Tidal Lace Blog Hop!!!

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i met vibrant textile designer Kim Andersson of I Adore Pattern at the Makerie earlier this year, and learned that she was soon releasing her first print collection for Windham Fabrics: Tidal Lace. how exciting! of course i jumped at the chance of creating a project in one of her lovely fabrics. i chose Sea Gems in White to make the Beachcomber Dress, a simple sundress using one of the patterns i drafted for my Pattern Drafting workshop on Creativebug. it’s a sweet shift with a gathered yoke seam that makes for a loosely skimming dress that can be worn belted or not. i’ve been wearing the gingham one i made all summer, so i knew it was just the style to sew up for this tidepool-inspired print. you could make one too!

TLKim also had a Datura Blouse and an Alder Skirt stitched up to show off her prints. check out the Tidal Lace look book to see all the pretties.


Kim was recently on the Modern Sewciety podcast. i plan to listen to while sewing this week to find out more about how her process and inspiration.


summer officially ends tomorrow here in NY, but these prints make me long for a nice walk on the beach, collecting sand dollars and shells and hoping to glimpse a starfish. they’ll be in stores in January 2015, in plenty of time to sew up some loveliness for when the sunshine returns…

TLbundleWindham and Kim have graciously offered a fat quarter bundle giveaway for every stop on the Tidal Lace Blog Hop so you might want to hop around and enter! leave a comment here saying what you would make by midnight PST on Sunday 9/28 and i’ll pick a winner on Monday the 29th.



  1. I started making my own summer pants and tops this year and I think these fabrics will make great summer clothes.

  2. I would make a quilt to wrap up my “away” daughter who is studying ocean chemistry. What a wonderful set of fabrics.

  3. I’ve been sewing some zippered pouches and these fabrics would be great for those!

  4. I would use them to make a toddler blanket for the baby I babysit’s second birthday!

  5. I would love to make a throw quilt for my mom, who loves all things beach-and-ocean. And hopefully have enough scraps to make myself a cute QAYG bag.

  6. I’d have to make a picnic set – a tote bag and some cloth napkins and placemats, for having a picnic at the shore, of course.

  7. I would make a quilt for my new house in Florida. Thanks for the giveaway.

  8. Mary Detwiler

    I just love these fabrics. I’d love to make a nautical quilt for my daughter-in-law.

  9. I have a sister who is in love with the ocean so I would definitely make something for her – probably a lap quilt BUT I’d have to save a few pieces for myself to make an embellished wall quilt too!

  10. I’d love to make a peasant blouse with it for my toddler. A FQ probably isn’t enough for that though, so with a FQ I think I’d make a mini quilt for the kids to use next summer.

  11. I’ve just started quilting, working on two simple tops at the moment. My mentor has been a wonderful inspiration and I would like to add the Tidal Lace fat quarters to the stash I’m collecting that I will give to her as a thank you gift.

  12. Hi. Lovely designs. I would make an infinity scarf/nursing cover-up for my friend. She found a pattern and I offered to make one for her. I just hadn’t found the right fabric yet.

  13. I would make an adorable baby quilt for my friend’s new grand daughter! This collection is awesome and thanks for offering it to a reader!

  14. Linda Webster

    The colours in Tidal Lace are gorgeous. I’d make a wall quilt for myself so whenever I looked at it (on those grey rainy days) I’d feel like I was still at the beach.

  15. Karen Propes

    I would make a small quilt for my Granddaughter to take to the beach, love to make a bag to hold her beachy things. Thanks for the chance.

  16. Such pretty fabric. Would be great for a little pair of shorts and a little quilt!

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