By now, I think we all know that Deer & Doe create absolutely beautiful and well-designed patterns. Last spring, I had the pleasure of sewing up a beautiful Nenuphar Kimono in collaboration with their spring pattern releases, and this year I was so honored to be asked to participate again! This time around, I had the opportunity to sew up the Agave Skirt. This pattern is really interesting – it is a woven wrap skirt that can be finished with a facing, or made to be reversible. The main pattern feature is an asymmetrical hem line… Which you may notice that my skirt does not have. This lack of the absolute main design feature was not my intention when I began working on this skirt.
Two exciting things are mixed into my blog post today! I’ve recently partnered up with Stylish Fabric, and I am so excited to be sewing with and showing off some of their beautiful fabrics a few times a year. This is my first affiliate post with them, and I’m super excited to tell you a little more about the fabric I worked with. Secondly, but equally important, happy Sew My Style May Reveal Day! This one was quite an intriguing mystery to all of us for the first few months of the year. The Sew My Style Leader team was so excited to work with Deer & Doe by using one of their brand spanking new releases in our plans. I’ve loved seeing the beautiful versions of the Myosotis Dress pop up this month, and I’m excited to share mine with you today.
If you’ve been following along on social media, you’ve probably seen the three new gorgeous patterns that Deer and Doe released at the start of the month! I have been eagerly anticipating the patterns since December, when the leaders of the Sew My Style project decided that we’d be working with Deer & Doe to incorporate one of the new patterns into our challenge. However, I was even more excited when Camille of D&D asked if I’d also be interested in sewing up one of the patterns for a review! I’m excited to share my Nénuphar Jacket today!
When Cottoneer Fabrics asked me if I’d like to sew up one of their fabrics, I was so excited to say yes! Cottoneer is a new US-based online fabric store – their official launch was just under a month ago on January 18th. When the owner contacted me about their upcoming launch, I was so impressed by the collection of fabrics offered through the store. She’s got quite a lovely collection, and stocks some great basics (like pastel denims and stripey knits), as well as a number of lines through some of my favorite fabric manufacturers, such as Art Gallery and Cotton + Steel. You can quickly tell when browsing the shop that she’s thoughtfully selected each fabric she offers, which makes it so much more special. See what I made with my first haul from Cottoneer, and find out how you can win 3 yards of rayon fabric and 1 Deer & Doe pattern!