We 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.
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.
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.
We had so much fun and adventure creating these free projects for you this year. We hope you’ve enjoyed them! More to come in 2016. May your New Year be filled with peace and joy.
Did 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!
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.
- 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!
So, give our pattern a try! Tell us what you think.
Thanks to Jennifer Wiese of Workroom Social for helping with the drafting and scaling.
Download the Cloud9 Loungers here!
Brush Strokes by Holly DeGroot is a playful collection of graphic blooms and geometric prints painted in vivid shades of watercolor.
Subtle weaves, hand-stitched lines and tiny details are brought to life in the new range “Threads” by Eloise Renouf. Hand-drawn motifs, a sophisticated color palette and a natural yet urban feel combine to create a collection that is contemporary but classic.
Foxglove by Aneela Hoey is inspired by the English countryside and some of the striking wild flowers – foxgloves, cowslips and primroses – that grow there in abundance.
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.