Biding my time...

If you follow me on Twitter you know that I've been tap, tap, tapping my fingers, twiddling my thumbs and biding my time all this week waiting for the sample yardage of my brand new fabric collection to arrive at my doorstep. Just found out it won't be here today either, so to keep myself from going absolutely nuts, I decided to blog. I figured you wouldn't mind a few sneak peeks...

One of my sweet pattern testers, Anna Garner, from Sweet Dreams Designs, has been sending me test shots of some of my new sewing patterns this week. I love working with Anna because she is fast, thorough and honest (all great qualities to have in a pattern tester, believe me!) Oh, and she just happens to work with some of the best model/photographer teams in the industry, so I always look forward to receiving her photo galleries.

Here's a couple she sent me of my ISABEL pattern. These two photos are courtesy of April of Once in Every Life Photography, www.onceineverylifephotography.com. How cute are these girls? I also love how these photos show that the pattern is perfect for warmer climates, worn on its own, and for cooler climates, layered over stuff (her idea, not mine!) :)

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And here is a little sneak of the testing she did for my AVA pattern. This photo is courtesy of Heidi Baird of Elite Event Images, emmasaxton@gmail.com. I just adore it!

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These and many more will be making it into the booklet pages of my new patterns, debuting this Fall. Stay tuned!

OK, all this talk of fabric has left me wanting to show you a little sneak peek, so here it is:

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This is my largest collection yet... 44 total designs divided into 4 glorious color stories boasting all sorts of winged creatures, colorful flowers and yes, dots, dots, dots! As soon as my fabric gets here and I have the time to shoot it in all it's glory I will do a full reveal, so please keep checking!!

43 comments:

  1. OMG - wow I can't believe you have another gorgeous collection already coming out! IT is so pretty.. I just love everything I'm seeing in that tiny image.

    When does it come to us? tee hee

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  2. OH MY! You're killing me here. The patterns look fabulous and that new line of yours looks freaking AMAZING! I just want to see more, more, more!!!! :) :) :)

    Annie

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  3. New fabric looks great! Can't wait to see it at Market.

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  4. it's so beautiful...those colors make me want to go create something! And I love the Isabel pattern. The sweet little ruffle on the hem is untraditional which makes it unique. Great job!

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  5. ooh ooh, love it all!!! And those are some SWEET photos!!! Kudos to all!

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  6. Oh, the new fabric collection is just gorgeous! Looking forward to seeing it at market in a few weeks!!

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  7. OH-MY-GOSH! That new line....FABULOUS! I can't wait to get my hands on it! Those patterns look fantastic too, I see my niece wearing one of those next summer for sure!
    Cheers,
    Julie

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  8. LOVE the sneak peek at your new fabric- I can't wait to see the whole collection!

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  9. WOW - Flora and Fauna looks amazing!!!!! When is it set to hit the stores - I'm in love already!!

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  10. I am so looking forward to seeing the rest! Thanks for the sneak peak!

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  11. Patty,
    the designs are so cute I love the look of the dresses design. The new Flora and Fauna line is absolutely awesome! I cannot wait to see it in store good luck to you.
    Erika

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  12. Ooo! The birds and the bees and the blooms! I always love your color palettes. Can't wait to get my hands on some of it! Congrats on all your success!

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  13. Patty ~ You've outdone yourself once again! The fabric is gorgeous. Love the prints and colors of the samples you posted so far and can't wait to see the entire collection! Thanks for sharing and keeping us lusting for more!!!

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  14. Oh My Glory! I love them, I can't wait. Oh how I wish I could get into the market to see them all early. I will have to be satisfied with the public part. I look forward to seeing them so much.

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  15. Gorgeous! Just gorgeous!!

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  16. Ack! I love it! I've been wondering when someone was going to hummingbirds. I did a little applique dress a while back with one and I was thinking they should be in a fabric collection...love, Love, LOVE the colors...

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  17. Yummy Patty! Really beautiful!

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  18. Love your new designs and gorgeous colour palette! You told us you were doing something different and I'm enchanted with the result! Can't wait to see the whole line!

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  19. YOU SO ROCK! I just can't wait to get my hands on that! Thanks for sharing your talent, Patty! It's a treat.

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  20. Love the dress styles and the fabric peek! Can't wait to see the whole collection! I want to see what will be gracing the shelves of my shop soon! :)

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  21. Wow love your new fabric. Love purple, love birds, love dots....Can't wait to see more!

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  22. WOW WOW WOW! Thank you all! I never imagined this teensy sneak peek would evoke such LOVE! You've totally made my day. Can't wait to show you the rest...

    patty

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  23. Ahhhh! The new fabric looks fantastic! I can't wait to see more!

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  24. SERIOUSLY FREAKING OUT!!!!!!!!! Can you hear me squeal up here in Canada?!! Oh Patty it's just pure WONDERFUL!

    So excited!

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  25. ROTFL that was me above BTW - Nathan was signed in and it said his name. I'm doing the freaking out!! HAHA

    Daria

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  26. Nicki C K10:29 PM

    oooooh myyyyy gooooodness I LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT!! Oh Patty, the new line is just gorgeous and I can't wait to make those dresses for my daughter! Can't wait to see the rest!! Congrats on all of your success! YOU ROCK!

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  27. The patterns are darling! Hmmm which one to put together first....And the fabric is gorgeous. A blend of MY favorites, dots dots dots and flowers and butterflies. Gorgeous!

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  28. Love the new collection Patty!
    Can't wait to get my hands on some!

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  29. Congratulations, your patterns are adorable, cute little girls and your new fabrics are gorgeous. What I couldn't do with a layered cake or charm pack.

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  30. These look fabulous! I can just here my 2 year old going nuts for the one with bees in it. "Bee, bee, bee". I love them all though

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  31. Oh Patty, all of your collections have been beautiful but I really can't wait for this one. Just stunning. Good luck with your market prep!

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  32. Patty,

    Are you sure Flora and Fauna are fabric? It really looks like Candy to me. ;-)

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    Oh my gosh! The patterns & photos are lovely, of course, and I'm looking forward to making some sweet things for my DD with them. But the new line?!? I think my heart skipped a beat! I can't WAIT to get Flora & Fauna! Simply GORGEOUS!

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  34. I just read your interview on True Up and just wanted to say thank you for sharing so much of what you do! It's inspirational and fun to see where you get your ideas. I knew I liked the Mezzanine line for a reason - I spent a year and a half in France and Belgium and loved all of it! Thanks again!

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  35. I love love love it! Somehow I am not surprised though - can't wait to get my mitts on it!

    Karen

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  36. So pretty Patty!! The colors are wonderful, can't wait to see them in person :) The new patterns are fun too! Such good things to look forward to!

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  37. I'll take one of each!!!!

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  38. I can't wait to get my hands on it all!

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  39. birds & dots... you know how to make a girl happy!!! as for the patterns.. cute & cuter!! i like the layering & seeing the pattern in different sizes.. its hard with kids stuff sometimes to picture something in 2T & 5/6 at the same time!!

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  40. You are so friggin talented!!!

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  41. Thank you all so much! I'm floored by all the wonderful comments. Working right now on some sample sewn items and photos of the actual fabric for the BIG REVEAL... stay tuned! :)

    patty

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  42. These are amazing!! I can think of so many ways to use them!

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  43. Wow, Patty! Such gorgeous new fabric! I absolutely LOVE all of the colorways and it looks like they will all work well intermixed. And you are right, different, but still so you. Fabulous! Congrats!

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