Dance Party with Trade Winds by Michael Miller Fabrics and a GIVEAWAY!!!



Hey all! I'm Jeanine from Canada! The Crafting Fiend blog! I'm super excited that I get to show you all my sews using Trade Winds by Michael Miller Fabrics on the Sewing Portfolio's Blog today.




(Read to the end for the giveaway!)


For the patterns I chose the Sis Boom Kelsey top/dress for my oldest as it is one of her favourite patterns and I know she will wear it often, for the youngest I chose the Pumpkin & Bunny Zinnia because it is an easy no closures or elastic slip on dress which is perfect for her un-coordinated self to get dressed in now that she is in the 'I am a BIG girl' stage of life. Both patterns work great for layering with a tee and tights as well for when fall arrives and school begins.



Pineapple Express is one of my favourites in this line - but both my girls loooved the Marissa and Trade Winds the best, so I just managed to sneak a little Pineapple Express into the oldest's dress, but keep your eyes open - I think I'll use the rest of the Pineapple Express to make myself something! The fab thing about the kelsey is all the ways to combine fabric when making it!



As always Michael Miller fabric is great to work with. Lovely the texture and drape for sewing up clothing. You know it will hold up but that is will also hang nicely as a garment.
The fab thing about the kelsey is all the ways to combine fabric when making it. I love the cross front and the criss cross straps in the back!


I got this fabric before it is even released through being a Sewing Portfolio's ambassador - you can sign up for free at sewingportfolios.com for an account and join the facebook group and maybe you can be an ambassador and have fun sewing fresh new fabrics too!
Another great thing about being on sewing portfolio's is how EASY it makes signing up for tester calls and for other designers and fabric companies to find you! I love being able to just link to my portfolio on a test call and I LOVE when I get contacted by a business who found me through sewing portfolios!
Here is my portfolio, if you are a business member you can see an example of what one looks like https://www.sewingportfolios.com/me/jeaninethomlinson, and did I mention it is totally FREE! Yep, convenience for free - a rare thing these days!


The pockets on the Zinnia are perfect for using up fabric with pictures, like the Trade Winds flowers and huts as you can see on Cheek's dress.


Both these dresses sewed up in just a couple hours. To try and sew smarter I like to sew assembly line style. Even though they are different patterns it was pretty easy to still sew assembly line since they are the same basics: bodice, bias straps and skirt.
My girls decided to throw a dance party in their new dresses and they have both declared these will be their first day of school dresses! A total sewing WIN!




What makes you want to dance party?


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85 comments

Nathalie V said...

Gorgeous dresses! The Zinnia is just too adorable.
Both your girls look awesome in pink.

Tina Voth said...

This is fabulous! I really wish my girls liked woven more, it's so much more accessible in Canada. Also, look at you writing all the blog posts!

The REAL EverSewSweet said...

Your girls are super cute in their dresses! The pinks are perfect on both of them.

Katie K said...

Oh, I love the pattern combination! So totally lovely.

Liesel said...

I need to try the Zinnia. I love both of your dresses!

laurelcoe said...

Cute dresses! And I love their dance party!

Sheila Hlushak said...

I loved reading your blog, you have done a wonderful job of showcasing this beautiful line of MM. Good work.

Nikkee said...

Both of your dresses are absolutely adorable! Well done!

Rebecca DuVal said...

I love it all!! The colors, the sweet girls, their cute dresses, all the fun they're having! Cheeks' dress is my favorite hem length on younger girls. Feels so vintage :)

Elizabeth Made This said...

Your girls are so cute in their dresses and these fabrics pair so well together. Very sweet!

Dagbjort Sigurdardottir said...

Gorgeous fabric, very cute dresses and your girls are absolutely adorable!!! :)

Renata Sarauer said...

I love the dresses, they are both beautiful as well as the models. Your execution of the fabric layout to pattern design was on point.

curious kitty vintage said...

Love these prints! My girls would be thrilled.

Crystal And said...

What makes me have a dance party? I car dance every day on the way to work as each day is worth dancing and living for!

Meriel Aho said...

I love that you got to sneak that Pimeapple Express in there. I think that one is my favorite. The prints blend beautifully.

Tami said...

I love this collection and you used it just perfectly!

Melissa Prendergast said...

This fabric is AMAZING!!! Your dresses turned out great!

Amy Reinagel said...

Wow, these are amazing! 😍😍😍

Carolyn said...

Gorgeous dresses.

Kim Turner said...

such cute dresses. I love the pink.

Katie Leatherwood said...

I love the new collection!

Tenille said...

Love the pink so much! We are having a real pink moment in this house, and your creation is just so pretty 😊

Heather said...

Great job! Love this line of MM fabrics!

judith miller said...

I love all of them but the Darcy,I love more,encluding the fabric.

Indu said...

Adorable sisters!!! I love their dresses!! Your creations showcase the fabrics beautifully!

