Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Meet Mark Cesarik and make his Calypso Swing Flower Arrangement

A surface designer and fine artist, Mark Cesarik started designing fabrics to satisfy his wife Cara's desire for "just the right fabric." Together, they started Sew Bettie, a collection of kitchy designs printed by Spoonflower. Plenty of great exposure later, such as mentions in the New York Times and the popular site Design Sponge, FreeSpirit enlisted Mark to join its ranks with his first colleciton Calypso Swing, delivered January 2011.

Mark and Cara recently attended their first Quilt Market. Cara, a true "sewist" and a up and coming resident at a hospital in New York City, made samples for their booth. Being resourceful, and a very "with it" couple, they enlisted Etsy.com sewers to get creative with Calypso Swing. The results were specatcular including this incredible dress made from MC08 Gray.

Even more specatular was the great center piece on Mark's table, designed and sewn by Cara. This floral arrangment, made entirely from Mark's fabric would be a great centerpiece at a wedding, bridal shower, baby shower or just gracing your dining room table. Make the Calypso Swing centerpiece by clicking here.

While you are there, click around. You'll be surprised at what you can find.

Watch for Mark's next collection Morning Tides due out in August.

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C said...

Love the pic of us in our matching outfits!

FrauWiesel said...


I found your blog and I love your fabrics! Specially the fabrics of the calypso swing collection! Also the pattern of this lovely strapless dress interest me.
I am from Germany, and so I wanna know how I can buy them and how much it is?!

Best wishes and nice blog,(hope you will answer on my blog)