The new fabric collection for mothers and daughters I designed for Kersenpitje Belgium is called Dear Betsie. It arrived a few weeks ago, but I didn’t find the time to make proper photos. Today was just perfect to take the pictures.
To be honest I’m very thrilled with these fabrics. They have rich and bold colors with cute little details and I would love to make myself a new dress with the jersey one and a cute skirt with the cotton one.
Here’s a little story of how I came up with the original design.
Last year when I did the Make Art that Sells course with Lila Rogers I made this particular Dear Betsie design for an assignment for the gift market. We had to make an illustration for a zipper pouch and use items from our own collections, so I chose my collection of vintage cards. I am especially fond of this card, since it was directed and sent to my grandmother, Betsie in 1930.
The name of the collection ‘Dear Betsie’ was actually taken from a postcard sent to my grandmother in the ’30s
We’re a very small and close family and she has always been very special and dear to me. When I had to give my collection a proper name it was an easy one: “Beste Betsie”, or in English of course “Dear Betsie”.
In the original design I used the back of the card with the letter, but I left it out in the fabric.
And some more detail photos of the fabric:
The Dear Betsie cotton fabric is sold out at Kersenpitje, but is still available in my Spoonflower shop along with some coordinating floral fabrics.