I fell in LOVE with these stripes when the Warp & Weft line was originally released back in 2020! We were well into the pandemic and I remember correctly, maybe just reaching a stage where things were starting to open again and people were starting to go out into the world masked? Every single one of my favorite online shops had sold out of this, and I thought I was doomed… Until my desperate search led me to discover a fabric shop about 25 minutes from my house, literally RIGHT on my drive home, AND they had this (and the entire warp and weft line) in stock! I reached out, and they kindly prepared my cuts of fabric and had it ready for me to pick up with minimal interaction at a time when I was very nervous to be venturing into a store. The fabric is so special and beautiful that then I was too afraid to cut into it, after such a long search, and it lived looking super cute on my shelves until I FINALLY did the dang thing in March!!
Last summer, as I was nearing the end of my pregnancy, Emma reached out to me on behalf of her company, Paper Doll Patterns. Based out of New Zealand, Paper Doll Patterns specializes in sewing patterns for babies and toddlers, and had recently released the Ada Top & Dress pattern – the adult complement to their much loved Ava pattern for little ones. I had not heard of the company before, but as I browsed their website, I loved the aesthetic. Emma offered to let me try out the Ada Pattern, and I was on board right away – the dress is very cute, breastfeeding friendly, and has some very fun skirt and ruffle options!
This fabric was kindly gifted to me by Atelier Jupe earlier this year, with no obligation attached. I truly feel honored to have had the chance to get familiar with this fabric company and have the chance to work with some of their fabric – it is fantastic quality and it was a joy to work with! This viscose was part of their Spring / Summer 2021 line, and I’ve already grabbed a cut from their Autumn / Winter 2021 – 2022 line to start up soon!