Category Archives: April Rhodes

Let’s talk about Quilt Market! Before I get into the booths and the incredible talent I saw, I have to tell you a bit about my personal experience with the travel and being in a city! I’ll keep it short and show you the good stuff. I traveled to Minneapolis last week. It was the […]

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  • It’s too bad that I didn’t get a chance to meet you as I was walking around with Liesl most of the time!ReplyCancel

    • That would have been great! I stopped her on her way to speak to Heather Ross. I probably shouldn’t have, but I was a little starstruck. :)ReplyCancel

  • Lara

    Wow Meredith! What an amazing adventure (despite the hairy start!). Lots of gorgeous photos and so jealous of you meeting AMH. Thanks for sharing xxReplyCancel

  • You got to see Tiger Lily! I think by the time it hits stores I’ll have talked myself into buying full yards of the entire collections. I am hearing such great things about Loominous too!

    Glad you got a chance to travel away from your littles. I still haven’t since my daughter was born 3 years ago!ReplyCancel

  • great recap!! it’s like having a front row seat to your adventures!!ReplyCancel

Do you ever just get the urge to stop everything you have going to do something else? Something gratifying and fun? That urge hit me like a ton of bricks about mid-morning on Saturday. I purchased some of this gorgous Nani Iro print several weeks ago, and I knew I wanted to use it for […]

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I have been wanting to try this for a long time! After searching for a good lace for a few months, I found one I could live with. It has good drape, and isn’t stiff like many of the laces I came across. There are some gnarley, stiff laces out there, people! To make this […]

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  • Love your lace staple! I made one out of lace awhile ago. I decided not to line my dress because I wanted the lace to be “see-through” for the dropped hem part. I was going to just make a slip to wear under it, but on a whim I tried a nude tank top and slip with it and you couldn’t even tell. It looked like it was part of the dress. I skipped the shirring because I was afraid it wouldn’t work with the lace and just belted it. I found my lace at fabric.com. It was less than $10 a yard! It may not be the best quality, but I am very happy with it’s appearance. I have also purchased some great lace from a shop called “lace fabric” on etsy. They are located in California. Great customer service! Check out my lace staple on my blog!
    http://sewcharleston.wordpress.com/2013/08/12/first-post-first-of-many-staple-dresses-by-april-rhodes/ReplyCancel

  • It is a beautiful version! So delicate in the lace. If I ever come across a good lace, I may try it myself!ReplyCancel

  • Now I want to cancel my to-do list and make a lace version of The Staple Dress. No matter that I don’t have any lace on hand. I’m on a mission now. This is beautiful. Great job. And the photography is just as beautiful. Props to your photographer. :)ReplyCancel

  • Your dress looks great! I went to Joann’s to search for some lace to use on my own lace staple dress and everything they had was scratchy and stiff. Yuck. My search continues… ;)ReplyCancel

It feels like I’ve been waiting forever for this pattern to come out! After seeing a glimpse of April’s on her Instagram feed, I knew I’d be making a Date Night Dress. So I ordered some of Anna Maria‘s Field Study rayon and waited. And waited. And then finally it was released! I was taping […]

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I made a Staple Dress for my youngest sister. I thought she needed a new, fun dress to wear to a camp she attended recently, and I had the fabric, which I knew would be the perfect color on her. It really is the perfect shade of mint. Doesn’t she look cute? I added a […]

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