Well hello!!! Its mid week and I know that means its time for a pick me up, how about you?? I know pretty fabrics always work for me… want a peek at something new?? This Acorn Valley line from Patty Young is sure to make you swoon, I promise!
This gorgeous new line designed for Riley Blake should be hitting your fabric store shelves soon. With 5 beautiful prints in 3 different colorways, available in both knit and flannel, there is sure to be something (or like me lots of somethings) that you’ll need.
After deciding to sew up the Melanie Dress from Modkid I chose the Main print in green, the Leafy Chevron in teal and the Bloom Dot in red.
These fabrics (as with any of the Riley Blake knits) were a dream to work with. They wash up nice and soft and retain their shape when sewn and worn.
I’m ashamed to admit this is our first sew of the Melanie dress. Holy cow I love it!! So did my daughter, so I see a few more of these as we work on our fall school wardrobe. With 3 sleeve lengths, its perfect for every season.
I did make a few adjustments, because i’m down an iron right now (yes I know, a seamstress with no iron… blasphemy!! haha!) Instead of the binding on the pockets I just added a simple band at the top, same with the neckline. I was able to manage the hem without one so, yay!!! Cause I might have been running out of ideas!
This girl was so silly, she just would not stand still… we were definitely working out some sillies from our day. Even better when a friend walked by and was making her laugh harder.
Needless to say we had a good time… and that’s what’s important!! Now… don’t stop reading just yet, honestly the most important stuff is still coming and you will not want to miss what I have to share!!
First…. a giveaway, we all love those right???
Are you just loving the Acorn Valley line?? Want to win some flannels?? Patty has graciously offered to give away a box of one yard cuts!! You can ENTER HERE!!!
Also be sure to follow along on the rest of the tour, we are just getting started!! There will be tons of inspiration for the Acorn Valley line as well as Modkid patterns.
Friday 7/22: Ameroonie Designs
Saving the best for last…. a DISCOUNT!! Ready to make your own Melanie dress????
You can use the code AcornValley2016 to get 25% off your entire purchase in the Modkid Etsy Store!! Coupon is valid the full length of our tour, so until July 22nd at midnight EST.