Meet Our Newest Designer | Sarah York

 

IMG_3722We are thrilled to announce the inclusion of yet another talented artist to our Cloud9 Collective, just in time for Spring Quilt Market. Sarah York is a Surface Pattern Designer and Artist from California, soon to be based in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Learn more about Sarah below, and stay tuned for more about her upcoming collection Frolic.

Sarah has a background in Art History and trained as an apprentice in classical textile design hand painting techniques. She is inspired by the bounty of nature, ornament, color, travel, textiles, and folk patterns. Sarah likes to work in a painterly, hand-done style, finding beauty in the imperfect and unique. 

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She works from her home studio with her darling assistant, her two year old daughter Violet. Her designs have been used by companies such as Tesco, Hallmark and Greetabl.

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Sarah loves creating beautiful designs to bring a bit of happiness to someone’s life. She is beyond thrilled to be designing for Cloud9 Fabrics! A total dream come true. 

You can see more of her work on her website and keep up with her on Instagram.

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Make it Sew | Cloud9 Loungers

cloud9loungerscallout4Did you know that the co-owners of Cloud9 Fabrics have a combined 25 year background in the garment industry making loungewear? Yup. It’s in almost in our blood! And so, we’ve been tossing around this idea for a long while now:  Let’s create an easy to make, great fitting lounge pant pattern and share it with the world! We believe nearly every print or base cloth we produce would make a most excellent pair of loungewear. Our soft fabrics are made of organic cotton and our designers are so very talented, it’s a natural fit!

To add to the excitement and to get you inspired to sew, we’re going to have a little kick off fun with a Lisa Congdon’s Kindred promotion and sweepstakes. Stay tuned for more info!

We are so excited about this project. Our Cloud9 Loungers are a lot like scrubs – simple waist, straight legged,  and easy fitting. We’ve sized these for women S-XL. Ours is a 2 piece pattern. There’s no pockets, but there’s a lot of comfort! These go together in a flash. Once you’ve downloaded our free Cloud9 Loungers pattern, printed, taped and traced your size, it’s about an hour’s project from start to finish for most able sewists. *We do recommend making a muslin first – and don’t forget to wash, dry and press your fabric before cutting, too.

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  • Use a drawstring or elastic
  • Easy to adjust inseam by hemming up or adding an inch or two to the pattern
  • Low rise for a more feminine cut that slings around your high hip
  • While meant to be loose and roomy, we find it flatters different types of figures
  • We’ve made them in just about all our lounge-suitable substrates and they’ve worked beautifully every time
  • And best is, it’s free!

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cloud9loungerscallout3Thanks to Jennifer Wiese of Workroom Social for helping with the drafting and scaling.

Download the Cloud9 Loungers here!