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Zenith and Quasar Round 19 Ocean

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There are so many amazing prints in Zenith & Quasar's 19th round! This round is all about the Ocean and aquatic life. All of these prints are available for preorder on Athletic Brushed Poly (ABP) and Swim knit. The preorder price is $20/yard. The preorder closes on March 31st!

I was sent 4 samples and they are all stunning!

This is the Floral Whale Stripe. Each of these whales/dolphins/orcas is beautifully watercolor painted with a floral design.


The colors pair nicely with the teal heathered ABP (currently out of stock).


You really have to see the close up images to appreciate the beauty in the design.


See the beautiful details?



This is the Leafy Sea Dragons. This design is very subtle yet beautiful.


The design has lost of grey and white and the sea dragons have a few pops of color.


The background also contains some tribal design elements that make this print very unique. This design is created by a popular designer on Spoonflower - Nouveau_bohemian.


See how beautiful these s…

So Cheeky Fabric

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So Cheeky Fabrics has a pre-order open for a unique and versatile coordinate. It's a solid color, yarn dyed cotton lycra that is screen printed with X's. It comes in six colors. The price is only $14.50/yard. The preorder closes on March 31st!

I was sent two different colors to sew. I was sent Green and Orange.

Green is my favorite color and it took me a while to decided what fabric to use with it. I finally decided on this Giving Tree print.


I also had to decide on a great pattern to showcase the fabric. I recently purchased the Edgy Top from George & Ginger Pattern Company and decided it would be perfect - with one small addition. I needed a strap so I could wear a normal bra.


The flounce on this top gives and added touch of femininity and drama to the top.


It was also great to show how fluid of a drape this cotton lycra has.


The Orange X's took me a bit longer to find a perfect fabric to pair it with. I finally found this Peppa Pig fabric in my stash and it was a pe…

Wholesale Sewing Supplies Round 6 - Romantic Spring Watercolors

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Wholesale Sewing Supplies is probably the best place to buy notions and all kinds of sewing supplies. There are always buys in the Facebook Group for rotary cutters, blades, lace, trim, needles, etc. They also do custom prints on knit and sometimes cotton woven and chiffon.

This round has 5 beautiful prints all with a matching panel set. The panel sets are 1 yard and contain a fat half (adult sized) panel and 2 fat quarter (child sized) panels. The pre-order price is $19/yard for prints and panel sets. Fat half cuts of the prints are available for $11/fat half. The pre-order closes on April 14th.
I was sent a sample of one of the prints currently at pre-order through April 14th. It's the coffee panel (I got a fat quarter panel size) and a fat half of the coordinating coffee print.

I used the Halla PatternsStardust Tank for my tank top. I used the color block version for the panel in the middle. The pattern is free with a code from the Facebook Group. See the pinned post for the code…

Little Roots Fabrics Round 2

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Little Roots Fabrics now has their second preorder open and it's love.

They print in the US on a domestically produced cotton Lycra. This round is also printed using organic/plant based inks. The colors are crisp, vibrant, and stay strong even through a hot water wash and dry.

Leah - owner of Little Roots Fabrics - sent me a bunch of different prints to sew. It was amazing!

I love to do yoga - so I was really excited to get the Yoga Dancer Print and Panel. I immediately knew I wanted to make the Greenstyle CreationsJillian Tank. The Jillian Tank is actually 2 patterns in one - there is an inner and outer tank.

But first - have a little laugh with me. This is the inner tank for the Jillian made with the Yoga Pose Panel and some Supplex.


The Yoga Pose Panel woman kinda looks like she's holding my boobs up. I still love how my tank turned out - sometimes I could use a little lift. The panel graphic will be reduced for the preorder.

I really love the look of the back straps on the…

A Sparkly Baby Women's Renni Dress

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A Sparkly Baby (ASB) has some great women's and kid's patterns. I tested the Women's Renni Dress and think I'll be making so many this year.

Buy the Women's Renni Dress pattern (and all the ASB patterns) for 30% off with the code "Renni" through April 2nd.

I made this one using the Aqua Whales at preorder from Zenith & Quasar Fabrics and some lightweight purple jersey knit. I NEVER wear dresses so I made the tunic length Renni.


The purple jersey knit was so light weight, that I needed to use two layers for the bodice. This made it a bit more challenging to sew.


I also had to add a strip of supplex to the neckband so it had sufficient support and give. So ignore the slight wonkiness where the skirt attaches to the front bodice. Getting those two layers of the bodice attached to the gathered skirt was difficult! They kept shifting and sliding. In hind sight, I should have basted the bodice pieces together before I tried to attach it to the skirt.


But, I…