Friday, February 28, 2014

Lesley Poole and the Littles!


Hello there, I’m Lesley Poole from Poole Party of 5 .  This summer I attended Alt SF  and was extremely excited when I found out that Michael Miller Fabrics would be one of the sponsors for the event.  I originally found out about Michael Miller Fabrics from my favorite fabric boutique in Seattle, Drygoods Design where the owner, Keli, turned me onto the Mini Mikes collection.  The Etsy line that I sew incorporates modern fabrics that I then appliqué onto classic silhouettes for custom gift giving.  I have found that it can be difficult to find fabrics with patterns that have small enough repeats for my appliquéwork.  And, as it turns out, many of the fabrics I go back to again and again are from Michael Miller.  While I was at Alt, I made it a priority to meet the Michael Miller team and share with them how much I love to use their smaller patterns for the appliqué and embellishment sewing I do for Poole Party Designs.

The MM team recently contacted me to tell me about a brand new collection about to be launched that was designed with my type of work in mind.  It incorporates the small repeats I am always looking for, as well as multi-directional patterns, which can help to maximize fabric usage.  When I received a package of this new collection, The Littles (designed by Shawn Wallace of MMF), I just about swooned!  There were so many fun and whimsical prints to choose from.  I immediately set to work on some fresh new appliqués to test out the versatility of this line. 
*pictured above ~ Little Whales, Clown Stripe, Little Sailboats

            
*pictured above ~ Hospital Gown, Clown Stripe, Little Sailboats

 
*pictured above ~ Ta Dot, Hospital Gown


The “little sailboats”, “little whales” and “clown stripe” worked so well for the baby onesies and burp cloths.
*pictured above ~ Which Way Stripe
And I love the “which way stripe” and “hospital gown” geometrics in the kid shirts. You’ll definitely be seeing these items show up on Poole Party Designs soon!
Stay tuned- I'll be back with Part Two of the Littles very soon!
~Lesley 

5 comments:

Becky (My Fabric Obsession) said...

oh my gosh, this fabric is just what I"ve been looking for. Hope it's going to be released soon!! Love what you've done with it too. Adorable.

Lynne Tilley said...

These are so precious. Love the colors! Can't wait to see what's next.

Melissa Miller said...

Super sweet! Green and navy is such a classic color combination.

oyveyquilts@yahoo.com said...

I love Michael Miller's fabrics and these really caught my eye. I'm thinking about reversible shorts with a rolled up hem for my grandson.

PatchworkAlley said...

Beautiful, but my favourite is the lifesavers, which seem to be missing from your designs. If you're not so keen send them to me! He he x al