Our lovely sponsor, Fat Quarter Shop, has Amy Butler’s new line, Cameo. This fabric is just lovely, and if you’ve ever sewn with an Amy Butler print then you know that the fabric is high quality and a joy to work with. Here are a few of my favorites from Cameo…
I love the colors in this collection! Which is your favorite?
I hope you’ve had a chance to visit Southern Institute sponsor Marie-Madeline. Marie-Madeline is a wonderful shop offering patterns, fabrics, ready made clothing for little girls and women, as well as aprons and bags. You’ll love the selection of fabric from designers that you already love, and you’ll fall in love with Marie-Madeline’s own collection of sewing patterns.
A little while back the ladies at the shop sent me the Torrance pattern and the fabric that I needed to make this beautiful dress for Abby.
The Torrance has two style options: a twirly tiered dress like the one Abby is wearing, or one with a plain skirt bordered with a darling ruffle. The pattern was well done with clear directions. It does run a bit big though. Abby is a tall (early) 9 year old, but she is wearing the size 7/8 and it fits her generously. She loves it! It twirls fabulously… any dress that does that is a winner in her book! I love the details, like the tie back and the fabric covered buttons. The pattern calls for buttons bigger than these, but I hadn’t planned well and only had this size to cover. I think they still look cute!
Marie-Madeline wants to make one Southern Institute reader very happy with a generous giveaway! They are giving away one pattern of the winner’s choice AND the fabric needed to complete the project!!! Yes, you heard right… everything you need in one giveaway! Have fun browsing the shop and good luck!
FTC regulations require that I let you know that I received the Torrance pattern and fabric from Marie-Madeline, free of charge.