Sewing for Birch Organic Fabrics

Wow, this last week was probably one of the busiest I have had in a long time with all sorts of things going on……….whew, I’m exhausted just thinking about it. One of the projects on my to-do list was to finish some garments I designed for the Birch Organic Fabrics booth for International Quilt Market (which takes place in Houston at the end of the month).

Cynthia, the owner of Birch, sent me four different prints to work with and I honestly had no idea which fabrics she would be sending. It made it kind of fun……I’m so used to picking my own fabrics for specific designs, but this time it was the other way around.

I love working with the Birch Fabrics, they are absolutely lovely. Here are some of the pieces I created for them……

Isn’t this fabric the cutest? I couldn’t get enough of this one when it arrived in the mail. I have a few scrap pieces left of this print and I definitely think it will be added onto some of Mr. Caspian’s clothing. This line called ‘Camp Sur‘ and has a bunch of really great prints!

The shorts romper in the picture is my Run Around Romper pattern for boys and girls. 
This is my Janey Jumper pattern with a ruffle down the front. I have had this vintage trim in my stash for a long time and I was so excited when I saw how perfectly it went with this fabric. In case you can’t tell from the pictures, the blue fabric has little fish on it…..too cute!

I wanted to use the camper fabric on a girls dress because I think the logical choice would be for a boy, but I actually love the way this works for a girl. It’s kind of a boutique, boho vibe (or at least that’s what I was going for).

And then again, I decided to use this otherwise ‘boy’ fabric for a girl twirl dress. This is my Charlotte Apron Dress pattern without the apron. The skirt was shortened and I added a ruffle around the bottom. The light blue and cream fabric looks like tree bark……it’s really neat. I also embellished the bodice with some vintage crochet trim, lace and buttons. This fabric line is called ‘Camp Modern‘.

I can’t wait to visit the Birch Fabrics booth at Quilt Market in Houston, TX. It will never get old seeing my pieces on display. It is such a honor to work with some of these great fabric manufacturers and I still can’t believe they ask ‘little ole me’ to create pieces for them.

By the way…… anyone else planning on attending International Quilt Market at the end of the month? 
It is a trade show and not open to the general public, but if you plan to be there, let me know. And if you see a mom (Grandma Jane) and daughter (me) duo walking around the convention center with their ‘The Cottage Mama’ bags, stop us and say hello……we would love to meet you!

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  1. Birch Fabrics will love what you did with their fabric.

  2. So thrilled to get to be in the booth with ya again this year m’dear! So fun!!! Your goodies turned out amazing as per usual!!!! So cute!!! Wish I could go with you. I’ll be there in spring though…..xoxox

  3. Beautiful clothes! What a seamstess you are. Love that little girls dress and I love the trailer fabric. Your clothes make the fabric look so good.

  4. I love all of your outfits. Their fabric is so cute, and of course, I love your patterns – so it’s a perfect match. I think I may have to copy your trailer and bear dresses!

  5. I love the way the dresses turned out with this fabric! Definitely feelin’ the boutique boho vibe! I think my favourite piece is the best though – so cute!!! I might have to make one similar for my cousin’s boy… Possibly also using Birch fabrics haha (they’re just so gosh darn awesome!)

  6. I love the Birch Organics lines, especially their retro ones, great use for them here too :o)

  7. I’m not going to the Market but I am going to the international quilt festival in Houston which is directly after the market. I’ve signed up for 4 classes and can’t wait to get there!
    I’ve never been before but I’m assuming some of the same vendors will be at the festival as well?

  8. adorable! and those prints are fabulous!

  9. I LOVE that vest and dress – the fabric is just great and your design is so fun!

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