{BLOG TOUR} This & That by Jill Finley for Penny Rose Fabrics

Woo-hoo!!  It's FINALLY fall here in the Carolinas.  I am thrilled to join the blog tour for Jill Finley's newest fabric line for Penny Rose Fabrics, "This & That".  It is the perfect palette to kick off my fall sewing.  The main print in this collection is full of gorgeous blooms in vibrant reds, yellows, pinks and greens on either a red, black or white background.  The coordinating prints in the collection compliment each other perfectly.

I selected three prints: This Main White, This Graphic Yellow, and This Script Red and chose to sew my daughter a Roanoke Dress by Little Lizard King and then I added a "little bit of this"and a "little bit of that".  I think with a simple change of the shoes, my daughter can also carry this dress on into the spring.

The Roanoke Dress features a gorgeous split bodice design, but I saw this remnant of wide lace in my sewing stash and loved how it contrasted against the cheery yellow bodice.  

I omitted the pintucks in the skirt in favor of adding my new favorite pockets, the Emory Pockets (free in the Izzy & Ivy Design group on Facebook).  I thought the pop of red from the This Script Red was the right amount of accent.  I lined the pockets with the This Graphic Yellow.

This Script fabric is full of two items that often are paired together.  It's fun reading all the pairs.

Obligatory back picture 😜  My daughter has taken so many pictures over the past few years, she knows all the angles I need to shoot.  LOL   It takes more time to get ready for photos than it actually takes to capture them.  I really would have loved to have taken her to a local park with a little walking path, but photo shoot day was packed with the School Book Fair and a Soccer Banquet that a trip across town to the park could not be squeezed in.  Luckily, our street is lined with some gorgeous fall trees.

With those fall trees come fallen leaves!!!  She had an absolute blast gathering leaves and tossing them into the air.  She absolutely loves her new dress. When I finished sewing it, she gasped and said how beautiful it was.  She looks absolutely radiant in her pictures which is the true test of how much she loves it.

For more "This & That" inspiration, including some gorgeous quilts, be sure to visit these other stops on the tour:

Nov 8th  Ameroonie Designs
Nov 9th  Debby Brown Quilts
Nov 10th That's-Sew-Kari

Thank you Penny Rose Fabrics for these gorgeous fabrics!!!
8 comments on "{BLOG TOUR} This & That by Jill Finley for Penny Rose Fabrics"
  1. I love this color combination. Very nice dress.

  2. Once again you have done a fabulous job! This dress is just beautiful, as is your daughter. Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us. I am honored to have you on my Blog Tour!

    1. Thank you SO much Jill!! I really love your fabric designs <3 They are just so pretty! Can't wait to see your next collection :)

  3. That dress is so pretty on you sweet daughter!! Perfect pops of red and yellow with the gorgeous big print on the skirt. So fun to sew something that takes her breath away!! :-) Hugs, H in Healdsburg


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