The Design Studio Blog

Hi everyone,





Happy Monday!! We hope you all had a wonderful weekend! We have been hosting our Coraline FQ Bundle Giveaway on our Facebook Page this week, so be sure to enter!! :)


It’s also time to kick off another great week with our Moody Monday! Today we are featuring our Gypsy Lane by Jane Farnham Collection, a fresh and bright collection to inspire us into the warmer months. Gypsy Lane is full of vivacious hues: bright pink, orange, and turquoise take center-stage in gorgeous floral and dragonfly prints. The lively prints are happy and fun, and would brighten up any space or project. We adore the idea of a Gypsy Lane clutch or skirt; you will definitely be a standout amongst the crowd, in the best way. Add a punch of color to any neutral room with some Gypsy Lane throw pillows or a quirky quilt, for some added pizazz.






Aquilano Rimondi’s Spring RTW 2015 Collection was very fresh and earthy, definitely reminiscent of everything we love about Spring. Chiffon-y materials, light colors, and beautiful flowers dressed each model to create feminine silhouettes. Dragonfly, floral, and butterfly prints were among the patterns Rimondi used, to create ethereal, lightweight shift dresses and skirts. We would love to wear one of the dresses and dance around in a field of flowers – that’s how this collection makes us feel. We adore this dragonfly dress, reminiscent of our dragonfly print in Gypsy Lane.


We hope we have inspired you with today’s post. We’d love to know what has been inspiring you as of late. You can find the full Gyspy Lane Collection here. Have a great day!





Happy Sewing!

30 March

Hi everyone,





Happy Fri-YAY!! We hope you all are having a great day. We are definitely looking forward to the weekend. Woot woot! We’re also giving away a Coraline FQ bundle this week, so be sure to head on over to our Facebook Page to enter.


It’s time to our week with our Fan Friday! Today we are featuring some stunning dresses made by Lucy Made, with our Beyond the Backyard by Jane Farnham Collection. Lucy Made is a blog by a creative gal named Lucy, who shares her love affair for fabric, wool, and sewing on her blog. She is inspired by color and pattern, creating with a sewing machine named Daphne - how fantastic! 


Lucy Made made a couple of Geranium dresses (by madebyrae) for her friend’s little girls, using our Beyond the Backyard by Jane Farnham Collection, and they are just the sweetest. Big sister got a tunic-style dress with cap-sleeves and pockets, featuring a more bold, floral print from Beyond the Backyard. A sleeveless option, with a fuller skirt and a pink design, was chosen for the little sister. Both are just as adorable, and we hope the girls enjoyed their new outfits as much as we do! Lucy did such an amazing job making these dresses…we wish there were adult sizes in these hehe.




We also had a Geranium Dress made up in-house, with our Pastel Me More Collection, so we thought we’d also share it here. This dress truly is so versatile, and looks uber cute in both bold and soft prints.






Thank you so much, Lucy, for the fabric love!! We found your adorable dresses on Jane Farnham’s blog and just had to share. Too much cuteness!! (ps: congrats on the bundle on the way!) You can find more from Lucy on her blog, twitter, and flickr. Have an amazing weekend, everyone!





Happy Sewing!

27 March

Time for this week’s What We Love ♥ Officially into our first week of Spring, it’s all about new beginning and changes. Getting out of our cocoons, removing all our layers, and bringing out the Spring dresses. We can hear the birds chirping, the snow is finally melting, and it’s giving us that extra spring in our step. Inspired by pastel colors, Easter (which is coming up next week!), and ___, this is what we’ve been loving most this week…

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Valeria: Canada Print
Juan: The Cosmic Little Prince by Elspeth McLean
Shannen: Reading Painting by Yelena Bryksenkova
Vanessa: Marbled Easter Eggs
Marion: Four Colours and a Funeral Art Print
Ciana: Colour Inspiration





We hope we have inspired you with our post today! We’d love to know what has been inspiring you most this week. Be sure to check out our Pinterest for lots more inspiring images and such! ♥

26 March