Banberry Place: Spring Top Inspiration + Giveaway! [NOW CLOSED]

Thanks for entering! This giveaway is now closed. Our winner is Faustina, who said:
“I think I’d have to go with Ottobre!”
Congratulations, Faustina! Look for our email today.

To kick off our Spring Top Sewalong this week I’ve asked some of my sponsors to find their favorite fabrics for sewing spring tops and share them with us. In addition, each sponsor will be giving away a $30 gift certificate to their shop! Yaaaay!


We have another great giveaway today from Banberry Place, another one of our newest sponsors who carries an amazing selection of fabrics including a ton of knits! Here are owner Corie’s picks for spring top sewing from the Banberry Place online shop:

Memoire a paris lightweight cotton lawn from lecien, one of the many lightweights in the shop:


some lovely Anna Maria Horner Little Folks voiles:


And of course KNITS! In addition to carrying a great selection of juvenile prints there are also plenty of fun women’s fabrics too:


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Banberry Place also carries a great selection of sewing patterns and many would be perfect for spring tops!



To enter to win a $30 gift certificate from Banberry Place, take a look around the shop, find your favorite fabric or pattern, and tell us about it by leaving ONE comment on this post! Thanks Corie!!!

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269 thoughts on “Banberry Place: Spring Top Inspiration + Giveaway! [NOW CLOSED]

    • Love the pink & green swirls in the Curly Swirl Kiwi :] fabric. Nothing like watermelon colors for spring/summer! Would make an adorable top!

  1. I really love the Anna Tunic by Amy Butler and any of the adorable Anna Maria Horner Little Folks voiles. If I had to pick one, I would choose Diamond Mine Sky. Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. I love how the shop has sections for bottomweights and lightweights! The Fantasy Stripes would make a fun summer dresses for my girls. thanks for the chance!

  3. i love the marylin-white by dolce fabric maybe to use with the sun surf halter pattern by amy butler! but so many to choose from gives all kinds of options!

  4. I love the Rainbow Apples Orange Jersey Knit Fabric and the Striped Rainbow Jersey Knit Fabric. They’d make great t-shirts for my kids. For me though, I’d go with the Tiny Memoires in Blue. Thanks for introducing me to a great shop for apparel fabric.

  5. Woah, I just flipped over the knits in this shop! In particular, my girls would love the rainbow jersey.

  6. I love the Ottobre with the sailor kid on the front, plus Retro T.V.’s & Presents Jersey Knit fabric and the Rainbow Apples Orange Jersey Knit fabric. Fabric overload lately! Thanks for all of the sources.

  7. I think the Blowing Bubbles Jersey Knits are FABULOUS!!! I have been wanting to make myself and my twins fun matchy matchy sort of things…H could wear the masculine green…and A could be like momma and rock the blue and pink! Thank you for the awesome chance at the giveaway!

  8. Wow, this shop is great! I’ve been looking for a selection of cotton lawns in floral prints, and now have definitely found my source. Thanks!

  9. I love the Fantasy Stripe fabrics in the lightweights section. Also the Tiny Memoires. And I’m loving that Amy Butler top pattern!

  10. As with most other commenters, I love the knits. It’s so hard to find good printed knits… ones without cute little prints for babies at least.

  11. oo I think I”d spoil my boys and get the Tow truck cotton jersey knit–they love Mater! 🙂 Plus, I love Ottobre magazines…might have to get that as well 🙂

  12. I love pretty much everything there! I’d love some of those gorgeous lawns to make my four girls some peasant tops for the summer! I’d also love the newest women’s Ottobre magazine!

    (As a fun note, I just got a box of knits from BanberryPLACE the other day and have enjoyed them so much!)!

  13. Betty Smart in Blue from the Hilco European line would make the cutest dress for my baby girl 🙂

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  14. Love the mod dots michael miller interlock! And the anna tunic pattern. Thanks for this fun week of poking around in new (to me) fabric shops!

  15. I love the whole site! I am especially liking the fabric section, most noteably Anna Maria Horner Voile!

  16. Oohhhh. A happy fabric place for an addict like me.

    I have been looking for fabrics in specific colors to redo my living room throw pillows, make a lap quilt or three, new window treatments, that sort of thing.

