Happy Monday, everyone!  We're back with another installment of Mabel Madison Monday, with our third guest blogger - Starly from SewStarly.com.  Starly is a long-time Euro fabrics user and always comes up with really neat twists on things. She's got a great eye for mixing and matching prints and colors, and I knew she would have a great time playing with our new digital prints from Stenzo.  These are fabrics that make a statement - what would YOU do with them?



Hello everyone! I am Starly from SewStarly.com. I am so excited to be guest posting over here at Mabel Madison for Mabel Madison Mondays! Emily told me she had some new fabrics in and wanted to send me some to try out. I am a huge Stenzo fanatic. Imagine my delight when she told me she had Stenzo Digital Print Panels! What?? You're kidding me right? Squeel!



She sent me this amazing Dogs and Cats Panel in Pink. I also got to pick a coordinate, except being a long time customer of Mabel Madison I have a pretty big collection of Stenzo coordinates already. Instead I opted to put together an outfit by adding one of her brand new fabrics Denim Twill!



With the panel I made a Bimaa hoodie. Since it's late January and I live in Texas I decided to size up a size in hopes she can still wear it next fall too.  Here is a regular size Bimaa I made earlier in the season for comparison. I adore the regular fit of the Bimaa but it's super cute over-sized too!

PicMonkey Collage


The panel fabric is soooo soft. I was really amazed at how vibrant the digital print stayed after washing. The dogs and cats are adorable. My daughter actually slept with this fabric for two nights before I stole it back to sew it up.


I used Stenzo Mini Dots and Grey Stars to finish out the hoodie.


I find it difficult to find nice bottom weight apparel fabrics. This twill is amazing. I am so glad she has decided to carry it. It has a nice hefty weight to it. It softens up in the wash but is rugged enough to take on a full day at the playground. There will be no knee holes in these any time soon! With the twill I made the Just Chillin Reversible Sweats from Momma Quail Patterns. This was the first time I have made these pants and I am so in love! They are unisex and can be made with knit or woven and can be lined or even fully reversible. They sew up really quick, and I love the pockets and pocket cuffs that provide opportunities to mix in extra prints.



I stitched over the pockets with some reverse coverstitch in Maxi Lock Swirls Tie Dye Punch.  A similar look could be accomplished without a coverstitch machine using  multicolored thread and many of the decorative stitches found on regular sewing machines. As I was making these I was thinking of all the fun combinations I could do in the future. Reversible Poplins? Knit on one side, Poplin or Cord on the other. Poplin lined in Nicky Velour


Playground approved!


This outfit was soooo fun to make. I just adore both of the fabrics she sent!  I have tons of scraps left so I think there will be a Dogs and Cats beanie in my near future =)  Thanks to Emily for letting me participate in Mabel Madison Mondays!  Check out my blog for other makes I've done with Mabel Madison fabrics    

I am just so in love with that hoodie!  It can be really difficult to imagine what to make with such a large-scale print, but a little imagination and some careful placement results in something AMAZING!  And I don't know about you, but I'm adding that MaxiLock Tie-Dye to my shopping list...  Thanks so much for joining us, Starly!!!

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