Monday, October 7, 2013
FANFARE FLANNEL LOUNGE ROBES & A FANFARE FAT QUARTER SHOP GIVEAWAY!
who is in the mood to win some GORGEOUS new fabric? yay! i'm so beyond excited for the release of rae hoekstra's (made by rae) new line of organic flannels called fanfare flannel from cloud 9 fabrics!
so excited in fact that our awesome sponsor fat quarter shop is hosting a giveaway today! woot woot! so yep - that means that one of you will get to win some fanfare flannel to sew with! i'm also beyond thrilled to be part of my friend rae's blog tour of fanfare flannel! we're lounging it up on this tour! i mean seriously, when i got these flannel's i did not want to share with the kids. i wanted them for myself - sheets, jammies, pillows, blankets, robes - you name it, i wanted it.
but when my kids spotted it (and boy did they spot it) they immediately began fighting over who got which print and what they would be. i had to hold back from taking all of it and hiding it in my bedroom for myself..haha..cause that would just be mean...right? lol...well good thing i didn't. my girls and i all agreed that these begged to be robes. not just any robes though but pretty girly lounging robes! we wanted pleats! pretty pleats that added a bit of a vintage dress style to their modern robes!
the robes have a 3/4 length sleeve, a simple neckline (although i would love to make a few more with collars or hoods just for fun), belts complete with belt loops and pretty, pretty box pleats all along the front and back of the robe. i'm so happy the girls loved how they turned out as much as i did. they each played a role in designing the robe (what they wanted/didn't want) and choosing their own fabrics. for example we did 3/4 length sleeves because they don't like washing their hands or brushing their teeth with long sleeves cause they get all wet in the sink or they have to roll them up. now they can wear their robes and not worry! so adorable and so perfectly girly!
i had such a gret time making these! only downside was that now i need more fanfare flannel to make myself one...haha! mom needs in on the lounging fun too now! it's just so darn soft and comfy and i'm still swooning over those foxes! i hope you all like the fanfare flannel robes. would anyone be interested in seeing these as a pattern of sorts?
i know you'll absolutely love rae's fanfare flannel! it's luxuriously soft and so great to sew with. i promised myself i wasn't going to gush too much about rae but i can't help but say how proud of her i am. she's been a friend of mine since i started blogging and she's an amazingly talented, funny and sweet gal. i'm beyond thrilled for all her successes! yay rae - love ya girl! if you'd like to know more about rae and her new fabric line be sure to check out this interview:
and now i cannot resist showing some more pics :)
alright...now back to the giveaway! i know you're all dying to win some! here's the deets:
\\ the prize \\
- one lucky winner will win a fat quarter bundle of fanfare flannel from fat quarter shop
\\ how to enter \\
- simply leave me a comment letting me know what you'd make with the prize
- bonus entry: like made by rae and/or luvinthemommyhood on facebook and leave us another comment letting us know you did that too.
\\ the rules \\
- you must leave a valid email address in your comment or you will be disqualified
- giveaway is open until oct. 13th, 2013, midnight, pst.
be sure to check out all the other fab gals along the tour! so many gorgeous projects! you can see them all here:
- fafare for the little ones at skirt as top
- lounge pants at noodlehead
- comfy, cozy nightgowns at craftiness is not optional
- lounge pants in fanfare flannel at whipstitch
- quick release scarf at whipstitch
- lounging in fanfare at probably actually
Fanfare is printed on 100% organic flannels from Cloud9 Fabrics and is being sold in shops now. For a list of shops that have stocked the line, see this post.