Sunday, March 18, 2012

Australian fabric designers:: Sarah Fielke & St Ives

I love supporting Australian fabric designers. Favourites of mine include Bird Textiles, Umbrella Prints, Kristen Doran, the many indigenous women who create the designs for M&S Textiles and of course, Sarah Fielke.

It was with much anticipation that I awaited Sarah's latest fabric range from Lecian called St Ives. A prolific Sydney-based quiltmaker, teacher and author, Sarah's previous range was From Little Things. Her book Quilting From Little Things was released last year and she is busily working away on her new book (read this funny guest post on her blog by Erica Spinks).

My local patchwork fabric store of choice, Sewco Sewing Centre at Mt Gravatt, kindly agreed to order in a selection of bolts from Sarah's St Ives range.

How to choose?!! After much indecision, I selected some prints and made two skirts for my young cousins.

The first was a Twirly Girl Skirt by Pink Chickadee Designs:

The second was a Lazy Days skirt (free pattern available here from Oliver & S) :

The girls in their skirts...

A few weeks ago, Mia decided to make her best friend Sass a "rock star skirt". She picked out the fabrics, including one from St Ives. She figured out which fabric would go where and even sewed some of it. Mia rockin' Sass' rock star skirt:

Sending Sarah lots of creative vibes, cups of tea and magically un-ending hours for the gestation of her new book!


  1. Awww thanks so much Melissa! The girls look awesome in their skirts :)


  2. Gorgeous!!! I can't believe how big Mia is!

  3. they are gorgeous! lovely fabrics too, I'll have to go check them out at Sewco :-)