Katarina Roccella- Blithe Blog Tour

aneweh4a9419How exciting and amazing have all of these creations been so far on the Blithe Blog Tour, right??!!! I am impressed and inspired by each one. One of these days I am going to let go of my fear of quilting and MAKE A QUILT! I don’t know how many times I hear from Quilters how scared they are to sew an article of clothing. I guess we all have our vices??
Anyways, today is mine and my sewing bestie Cassie’s day to share our creations for the Blithe Blog Tour!

Katarina has done it again (and again and again and again with Art Gallery Fabric)! She has such a passion and an eye for detail it is hard not to fall in love with each collection she releases. To me, Blithe encompass Natures’ beauty in Fall and Winter time. I can’t wait to see what she has up her sleeve for your next collection!!

For the Blog Tour Cassie and I happen to be up in Big Bear at the same time so we decided what better place to do a photoshoot. Don’t worry kids, you can brave 30 degree weather for your Mothers crazy ideas. LOL
I prepped my daughter by showing her photos of Joyfolie models in the snow. I think it actually helped. Hehehehe #momfail

For the dress I used the Magnolia Dress from Little Lizard King. I used the knit in Bird Songs Sun.

aneweh4a9425

Fabric print:Bird Songs Sun in Knit

aneweh4a9498

Fabric print: Bows in Silence in Knit

aneweh4a9559

Fabric Print: Bows in Silence, Bird Songs Sun and Dear Deer Teal in Knit

aneweh4a9374

aneweh4a9697

aneweh4a9676

Thank you so much for taking the time to read my blog! Please sure to follow along the Blithe Blog Tour on Katarina’s Instagram page.

If you have not check out yesterday post, check out Sue’s Blog! 

aneweh4a9476

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

 

Boardwalk Delight Fabric Blog Tour

BWD 8

We started off and ended our summer with Dana’s, from MADE, first fabric collection with Art Gallery Fabrics. We had a photoshoot to kick off the summer for the Boardwalk Delight lookbook and now bring the summer to a close by blogging and sharing even more photos from that great day!! Boardwalk Delight fabric should be the official fabric of summer! Funny story, when I was sewing with this collection for the first time I was starring at the I Scream, You Scream so much I had to take a break and take the kids to get some ice cream! Nothing wrong with that right?

I had the opportunity to spend time with Dana, she is exactly how I envisioned her. She is creative, inspiring, kind heart and energetic!  I have been a HUGE fan of Dana’s blog for years now. It was actually the first blog I ever followed.

For this photo shoot I had the opportunity to collaborate with Cassie from Little Lizard King. Our families have become closer over the last few months so we will cherish these photos for a lifetime.

 

NEWEH4A7029 copy

(Dress pattern: Violette Field Threads Madison Top Pattern: NewHorizonsDesigns  Offbeat Oxford)

Fabric on Her:

Eat it all and Ice Cream Shop

Fabric on Him:

I scream, You scream and Eat it all

The kids had a blast playing on the Boardwalk and riding all the rides!!! I don’t blame them they got to eat ice cream and jump on all the rides!

Fabric from left to right:

Sprinkles and Busy Beach

I scream, you scream and Eat it All

Twinkle Lights and Eat it All

(Top Pattern: Cali Faye Valley Blouse and MADE Kid Shorts)

Fabric on Her:

Flavor of the Day and Soda Straws

Fabric on Him:

I scream, You scream and Eat it Al

BWD 5

Just look at all those yummy colors and prints! If you are looking for more inspiration check out MADE blog and Art Gallery Fabrics Lookbook.

NEWEH4A6984 copy

NEWEH4A6918 copy

(Look closely into his sunglass! What do you see?)

NEWEH4A8178 copy.jpg

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the last few days of hot weather!!!

xoxo,

Alexis

Little Lizard King- Sewalong -Day 4

Hello Ladies!! I hope you have been sharing on LLK Cafe Facebook page. I know I am loving what everyone is doing. Ok day 4 – we are going to Work on the Skirt

(Sorry for the quality of pics- working late at night with  no good lighting)

Skirt: Option: adding a ruffle- see pattern instructions.

27) Grab the 2 skirt pieces  you cut on day 1 and fold each in half widthwise. Right sides together.

IMG_1172

28)You will now need to use either a measuring tape or ruler and a fabric pen to cut the circle skirt from the fabric you just folded in half. Use the Skirt Length measurement found on the Measurement Chart (page 3). For example I am making a size 7/8- my skirt length needs to be 22″. Using a fabric pen and ruler or tape measure start at the top corner of the folded fabric and mark the required skirt length. Make several marks and then connect them to make a curved line.

IMG_1174 IMG_1178

IMG_1182 IMG_1183

IMG_1184 IMG_1186

IMG_1187 IMG_1180

 

29)Cut Curved line

IMG_1188

30) Now Grab your pattern piece . place on top corner and cut. ***Important to be exact cuts so that it will align with your beautiful top properly.

IMG_1189 IMG_1196

31)Bring the two half circle skirt and place then right side together and sew along both raw edges. 1/2″ SA. Serge edges or zig zag or pinking shears if you do not have a serger.

IMG_1199

32)Serge bottom of skirt and hem. If you do not have a serger fold over a 1/4″ and fold over again 1/4″ to enclose raw edge. option: rolled hem, ruffled edge – see pattern instructions

**Now is the chance to add options like Ric Rac or Ruffle – See instruction for more details,

Alright ladies that is it for day 4!

I will see you back for tomorrow for day 5 and we will attach the skirt to the bodice. -Alexis