Dance With Me

Yesterday morning, while checking blog updates on my Reader (rss reader that is, which allows me to get updates almost as soon as they’re up), I discovered an interesting post over at True Up. Actually all her posts are interesting, but this one especially caught my attention. She’s been publishing a lot of fabric designer interviews lately (True Up being a blog specialized in fabric). And that day she introduced us to Jennifer Paganelli, who designed several fabric collections for FreeSpirit, through this interview. I have to admit that I don’t know much about fabric designer, but I’m learning a lot lately, thanks to my Internet readings. I therefore didn’t know anything about Ms Paganelli and her fabrics, which is a shame really.

Thanks to the interview I discovered one of her newest collections, called Dance With Me. Isn’t this name adorable? I invite you to take a look at the collection, because it’s really nice. I’m a total fan! I love the designs, the motifs and bright colors she used.  The whole collection seems to me as very feminine, fresh and full of energy at the same time. Does that make any sense? I’m afraid my English fails me a little here… ^^; But I really like it. And for once it seems that I like all designs in the collection, not just one or two of them.

The cheater print is totally adorable! I’m in love (as far as you can be in love with fabric), it’s my favorite of the collection. I can picture it made into a long floaty skirt. I’m sure it would look beautiful.

This Paisley motif is also very nice. I really like the colors. You can see all colorways more clearly on the FreeSpirit page.

The first thing that came to my mind when I saw this floral print was a classic lolita skirt or dress. Although the fabric might be a little light for that kind of clothing since it was made with quilts in mind, I’m sure one could find the perfect pattern to make it work.

Maybe the fabric that inspires me the least (I’m not quilting yet, only making clothes and accessories), but I still find it very pretty. It might be easier for me to use in the less contrasted versions. Or for accessories and not clothing.

What do you think? Isn’t this collection really nice and inspiring? What would you do with those fabrics if you had them? Which is your favorite design/colorway. I’m curious to get others opinion. ^^ You can also see all the collections she designed for FreeSpirit here, just look for “Jennifer Paganelli”.


Coming later: news of a giveaway and new book releases.