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I’m excited to share the newest collection of fabrics from Raspberry Creek! The Christmas collection this year has a number of “mini” collections, which are perfect for creating a cohesive look in your Christmas sewing projects!
Since RCF are unable to print a dark background on their cotton based fabrics, I was excited to see some dark base coordinates in their ribbing and double brushed polyester ranges! And with winter coming, those warm polyester fabrics are going to find a very happy home at my place!
For this project, I used fabric from the Home for Christmas mini collection. My youngest is owl obsessed, so I knew she’d go nuts for the owl panel and coordinate in French Terry! My eldest really loves knit dresses, and especially the warm coziness of DBP dresses, so she was excited for this one — and especially so since I had enough scraps to create a mini-me for my niece as well! Naturally, my youngest, who has sworn off dresses, also wanted a dress after seeing her big sister and niece in them… I *might* have enough scraps to do one for her later — we will see!
Anyway, moving on….
I was on a time crunch for this project so I opted for the very easy to sew Wattle Dress from Peony Patterns in poinsettia double brushed polyester. I love the neckline on this one, and the cute puff sleeve detail. And of course, having a baby version is a definite win! I didn’t have time to measure my niece, so I just made her a 9M size (she’s also 9 months old). It’s a little big for her but she’ll rapidly grow! I used a size 7 width and 12 length for my daughter. My daughter is wearing Jalie Stella leggings in Faux Cable Sweater Knit ribbing, and my niece is wearing the Boo Designs Leggings in size 1.
I’d been looking for a chance to sew up the new Jalie collection, and the Nathalie funnel-neck sweatshirt was perfect for the owl fabric in French Terry! I loved how easy this sweatshirt was to put together, and used my KAM tabletop press to install grommets on the cowl. All the trims are with the faux cable knit ribbing. I again used the Stella leggings in solid olive double brushed polyester.
All of these fabrics are available from Raspberry Creek Fabrics – they print them in-house so the turnaround is fairly quick.