    I am LOVING the retro feel of the Flower Sugar line. *love* It’s the right colors and the retro floral would be PERFECT in my old ramshackle farm house. 🙂

  17. Gosh I guess I’m partial to the Little Folks collection and I’ve never tried the voile so that’s what I like is the baby berry in voile!!

  18. I took a look around and still found that I am most interested in the Amy Butler tunic pattern that you highlighted. Spring top for me! Thanks for the giveaway and intro to the store.

  19. Knitastic! I love the grape stripe knit, I would love to use it to make some funky bootleg trousers for my little Boo! I have been making stuff for the kids all winter so your spring top sew along is encouraging some selfish sewing for once!

  20. Hard to choose. I like the Memoire a Paris line. I think I would choose Carnival Memoires White as my fave.

  21. I fell in love with Citrus Wide Stripes Flap Happy Jersey Knit Fabric. So bright and happy! I had not heard of this shop before so thank you!!!

  22. So many great fabrics. I love May Vines in blue. Thanks for an opportunity to get some fantastic fabric!

  23. Sweet! I love the Cosmo Japanese, all of it, really, but especially the Animal Village in Pink. Thanks,

  24. I love the fresh produce knit in Grey, but it’s a toss up between that and the pink zig zag knit.

  25. Funghi Knit Blue Hilco Cotton Interlock Knit Fabric – for a cute summer dress or some leggings…

  26. So many great fabrics there; I saw a couple “Boys will be boys” prints that I’ve never seen anywhere else that were really cute; made me think of my boys! Thanks for chance to win!

  27. too much to choose from. i’m partial to the anna pattern from fabernmix and i love all things lecien memoire a paris. it has a great hand.

  28. Dear me – so many choices!

    For me: Hype Dot (Stenzo Kids) and Teal-riffic Butterflies Jersey
    For the kids: Space Camp Jersey and Diagonal Plaid Jersey

    Such abundancy!
    Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

  29. Ooh, I’d love to use Anna Maria Horner’s Evening Empire Dress pattern to make a maxi dress that is actually long enough for my tall self! 🙂

  30. I have a love affair with European fabric and patterns. Farbenmix patterns are so wonderful for children clothes. There are so many possible ways to make the unique to your children.

  31. I love the Oliver + S ice cream dress and would love to make it for my year old granddaughter in some of the Bizzkids fabric. They have wonderful contemporary flower prints and i especially like the Poplin Oli Printed Blue and the Ice Poplin Little Flower in Navy with crisp white buttons…wonderful.

  32. I have browsed the collection for a long time, but never purchased. I love the Brazilian zigzag from Flaphappy!

  33. I love all the knits, especially the stripes. I have such a hard time finding good knits! I think Brazilian Zig Zag Flap Happy Jersey Knit is my very favorite.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  34. I love love love all of their knits! Cute knits are so much harder to find! If I had to choose just one I’d pick: Argyle Love Green Jersey Knit Fabric and make some cute leggings!

  35. I think the bottomweight Hippos and Zebras is pretty cool… would make a nice pair of shorts for my little guy.
    Thanks for the giveaway

  36. I love the Tiny Memoires cotton lawn prints. I have a Megan Nielsen Banksia pattern that would look great in one of those prints!

  37. Wow, they do have a lot of knits. I’d probably go for some plain interlock or maybe some fun polkadots. Lots to choose from.
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  38. I am CRAZY about the sandy beach fresh gray knit! This would make a fabulous top… or anything else! Thanks!

  39. I missed out at my local fabric store, I’d love to make a skirt out of Nicey Jane’s – Wash Day Ticking Pink

  40. love the oliver + s sewing patterns for boys. would also love to flip thru the ottobre issues for boys. great shop!

  41. Mod Stripes Flap Happy Cotton Lycra Jersey Knit Fabric – I could totally see myself in a dolman sleeve tunic made from this!

  42. The Patch memories voile in pink, or any of the stripey ones… I’m simply in love with lightweight blousy things these days.

  43. Ive been wanting to try knits, so I’d be happy with any of them, but explosivo caught my eye.

  44. I think Beachy Medallion Fresh Produce Jersey Knit Fabric would make a great top to pair with a pink skirt in my closet.

  45. So many selections!! I LOVE the Brazilian Zig Zag Flap Happy Jersey. I would use it to make a little dress for my daughter.

