I’ve had such a blast getting to know Frances from Belly Buttons Boutique and Frances Newcombe Design. We’ve emailed and messaged and even talked about Skyping! I love getting to know creative people and it’s always fun when you find things in common.
Her new line, Cherie, from Art Gallery Fabrics, lives up to the gorgeously high standard set by other AGF designers. The fabric has an amazing feel to it, but the colors and designs are just second to none. They are one of my go-to brands when designing my garments. They even wash up amazingly well and don’t leave your fabric in a wad of threads when you dry them! They also don’t fray badly when hand-gathering those sweet ruffles.
My first garment from Cherie was a flowery version of the Izzy & Ivy Designs’ Emory. I also sewed a pair of Rabbit Rabbit Urbanite Pants (affiliate link) for my little guy, which you can read about in THIS blog post. I have one dress left to share with you today, and I seriously think it is my favorite design with Frances’ fabric!
There’s nothing more high fashion than neutrals like black, white, and gray. Throwing in that splash of pink and those whimsical Belles Parisiennes just brings so much style and fun to this already unique dress.
I also got a chance to use the Art Gallery Fabrics KNITS with this dress and it’s so dreamy and soft! It’s cotton with just the right amount of spandex for stretch. I love it so much that I would buy it for me! I also may or may not have broken out into Queen’s “Fat Bottomed Girls” when sewing this quirky, bicycle fabric. But can you blame me?
She’s starting to work these poses, isn’t she?
I replaced the little ruffle that normally adorns an Evie dress with this beautiful, wide black Cluny lace from Little Red Cottage on Etsy.
As usual, this precious headband is from Annelee at The Ruffled Cupcake. LOVE her boutique!!!
Thanks again to Frances for being my cheerleader and giving me carte blanche with her pretties! If you love her fabric as much as I do, stick around, because I’ll be sewing up her new line, Utopia, when it comes out next month!