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New Townmouse patterns in Paperie by Amy Sinibaldi

Who doesn't love Amy's blog NanaCompany? And if a beautiful blog isn't enough to satisfy you, there is her book and now her fabric collection. Paperie is Amy's debut fabric collection for Art Gallery Fabrics.

Amy very kindly asked me if I would like to participate in her Paperie blog tour.  Absolutely!  I was very excited to receive some yardage of the pretty print Eponine in voile.

I couldn't wait to start playing with this fabric and thought I'd test my two new upcoming patterns in it.

Eloise top 1

This is the Eloise Top.  Since I released my pattern for the Cuffed Pants I've had many enquiries about a pattern for the pictured accompanying top.  With so many requests for it I pushed this pattern to the top of the "to be released" queue.

Eloise top 2

The paperie voile is a lovely weight to sew little tops with. Adelaide absolutely loves this fabric so was very excited to get some new clothes in it.

Eloise top sleeve detail

You can see how pretty this print is up close.

The other thing I love about Amy's fabric range is how easily it blends with so many unexpected colours.

Sienna skirt 1

I pulled lots of fabrics from my stash that worked with Eponine, but in the end went with this raspberry dot fabric that is leftover from my range production a few years back. This is the Sienna Gathered Skirt which you first saw here.

Sienna skirt 2

I've struggled to get this skirt off Adelaide in the last few days of the summer holidays. There's something about a full skirt that always appeals to little girls I've found.

Sienna skirt 3

Now the Paperie skirt and top are hanging on Adelaide's wardrobe door.  They look so pretty together, I didn't want to put them away with her other clothes.

Townmouse top and skirt in Paperie

These two patterns will be released in the coming weeks. Please follow TownmousePatterns on Instagram or here on the blog for release details. In the meantime, order your Paperie fabric before this pretty range sells out.

You can find  all the lovely creations that are being made for the Paperie blog tour by clicking on the links below.

Paperie blog tour

January 25 ~ Heidi Staples of fabricmutt.blogspot.com

January 26 ~ Kerry Goulder of kidgiddy.com

January 27 ~ Cheri Lehnow of tinkerwiththis.blogspot.com

January 28 ~ Sharon Holland of SharonHollandDesigns.com

January 29 ~ Jemima Flendt of tiedwitharibbon.com

January 30 ~ Michelle Curtis of chellesquilts.com

February 1 ~ Christina Egner of onelittlepooh.net

February 2 ~ Ali Brorsen of BecauseofBrennaClothing.com

February 3 ~ Kristine Lempriere of townmouse.typepad.com

February 4 ~ Nicole Young of lillyella.com

February 5 ~ Lori Landenburger of sewpsyched.blogspot.com

February 6 ~ Jennifer Chon of sunnyincal.com

February 8 ~ Melissa LeRay of ohhowsweet.com

February 9 ~ Megan Jimanez of quiltstory.blogspot.com

February 10 ~ Faith Essenburg of saranaave.wordpress.com

February 11 ~ Renee Lange of sewnwithgrace.com

February 12 ~ Sedef Imer of downgrapevinelane.com

February 13 ~ Kristyne Czepuryk of prettybyhand.com

February 15 ~ Heather Andrus of quiltstory.blogspot.com

February 16 ~ Stacy Olson of stacyolsondesign.com

February 17 ~ Erin Cox of whynotsew.blogspot.com

February 18 ~ Amy Sinibaldi of nanaCompany.typepad.com



Absolutely adorable! and such a beautiful model:) can't wait to get stitching. Thanks for the inspiration.


These are beautiful! When I see something as pretty as this, I wish I were a garment maker. Thanks for sharing.

Ana Sofia

Absolutely gorgeous!
Amy's collection is a perfect match for your timeless designs.
The top and skirt are lovely - already added to my summer sewing list.


Very adorable, I think I'll add your patterns to my file for future grand daughters 💜


I'm with Adelaide, I don't think I would want to stop wearing such a pretty skirt, either! Love both of your designs and think I've fallen more in love with Papiere, thanks to you. :o)

Michele T

Beautiful and I mean your model and her outfits!! Love this pretty fabric collection!




So pretty. I love that little posie print.

Lynn B

Love paperie and I keep trying to figure out what I am going to make with it. Such a cute outfit


So pretty, I love seeing that people are still making clothes, Lorraine

Lori Morton

Beautiful top & skirt...love this Fabric Line sooo much! & your Daughter is Gorgeous too...super lil Model! :)

Linda C

So cute - would love the skirt for myself!!!

Vicki H

My granddaughter would love these.

Townmouse - Kristine

Thanks Pattie, I always love a bit of inspiration myself, and I certainly gets tons of it from Amy's blog. Happy stitching.

Townmouse - Kristine

It's never too late Cecilia! Thanks for stopping by.

Townmouse - Kristine

Thanks Ana Sofia, Will be in touch when I have some patterns to share with you. Currently procrastinating when I really need to get back to technical drawings of pattern instructions.

Townmouse - Kristine

Hi Karen,
I hope grand daughters aren't too far into your future. Thanks for saying hi.

Townmouse - Kristine

Thanks for your kind words Katherine. Yes, Paperie is very cute. I'm eyeing off the Cosette print for PJ pants and pretty dresses for my daughter.

Townmouse - Kristine

Thanks Michele, the fabric is just as pretty in person as in photos. Can't wait to order some other prints and see more of it. Thanks for stopping by.

Townmouse - Kristine

Thanks Linda.

Townmouse - Kristine

Hi Bekki, yes it's very pretty. My daughter LOVES it.

Townmouse - Kristine

Thanks Lynn, I can never work out what to make with my favourite fabrics either. But just having them in my sewing room makes me happy!

Townmouse - Kristine

Hi Lorraine, Yes and I still like to iron everything. I find that is a dying art too. Thanks for stopping by.

Townmouse - Kristine

Thanks Lori.

Townmouse - Kristine

Hi Vicki,

Thanks for saying hi. It’s hard for little girls not to love Amy’s fabric. So feminine and soft.

Townmouse - Kristine

Hi Linda,

Yes I often think that about children’s clothes. This skirt would be easy to make in any size so maybe you should give it a go!

Tammy Edwards

Kristine this is such a lovely skirt and top! You do such beautiful work. I will be watching for the release of these wonderful patterns. So pretty made with Eponine in voile. 💗

Townmouse - Kristine

Thanks Tammy, very kind of you to say so. I’d better get cracking on those patterns.


That top is just divine. So very pretty! And I love the raspberry dot you used in the skirt. It's a lively combination. Thx for sharing them with us!


Oops, I meant lovely!

Claudia TN

So cute! My granddaughters would love this top and skirt.


Really cute top and skirt. I love this fabric but I'm pretty sure my granddaughters would love that skirt.

Townmouse - Kristine

Hi Flo,

Thanks for saying so.



Absolutely gorgeous set and model, Kristine. The paperie range is lovely.
I love working with voiles, specially now that I am becoming an aunt again soon and the sewing bug is strong - little new born camisoles make my heart sing.
So funny your remark about ironing. Don't people iron clothes in Australia?

Terri Terreault

I'm really looking forward to the Eloise Top Pattern. It's beautiful - and perfect for the warm weather in Vegas my granddaughter is experiencing! Can't wait for it to be out. <3


Has this skirt pattern been released yet?

Townmouse - Kristine

Hi Sarah,

No it hasn’t. I’m actually working on it today. I will certainly let you know when it is released.

Kind regards


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