  46. I want to try sewing on knit. I’ve been too nervous. But I would love to make something with Blue and Brown Swirl Anita G Jersey Knit Fabric!

  47. I’d love to try sewing with some of the beautiful cotton lawns for the first time! Especially for upcoming summer 🙂

  48. what fun fabrics! I love the Anita G zig zag prints for me and could totally go broke shopping for my kids!

  49. Yea! I just recently discovered Banberry Place after a comment left on this site during the Knit-erviews. Go Corrie! I have already purchased a few darling knits from the site. Thanks.

  50. I love the clothesline gray fabric from the far far away collection. What a fun print! Thanks for the chance to win!

  51. I’m a huge fan of the Santa Monic jacket pattern (Lila Tueller). Not sure if I could make it look that good–I’m still starting out–but it’s something to shoot for!
    Thanks for the chance!

  52. Definitely my faorite is Deborah by Mamu Designs, I’ve been wanting that one for awhile. Thanks for the chance!

  53. So many great prints! I would pick the jeweled tones cotton rib or Madam Wong Green Jersey Knit Fabric! However, I also really liked many of the striped knits, oh how to decide!

  54. I was inspired by the waves of color and pattern in the village path sea fabric. Beautiful for a spring top or even a whole dress.

  55. My very favourite item (and boy was it hard to choose one thing) is the Rainy Days coat by Amy Butler. I’d forgotten all about that pattern until now!

  56. I love, love the fantasia cord in blue! Actually, they have a really good selection of corduroy. Just what I’ve been looking for!

  57. So many lovelies…. but I would love some Trefle ballerinas for my little girl and Little Cars By Cosmo for my little boy.

  58. it’s A Fits 1003 looks like a fabulous base pattern for knit tops and tunics, but i also can’t resist the Pandas by Cosmo. they’re so cute!

  59. That ‘Anna Tunic’ by Amy Butler is adorable, I may just have to order that one! So many wonderful knit fabrics, how could you possibly choose just one?

  60. Some gorgeous fabrics there, but I think my favorite is Santa Barbara in Orange. So fun and summery.

  61. What a great fabric source!
    I’d love to finally try an Oliver & S pattern – maybe the Class Picnic Blouse + Shorts or the Apple Picking Dress, which would be super cute in the Terra Cotta Wildflowers print from Heather Ross’ Far Far Away collection. 😉

  62. I love Tango Blossoms – it’s perfect for several projects I have in mind, one being a housecoat for my daughter for chilly spring mornings.

  63. Please count me in ! I have seen several very nice striped knits, especially the rainbow one. I am very much in bright colors right now 🙂

  64. This shop is seriously cute! And a really interesting collection of fabrics- my favourite would be the Foliage Baby Nay Rib Knit Fabric, as the orange/aqua combo is just adorable. Thanks for the fab giveaway!

  65. I love the Black and White Whimsy Jersey Knit Fabric to name 1 of MANY favorites 🙂

  66. There are so many beautiful fabrics but I think I could see an adorable top or dress made out of this for me…

    Zig Zag Pink & Green Anita G Cotton Jersey Knit Fabric

  67. What an awesome selection of knits! I love them all. Finding boy knits is particularly difficult, so finding so many in one spot inspired me. If I have to pick one, which really challenging, I would select the tool knit with the funky faces.

  68. Oooo! So hard to choose! I think the candy stripes jersey knit would make an awesome skirt and the Campan blue white hilco striped jeresey would make an excellent renfrew top.

  69. I want to make the Liverpool pattern by Amy Butler. I want to make several in fact with different sleeve lengths and different lengths and many choices of fabrics. Too much fun!

  70. I like the collection of knits, I have my 2yo in mind when looking at them:) Thanks for the giveaway

  71. Anything Voile, I really want to try to sew a shirt for myself, I sew for my girls but not myself so I’d love to try and all the voile is so pretty!

  72. For a spring top? Gingham Royal Blue Jersey Knit Fabric, Dorothy style. I can see a tank top in my brain now!

  73. I love the birdie Sling pattern, I have been meaning to make myself some bags… of course I can’t pick just one fabric, hope I win so I can pick out a few 🙂

  74. Beautiful fabric-my daughter and I both love the Gerber Daisy cotton interlock knit- great for a skort for her.

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