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Spring is in the Air with Rose Lane by Riley Blake

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When I first saw the new Rose Lane range of fabric by Riley Blake Designs, I was not surprised to learn that the very talented Beverly McCullough of Flamingo Toes was the designer.  Beautiful soft colours, pretty florals and of course a few little kitty cats makes this range such a delight to the eye, and oh sew pretty on the sewing machines! I couldn't resist choosing the these two fabrics to work with!  Pink Rose Lane Main and Rose Lane Daisy Stems in white.  Because spring is so near, I decided to make an easy to wear style that...

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Pattern Mash: LLK Augusta x Capri in Sweet Melody by Riley Blake!

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When these two gorgeous fabrics arrived from Riley Blake earlier this month, I knew I had to combine them in a new and fun way!  I have always loved the classic design of Augusta, and wanted to add a little something extra... the cut out and bodice knot from Capri! What a sweet combo this turned out to be!These bright and stunning florals are from the Sweet Melody collection by Riley Blake Designs, designed by Lila Tueller. For the bodice main print I used Pink Melody Main, combined with Dark Pink Melody Birdseed for the bodice knot.        Heres how to...

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Introducing Ravello! - New PDF Sewing Pattern

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Im so super excited to introduce a new pattern, Ravello, for Little Lizard King! I designed this dress with a boat neck shape, i love the classic style and elegant shape it offers. Complimented by little spaghetti straps that connect the shoulders. It features gorgeous contrast options on the front and back bodice, and also on the pockets! YES pockets! Ravello is for woven fabrics, and the pattern is available in sizes 12 months through 14 years. Its perfect for adding some sweet embroidery detail or piping.  Happy Sewing! Tash

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Blooms & Bobbins - New Fabric by Melissa Mora for Riley Blake!

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Who wouldn't fall in love with beautiful florals, AND sewing prints all rolled into one collection? Melissa Mora of Melly Sews designed Blooms & Bobbins for Riley Blake Designs with a beautiful garden viewed perfectly from a sewing room.  Something that I have always loved about Riley Blake  is that they absolutely nail their pinks and blues - always such gorgeous shades! It was a tough decision to choose which fabrics to work with for this project... but I couldn't go past the Blue Bobbins Main and Pink Bobbins Stitches Sparkle (the little gold stitches are actually metallic! GORGEOUS!)     I...

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Introducing Miramar - New PDF Sewing Pattern

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I am always so excited to work on new designs for Little Lizard King, and even more so when its something for our baby/toddler category! Miramar is a super sweet, summer feeling romper and is designed for woven fabrics, ages NB - 4 years.  It has two great versions included in the pattern, above, the bow tie front version, isn't it super cute?! This one is made in the sweetest fabric, I just fell in love with this whole range, Citrus Grove from Hawthorne Threads.The second version has a darling ruffle around the bodice and is perfect to add sweet trims...

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