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

 

Jun 072013
 

At Lola Pink, you know we absolutely love our BERNINAs! We truly believe they are the best sewing machine available. There is such a range of machines each engineered with its own set of features, benefits, and personalities. So much so that we decided our BERNINAs needed names to go along with their unique personalities.

Our machines are named after awesome customers, amazing online friends, fabulous employees, and a couple of four-legged friends. ;) Over the next few weeks, we will be introducing you to all of our BERNINA lovely ladies.

First up is  our BERNINA 215 whom we’ve named Heather.

Hello My Name Is ... Heather

Heather is young, fun, and full of energy. She is absolutely fearless when it comes to crafting! Heather needed a machine that was super user-friendly but sturdy enough to handle any project she could dream up.

The BERNINA 215 is a perfect “Heather” machine. It provides all the basic stitches and switching between them is a breeze. With 9 needle positions, 5.5mm maximum stitch width, and a built-in needle threader, our Heather gets you beautiful BERNINA stitch quality plus perks to make your life easier.

When you are new to sewing, the last thing you want is to have to fight your machine all the time .. especially if you aren’t sure what exactly is wrong! With Heather, you’ll be able to sit down and sew beautifully. No more fighting with your tension dial or struggling to keep your fabric straight. Heather is an awesome entry-level sewing machine!

To learn more, come stop by the shop and test-drive Heather. You can also get links to more information on our website.

Happy Sewing,

Jen

Jun 062013
 

BERNINA has an amazing promotion that just started and runs through Labor Day, September 2nd ~ Give and Get Back.

GIVE-AND-GET-BACK

Basically, you bring in any of your old sewing machines that you have hanging around your house (you know you’ve got one!) and we will get it serviced and donate it to The Sewing Machine Project.

To show our appreciation, we’ll give you a 10% discount off the purchase of a new machine (up to $500). Doing something good + getting something great in return = win/win!

Why not experience optimum stitch control, automatic buttonholes, a wide range of stitches and more? All you have to do is Sew it Forward when you stop in the shop for our Give and Get Back promotion this summer.

The Sewing Machine Project has given over 900 sewing machines since 2005 and continues to work extensively in areas of the Gulf Coast, Mexico, Kosovo and Sri Lanka to mend lives and provide opportunities. The recipients are either individuals or organizations and they are supported with sewing and business education, small business development, creative growth and local community service. The Sewing Machine Project believes that when people grow stronger, so do their communities.

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

 

 

May 132013
 

Coasters Collage

I absolutely adore my new coasters! The embroideries are from the To The Letter design CD from BERNINA. The detail of each letter and the hand-look of the stitches is phenomenal. We’ve made several projects with this particular design package. It’s definitely a shop favorite right now.

Coasters Tsuru

The fabric I used for the back is from the Tsuru collection by Rashida Coleman-Hale. This fabric collection ranks right up there with Kate Spain’s Fandango as one of my all-time favorites. So far I’ve used them for my coasters, made a Washi Dress (photos coming soon), and have some fabric cut for either a Wiksten Tank or other dress … and that’s just a start!

We have the fabric in stock now if you’d like to pick some up for you (before I take it all home with me). If you’d like us to reserve one of the To The Letter CDs for you, just let us know. We’ve been selling out of them and always have more on order. If you’re not local to SW Louisiana, you can pick up a copy of the CD at your local BERNINA dealer.

Happy Sewing,

Jen