It's not everyday that you get invited to play with fabric, designed by the very person who inspired you to buy yourself a sewing machine! I'm so excited to share what I made with one of the newest designs of Color Me by Hayley Crouse for Michael Miller Fabrics.
To give a brief backstory... I "met" Hayley Crouse on the Internet and I was amazed by her sewing talent.... and her witty humor. LOL The more creations of hers she posted, the more I thought about buying myself a sewing machine. So one day I did. That was 3.5 years ago and am so grateful that my online path crossed Hayley's because I couldn't imagine life without making pretty things.
When Hayley messaged me to blog about her latest designs for Michael Miller Fabrics, I couldn't message her back quickly enough! Because my youngest daughter gets quite a bit sewn for her, I purposely chose Papillon Paisley for my oldest daughter. I knew the butterflies would be perfect for her Daddy/Daughter Dance at school.
To showcase the fabric, I chose to sew the Mia's Tieback Dress by Simple Life Pattern Co in the tiered maxi length. I accented it with narrow black bias tape and a black banded waist.
You've probably noticed that I've not colored in any of the fabric. No, I didn't forget! For the dance, I decided that I wanted to keep the black/white color combo. Then, my daughter can spend all Spring coloring in her maxi so that when summer comes, her butterflies will come to life!