Friday, September 3, 2010

New fabric swatch, a pillowcase & request for fabric selection help!

Remember that little contest I held back in July? Well Aubrey AKA Mauby was the winner and she chose a custom design based on my digital scrapbook paper pack, Rough & Tumble! She actually really liked the way the paper pack preview looked, with the patterned stripes, so that's what I used as the basis of the fabric design! Here's the final product! (You can pick some up for yourself at Spoonflower!)

Making this fabric inspired me to finally round out the paper pack and turn it into a full kit, which you can see more about HERE.

Back in May, when I visited a quilt show my little 4-year-old chose some fabric for a new pillowcase. Somehow that little project kept getting forgotten, but no longer! I cut and partially sewed it a few days ago and finished stitching it up today. It has her seal of approval!

The fabrics are all "Spring Meadow" by Cheri Strole. I have a bit left of the main print, about 1/4 yard. and just a bit of the stripe left. It would make a cute t-shirt applique I think!

Have you heard about the about-to-start Sew-Along at Sew Mama Sew? I decided to join in the fun! I received my Oliver + S Jump Rope Dress pattern in the mail yesterday and I'm trying to decide which fabric to use now. I'm determined to use something from my stash because I have way, way too much stocked up! If I don't use all the yards of fabric I've bought to "someday" make an outfit with for my girls, soon they won't want me to make them anything with it! Right now I'm thinking of using a cute floral off-brand I picked up at Hobby Lobby last year or maybe the year before that. I found a photo of the floral on flickr -- click over and let me know what you think! I wonder if it is too busy -- I don't want all the nice Jump Rope dress details to be hidden. I  have enough of a coordinating multicolor dotted fabric to use it for the whole dress and just use a bit of the floral as an accent, but I don't know that my 6yo would be pleased because it's not super-girly.  Now that I'm writing all this out I'm leaning toward setting this fabric to the side making a run for the fabric store for some nice shirting material or a not-at-all busy print like the pink shown HERE. Tell me what you think!


  1. Both would make fun dresses but the details wouldn't get hidden with a less busy print. The floral is great and I'm sure if you don't use it for this, the perfect project will come along!

  2. Love that pillow fabric. It's so fun when little ones get to pick out their fabric. :)