Sep 132013
 

Mom made this sample for the shop using the long-sleeve version of Children’s Corner Jane and the Heather Ross Briar Rose fabrics. Such an adorable dress for Fall!

Children's Corner Jane by Janet @ Lola Pink Fabrics

The instructions for making the long-sleeve Jane can be found on the Children’s Corner blog. The instructions are easy to follow and great for a beginner.

Happy Sewing,

Jen

Sep 122013
 

No lie … this may be the absolute cutest dress I have ever made. I just love it!

Oliver + S Croquet Dress made by Jen @ Lola Pink Fabrics

The style of the Oliver + S Croquet Dress is perfect for these Joel Dewberry prints.

Oliver + S Croquet Dress at Lola Pink Fabrics

I just love the Oliver + S patterns. They are so easy to follow and well written. The finishing details they put into the patterns elevates my sewing level considerably. I always feel a great sense of accomplishment after completing one  of their patterns. If you’ve been intimidated by their patterns in the past, you must come in and let us help find a good one for you to start with. They’ve got several that are geared more towards beginners.

We’ve got the entire collection of Oliver + S patterns available anytime as PDF downloads including their retired patterns you can’t find in paper form anymore. We also have a good selection of their paper patterns in the shop too :)

I’m working on the their Roller Skate Dress now using the new Violet Fields, Waterfront Park fabrics. Stay tuned … this one is turning out super cute too!

Happy Sewing,

Jen

Sep 112013
 

Hello! It’s amazing how fast time seems to be flying these days. We’ve been getting in so many awesome fabrics lately it’s been hard to keep up. We’ve got some great new prints for fall including Acacia by Tula Pink

Acacia by Tula Pink at Lola Pink Fabrics

The raccoon is so stinking cute!!

Acacia by Tula Pink at Lola Pink Fabrics

Mom’s busy working on a sample using fabric from this collection. She using one of the classic Children’s Corner patterns and really making it pop with these modern fabrics. So excited to see it completed.

We also got in the latest from Joel Dewberry, Bungalow. For those who have been in the shop, you’ll know that Joel is one of my absolute FAVORITE fabric designers. There’s just something about his colors and prints that just suck me right in.

Joel Dewberry Bungalow at Lola Pink Fabrics

We’ll have what could possibly be the cutest dress ever that I made using these fabrics on the blog tomorrow. Be sure to check back!

Joel Dewberry Bungalow at Lola Pink Fabrics

Also new is the latest from Felicity Miller, Botanica. The earthy, pale pink color is gorgeous!

Botanica by Felicity Miller at Lola Pink Fabrics

Last but not least are some new school/team-colored chevron prints. Go Saints!!

School Chevrons at Lola Pink FabricsWe have sewing samples like crazy lately. The fabrics have been such an inspiration. I’ve got fabric on the cutting board now ready to go. :)

Hope things are finally settling down from the crazy summer. Be sure to come stop by the shop or visit us online for all the latest and greatest fabrics. Now time to get some fabric cut and a new project started!

Happy Sewing,

Jen

 

May 222013
 

 

Happy Go Lucky by Bonnie & Camille

photo from Camille Roskelley’s blog

It’s a perfect summer day and things are looking up. She can’t help but skip along, not a care in the world. Wearing a beautiful vintage dress with all her favorite colors, lime green flats, a bright red popsicle in hand, under a beautiful aqua sky, she’s happy-go-lucky, and today life couldn’t be any sweeter. Full of cheery dots, stripes, vintage florals and delightful scallops, with happy-go-lucky that beautiful summer day is just a hop, skip, and a jump away!

Happy Go Lucky by Bonnie & Camille

photo from Camille Roskelley’s blog

I spy a BERNINA on her sewing room table!

Happy Go Lucky by Bonnie & Blue

photo from Camille Roskelley’s blog

If you’re a fan of Bonnie & Camille’s, you will absolutely love this new collection. Especially if you still have some prints leftover from her previous collections; they work so well together!

The Happy-G0-Lucky prints and precuts are shipping now!

Looking for more inspiration? Be sure to check out Camille’s blog, Simplify.

Happy Sewing,

Jen

 

 

Feb 082013
 

Give Tula Pink a BERNINA 780 and DesignWorks tools and she will do absolutely amazing things! We’ve done a few things here and there with ours but this girl takes the tools to a whole new level! Check it out …

Tula using the CutWorks tool with fabric …

Tula Pink CutWorks Garland

Tula using the CutWorks tool on wood!! … WOOD!

Tula Pink CutWorks Cards

Tula Pink using the new PaintWorks tool:

Tula Pink PaintWork Pillow

and last but not least … Tula Pink using the 780 embroidery:

Tula Pink Zebra Pillow

I absolutely love how she took one of the ordinary designs that I’ve looked over dozens of times and turned it into something cool! The genius of Tula Pink just blows me away.

We’ve gotten the opportunity to meet her several times at Market and she is one of the sweetest people we’ve met. So friendly and down-to-earth. We’re hoping to get her down to Lola Pink in the near future!

Want to see the 780 and DesignWorks tools in person? Come stop by the shop! The 780 is definitely a Lola Pink favorite.

Now off to play on the 780!!

Jen

Feb 072013
 

We’ve been waiting for this fabric collection for quite some time!

Type by Julia Rothman

Type by Julia Rothman is a playful collection with a soothing color combination and a cool retro vibe. The collection is filled with patterns of vintage typewriters, tossed paper clips, typewriter keys and notepads. Put your thinking cap on, grab a pencil and paper and whip up the perfect project for your home or office.

Type_Collage

If you are not familiar with the talented Ms. Rothman, you’ve got to check out her website. Her designs can be found on everything from wallpaper to temporary tattoos!

There’s also a great free pattern that uses these fabrics. The pattern was designed by the lovely Heather Jones of Olive and Ollie. We’ve got a kit made up and ready to go. As an added bonus, the price marked is 10% off retail!

Typeface Quilt Kit

You’ll definitely be seeing this fabric made in to tote bags, iPhone/iPad cases, and zippered pouches very soon!

Happy Sewing!

Jen

Dec 222012
 

Every year I vow that I will not still be sewing on Christmas Eve but stuff happens and there I am sewing like a mad woman by the light of the Christmas tree. Every. Single. Year. and this year will not be an exception. Oh well, I’ll just start calling it a “tradition” and all will be good.

I think one of the things that trips me up is trying to find things that I want to make. Pinterest has been an incredible help but I still find that I’m Googling tutorials late into the night. Often I will think of an idea but then promptly forget what it was I wanted to make. Isn’t getting old fun?!

I decided I’d start a go-to list of ideas, tutorials, and patterns that make great gifts. Some I’ve made (and loved) before; others I’m sure I will make one day. This list will be ever growing as I find new gift ideas. (I put an * by the ones I’ve made.)

Last Minute Gift Ideas to Sew

 For Kids:For Kids

For Teens:

Gift Ideas for Teens to Sew

For Mom:

Gift Ideas to Make for Mom

For Dad:

Gift Ideas to Make for Dad

Hope this helps give you some ideas as to what you can make last minute for the people in your life. As I said before, this will be an ever growing, ever evolving list. A great reference for when you need to make a gift last minute.

Happy Sewing!

Jen