Spotlight on: Sew Caroline!

We have a special guest on the blog today – please welcome Sew Caroline! She’s sharing a gorgeous dress she made using Stella-S304 Navy from our brand new Ludlow collection. Take a look below!

And be sure to stick around until the end because we have an exciting GIVEAWAY!


Hi Dear Stella Friends!

Caroline here from the sewing blog, Sew Caroline. I’m so excited to be here today + honored that the lovely ladies behind the Dear Stella blog wanted little ole me to write a post over here! I got a sneak preview of the gorgeous line that will be hitting stores at the end of this month, Ludlow, and MAN was I blown away. I chose to have a bit of the cotton shirting fabric sent my way and thought the perfect thing to sew would definitely be the Belladone dress from Deer and Doe. It’s been sitting in my “unsewn patterns” pile for quite sometime, so I was happy to finally have an excuse to sew with it- yay!

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Dress Pattern: Belladone by Deer and Doe // Dress Fabric: Ludlow by Dear Stella // Boots: DSW (similar)// Necklace: Caroline G. Shop

I basically want to wear this dress always and forever starting.. now. Don’t you wanna get your hands on some?! Below you’ll find out exactly how you can WIN some of this gorgeous fabric!

I’d love it if you stopped by Sew Caroline sometime! We love sharing sewing inspiration, DIYs, and a bit of handmade fashion. And HEY, if you’re looking for a fun + easy dress pattern to sew up for the Spring, I’d love for you to sew my Out and About Dress- it is my first (of many) women’s sewing patterns that was just released last month!


Thanks Caroline! We’re in love with your Belladone dress.

You can see some other garments we made with Ludlow on our blog here, and Very Shannon‘s stunning Josephine Tunic here! We’re also envisioning beautiful Riding PeplumsWashi Dresses, Archer Button Ups… The possibilities are endless.

Want to win 3 yards of Ludlow fabric to make your own garment?!

Here’s how:

1. Leave a comment on this post letting us know which Ludlow print is your fave, and which sewing pattern you would use.

2. You can have a bonus entry if you:

         “Like” us on Facebook – then leave a separate comment on this post saying that you did this.

       ”Follow” us on Twitter – then leave a separate comment on this post saying that you did this.

           “Follow” us on Instagram – then leave a separate comment on this post saying that you did this.

         ”Follow” us on Pinterest – then leave a separate comment on this post saying that you did this.

** If you already “like” or “follow” us on any or all of those places, leave a separate comment for each saying so! Those comments will count as your bonus entries.

We will be choosing the winner at random on Tuesday, March 18th.

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Introducing… Ludlow!

Ever since we shared a sneak peek at Ludlow back in January, we’ve been waiting (not so) patiently to show you the full collection. Lucky for us, today’s the day!

This is how excited we are:

Ludlow is a 9-piece collection that we’re offering on cotton shirting, and it’s shipping to stores at the end of March. These stunning paisleys and floral lend themselves beautifully to quilts, as well as to bags and apparel. We can’t wait to see what you make!

See the collection at a glance over on our website here, and take a peek below at some close ups (including our first two projects!).


As soon as this lovely fabric crossed our desks, we knew we had to sew something up ASAP!

So, we got to work.

Jamie made the ever-popular Wiksten Tank pattern using Stella-S303 White!

And Jessica made the Michelle My Belle dress from Liberty Love, using Stella-S303 Navy.

Ludlow will be arriving in stores & online at the end of March. We can’t wait to see your projects!

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Sneak Peek at Seaworthy!

In case you’ve missed it, London Calling has started shipping to stores and it is a-d-o-rable. Check out this quilt made by Michelle Kunigisky using her pattern Victory Garden. Love!

Lucky for us, we’ve got a DOUBLE-DOSE of Jack and Lulu this season!

In characteristic J&L fashion, Seaworthy brings us all things nautical! From classic sailboats and anchors to playful mermaids and seahorses – this collection truly has something for everyone.

We can’t wait to show you the full collection. We’ll be bringing back some old faves as well, so stay tuned!

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Feelin’ Lucky at Dear Stella HQ

Feelin’ lucky? We are! With St. Patrick’s Day coming up, we decided to whip up some decorative bunting in a few of our favorite green Dear Stella prints!

Here are some fun patterns to check out for your own holiday sewing:

Top row - Confetti Dots in Grass, Mini Confetti Dots in Lime, Calico in Green, Zig Zag in Parrot

Bottom row - Zig Zag in Mint, Confetti Dots in Emerald, Ticking Stripe in Green, Sunburst Stripe in Green

Want to make a garland for your home or office? We love this tutorial by Make it Do. For ours, we stitched the letters L, U, C, K, and Y onto each flag and made bias-tape using Confetti Dots in White. We love how festive it turned out!

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London Calling // Victory Garden Quilt

Jack and Lulu’s latest collection for Dear Stella – London Calling – is popping up in stores now. We are over the moon for these adorable UK-themed prints! We could hardly wait for them to arrive once we decided on the perfect quilt to make.

Today we’re sharing a fantastic quilt idea for this group – the Victory Garden pattern designed by Busy Bee Designs!

This quilt was made by Michelle Kunigisky of Busy Bee Designs, and she threw in our Mini Confetti Dots in Black and Grey for some contrast. It turned out amazing! But how could you go wrong when pairing London Calling with this Union Jack pattern? (Hint: you can’t!)

Here you can see a little peek at the hunter green backing fabric – Stella-JL310 Hunter - which looks so great set against the red stripey binding.

We love how this was pieced and quilted. Take a look up close!

Jack and Lulu’s London Calling collection is shipping now! You can find it at your local quilt shop or online.

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