For nautical sewing inspiration, watch our Mariner Video
What's that off the port bow? I spy the perfect make that'll inspire you to dive headlong into summer sewing!
With warm weather upon us, make a splash with our new Mariner fabric collection. If you're new to sewing apparel, come and find your sewing sea legs with a beautiful maxi dress.
My daughter and her three cousins had such a fun day at the beach, parading up and down the shore in their coordinating dresses. The girls were on the lookout for buried treasure, and once they found their heading, the crew was keen to follow their captain. The oldest cousin runs a tight ship!
The littlest cousin proved the slipperiest little sailor to catch. We learned pretty quickly that this one is no land lubber; the little water baby was keen on running down to the shore and took to the water, well, like a fish takes to water!
All four cousins are wearing the Molly Dress, pattern by Simple Life Pattern Co. The ankle length of this particular pattern is such a gorgeous way to show off the Mariner prints, particularly the Double Border and Sailing Stripe.
The Molly features a scoop back that adds a beautiful sweetness to an otherwise modest dress.
For the biggest and littlest cousins, we went with a solid white contrast collar.
My daughter adores the colors in her dress. The Sailing Stripe is a beautiful choice for a girl that's outgrown over-saturated hot pinks and purples. The palette of Azurite Blue along with Peony and Shell Pink is tempered nicely with sophisticated shades of Brass and Smoke.
The pattern is currently sized 2T-12 but Simple Life Pattern Co obliged with a mini version for us to test out. The pattern is in the works so stay tuned for the release of this smaller size. Here's a look at the littlest Molly Dress, done up in The Shallows fabric.
The Peter Pan collar is an optional feature of the Molly dress, but since the very name evokes the adventures of Neverland it was too perfect for us to pass up. I think this young sailor would make a fierce match for Captain Hook !
By the end of the morning, these girls were ready to make their maiden voyage. Each girl had their own sailboat, with coordinating Mariner fabric for the sails of course!
The Splash Quilt was just big enough for the girls. We made the baby sized version of the pattern from Jaybird Quilts. The partial hexagon shapes really show off the designs in the Mariner collection nicely.
And we hope you'll take a peek at the sweet Video we put together for Mariner. Happy Sewing!