The Lewis & Irene collections never fail to put a smile on my face. Their new range, Tales of the Sea, does just that. It’s full of mermaids hanging out in the sea surrounded by their whale friends, narwhals, and shell covered ocean floors. Lovely.
Inspired by an afternoon walk in the wild Cape of Cornwall, this collection uses different shades of blue, green and turquoise to create depth in the images and the different colour ways. The range is very playful and will make for some really fun projects.
They have put together this stunning quilt kit which we just adore. It creates a wonderful mosaic effect, like looking down on a swimming pool. The double boarder fabric looks particularly lovely in these quilts because of the contrast between the sea to the sky, it creates a really impressive effect.
As this range is so much fun, it would look super playful in children’s clothing. I instantly want to make a pair of harem trousers for my son using the Narwhal fabric on white. Created in the style of this Burda Style pattern (Below) I think they would look incredibly cool.
The Mermaid fabric would look so pretty as a summer top. Wouldn’t a mermaid summer top for a little girl be adorable?
We have a child’s Camisole top pattern from 50 Fat Quarter Makes that would be perfect for this fabric. Download the pattern for FREE here. Easy to make by cutting the armholes from two fat quarters, seaming together and adding binding and tie straps, it is sure to become a staple of your little one’s summer wardrobe.
Border print fabric is perfect for making shift dresses and circle skirts because of its scale, so it is refreshing to see such a fabric in this collection. The Tales of the Sea Double Boarder fabric would look lovely as a circle skirt like this vintage one we found on online. It means that you get to see the full print in the project and the scene it is creating. I can just picture a stroll down the sea front on a summer day with this eye catching design. Boarder print fabric is also ideal for making quilts, as you get to see the full pattern.
The list of possibilities for projects you could make with Tales of the Sea are endless. You can see why we love it can’t you? Each Collection Lewis & Irene release keeps getting better and this is just another example of their unique and entertaining style that we love so much. Tales of the Sea would look stunning on home-ware for a themed room however it also works well in smaller sewing projects and in quilts. It is an all rounder and that is why we have a fabric crush on Tales of the sea!
The two other fabrics from the collection are ideal for patchwork because of their repeated design. The first, Seabed on light blue, has lots of interesting shells and starfish covering the ocean floor and the second, Seaweed on dark blue, creates a lovely effect like seaweed rising to the top of the ocean creating a maze of bubbles around it.