I met Melissa Ybarra, designer of Iza Pearl, as I was walking around at Quilt Market last fall. Her darling booth and presentation stopped me in my tracks. Melissa’s new fabric collection, Garden Party Tango, (and no, I didn’t even make the connection between the name of her fabric collection and our new Garden Party Dress until just now) works so beautifully with Oliver + S patterns! Melissa agreed to tell us a bit about her new fabrics, and she’s even hosting a very generous give-away of her fabrics! Read on for details. Here’s Melissa.
Let’s face it, old man winter has completely overstayed his welcome in most parts of the country this year. But finally, little glimpses of spring, sunshine, and warmer days are popping up and bringing hope of sundresses and picnics and chasing butterflies barefoot. Garden Party Tango is the perfect collection to celebrate spring and all its loveliness!
I designed Garden Party Tango last April when, in Texas anyway, everything was blooming. The tulips at the park, the massive spreads of blue bonnets along the highways, and the crate myrtle trees that line my neighborhood streets were all shining in full floral glory. Spring has always been my favorite season, and it seems to show in my artwork. I love everything about it–the colors, the sense of freshness it brings, and the fabulous flowers and tiny buds in every shape and size that seem to be dancing everywhere. It’s always sunny and 77 degrees in the land of Iza Pearl.
Roller Skate Dress and Art Museum Vest (light blue hexagon print ) sewn by Alison O’Grady of Sew Bee It Clothier
Fairytale Dress sewn by Monica Vega of Monica Made This
Art Museum Vest (solid blue/grey) & Sketchbook Shirt sewn by Julie Lang of Teddy Boy Style
Photos by The Three Co and Hank Henley Creative
I have always been a huge fan of Oliver + S’s adorable patterns. I love their fresh twist on classic styles, and knew that I wanted to use their patterns for my Garden Party Tango samples for market. I was over-the-moon pleased with just how well Oliver + S and Garden Party Tango danced together…the results, a perfect 10!
So to help you and your little ones get ready for Spring and get your tango on, we are giving away five yards of Iza Pearl Design’s Garden Party Tango (in any 1/2 yard combination of prints) for you to whip up your favorite Oliver + S ensembles! To enter, leave a comment below telling us your favorite thing(s) about Spring. Comments will close at 9:00 AM ET Friday, April 4, 2014, and we’ll select a winner at random. The winner will be notified by email, so there is no need to subscribe to comments on this post to find out if you won. We’re only able to ship to addresses in the United States, so entry is limited to US residents.
To see more of Iza Pearl Design’s Garden Party Tango please feel visit the Iza Pearl blog (specifically this post and this post) and see the complete collection of photos and fabrics at Windham Fabrics.