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April 17, 2017   /   byHawthorne Threads  / Categories :  Feeds
Lillyellas Haberdasher project

Hi all! After a relaxing weekend spent with family, and a maybe little too much chocolate, we are excited to get back to our spring projects. This upcoming pattern from Lillyella features our Haberdasher collection and has us inspired to start stitching up some accessories for our sewing room. Keep sharing your makes with us on Instagram, we love seeing what you are creating with our fabrics!

We have a fun variety of collections to share with you all, so grab a comfy spot and enjoy!


Floret Batiste from Leah Duncan

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Alice Top in Friday Fronds by Cloud 9

Leah Duncan's new organic batiste collection has arrived just in time for spring sewing! Floret is a focused collection of bold yet wearable florals in Leah's distinctive hand. A light and semi-sheer cotton, batiste is ideal for airy blouses and flowing skirts. Cobalt blue, bright orange and black are combined with soft cloud blue and shell pink creating a sophisticated palette perfect for warm weather sewing. We can see beautiful tops, shifts and even pajamas made from this soft breezy fabric.

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Orla top pattern available in our shop

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Night Garden Pajama pattern available in our shop

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Ruby Dress pattern available in our shop


Tout Petit from Little Cube

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Tout Petit Knit

Little ones will have sweet dreams with Tout Petit, the new collection from Little Cube! Featuring a menagerie of tiny animals and printed on three organic nursery essential fabrics, it is easy to coordinate an entire layette set. The palette of sky blue, light gray and petal pink is given a twist with the addition of citron yellow, creating a combination of colors perfect for a modern nursery. Make a quilt in soft cotton, a swaddle blanket in the snuggly double gauze and a matching ensemble out of the comfy jersey knit!

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Tout Petit Quilting Cotton

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Tout Petit Double Gauze

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Lullaby Layette Set pattern available in our shop

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Free Airstream Quilt pattern from Cloud 9


Seas the Day from Paula & Waffle

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Get ready to Seas the Day with Paula & Waffle's newest collection! Smell the salty breeze and feel the warm sun with vibrant, colorful illustrations of sailboats, coral reefs, and beach goers. For quilty projects, try the Preppy Pod, Seaside, and New Wave patterns.

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Preppy Pod Quilt Pattern from Elizabeth Hartman available in our Shop

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Seaside Table Runner Pattern from Jaybird availalbe in our Shop

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New Wave Quilt Pattern from Elizabeth Hartman available in our Shop

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Lily Belle Pinafore from Violette Fields Threads available in our Shop

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Miette Skirt Pattern from Tilly & the Buttons available in our Shop

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Free Bermuda Shorts Pattern from On the Cutting Room Floor


New Minky colors!

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Updated Swatch Rings with all Colors are available!

Our Minky palette has expanded and now includes 47 beautiful colors! Our newest shades Ink, Agate, Dove and Lake coordinate beautifully with our similarly named colors within our In House Fabric Collections. From quilt backs and baby blankets to plush toys and more, these add a bit of softness to any sewing project.


New EPP pattern from Violet Craft!

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Violet Craft has expanded her quilting patterns with this beautiful paper pieced Lion! Finishing at 20 inches square, perfect for a wall hanging, pillow or incorporated into a larger quilt design. If you haven't tried EPP yet, this a great project to start with! We've seen some beautiful inspiration on social media, including the stunning white Lion by Mister Domestic and a version using Robert Kaufman's Manchester Metallic fabric by Violet Craft.

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White Lion inspiration from Mister Domestic

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Manchester Metallic Lion inspiration from Violet Craft


New Giveaway!

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For this week's giveaway we are offering up a Fat Quarter Bundle of Monaluna's Scandinavian inspired Simple Life collection!

Congratulations to creisnouer, our winner of a Fat Quarter Bundle of the charming Haven collection from Stacy Peterson for Blend Fabrics! Please send us a quick message to let us know where we should send this winning prize!


Thank you so much for reading along with us, and for your continued support of our little shop!

Warmest regards,
Lindsay and Charlie

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I don’t enjoy writing bad reviews. In fact, I would much rather just pretend nothing happened and never write about this. But then, I would feel bad about other people buying this pattern. I had such high hopes. I love the casual styling, I love the topstitching, the pockets are fun, I love the pockets that form the belt casing. It could have been a great pattern. I would have enjoyed the topstitching and the pockets. Alas, it was not meant to be.



First, the crotch height is um, high. Like, the highest draft I’ve ever seen. This almost reached to the bottom of my bra. I don’t understand it. At all. How can the draft be this high? Can you see the faint white chalk marks where the rear pockets go? The pocket flap would start on my back!!
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Look, you can actually see the bottom of my black and white sports bra. The top of the pants go way above my ribs. And the seam allowances are 3/8” on this pattern. Even if you took that into account, the height on these is crazy.
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So then I had an ah-ha moment. Maybe it’s NOT the pattern. Maybe I need to make a larger size? And pull them down more?? Maybe my hips are not letting the fabric settle down where it should be? So I loosened the pins holding the CF together and ended up with the weirdest low, pointy crotch ever. No, it’s not me. It’s definitely the pattern. When it is pulled up to rib-ville, the crotch curve actually fits okay. At least, it really felt like that is where it is supposed to be.
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On the plus side, I used crappy muslin fabric and didn’t spend too much time on this.
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Anyone want to buy a pattern? I won’t be using it. I bought it because I love my Jalie Vanessa pants (which I’m wearing right now) and thought these might be similar. Hahahhahahahahhaa. Maybe, instead, I will add the details I like (the pieced and topstitched legs and the large pockets) to my Jalie pants instead. They never let me down. The Hot Patterns tally is 1 for 2 now. I have one more pattern to try out. Oh, and I did email Hot Patterns last week about the missing pattern piece on my HP t-shirt. No response. It’s been a week.

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