I am participating in the blog hop for the new line, Roam, by the talented ladies of Hawthorne Threads. I think the line has many beautiful designs to choose from. The fabric is digitally printed so it will never be out of print, which is nice. The color palette of the line has rich earthy tones, just what I like. It will look equally good in quilts or clothing items. For my project I chose the Buffalo Plain in Midnight.a Rafflecopter giveaway
If everything goes according to the plan (fingers and toes crossed) it should be done and ready for testing in about two weeks.
I made two, well, three things for the tour. Let's talk about the dress first. This is the new pattern I am working on. I hoped to be done before the tour, but a combination of several factors, including a hurt shoulder, made it impossible. This particular option has long sleeves, pleated front and a collar. The pattern is graded and so far I am happy with the results. I am sure testing will reveal things to be changed, but I am hoping they will be minor.
My inspiration was the 60s era. My hope was for a classic dress with modern elements, that's comfortable for a playground, but also dressy enough for a special occasion. It comes in sizes 2-12 and includes several sleeve options. It can also be made sleeveless and without a collar. Don't you think the buffalo plaid is perfect for it. I love how it turned out.
When the package came, there was also a strip of fabric with the Winter Fawn designs printed on it. I thought it would make a cute bubble skirt. I am partial to bubble skirts on little girls, I think they are adorable. Besides, Evelyn is heavily into skirts nowadays.
For the photoshoot we went to a local gallery of modern art. It's quite big and well known. This was a bit funny. They are building a new wing, and the wall of windows facing the construction was tinted so you can't see through, except for two circles. What a genius idea, looks intriguing and cool, but there is nothing more then a construction site to see.
I used this method to make the skirt. It's by far the fastest and easiest way to make a bubble skirt. It takes 20 minutes tops from start to finish. Trust me. :)
I used and Ottobre pattern (6/2013, #14) to make the shirt. The frill of course was made from the woven fabric, so I lowered the neckline by about 1 cm (3/8 in), basted it on and tried it on Evelyn to make sure her head could go through. The knit came from my stash, it's very soft.
The girls really enjoyed the museum. Even though some of the art pieces were perplexing to me, I really would like to go back. It was a nice place to take pictures, since the kids were preoccupied, but the light was horrid. It was dark, I had to crank up ISO to some ridiculous number and shoot wide open. The lighting above the paintings casted hard shadows. But I am running out of places to take pictures during winter. Any ideas?
This was the wall paper in the coat room. Pretty cool, ha.
Thank you so much for inviting me to participate. Check out the Roam line HERE. And check out the talented line up for the tour.
And now comes the fun part! The giveaway! Win a Dawn Fat Quarter Bundle from Hawthorne threads! Yeah!