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…
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.
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!
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.
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.
It 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.