Mar 202014
 

 

OMG .. I love this dress!! I only wish we still had some of the main fabric in the shop.

Oliver + S Rollerskate Dress | Lola Pink Fabrics

The dress is the Rollerskate Dress from Oliver + S. I must confess though  .. I was not a fan of the dress looking at the pattern front. It wasn’t until I started seeing it made that I fell in love. That’s happened with a few of the Oliver + S dresses.

This dress was so easy to make. It’s fully lined which was not a big deal and as with all the Oliver + S patterns, I felt so accomplished after I finished it. The fabric was from the Waterfront Park collection. Even though we don’t have the main print in stock anymore, we do have some other amazing fabrics in that collection.

Want to see it in another print? How amazing is this version from the Gooba Designs blog using the Palos Verdes voiles?!

Mar 192014
 

 

I’m in preppy heaven with the new collection from Michael Miller. The Littles is a great nautical collection in navy, coral, and mint green. The sailboats, the whales, the anchors, and dots are enough to make my preppy heart go crazy!

The Littles by Michael Miller | Lola Pink Fabrics

Check out these adorable dresses made using the Littles fabrics

The Littles from Making It Fun

from Making It Fun

The Littles from Making It Fun

from Making It Fun

 

Love them!

Mar 182014
 

 

This is such a fun and easy dress using a great border print.  Mom used the bodice from the Children’s Corner Paulie  and then gathered a yard of fabric for the skirt. Too easy!

Children's Corner Paulie Bodice| Lola Pink Fabrics

Mom immediately saw bubbles when she looked at this fabric and then we found the perfect goldfish applique to go on it from Applique for Kids.

As soon as we started talking about this project to customers, we sold out of the fabric. We do have another colorway in green though that I think would look adorable with either a frog or turtle applique.

Simply Color by V & Co | Lola Pink Fabrics

And the fabrics on sale :)

 

 

Mar 172014
 

 

If you read my initial post about the new Oliver + S pattern releases, you’ll remember I said that the Hide and Seek dress would probably be one of those dresses that I like but would actually love once I saw it made. I found further evidence of that theory … Probably Actually made the dress and it is awesome.

Oliver + S Hide and Seek dress from Probably Acutally

from Probably Actually blog

I’m thinking of using the Interweave Chambray from Robert Kaufman in Wisteria .. now to figure out what fabric to highlight in the yoke!

I wonder if mom would let me stay home all next week and just sew? Technically I’d be working on samples for the shop ;)

Mar 142014
 

 

Yesterday we posted about the Spring 2014 Oliver + S pattern releases which featured a beautiful, frilly dress, the Garden Party Dress. I loved the pattern at first glance but then fell more in love with it when I saw that the ladies of Probably Actually and Skirt as Top did with it.

Oliver + S Garden Party from Probably Actually

from Probably Actually

Oliver + S Garden Party Dress from Skirt As Top

from Skirt as Top

I love the bold prints paired with the solids .. especially the coral solid. I want to drop all the projects I have going on right now and make this dress!

Both used the Meadow fabrics from Art Gallery. While I absolutely LOVE the prints we got, I wish we had gotten these two prints as well. If we can pre-sell enough of the fabric, I’ll do everything I can to get it in stock. Let me know if you’re interested!

Mar 132014
 

 

Oliver + S just released three new patterns and we are so excited to have them. The first up is the Garden Party Dress + Blouse, a sweet and springy dress. I love the shirring detail on the front. A perfect party dress for the spring and summer.

Oliver + S Garden Party Dress + Blouse | Lola Pink Fabrics

 

Also released is the Hide and Seek Dress + Tunic. I love how the yoke can showcase a favorite fabric. I think this is one of those patterns that I like but then fall in love with once I get it made.

Oliver + S Hide and Seek Dress + Tunic | Lola Pink Fabrics

 

Last but not least is the Lullaby Layette Set which comes in sizes newborn through 24-months. Think really cute onesie made from gorgeous fabrics. They used the Palos Verdes voiles and I can only imagine how soft these are for the baby. What a perfect shower gift!

Oliver + S Lullaby Layette Set | Lola Pink Fabrics

If you haven’t tried the Oliver + S patterns before, I highly suggest you do. Start with some of the easier ones like the Seashore Sundress or Playtime Tunic. Their patterns are so well written and easy to follow. The small details they include make your garment look so well made and take your sewing skills to the next level.

We have all the patterns in PDF format and will be getting the paper versions next week. Send us an email if you’d like us to hold one for you. I personally love the PDF versions .. instant gratification and can print out only the pieces I need without having to mess with all that tissue.