Quilt Market 2017 Recap - We Made Clothes!
Now I know you don't come here for clothing patterns and that isn't going to change! But, for my first fabric line I wanted to make some clothing with it and I dragged my Mom and Juli right along with me! Juli is an experienced clothing sewist, and my Mom, Kristy, used to sew all her clothes earlier in life. Me on the other hand - I have dabbled and mostly failed, but I was determined! Now here are the clothes we made for the long weekend. (Notice the photos get less planned as the weekend progressed!)
Juli's Day 1 (and day 4) make was an adorable off the shoulder shirt in the Peony Triangle print. She added little pops of the Tangerine Kites print as the sleeve facing, so it shows when she ties the bows. It turned out great!
pattern: McCall's M7543
Kristy's Day 1 make was a fun reversible skirt! She paired a navy tank top with a skirt made with the Graphite Triangle print and a grey chambray. On the reverse side is Peacock Stacks print and teal chambray combination. She is also sporting the beaded necklace I made with all the color skus.
pattern: Osaka by Seamwork
My Day 1 make was a most adventurous endeavor! I made a button-up collarless blouse out of the Raspberry Facades print with a pop of Ocean Windows print on the cuffs. I struggled with the neck area of the pattern, but I paired it with a big pendant and called it a day!
pattern: Aster by Seamwork
We rocked these outfits for our Schoolhouse presentation and then changed into something more comfortable for Sample Spree. My shirt then was on the form under the Groovy Wolf vest for the remainder of the show where no one could see the not-so-perfect neck line!
Juli's Day 2 make was a rocking jean skirt makeover with pops of lace, the Avocado Facades print and the Violet Lanterns print. She paired it with a purple tank top and white jean jacket!
Kristy's Day 2 make was a bright t-shirt! She paired the Citrus Diamonds print with some lime chambray along the bottom and cuffs. She made both the sleeves and shirt body longer to make it her own. To complete her look, she threw on some skinny jeans and tan booties.
pattern: Scout Tee by Grainline
My Day 2 make was a dress pattern I am pretty comfortable with! I made two Fen Dresses for my birthday celebrations earlier this year, so when I started cutting up my Wisteria ZigZags print, I was ready. I added a pop of color with a chunky coral stripe to the pockets and voila!
pattern: Fen Dress by Fancy Tiger Crafts
We took our Day 2 photos in front of a pretty plant wall that was in one of the walkways that connects the convention center to the parking garage. It was our best spot - great background and natural light!
Juli's Day 3 make was an simple blouse top that she made completely her own! She made the top with the Mermaids Window print and added pops of black lace to the middle of the sleeves, the neckline and cuffs! Her ability to manipulate a pattern is amazing!
pattern: Kwik Sew K4159
Kristy's Day 3 make is a true Sass shirt! She used the Tangerine Kites print for the shirt with pops of the Paper Hexagons print as the thick neck band and cuffs. I love this combo. She paired it with grey pants and booties and rocked it!
pattern: Simplicity New Look 6451
My Day 3 make was the Scout Tee, like Kristy's Day 2 top, but I followed the pattern a little more! I am not quite comfortable going off on my own yet! I did add some black linen to the top of the shirt and as sleeves and the Night Arches print for the bottom body. I made this top with the intention of wearing it with my colorful beaded necklace!
pattern: Scout Tee by Grainline
We took our Day 3 photos in another glass tunnel connecting the convention center to a hotel. These pictures got a little goofy and I will share some outtakes in tomorrow's post!
Kristy's Day 4 make is an adorable dress she made with a blue chambray and pops of the Peacock Stacks print as the pockets. Here we are at Starbucks grabbing our afternoon pick-me-up and the pockets were super handy for the bananas!
pattern: Painted Portrait Dress by Anna Maria
My Day 4 make was a fun blouse that will definitely become a summer staple! I used the Grass Hexagons print for the blouse and the Paper ZigZags print for the bias tape that shows a little with the crossover back. I didn't get a single photo of this at Market, but I am sure I will at some point!
pattern: Here & There Blouse by Anna Maria
We snapped a quick Day 4 selfie on the escalators down to the show. I warned you the photos got worse as the show went on! We will try harder next year!