Friday, April 8, 2011

It's a VOILE-i-day!

Despite the fact that I'm so ticked off because it's snowing again, my spirit is soaring. Our advance yardage of Heirloom in the voile substrates showed up on the doorstep this morning, and oh-my-goodness, I'm about to thrust myself into a sewing frenzy! This stuff is absolutely gorgeous, and will look so stunning in the two dress patterns we will be releasing next month at Quilt Market. My head is spinning right now with all kinds of ideas for these prints. I've never actually sewn anything with voile, and now that I have 12 3-yard cuts of this luscious fabric, I know it's not enough for everything I want to do. But, if I have my way, there WILL at least be a family photo shoot (yes Joel, just embrace the experience) with us all dressed in our Easter best, which for this year will include ties, dresses and skirts made out of the voile and cotton prints in the Sapphire colorway. Oooohhh, I can't wait!


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I guess you'll find out whether my persuasive powers will be enough to successfully convince Joel and our four children to cooperate with my photo-shoot plans. If so, I'll be sure to post the results! Until then, I'm hoping we will soon see blossoms outside rather than snow.

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6 comments:

Melissa S. said...

Good luck with the crazy sewing time. I can't wait to see the dress patterns! Hope you get some nice weather.

Rachaeldaisy said...

When I first got a half yard of voile it was so soft and lovely to touch I started using it as a scarf straight away. I didn't even hem it, just sort of tucked it all in. LOL! I can just imagine what beautiful things you'll create. Have fun.

Rachael @ The Little Birdie said...

GORGEOUS!! I am a HUGE fan, but a brand new follower. I just ordered a batch of the Aviary 2 1/2 yards and I am SO pumped!! Always looking forward to new stuff! :)

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Aminta said...

OOOH! SO beautiful! I can imagine your excitement in getting that package. :) I would be elated for sure!
Voile is easy to work with. Reminds me of thin cotton. Of course it has been 18 days since you posted this. How did it work out? I am looking forward to seeing the pictures!
Joy to you each!
Aminta