Parisville was my first collection for FreeSpirit Fabrics
which was originally released in 2010. This collection marked the start of a new partnership that has gone on to last more than a decade! The collectability of our print fabrics has continued to rise over the years. My goal is to make some of these older, hard-to-get, prints more accessible to new makers while preserving the integrity of the original collection. I have learned a lot about colour and fabric design since I designed my fabric collection in 2006 and I am bringing all of that knowledge and experimentation to the new “Deja vu” collections that I hope to continue releasing once a year. The first instalment of the “Deja Vu” series is a favourite of mine. Parisville marked a directional change for me as an artist into bigger, more colourful designs that had a larger storytelling quality. I have breathed new life into Parisville using a dreamy colour palette of bright pastels and rich citrus colours. The design of Parisville was based on the story of Marie Antoinette, in all of its unnecessary decadence, as seen through the lens of what a young girl might think is “fancy”. It was only natural to pull the new colour palette from a buffet of ice cream colours and dessert treats. This collection is like frosting, it's sweet, decadent and entirely indulgent. I have left the designs largely intact in an effort to preserve the original qualities of the prints that made them popular in recent years. I made one notable change to the main print. The Cameo
print had 3 different hairstyles when it was first released and the new print focuses on only the most coveted and classic sailing ship hairstyle that best represents the narrative.
— Tula Pink