Henry meets Leah Duncan's Yucca

When I heard Leah Duncan was designing for Cloud9 Fabrics, I gave a little squeal. I've always felt a kinship with her fabric because of her NYC inspired Gramercy and desert inspired Morning Walk. They remind me of my hometown and my first love Santa Fe. I'm smitten. So when Cloud9 gave me a sneak peek of her new fabrics for Quilt Market samples I gave a bigger squeal. Who doesn't want to be on the inside?!

I cooked up a Henry dress in Manu Forest, a large print voile for the Quilt Market debut. I really love this dress and its huge pockets. It's a fun and fast make.  And I gave my model flowers to fend off the paparazzi. We can be relentless.

In their own words "Leah Duncan's Yucca was inspired by the tropical regions of Mexico and South America festive palette and nature inspired prints tell a story of sun-filled days surrounded by flora and beauty." The whole collection is a little more abstract then past collections and I like that.

I love working with voile for kids' clothes because it's a bit of a chameleon. It can be flowy and soft when needed. But it holds up well for a slightly more structured garment. This fabric almost felt like double gauze. It was lovely to work with and showcases the Henry dress well.

Voile lends itself great to sleeve puffs, gathers and pleats. I think the Henry sleeve would agree with me on that.

Image Credit: Cloud9 Fabrics

Image Credit: Cloud9 Fabrics

Unfortunately you'll have to wait until spring for this fabric to hit the shelves. That's a long winter of waiting. If you really wanted, you could use the fabric in your stash, right?!

Note: This fabric was provided to me by Cloud9 Fabrics, but the opinions in this blog are all my own. Admittedly, I rarely have bad opinions about fabric.