

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My little is a complete tomboy!  She adores clothes that are comfy and allow her room to run and play.  In fact, I will now need a new pair of pink Converse tennis shoes to complete this outfit.  It was a no brainer for me to make her a pair of Strawberry Fields in the shorts length.  There are several options for these. You can have one, two or three layers of ruffles. Ruffles can be regular or extra full.  You then can choose from shorts or capris, but Jocelyn didn’t stop there, she includes a tutorial for creating the pants length as well.

Now, let’s talk Cricket….the ruched sides, the ruffle, and the bib.  What’s not to love?  Seriously, it is the details of this simple top that make it so charming.  Again, the options are endless on this one as well.  It will be worn a lot this summer I can assure you!

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I’d say that FooFoo Threads patterns and Riley Blake knits are a perfect pair!

Remember we always have a buy two get one free in our shop! That means if you grab the Cricket top and Strawberry Fields today, you can pick another pattern free!

Keeping it FooFoo,


Be sure to stop by the Knit LOVE Blog Tour and check out the other amazing participants!

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Ruffles, Ruffles and More Ruffles

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One of the trademarks of FooFoo Threads Patterns are the ruffles!  The more the better! However, some of us are scared of the time and energy ruffles sometimes require.  Although we like the big results, we don’t always like the time involved in such precious pretties.

So, you’re in luck, we asked Amanda Rogers with Scarlett’s Hallow to show us how to use our sergers to save TONS of time and energy!  You will not believe how quick and easy this is going to be! Check out the video and let us know how it goes when you give it a try.  Enjoy!

A NEW Blog and NEW Releases

We are so very excited to finally be launching out into the blogging world!  We are hoping this blog will be a tool to keep you informed on all things FooFoo while also providing some fun inspiration for your sewing endeavors.  Be on the look out for new patterns, tutorials, and hopefully even some guest bloggers.

At FooFoo Threads we strive to provide beautiful, girly patterns that are written in a way that all levels of sewist can jump on board and create beautiful things for the little girls in their lives. Hopefully,  you will fall in love and  start sewing with FooFoo today! Now onto the brand new releases…

It has been a busy few weeks at FooFoo Threads!  This Monday, we released three new patterns to the shop: Adeline, Lily Mae, and Angelina.


If you recall, we participated in the Bundle UP sale over at Pattern Revolution in the month of January.  It was then that the new Adeline Cardigan and Dress was introduced.  However, it wasn’t available through our shop until this week.

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Adeline is a primarily knit pattern with lots of options.  Designed for the beginner/intermediate sewist and the size range starts at 0-3 months ending at size 10.  We love versatile in our house, so I know you will love the different sleeve lengths it offers.  Also, who doesn’t love a Peter Pan collar?  It is totally my favorite touch of the pattern.  Not only will this pattern last every season as a cardigan, but check out the dress length option with a peplum style skirt.


You can find this pattern listed in the shop for $8.75.

The next big release was the gorgeous Lily Mae!  From the very beginning this pattern got a lot of attention as soon as it was introduced in the FooFoo Threads Enthusiast Facebook group.  In pure FooFoo style, this pattern offers BIG results and lots of ruffles.  The distinct ruffle inset on the skirt makes this dress a show stopper.  Lily Mae3As always, the instructions are written for various sewing abilities.  The suggested skill level for this pattern is advanced beginner through intermediate.  Lots of people are always asking about the elastic options on the back of many of  the bodices.  Jocelyn always includes instructions for shirring as well as elastic casings.

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This pattern includes sizes 3-6 months through size 10.  It is listed at $8.75 as well.

Last but not least was the Angelina Tutu Skirt.  Many of you will recognize this pattern since it has been in the shop for a while.  However, it has been given a makeover and now includes five additional sizes.  Ranging in sizes 6-12 months through 12 girls, this will be a pattern that can grow with your little one.


Now, my very favorite part about his skirt is the options!  You will see most people use the tulle ruffle option the most.  I on the other hand love all things lace!  Check out these pictures from ladies that used lace instead of tulle.

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It doesn’t get more girly than this darling little skirt.  You can pick it up in the shop now for $8.25.

Many fun things already in the works for next month!  Be sure to stop back by as we will be adding new posts to the blog weekly.

Keeping it FooFoo,