September Sew Ups!
It is that time again!! Time to recognize 2 TALENTED seamstresses of VLL!! While we always have so many talented ladies submit and it is always SO HARD to choose, we have randomly chose 2 WONDERFULLY, creative, talented ladies for the month of August! CONGRATULATIONS to Samantha Chandler & Stella Bonafede!!! Samantha & Stella’s sews were so very creative and well thought out down to the buttons, lace trims, and fabrics! Stella’s sew features our sewing pattern “Bristol” while Samantha’s sew features our sweet, vintage sewing pattern “Baker”! Both of these ladies have such STUNNING taste! Samantha & Stella both have shared lovely photos and a SWEET back story of how they got started in the journey of sewing and their thoughts & details on each one of their sews! Sit back, relax, and enjoy the journey of these two ladies below!
Samantha’s VLL Sew “Baker”!
A Word From Samantha!
My aunt who I was very close to taught me the basics in sewing when I was 6 or 7. I’ve always kind of just played around with sewing since then, but when I had my oldest daughter 5 years ago I started sewing clothing. After my aunt passed away from cancer last year I finally decided to follow her suggestion and started selling earlier this year. Mallory & Jane Design Co was born and is named after my daughters. I found Baker earlier this summer based on a customer request and fell in love with it. The fabrics that I used are a Halloween plaid from Joann’s and Northcott Fabrics Rolling Pumpkins from fabric.com. This specific Baker was one I offered on my website for Halloween.
Stella’s VLL Sew “Bristol” !
A Word From Stella!
My mom taught me how to hand sew and crochet when I was 9yrs old. I learned to sew on a machine in my 20’s but I didn’t do more than just fixing hems until after my daughters were born. I started making baby quilts, then ventured to machine embroidery, and then to garment making. I love all the “girly” patterns and couldn’t resist purchasing the Bristol when it released. It is such a lovely pattern that has so much to offer! Being an embroiderer, I saw the potential the front of the Bristol offers for monograms or showcasing a fabulous fabric print. I didn’t get a chance to monogram my 1st
Bristols however I do plan on doing that for my next!
The Bristols I made my girls were specifically for picture day, and they were a hit! I simply used some quilting cotton I found at Hobby Lobby, and for my younger daughter’s Bristol I added Chambray for a twist!
My girls love their mom-made dresses , and I love being able to make it for them. VLL was a big part in this years school pictures that will be immortalized in their photo albums and yearbooks
A huge THANK YOU to Samantha & Stella for entering the September sew ups contest, and for sharing their GORGEOUS sews with us! I have been so THRILLED to see all of the BEAUTIFUL sews that have been displayed in our Vintage Little Lady Pattern Group on Facebook! There is so much inspiration and encouragement, for everyone from beginning sewists up to experienced sewists! Keep the GORGEOUSNESS coming!! You are ALL so very talented in all that you do! We are looking forward to the November Sew Ups!