In the beginning, there was the Peasant Blouse. One of my very favorite styles to wear. It was a top I had sewn for myself a couple of times, and even wore once to market before I was a fabric designer. It had Heather Bailey fabrics, Moda fabrics, and Amy Butler fabrics all mixed up in it. I got stopped all over at market by people wanting to know where I got the pattern for it. So...When I was asked to do a pattern (or four), that I could use my new cotton quilting fabrics in, The Funked Out Peasant Blouse was born. It was an instant hit, but it wasn't perfect. Over time, it has been through a few revisions, and now it needs (desperately) a new cover. The featured fabric collection on the original pattern cover was my first collection for Moda, called Woodland Bloom. Maybe you will remember it. Maybe not.
Point is that now it is virtually impossible to find any of that fabric, so it is time to put a new cover on the pattern.
I decided to use one of the shots from my latest photo shoot with Fiona's Fancy fabrics for the new cover. There were a few cute shots, but one that did it the best, I think. What do you think?
That's the new cover, above. I like it. It shows the different sleeve options, and how you can mix up the fabrics to get different looks. Some people have made it longer, to be a tunic, some even longer to be a dress. It works well for all of these ideas.
If you haven't made one yet, and you know how to do basic sewing...you should!
Now. Moving right along...let's talk about that CONTEST!
Here's the deal: Leave a comment here, telling me about what "No one ever told you". It can be about anything. But it needs to be something about life that you have come to realize, but that no one ever told you about. (Or at least not that you can remember!)
I will take my favorites from the comments, and begin posting them on my Lila Tueller Designs Facebook page, one quote every day, until I run out of good ones. (If you leave me a really lame one, you might not ever see it!)
I will attribute the quotes to their respective authors on my page, so you may become famous! (or not)
Then I will choose my own personal favorites to win one of these lovely prizes:
First Place: wins a Layer Cake and a Charm Pack of Fiona's Fancy fabric as seen in this picture.
Grand Prize: wins a Jelly Roll, a Fat Quarter Bundle, and two of my sewing patterns of their choice!
NOW...please remember these few rules:
Please create a link to this contest on your blog, if you have one. This will increase your chances of being chosen. Also, if your name is not given, I cannot attribute your quote to you on my facebook page. (If you wish to remain anonymous, just say so.)
I wish you all the best of luck!