Friday, 28 March 2014

Spring sewing inspiration

Good morning! Blimey, the past two weeks have been busy, busy, busy, but all the action has been behind the scenes, so there's not much to show for it I'm afraid. First of all I've been pattern testing for two different companies, which has been really exciting. I love pattern testing, it's such a privilege to get a glimpse of an idea at the testing stages and such a thrill when all the different elements of a pattern slot together successfully. Both patterns should be released within the next few weeks and I can't wait to share my versions with you.

I've also been working on a large bag order for Rosy Rosie, which has kept me out of trouble. Shopping bags, drawstring bags, wash bags, make-up bags, you name it, I've been making them. 


Anyway, once my bag making and pattern testing duties were finished, I had a bit of time to scour Pinterest looking for spring sewing inspiration. That's when I discovered the new Kate Spade Capri Collection and nearly cried on the spot - it's all absolutely PERFECT.  And before you ask, no, I have no affiliation with Kate Spade whatsoever (if only!) - I've just fallen hard for her latest collection.  But if you happen to be married to me and you're reading this, my birthday is only a few weeks away! Just saying…

I seriously covet these Riviera style sweaters. Look at the little bow on the neck and the sleeve detail on this striped top…..




….and the lemons on the front of this one….





She's used a few different colours throughout - some blues and corals - but as you've probably guessed,  it's the yellow and white pieces which jump out at me. There's something wonderfully summery about that particular colour combination - just look at this gorgeous fifties style lemon print dress! Anybody seen any lemon fabric on their travels?!!




 Oh yes, mustn't forget the bags!!…..







I'm definitely smitten! Have a great weekend. x










27 comments:

  1. oh the shape of the lemon dress is really like the Gather Mortmain! michael miller has lemon print fabric if you don't mind quilting cotton! http://www.michaelmillerfabrics.com/citrus-tree.html

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    1. Oooh thanks for the lemon fabric link. I've just been sent the Mortmain pattern too, so watch this space! x

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  2. Oh wow! That lemon dress is gorgeous. I love Kate Spade too. I've never seen anything of hers that doesn't work. Actual genius.

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  3. Lemonnnssss!! Oh so refreshing and summery. Come on summer, hurry up!

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  4. Ooo, I love the lemons! I have some lemon fabric with a black background in my stash just waiting to become a dress. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. You're welcome! Go forth and make a lemon dress. x

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  5. Gorgeous! And so summery! These are lovely. I don't blame you for falling hard!

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  6. that second bag is just perfect! I need it for my summer! I'm having a real lemon/yellow phase at the moment, I love all these things..

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  7. I have wanted a lemon print dress for ages!

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    1. I really, really want one too now! x

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  8. I'm smitten, too! I need all of the above!!! :)

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  9. Gah! I love everything about this collection... the limone theme is inspired! xx

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  10. They are so sweet!! See, yellow is calling out to you ...

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  11. Lemons will always make me think of living in Spain, which will always make me think of long hot summers. You must revel in lemon darl.

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    1. I WILL revel in lemons, I'm becoming a bit obsessed now! x

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  12. The lemon print dress is lovely, can't help with lemon print fabric though. Would like to find some myself :)

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  13. Love the lemon print, perfect for summer. The fabric reminds me of the oranges and lemons print dress (Cambie?) that Didyoumakethat? made.

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    1. Ah thanks for reminding me of Karen's wonderful Cambie dress. Just been stalking it on her blog and her fabric features oranges, lemons AND limes! x

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  14. Yeah. If you find lemon fabric you let me know, yeah? I need that dress!

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    1. See two comments below…. I've also found a supplier for the Michael Miller lemon fabric, will email you. You've GOT to make a dress with lemons on it Roisin! xx

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  15. Love the lemon dress! Also the little green owls on the top of your wash bag pile.

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    1. It's fab isn't it? I have more of that green owl fabric if you ever need a wash bag! x

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  16. http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/950511 Lovely lemon fabric :)

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    1. Oh. My. God. That's it!! That's the perfect lemon fabric!! Right, a couple of metres of that is going straight onto my birthday list. Thank you so much. xx

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  17. You sound super busy, in a good way and love, love, love the Kate Spade which I thank you for bringing to my attention (my husband and bank balance may not thank you - hee hee!). Bethx

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  18. I love that stack of finished bags - You have been sew busy!

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  19. Oh I love these lemon prints. I've just bought a lemon print shirt dress from Tu at Sainsbury's, which will hopefully steer me away from deciding that I *need* any of these, though.

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