Behind the Scenes: Sweet Meadow Print

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Behind the Scenes: Sweet Meadow Print
Happy Tuesday! It's time for another Behind the Scenes post for Dreamin' Vintage! You can find the first post here. The collection is arriving this week, so look for it at your favorite shops! Today I am excited to share the story of my very favorite print I've ever designed! Let's chat about the Sweet Meadow print!

Behind the Scenes: Sweet Meadow Print
This was the first print that I designed for the collection and also the most involved print.  I wanted to design it first because A. I knew exactly what I wanted it to look like, and B. I wanted to be able to pull elements from this print into the rest of the collection. 

Behind the Scenes: Sweet Meadow Print
I spent about a week just drawing different types of flowers. I would sit down when I had a minute or two and sketch 10 or so flowers/shapes of the same type. I use a Wacom digital tablet and Adobe Illustrator to draw directly into the computer for all my hand drawn fabric designs. Here is one of my sketches for this print, where I have lots of different elements going on at once.  Also, I love to draw outside the artboard, haha.

Behind the Scenes: Sweet Meadow PrintBehind the Scenes: Sweet Meadow Print
The inspiration for this print is from my absolute favorite fabric of all time.  It's a vintage quilting cotton from my Mom's fabric stash.  So ridiculously good.  There is a meadow filled with flowers and animals.  I knew I wanted to do something similar with this print! I of course still love the original version, but I love the way mine turned out too.  It still has the same feel, but it's different!

I only have a small scrap with no selvedge information, if anyone knows anything about this print or has any to spare, please let me know! :)

Behind the Scenes: Sweet Meadow Print
I looked to other small vintage florals from my stash too when I worked on this print.  There are so many good ones out there!

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Sweet Meadow in Rose.

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Sweet Meadow in Orchid.


If you're a shop interested in carrying Dreamin' Vintage, it can be ordered through Art Gallery Fabrics.  Find your sales rep here, or call toll-free (888) 420-5399.

Happy Sewing!

18 comments :

  1. Such a pretty print! Lovely to see where you get your inspiration from too :) xx

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  2. I will definitely be looking for this - love your fabric! Do you know what online shops will carry it?

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    1. I'll start putting a list together later this week as it starts arriving!

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  3. ok, I'm in love with the turtles!

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  4. Love the new line! The inspiration fabric is so cute too!

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  5. This will be so fun to spot in projects!!! It really is so pretty!

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  6. I love these! The more you look, the more little elements you see - it's adorable.

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  7. really awesome jeni. love seeing a little behind the scenes action!

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  8. Love the colours and pattern. Thanks for sharing your design experiences!

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  9. Very interesting to see the process. I love those vintage prints.

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  10. Cudne wzory, szyj - czekamy.

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  11. oh!!! that so sweet!!! love it!!

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  12. BEAUTIFUL line! Congrats! And I love the quality of Art Gallery Fabs...well done!

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    1. And...I know where you're coming from. My mom wasn't a sewer, but when I was little, she did sew some things for me, out of VIP prints...I'm reminded of that when I go to Joann's, but the quality isn't as good anymore :)

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  13. love your fabric, both the vintage and the new

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  14. Such beautiful fabrics! Congrats on your new line

    Hillary

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  15. I LOVE this print, Jeni, the whole line is lovely. I wish my LQS carried your fabrics :( Thanks for showing your design process.
    And I'm so jealous of that pretty little vintage stack in your photo!

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