Hello Ollie Blog Tour: Swans a Swimming

Hello Ollie Blog Tour. Dress by Mabey She Made It

Clear back in April I got to work with and create a dress that was included in Bonnie Christine’s booth for Quilt Market, and I was elated. I love her designs, I love Art Gallery fabric, and I couldn’t have been more happy to work with both of them. I also got to be part of the #HelloOllieBlogTour, which is an amazing collection of all the pieces created for Quilt Market so you can see them showcased in case you didn’t make it to the show (like me). You can read more about the tour here.


Hello Ollie Blog Tour. Dress by Mabey She Made It

In choosing something to make, I wanted to really showcase the fabric I chose from the line, which was a beautiful plum background with graceful swans swimming. I loved how serene the print was and wanted to create something equally feminine. And as you can see from this image, all the prints from the Hello Ollie collection are beautifully delicate and gorgeous.


And then the fabric came–this is the first organic line Art Gallery has done, and its absolutely dreamy. The cotton was so incredibly soft. The voile is smooth as you can imagine. Its a delight to work with and sews up beautifully.

Hello Ollie Blog Tour. Dress by Mabey She Made It

I chose to pair the swans with the Josephine Dress from Violette Field Threads because of the delicate pintucks, the ruffles, and the ability to showcase the print. I made a size bigger than my Brynley normally wears so another model could wear it for the lookbook, so its a bit big on her but I still love how sweet it looks.

Hello Ollie Blog Tour. Dress by Mabey She Made It

All the details that went into the dress made it such a fun piece that I was excited to send to Quilt Market and share with you today. You’re going to love working with this fabric!

Hello Ollie Blog Tour. Dress by Mabey She Made It

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Hello Ollie Blog Tour. Dress by Mabey She Made It

Thanks for stopping by to check out my dress! Make sure to check out what Cheri from Tinker With This created for yesterday’s stop and come back tomorrow for Kaitlyn from Knot and Thread Design’s beautiful work!

Hello Ollie Blog Tour. Dress by Mabey She Made It


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8 responses to “Hello Ollie Blog Tour: Swans a Swimming”

  1. Bonnie Christine Avatar

    Absolutely stunning, Lisa! Thank you for your beautiful work and photography. I love this dress so much!

    1. Lisa Avatar

      Thank you Bonnie!

  2. PsychicSewerKathleen Avatar

    I love this little dress – adorable and I love the fabric as well. I’m another great fan of Art Gallery – I’ll definitely look into their organic knits – thank you for this great post!

    1. Lisa Avatar

      Thank you! They really are amazing quality fabrics.

  3. dean dream Avatar

    thank,s for sharing good ideas

    1. Lisa Avatar

      You’re welcome!

  4. Desiree S. Tolliver Avatar
    Desiree S. Tolliver

    Wow, I really love your daughter’s dress here. So cute, I think this dress will be a great gift for my niece. She is so lovely that she always ask me for a gift this Christmas. Thanks here for posting this nice dress. Happy Holidays!

    xoxo, Desiree

    1. Lisa Avatar

      Thank you, and I hope you had a great holiday season!

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Welcome to Mabey She Made It, my cozy corner dedicated to all things homemade and delightful. One of the greatest things I learned while growing up was to know what “home” felt like. Creating feels like home to me, and I’m at home when an idea translates into something beautiful or functional.

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