Wednesday, June 06, 2012

to market, but not really

I know it's been a few weeks since Quilt Market.  I've wanted to go ever since I heard there was even such a thing.  Fabric heaven where fabric designers go and hang out with the mortals!  Every six months I drool over post market recaps and twitter and Instagram feeds from people who are there!  This year a part of me went to market. Sort of.  I should have sent a flat Amy with Kim and Sara (their links go to all of their market recaps! excellent posts!), but I'm not that organized.

Instead, I was very lucky to have been able to help Vanessa with her booth.  I made several samples to help display her new fabric line Simply Color.  I just love the simplicity of her designs and the bright vibrant colors!

This polka dot border print is adorable! And her request for pillowcase dresses was a perfect way to showcase them!
Pillowcase dresses

She also asked me to make a skirt for her to wear and I was so nervous that it wouldn't fit right, since we don't live close enough for me to have her try it on while I was making it! And the angle of this picture is terrible, but it was the only one I took!
A-line skirt

I was happy to see a picture of her wearing it - so it must have not have been a completely horrible fit!  And loved seeing her whole happy booth!  And her being her usual funny self -  I love her 'sassy' face! haha!!
photo courtesy V. and Co.  Check out her post HERE.
And it was a little surreal to see the pillowcase dresses hanging up there too!
thanks for the photo Kim!

I'm planning a {not a} tutorial post for the dresses and skirt soon.  Stay tuned!

11 crafty mcCrafters commented:

Candied Fabrics said...

Pretty pretty pretty! Your work really shows off the fabric and the whole booth!

doodlebugmom said...

adorable fabric, love the little girl dresses.

Sarcastic Quilter said...

This is so great. She has such a fantastic eye and the booth set up is awesome with those pillowcase dresses. Your skirt looks fantastic, too.

Could you hurry up with the tutorial? Boss is in town on Monday and I need a new skirt that fits. :D

Live a Colorful Life said...

1. Love Vanessa's fabric. Can hardly wait until it is available so I can buy yards.
2. Her skirt is totally cute and she looked adorable.
3. LOVE the pillowcase dresses. Yes, please do a (not)tutorial on them!
4. I hope you can come to spring market next year and then we can meet in person instead of just IG.

Katy Cameron said...

Loving that fabric in those dresses

Kelly Smith said...

What can I say? I love all of this! The fabric, the ADORABLE dresses! I need a few of those for my sweet pea! And a skirt for me to match... oh and why not matching ties for my hubby and boys too. We can be the matchy-matchy family. OK, now I am sounding a bit like a loony. I can't wait to see your tutorials, thank you for sharing your amazing projects!

Julie @ Jaybird Quilts said...

The dresses and the skirt looked great!! Very nice job! :-)

amy smart said...

You did great! I'm glad we were co-collaborators on something, across these many miles. Love you!

JaneB said...

I knew that there must be some way the designers get all those samples ready so quickly and the simple answer is: friends!! As soon as I saw the pillowcase dresses I asked if we could make a similar dress for us grownups. I hope your {not a} tutorial will give such hints.

CitricSugar said...

Great job! I'm terribly jealous that you got to play with those fabrics already! :-)

Page said...

Those pillow cases dresses are adorable and I love that fabric. I've always dreamed of going to market too. Maybe someday! The skirt looks great on her too.