Friday, May 8, 2009

To market, to market...

The Spring International Quilt Market is just around the corner and that means sewing lots of samples! So here are the samples I mailed off yesterday, after taking these pictures in the rain... Here is a Miss Lily, and a Miss Madeline with no apron. Pretty bright and sassy huh? I always try to send some brighter fabrics and some that are a little more muted, so this is the bright set.
This set turned out so cute in these sweet muted colors. I wish I had a better picture but it was just sooo gloomy out when I was taking these, and I was too late to hold them another day to wait on sunshine.... Maybe when they make it back from market I will get a few good pictures.
Did you notice that Miss Molly? Ruffle piping! Is that the cutest or what!? I have been wanting to try this with Miss Molly for forever but I just never did it, so when market sewing came up I decided to give it a go and WOW. I just love it! It accents the curved bodice perfectly and adds such a girly touch, not to mention the fact that it allows you to squeeze one more fabric choice into this sweet dress. I don't have a ruffler foot but I think it would have been a lot faster if I had one. You know...now that I think about it, it seems like I may have gotten one in an old box of sewing stuff from my Nanny....I need to check on that!
On the Miss Madeline I used already pintucked fabric for the apron (cheater cheater punkin eater), it gave the dress such a nice vintage/heirloom touch without all the work of actually having to pintuck! Gotta love short-cuts.
Then there is the Miss Iris. This pattern should be ready in the next few weeks. I know it's later than I promised, but life gets in the way every now and then. I'm sure you know alllll about that.
Well that's all for the market post! Oh! And since I haven't mentioned this here before I also wanted to let ya know that we do (WE being Ben and I, he's my faithful employee) accept co-op and wholesale orders. So if your local shop doesn't have our patterns yet, tell them about us! And in case I'm not back before then: Happy Mothers Day! I hope all you mamas out there have a wonderful weekend!
xoxo,
Samantha

12 comments:

kris said...

wow, love the ruffle piping!! i'm so trying this on my next molly!!! love them all, great choices on fabrics!

U Name It! said...

You are so very talented! I love looking at everything you do. I've learned a thing or two from your site.

Dawn said...

Sam, everything looks amazing!!!! Now get some rest.

Bari said...

Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

susan@tickledpaisley said...

Wow! These are just gorgeous!!!

ezeldabeth said...

those are just fabulous!

Beach Mama said...

Absolutely B-E-A-T-I-F-U-L!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

jenn said...

How beautiful~you did such a great job!!!
Jenn

Molly said...

Wow! So pretty...LOVE LOVE LOVE those bright fabrics in the first picture! Your flower clothes pins are adorable, too. Where did you get those? Or did you make them? Have a Happy Mother's Day!

P.S. I cracked up in the other post about Ben being your faithful employee...hope you pay him well! :)

Anonymous said...

They are ALL Gorgeous! What is the name of the fabric you used on the very top picture (with the pink butterflies)? It is beautiful!

Angela Neil said...

Love the ruffle piping - but I've done it before so I'm glad you'll have a tutorial up soon! I like the Miss Iris dress too - can't wait to sew one for my daughter, Serenity! She'll love it!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the prettiest dress ever..I'll be blogging about it soon...You have wonderful designs my friend...thanks for sharing them with the world..xoxoxo