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Thursday, August 14, 2014

FO: Emma's Garden Datura

You wouldn't know (because there is little photographic evidence), but this is my third Datura blouse.
It took Patty asking me to make one from her new Emma's Garden fabric line (for Michael Miller) to get some pictures. There's no good excuse, because the pattern is lovely and wearable. But truth be told, this version may be my favorite.

I love the colors Patty used in this line, and I had trouble choosing two prints that I loved best. I thought Patty's bold colors and graphic elements would work well for garments, and Hilary made this beautiful dress for the tour as well.

So, a few thoughts on the Datura:
On all three versions I've made, I sewed up the back button panel, so that it's just a decorative element.

But I do love the buttons, from my grandmother's stash!
I didn't do a collar on this one, and it's such a a nice, simple look.

I also LOVE this ribbon I found in my grandmother's stash, which I used to finish the hem.

If you'd like to make your own Datura blouse, or something similar, Patty is sharing a little free fabric today!

You can win 2 yards of your favorite prints (two one-yard cuts, or one two-yard cut)!

Just leave a comment (only one!), and tell us your favorite ice cream flavor.
You can also tell us which print (or prints) you would pick! The link to the prints is here.
As always, if you are a no-reply commenter, please leave an email address for me to contact you! I'll pick a winner on Tuesday!

I'm near the end of the blog tour, but you should check out the other posts! You can still enter giveaways on some of them!

8/7 - Michael Miller's website  www.makingitfun.blogspot.com
8/8 - Hilary - youngtexanmama
8/9 - Karri - karriofberries
8/10 - Felice - sewscatterbrained
8/11 - Sally - sallysangelworks
8/12 - Liz - www.fatchickquilts
8/13 - Julia - starsandsunshine
8/14 - Jacey - jaceycraft.blogspot
8/15 - Sophie of C'est LaVie - lescrapdesoph
8/16 - Pam - pamquiltaholic
8/17 - Patty  beckandlundy

Thank you again, Patty, for inviting me to be a part of your party!

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44 comments:

  1. My most favorite ice cream is chocolate. All of the Emma fabrics are wonderful, I would love to have the aflutter and lovely lattice.

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  2. my fave ice cream is buttered pecan.

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  3. my fave print in emma's garden is aflutter.

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  4. My favourite ice cream flavour is honeycomb - yum!

    P.S. I'd choose lovely lattice and honey hive in turquoise.

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  5. I love vanilla!
    It's so hard to choose a favourite print - Bee Damask is one of mine!

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  6. I love, love, love Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream. I had such a hard time picking, but I think I would choose Garden Blossom and Sketchy Stripe from the violet colorway.

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  7. Adorable! I'll have to check out this pattern. And Jamocha Almond fudge is the best. Or pb and chocolate. yum!

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  8. My favorite ice cream flavor is Ben & Jerry's New York Super Chunk! My favorite print is big blooms with the lovely floral line drawings against the white background -- unusual!

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  9. I love your blouse - you've used my two favourite colours! My favourite ice-cream flavour is Pooh Bear (Vanilla with bits of Honeycomb, not sure what you call it in US, maybe hokey pokey?!) If I won I would take advantage of getting TWO of these gorgeous prints, it's a tough choice but I would go for the Sketchy Stripe in Violet and Happy Go Lucky in Pink (although I'm pretty torn between Lovely Latice in Aqua and Honey Hive in Turquoise too! They're all so pretty!) Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  10. Your blouse is soooo cute! Love it!!
    My favorite ice cream is Moose Tracks! YUM!!!
    Woulld choose the "aflutter" & the "Ikat Damask...in Mint"

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  11. My favourite ice cream flavour is vanilla. Regarding the fabric, Lovely Lattice Leaf is my favourite. Thanks

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  12. Toasted almond fudge. I would choose aqua lattice and violet big blooms. These are beautiful!

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  13. Dean's Fannie May Mint Meltaway. I would pick the mint ikat

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  14. Peanut Butter! Love Big Blooms. Thanks.

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  15. Homemade vanilla ice cream- because you can top it with so creatively! Would choose aflutter in blush and aqua honeycomb.

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  16. I love Rum and Raisin and Sketchy Stripe. jennylarking at gmail dot com. Thank you both.

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  17. it's hard to pick one, but my all-time fave has to be baskin & robbins peanut butter and chocolate! now i have to go out and get ice cream . . . .thanks. ;-)

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  18. Ooh wow! Thanks for sharing and for the wonderful giveaway! My favorite ice cream flavor, hands down, is "Dad's Cardamom." Cardamom makes the best ice cream flavor!

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  19. I love a simple vanilla bean... Mmmm

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  20. I like to mix Strawberry, Vanilla and chocolate together into one flavor. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  21. Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla in a waffle cone! Love this top on you!

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  22. I like a good coffee flavored ice cream! And those happy go lucky and garden bouquet prints are beautiful!! Love the blouse too.

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  23. These are gorgeous! I'd pick the bee damask and the ikat damask in purple.

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  24. Ohhh - I love your Datura blouse! The style, the sewing, and the fabric are awesome. (Your grandmother's stash must be wonderful too!) My favorite ice cream flavor is chocolate and my favorite fabric in the Emma's Garden line is the violet Big Blooms.

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  25. Cute blouse! My favorite ice cream flavor is Butter Pecan. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  26. Lovely blog! My favorite ice cream is pretty much anything chocolate with nuts and/or more chocolate. My favorite fabrics in this collection are all of the lattice prints and the big blooms. So hard to choose! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  27. Love your blouse! My favorite ice cream flavor is French vanilla because I use it for ice cream Sundays. I like the fabric Aflutter -aqua and Happy Go Lucky in yellow.

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  28. Bee Damask and Big Blooms in the violet colourway are my favourite prints. I love coconut ice cream. Thanks for a great giveaway. x

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  29. My favorite ice cream flavor is chocolate peanut butter. And I love the lovely lattice fabric!

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  30. Such a pretty blouse. My favourite icecream is chocolate and I love the Bee Damask in Violet.

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  31. Years ago I used to buy ice cream called Mocha Espresso Chunk and it was the best ice cream ever! Sadly, I can't find it any more. Or maybe that's a good thing, as I can easily overindulge on ice cream.

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  32. I like anything with chocolate and cherries in it! sarah@forrussia.org

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  33. My favorite is vanilla with my garden-fresh raspberries on top!
    So sweet that you've used your grandmother's buttons and trim. I have a stash of my grandma's buttons and they add such love to any garment I add them to.

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  34. There used to be one called German Chocolate Cake. Yum.

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  35. Lovely top!! My favorite ice cream is BR chocolate peanut butter. Yum!

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  36. My favorite ice cream flavor is chocolate amaretto. I like the Bee Damask print and the geometrics.

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  37. My favorite ice cream flavor is peach... Love how you finish the hem.

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  38. This fabric line is incredible! My favorite flavor is chocolate marshmallow.

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  39. Historically, anything heavy on chocolate. Currently, dairy-free coconut-milk mint chip (yes, it costs too much, so no I don't eat very much at all - it's a treat!)

    I think I'm not a no-reply, but just in case: jhunsberger (at) gmail (d0t) c0m

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  40. I love Pralines & Cream! Yum! :) And the blue butterfly colorway would definitely be one of my picks for the fabric! Thanks so much!

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  41. Cotton Candy or Bubblegum. Such a kid at heart.

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