One of my favorite things about working in this industry is getting to know people that I would have never met in my everyday life. Last fall I had the opportunity to share Sharon Holland’s Sketchbook fabric with you and we fell in love with her designs! I got to meet her at Quilt Market in October and she was so fun and down to earth. I was eagerly anticipating the release of her newest fabric line, Coastline, and I’m here today to round out the Coastline Blog Tour. Be sure to check out the other stops, including yesterday’s post over at Aika Maku, with her amazing Coastline bag! And then head over to Sharon’s Instagram page and enter to WIN some Coastline for yourself! There are a few rules, so listen up!
- Have a PUBLIC Instagram account (otherwise it won’t show up!)
- Repost your favorite image(s) from the Coastline Blog Tour on your Instagram account and include the hashtag #CoastlineFabricsGiveaway in your post to qualify – enter as many times as you like – entries from outside the USA are also welcome to enter!
Easy peasy, right? Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, let’s talk about this FABRIC!!!!
As much as I would love to have shot my outfit on a warm, white beach, we live in the midwest. So the only “beach” is on the Ohio River, where everything is brown. And cold. And did I mention brown? Not a great background for these breezy beach tones. The fabrics in Coastline take you to a warm, sunny place with shells, birds, winds, sails, and sandbars. You can choose between the North Shore and South Shore colorways, or you can mix and match them.
I opted for working with 3 of the 4 fabric substrates offered in this line: pima cotton, knit, and canvas. When I went to Quilt Market and saw the softness and flexibility of the canvas, I knew I wanted to make a Pippa Jacket out of it. It’s sturdy enough to skip the interfacing, which shaved a little time off of my project!
I love the Pippa Jacket for Spring because it’s lightweight and you can dress it up or make it casual. The canvas for Coastline is the Sandbar in Lagoon print. I wanted to keep it simple and show off that gorgeous teal color, so I paired it with Trade Winds in Harbor in the cotton pima.
So many fun details to really showcase these gorgeous prints!
To go under the jacket, I chose the Evie Sundress, which would be amazing in June or July, but a little too cold for February. So I added sleeves! (You can see a tutorial on how to add sleeves HERE.) Evie is a knit bodice/woven skirt pattern, so it gave me the opportunity to use a few more of Sharon’s stunning prints. The knit is Sparkler in Celebrate and the woven stripwork is Bouyant in Vista, Beachcomber in Tide, Sandbar in Lagoon, and Tradewinds in Lagoon. Normally this dress has a hemband at the bottom, but I swapped it out for a sweet ruffle and I’m totally in love with the new look!
I hope you’ve enjoyed my stop on the tour! I am a huge fan of Art Gallery Fabrics and love getting to sew with it whenever I can. Thanks to Sharon and the team at AGF for allowing me to take part is this tour!