We are all totally stoked on these new quilted cottons from Riley Blake! They are brand new, and already super popular! These fabrics feature some of Riley Blake’s most popular designs: chevrons, skulls, mustaches, and glasses! Each fabric is backed with a complementary polka-dot, and quilted using a soft poly batting!
The most awesome thing about these fabrics is how quickly you can whip up a cute handmade project! All you need is some bias tape for binding and you’ll have an adorable quilt! It pretty much makes itself, talk about instant gratification
Things have been quite busy in Brooklyn at the Jamie Lau Designs studio. We kicked off the new year with a photo shoot featuring our new textile designs inspired by the natural environment, travel, and art, with prints based on my photographs. We also celebrated the opening of our month-long pop-up shop at Makeshift Society in Hayes Valley (235 Gough Street, San Francisco, CA 94102), open Monday-Friday 9 AM-6 PM until March 31, 2014.
In keeping up with the momentum, I’ll be embarking on an exciting textile-filled journey to Japan later this spring and summer. In preparation for my two-month trip, I’m starting a new series entitled Fashion Travelogue, with the goal of designing and sewing the bulk of my wardrobe and accessories for my travel abroad (yes, even pajamas!).
Ever wanted to add a fun and funky color block feature to your favorite existing patterns? You’d be surprised how easy it is! Color block outfits have been all the rage for a while now. It adds a dynamic design element to your garment with out changing the silhouette of the pattern.
Here’s what you’ll need!
Pattern paper or scratch paper
a nice clear ruler
pencil and pen
your favorite pattern! I choose the free PDF pattern for Colette Patterns called the Sorbetto
Step 1: Choose your design
Do you want horizontal lines, vertical lines, intersecting lines, whatever you want! The possibilities are endless. I chose to create a yoke look for my blouse. But I will also show you how to eliminate the front dart with your color-blocking technique.
I fell in love with this pattern back in 2012 when we had a Miz Mozellesewalong! I’ve made this dress a few times since, and I know I’ll be making more in the future! The pattern is easy and super quick to put together, great for beginners or whenever you want a new dress fast!