When I saw Alison Glass
carrying around her newest swatches at Spring Quilt Market in Portland, I was tempted to make off with her Circle Print from Clover Sunshine
while she wasn’t looking. Since I know the lovely Alison personally, I simply asked for a little fabric to help her show the world her newest line. It’s so cheerful and beautiful, I knew I needed to make my little niece a Bonnie Dress (coming from me in Spring 2014).
Chelsea sparkles with enthusiasm, so a whimsical print with simple lines is perfect for her. I love the tiny details, and Alison’s line offers a multitude of options to mix it up. (Her line Sun Print coordinates beautifully as well.)
I usually use a ribbon to cinch these princess sleeves, but the Kite Tail print is begging to be a bit of a star so I made my own “ribbon” trim with a tiny bias strip and bow on each little arm. I also made a wide bias hem for a peek of rainbow at the bottom of the skirt. The under collar is my favorite spot for a surprise. I used Corsage.
If you, too, would like the opportunity to get your hands on one of Alison’s prints for your upcoming projects, you can enter a giveaway right here on my blog. Leave a comment telling me which print you would like to win. Alison will send you 2 1/2 yards of the print you choose. If you follow me on Instagram
, you can earn a second entry. Just post that in your comment as well. The giveaway here closes on Monday, September 22, when I return from Disney World with my Ella and her cousins.
In addition, Alison
is very generously offering up a fat quarter of each and every one of her recent and upcoming fabrics! Hop on over to her blog
for a chance to win (and make sure to follow her @alisonglass on Instagram to see all her pretty fabric previews!)
Group 1 – Feathers, Text, Party Streamer
Group 2 – Feathers Quilt Pattern
Group 3 – Clover Sunshine
Group 4 – Corsage, Bike Path, X & +