PPC14: Hey, Hey Paula!


I’ve got one more sample to show you before I have to make that all-important decision, that being….

“Which sample should we choose to be on the cover of this pattern?”

That’s because I found some Paula Nadelstern fabric I’ve never seen (or noticed) before and I instantly decided I just HAD to add another sample to our Festival Pocket Belt repetoire before making that all-important decision. I’ll give you more details about the fabrics we used at the conclusion of this post but first, let me show you how great it looks on our new design!

When I saw this fabric, my first thought was that this color combination would be a refreshing change from what I generally place on our pattern covers. (I can’t recall that I’ve EVER used a chartreuse green on our cover.) At any rate, here’s the frontal view of this pocket belt and just so you know…. the mesh I used here actually looked kind of olive green in the package, but due to the “magical qualities” of this mesh which were documented in a recent post, it actually came off looking chartreuse in this sample. Amazing!

Here’s a good look at the Phone Pocket side of the Festival Pocket Belt. I chose a black-on-black print for the foundation Panel for this sample and another of Paula’s unique prints for the contrasting band.

And here’s a shot of the Zippered Pocket panel. I purposely designed this component to NOT be stationary like the Phone Pocket panel is and that’s because first of all I think there may be times that folks choose to remove the Zippered Pocket and wear ONLY theΒ  Phone Pocket panel, especially around the house or while exercising. But secondly, it will be a decided advantage to be able to move the Zippered Pocket because there may be some situations where you’d want to where this Pocket Belt high on your waist (and under your clothing) and there may be others where you’d choose to wear it slung lower on your hips.

And I like to include a rear-view shot in each post because quite frankly, I think it’s still a cute look. Speaking of which, I recently got a great suggestion for a name for our “half-girl”. An alert reader named Lois wrote and suggested the name “Fanny”, which I totally love…. so “Fanny” it is! What do you think?

So…. here’s the total look, which I’m finding quite compelling. It’s nice to have several viable choices that could be used on the cover.
And finally- I promised to give you information about this yummy fabric, which are ALL by Paula Nadelstern, but actually from four SEPARATE fabric lines!

The main exterior fabric– “Cascade Stripes” from the Fabracadabra collection in Royal Blue

The contrast D-ring band– “Vox Stripe” from the Chromazone collection in Blue/Purple

The black background– “Alchemy Texture” from the Kismet collection

The lining (which you can’t really see)- “Scribble” from the Patternista collection in Jungle Green

And do stay tuned for our next post in this series (which is a perennial favorite with our loyal readers), because it’s time for YOU to put on your “Designer Hat” and choose which of our samples YOU would place on the cover if it were YOUR choice to make.Β  πŸ™‚


And now…. it’s YOUR turn!

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10 Comments So Far, You're Next!

  1. Barbara Ballard

    Fanny wears this so well. I’m thinking this will move to the top of my “Next Project” list as soon as it comes out.

  2. Definitely going to be a hard choice to pick the cover sample! I’ve been on a sewing-related fast but this just might make me break that fast!!! πŸ™‚

  3. The newest sample is beautiful! I like it best.

  4. This is great, but think I like the first fabric better. Now I have another project to start. Love this pattern.

  5. This is really nice, but I liked the one in the black/silver fabric more.

  6. I keep looking at ‘Fanny’ and I must say that my fanny was never that small! I do like the fact that you are showing how the samples look from the back tho. So far I’ve liked all the fabric choices………..

  7. I love the green so I pick the Paula fabric! Very eye-catching.

  8. This is gorgeous! I’ve loved all your samples though!