sewing with PAINT by SUCH Designs

sewing with PAINT: bess top || imagine gnats

I was so honored when Carrie asked me to sew with her new collection, PAINT (by SUCH Designs). not only did I get to sew with some really great fabrics, but I got to sew two of my very own patterns for Carrie herself. it does not get any better than that!!

here’s a view of the full PAINT collection. I can see so many amazing things made with these prints.

paint collection fabrics

shown at the top of this post is a color-blocked bess top shirt (pattern available here in the imagine gnats shop). below is the alder skirt, a new pattern that will be ready for testing soon!! i’m so excited about this skirt, and it will be available in both women’s sizes 2-20 and girl’s sizes 5-14.

sewing with PAINT: alder skirt || imagine gnats

don’t miss these other stops on the PAINT collection tour:

April 9 April Rhodes
April 10 Sally Keller + Julie Goldin
April 11 Shea Henderson
April 12 Ramona Burke + Jenny Kelly
April 13 Sam Hunter A Vintage Fairytale (Staci Barrett)
April 14 Rachael Gander + Erica Sage
April 15 Karen LePage + Tia Curtis
April 16 Shelly Figueroa + Fabrications2b (Bonnie Bobman)

PAINT is now selling to shops so tell your favorite local shop to place an order with their Windham rep. the line ships to stores in July/August. a bit more about the collection from Windham…

The PAINT collection celebrates creativity and expression. As a creativity enabler, Carrie intends to help you Celebrate your inner artist™! The collection includes bold, playful prints inspired by a painter’s tools. Color wheels, paint swatches, paint brushes and other collaged images create an artful pastiche of sewing possibility. Carrie loves to make something from nothing. She showcases up-cycling and recycling by creating her imagery from brown paper bags, paint swatches and colorful newsprint. PAINT tells the truly inspiring story of stepping into a creative life. Additionally, we are pleased to rerelease her wildly popular Newsprint in three color ways.

you can read more about PAINT on Carrie’s blog, see the collection lookbook here, and enter below to win a charm pack of PAINT!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

happy stitching!
xo, rachael

photo credit: Jill McNamara Photography

Rachael Gander

I am a sewist, mom, wife, designer, blogger, and fabric enthusiast. I learned to sew alongside my mom, but lost interest in the craft until my early twenties, and I've spent the last fifteen years making up for lost time! I've experimented with modern quilting, accessories and garment sewing, hand-printed fabric, and textile design, I have found my love in pattern design, and sell my original sewing and embroidery patterns in the imagine gnats shop.

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26 Responses to sewing with PAINT by SUCH Designs

  1. Barbara J April 14, 2014 at 8:34 am #

    Love that skirt with it’s roomy pockets. Hope it’s available soon!

  2. Jessica April 14, 2014 at 8:56 am #

    The fabric is gorgeous in the top and I love your new skirt! How does one become a pattern tester?

  3. T April 14, 2014 at 9:31 am #

    These are gorgeous prints. I already bought lots of the Collage collection when it came out and this has the same lovely earthy but graphic feel. I can imagine myself wafting around all summer in the paint palette fabric.

    As for the Alder skirt … wow, just love it! Can’t wait til the pattern comes out as it has everything I love … cute pockets, a little waistband for definition and a figure friendly silhouette!

    • Rachael Gander April 16, 2014 at 10:26 am #

      i just totally got lost in your blog…. awesome!! and thank you, i’d be flattered for you to sew my skirt :)

  4. Kelley April 14, 2014 at 9:42 am #

    Love it. She is so beautiful, inside and out. It can only be enhanced by your great work!

  5. Melissa Dunworth April 14, 2014 at 10:11 am #

    I love the collection and the pattern! How do you become a pattern tester! Would love to test for the little girl (I have a 4 yr old that wears a size 6) or for myself.

  6. Jan April 14, 2014 at 10:55 am #

    I love this collection.

  7. Veronica April 14, 2014 at 11:09 am #

    What fun, colorful prints, and your new skirt is amazing! Love the design and can’t wait to see more of it!

  8. Teresa P April 14, 2014 at 11:49 am #

    I’m a text print fiend and LOVE that red newsprint fabric! Thanks for the great giveaway.

  9. Deb J April 14, 2014 at 1:52 pm #

    Love these fabrics…so many options to be creative with them!

  10. Inder April 14, 2014 at 2:54 pm #

    Ooooh, I love that colorblocked Bess, and squeeeeeee – a new pattern??!!!! Can I test it (on me)? Pretty please? (My feelings will not be the least bit hurt if you’ve already found testers, mind you. But if you happen to need a size 8-10 tester … hey, I’m here for you! :-) )

  11. rosa April 14, 2014 at 3:27 pm #

    Your skirt is gorgeous and love it.Those fábrics are pretty nice!

  12. Katy(LethargicLass) April 14, 2014 at 4:09 pm #

    I am totally lusting after that skirt! I need the fabrics and the pattern stat! :)

  13. Michele T April 14, 2014 at 4:35 pm #

    Great choice of fabric for the skirt!! Looks amazing too!

  14. Justine April 14, 2014 at 5:53 pm #

    Love the new fabric range and am excited about the skirt pattern! (I am sure my love of skirts is well known ;-) )

    • Rachael Gander April 16, 2014 at 10:19 am #

      thank you!! i’m hoping to whip up a new skirt wardrobe for this summer. we’ll see :) first, i’d better finish the pattern.

  15. Katy April 14, 2014 at 6:28 pm #

    I have a serious case of the wanties here!

  16. Sherri | Thread Riding Hood April 14, 2014 at 9:18 pm #

    LOVE the skirt! Amazing. And the fabric is great too ;) Thanks for the chance to win.

  17. Nancy W April 14, 2014 at 11:29 pm #

    Oh really digging that skirt!!!!!!!!

  18. Amy April 15, 2014 at 10:57 am #

    LOVE the new skirt! If you need another pattern tester, let me know. My daughter would love the skirt, with it’s pockets!!

  19. mjb April 15, 2014 at 11:38 am #

    I’m loving the skirt – hope I’ll have the option of that for one of my indiegogo reward patterns!

    • Rachael Gander April 16, 2014 at 10:17 am #

      thank you!!!! and i won’t have this one in paper yet, but i’d absolutely do the pdf version as a reward pattern if you want? i’ll list that as an option when i get my emails out. which hopefully will happen sooner than later ;)


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