Becky Pelletier said...

Ummm yes!!! I love these dresses and adorable little girls and would love love love the fabric. ❤

Jess Z said...

Such pretty fabrics! Love Michael Miller!

GranChris said...

The collection is wonderful but the girls are the stars for sure.

Inspinration said...

Wow, stunning result, my daughter kept repeating she wants that pink dress!

Fleur Van Haaster-Sebregts said...

You did a great job! These are so cute!

Sharon K said...

Cute dress, and great giveaway!

Sharon K said...

Cute dresses and great giveaway

Lorna Parker said...

Beautiful dresses and beautiful pictures. I love the interaction between the girls

Lacasa Cactus said...

Wovens have so many possibilities. I love pink, it gives such a nice glow to lovely cheeks!

Lunatiek said...

Such lovely pictures!

Ilse Lemmens said...

I love how you color blocked these gorgeous dresses!

JustAnotherAn said...

How insanely cute!! :) (kept getting errors on my wordpress id, so an old google account it is)

Lene said...

Loving the dresses!

Sarah S said...

Sweet dresses. Love the pineapples!

DanaK ~ WaterPenny said...

Perfect pattern for that fabric me

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Mieke B said...

nice dresses

Cm Cronin said...

Love the pattern and materials

Daisy Molemans said...

Very Beautiful. I love the dresses and the fabrics.

Luanne Pang said...

Love the dresses and fabric combination! Cool for summer indeed.

Diane said...

Great patterns for this fabric. Gorgeous shade of pink. Your girls are adorable. MM all the way!!!

Karen (nybird) said...

Beautiful fabric dresses look wonderful on the girls!

Sibyl said...

Love the dresses on the girls. The fabric is cute, and you always do such a good job on making them look beautiful.

Sarah J said...

They are adorable (the girls and the dresses!)! I might have to give those patterns a try

Emily said...

They are so sweet! I want to dance when my girls hear a song they like and start dancing.

Tine Nagels said...

Ik love the online fabric and my daughters Will love this even more!
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Vivian Maas-Innemee said...

Wonderfull dresses!

An Van Gestel said...

What a sweet dresses

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful fabric!! The pink is so pretty on your girls ❤️

Made by Melli said...

Love the dresses, fabrics, and cute girls! Darling!

Tandy Smedberg said...

These are so cute! Great mix of the prints. :)

Shelby Barney said...

The dresses fit beautifully! And, of course, it's lovely fabric.

Emily said...

That Pineapple Express fabric...love it! 😍

C Gobin said...

Great Job Jen! These look lovely and are perfect for summer.

Jessica Gipson said...

Very cute collection, love it!

yvonne said...

What lovely fabric! And those girls are a showcase in themselves. My sewing juices are all revel up just seeing them dance. Lovely indeed.

Stephanie @ Swoodson Says said...

These dresses scream summer! Love it!

Rebecca Plymale said...

LOVE!!!! These dresses are perfect Jen and that fabric is super fun!!

AmyScrapSpot said...

Your girls are adorable and you did a great job! So cute!

Fleur Van Haaster-Sebregts said...

Lovely 💖

Judi Duncan said...

oh I wish I had little girls to sew for!

Kerri Learning said...

Loving these prints and your girls are adorable!!

Boutique Birdie said...

You did a great job on those dresses. Your girls look adorable. What a beautiful fabric collection.

Alexis Powell said...

By far the best two models, in the history of ever!! How sweet are they dancing like siblings should! Love how nice the pattern and fabric lay! Thanks for sharing!

Nicki Slater said...

great dresses!

Stephany said...

Cute Fabric and dresses.

Damjana at AppleGreen Cottage said...

Not just the fabric and the dresses, also the models: over-the-top cute! Love how you presented the story around the Michael Miller fabric.

sonja said...

Great Michael Miller fabrics used to make this beautiful girly dresses.

Jennie Lindstrom said...

Love the fabric and your dresses at adorable

Vanessa said...

I Love those dresses, total Dance Party worthiness!

Nomaliza Azman said...

Love the dresses that you made for your girls! And nice coordinating fabrics choice!

When they're dreaming said...

These are gorgeous and so are the adorable happy models 😍

fenna said...

So cute, the matching dresses!

Cathie Brown said...

What a gorgeous result, the girls dresses look fantastic in this range!

Robyn Dodge said...

So adorable!

Saskia Bregazzi said...

Such a lovely pair of cute dresses you made!

Jodi Bussell said...

Pineapple express is gorgeous! I can't believe it wasn't your girls fave too! You did a wonderful job showing off the range, Michael Miller fabrics are always wonderful.

Linnea said...

These turned out so cute! Love how they coordinate.

MarissaL said...

Love the dresses and I especially like the name of the fabric as I'm a Marissa 😊

Laurel said...

Wow! Great job on the dresses!

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