Hey there! My name is Megan and I'm the sewing, pattern making girl behind Dolly Henry. This is my blog, where I share my own creative adventures and hope to meet fellow fabric enthusiasts. I also design and sell sewing patterns through my online boutique, alongside a beautiful collection of clothing and dolls. Thank you for stopping by!


Dolly Henry Designer Fabric

I am just a *teeny-tiny* bit excited to share a collection of fabric that I have designed. These prints are going to be launched at the Brisbane Finders Keepers market on the 22nd-24th June. Afterward, they will be available for you to purchase in the Dolly Henry online store.

There is something that is a little bit surreal about seeing my designs printed on fabric, I can never quite get used to it! It's almost one of those out of body experiences, it's hard to fully appreciate the fact that I actually *did* this!

I have found my fabric design journey quite interesting so far. I had to let go of expectations and just create. I also had to be happy to let the work take me where it wanted to, and not place any restrictions on it. As far as art and drawing goes, I have always been an incredibly detailed artist and when I was younger, it was always about being able to capture something realistically and perfectly.

When I first started dabbling in fabric ideas a couple of years ago, I realized that the style I preferred is somewhat simple and quite imaginative. This took me down a completely different path in my sketchbook and at first, drawing more simply was more difficult for me than trying to create something as you see it in reality. I really enjoyed it though and as I continued, I felt like I was almost watching from the outside as my style emerged.

This is what I mean about letting go of expectations. I have always absolutely loved water colour illustrations and thought that this would be the style direction I took. What I found I was creating was completely different and instead of fighting it, I decided to embrace it. In choosing my colour palettes, I simply stuck to colours that I absolutely adore and combinations that make my heart sing.

The funny thing is, when you stick to the style that flows organically from your finger tips, is that everything goes so well together. I have a collection of different prints here that were all designed as individual designs yet they all play fabulously well together and would look amazing pieced together into various different projects!

These fabrics have been printed digitally using eco-sensitive inks, something that I really love. I've chosen a high quality 100% cotton substrate so they can be used as you would traditional patchwork cottons. I'm really excited to launch these and it won't be too long before they are available in my store. If you would like to be notified when they are for sale, please make sure you are signed up to receive the Dolly Henry e-mail subscription.

** Update: These fabrics are now available on Pre-Order**
Find them here in the store

Lastly, I just want to share this absolutely beautiful parcel that my dear friend Kellie sent me.
She has worked two absolutely adorable covered buttons from my Mouse Manor panel design...I love them! I can't believe she sent this gorgeous package to me - actually I can, Kellie is the kindest and most generous soul you'll meet. She also popped in two embroidery floss skeins that she she talented or what?

Megan xx

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