Monday, May 15, 2017

Sewing: Streamers and Confetti Dresses (Fiesta Fun Fabric Tour)

Here we are with more of the Fiesta Fun fabric. And it really is so much fun. I underestimated the amount I would need to sew with because my girls both wanted it all.

Thanks to Dana for designing this great line of woven, knit and canvas fabric, and for inviting me to try it out for her tour. It was just what I needed to switch gears and sew something for my girls again. I've missed it!

These dresses were both sewn with the Simplicity pattern #8101 by Dottie Angel. I used Fiesta Fun woven fabrics Happy Streamers and Pinata Confetti for the main fabrics with some Mexican Dress Morning for the pocket. I used some fabric from my stash for the borders and then of course some colorful seam binding.

These cute fabrics just demand a party, don't they?

If Dana had designed this line a few years ago I undoubtedly would have purchased bolts of it for my Fiesta birthday party.

Maybe we'll have to plan another.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Sewing: Citrus Sunrise Knits (Fiesta Fun Fabric Tour)

I was so excited when Dana asked me to participate in her Fiesta Fun Fabric tour, because, firstly, I love this fabric! And secondly, I was happy to have a deadline to force a sewing project or two into my schedule.

Who doesn't love this new line? It's really difficult to pick a favorite print. And then there's the whole "knit" or "woven" dilemma.  I decided to use some of each. These prints are so perfectly reminiscent of one of my other favorite fabrics: Mexican oilcloth.

I decided to combine some solid orange knit with these lemon and orange prints and make Scarlett a simple dress. The pattern is the Lyon  Sewing in No Man's Land.  I added the panel on the bottom because I didn't realize both girls would want something from this Citrus knit and I was short on fabric. I love the color blocking.

Tess's top is a riff on a dress pattern from Craftiness is Not Optional, one of my favorites: The Lulu Dress.  I created a high-low hemline because Tess has a few favorite shirts like that.

The tiered skirt was self-drafted. It was so easy and fun I'm wondering why I haven't yet made one for myself! I love this Papel Picado Naranja fabric.

Stay tuned because I couldn't stop sewing with this darling fabric.

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