So, Samantha Howard a total keeper. Married with two lovely kids, an entrepreneur who is the chief creator and mastermind behind Bobaloo! Kids, but on top of all of that, she is a ROLLER GIRL! Seriuosly. You don’t get much cooler than Sam. Here’s what she has to say about using Succulents. Here she is pictured with her daughter.
Take it away Sam:
When my lovely friend Heather Givans asked if I would sew something up with her gorgeous new fabric line Succulents, I jumped on board in a flash! We decided a dress for my daughter would be a great way to show off Succulent Parade in Blue, the gorgeous light blue border print. After considering many worthy pattern contenders, we landed on the darling Library Dress from Oliver + S. It’s the perfect mix of classic and modern while still appealing to a little girl with pretty strong clothing opinions.
The Library Dress and Succulents turned out to be a match made in heaven! The skirt only has a few pleats, which minimizes folds at the hem and really shows off those succulent drawings. The border fabric is also used in the bodice. How darling is that collar? I have always loved sewing Oliver + S patterns and this one is no exception.
I love mixing prints and Succulents offers a ton of great mix-and-match options. I wanted to balance the tiny repeating motif on the bodice with a larger print for the sash. The yellow Greenhouse in Avocado was perfect, adding a pop of color while still mirroring the blue of the dress.
If you look closely you can see Moveable Type in Green peeking out as piping around the sash. Man oh man, do I love a text print! It adds such a great border to the sash.
Despite years and years of sewing, I still tend to chicken out on buttons and replace them with a different closure. However, this time I put my big girl pants on and committed to the long row of buttonholes. I’m so glad I did because those yellow buttons are one of my very favorite parts of the dress.
It was such a delight to sew with Succulents knowing the love and care that Heather put into every part of the design. I can’t wait to see what comes next!
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