Parisville was Tula Pink's 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. Her 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.
She has learned a lot about color and fabric design since she designed her fabric collection in 2006 and she is bringing all of that knowledge and experimentation to the new “Deja vu” collections that she hopes to continue releasing once a year. Parisville marked a directional change into bigger, more colorful designs that had a larger story telling quality.
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 color palette from a buffet of ice cream colors and dessert treats.
She has left the designs largely intact in an effort to preserve the original qualities of the prints that made them popular in recent years. She made one notable change to the main print. The Cameo print had 3 different hair styles 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.