Today is my day on the Lulabelle blog tour! And oh my -- Dodi Lee Poulsen created an absolutely gorgeous, fun and whimsical fabric line for Riley Blake Designs. There are three colorways and it was so hard to choose which fabrics I wanted to work with because they are all truly stunning...
I am beyond excited to share my projects with you all and how beautifully this fabric line comes together! And of course you won't want to miss the details for an awesome giveaway of Lulabelle yardage at the end of this post!
For my first dress, I chose the Lulabelle Bowtie in Navy for the bodice and Lulabelle Medallion in Cream for the skirt. When I received the fabrics I knew I wanted to create a Boheme Sky with these two prints. The Boheme Sky pattern is made for knit, but since this line is woven I sized up to get the perfect fit for my niece. I also modified the pattern to include an underskirt with a lace ruffle and a tie on the back bodice. I'll be posting a tutorial on the blog on how to alter the pattern to achieve this look in the next couple weeks (you can sign up for our newsletter to receive the link when the tutorial has been posted).
Definitely one of my favorite photos from the day! Sweet cousins, gorgeous fabrics, lovely dresses and beautiful lighting -- doesn't get much better than that...
I chose Lulabelle Main in Navy, Lulabelle Petal in Mint and used my Wanderer Tunic pattern to create the second dress. I wanted to show off more of the main print so I decided to alter the pattern by lengthening it to create a dress. I also added an elastic casing to cinch in the waist. We will be having a Wanderer Dress Sew Along next week...you can find out more details here.
A special thanks to Dodi for thinking of me to participate in the Lulabelle Blog Tour! I had so much fun creating with this beautiful fabric and the girls absolutely adore their new dresses!
Don't miss out on the great giveaway that Dodi is offering this week. Simply go to www.sashgals.com and leave a comment to win Lulabelle Fat Quarters and/or check out Lulabelle on Instagram @sashgal to win 5, 1/2 yard pieces of Lulabelle. (Rules for the Instagram contest will be posted there.) Contests will end at 12:00PM on Saturday the 14th with Riley Blake doing a wrap up for the tour! Winners will be chosen after the close of the tours. Best of Luck!
Also, don't forget to stop by the other fabulous designers and what they created with the gorgeous Lulabelle fabric by checking out the rest of the blog tour:
Monday - Violette Field Threads
Tuesday - Brownie Goose
Wednesday - Tiny Seamstress
Thursday - Striped Swallow Designs
Friday - Tie Dye Diva
Saturday - Riley Blake Designs
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Independence Day is right around the corner, and so with it comes Wild + Wanderful's Sew Americana Blog Tour! I follow this tour every year, so I'm really excited to be participating in it for the first time.
Nothing says "summer sewing" over here at SSD quite like the Emerie Romper, and wheI think Americana, I think of the peace and love, tie-dye vibe of the 70s. As it turns out, I happen to be a big lover of dying things.