17 MAY 2024
Yesterday I unwrapped a new piece of fabric that I ordered from Printfab, and I’m excited to share the journey with you. The fabric is a soft, high-quality cotton jersey with a fun pattern I designed myself, featuring lobsters and seashells. It's wonderful to see my design on fabric!
This fabric is for a simple t-shirt dress for my daughter, Lydia. You can find the pattern here. I’ve made lots of quilts over the years, but this will be my first time making clothing (I don't count a couple of other attempts a long time ago). I’m both excited and a bit nervous.
Why the nerves? I’ve never sewn with stretchy fabrics before. Cotton jersey is perfect for a dress, but it’s trickier to work with compared to the quilting cotton I’m used to. Despite my worries, I’m diving in because, after all, if you don’t try, you’ll never know what you can do.
The pattern for Lydia’s dress is straightforward, which should make the process easier. I’m hoping everything goes well and the dress turns out as nicely as I imagine. I can already see Lydia rocking her new dress, looking adorable in those lobsters and seashells.
Stay tuned, because once the dress is finished, I’ll share photos and videos of Lydia in her new outfit. I’m looking forward to showing off not just the dress, but the joy of creating something special for my daughter.
Wish me luck on this sewing adventure! I’ll keep you updated with my progress and any tips I learn along the way. Here’s to new projects and the excitement they bring!
                                                                                                                                                                               Best, Irina
10 MAY 2024
Hello everyone! I'm Irina from Irenic Bears, and I'm excited to be back blogging. Some of you might remember my quilting blog Zephyr Skies, but now I'm focusing on my design work and Irenic Bears. I'm kicking off with a quote that really speaks to me, and I hope it inspires you too.
"Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong." – Ella Fitzgerald
This quote is featured alongside my Strawberry Cupcake Design from Sweet Delights mini collection. It’s a sweet reminder of how love and passion in what we do can lead us to success.
Ella's words encourage us not to give up. Whatever we love doing, that’s where we should put our energy. It’s about sticking with it, even when it gets tough.
I’ll be sharing more quotes like this one to keep us all inspired and moving forward. Also look forward to more design stories and tips, behind the stage, and all about staying creative and motivated. Stay tuned!
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