It’s my turn to share a project on the Sketchbook Blog tour! I hope you’ve enjoyed all of the stops so far. The ladies that have posted earlier in the week have left me with huge shoes to fill! Make sure that you head over to Cotton Belle Blossom and My Sweet Sunshine to see what lovely things they created, and then head to Sharon’s Instagram to check out the amazing giveaway!
Before I get to my outfit, I’ll share a little about the fabric line, all of which was sponsored by Art Gallery Fabrics. I even received a matching spool of delicious Aurifil Thread from Sharon!
Art Gallery Fabrics has quickly become one of my go-to fabric companies. They offer a wide range of substrates, from basic cotton, to knit, canvas, and gorgeous voile. They also have an amazing team of designers that a unique style and color palette to the world of sewing. Their slogan “Feel the difference” does not disappoint and I often find myself using the word YUMMY when describing their fabric.
This blog tour features Sketchbook, which is the sophomore line for Art Gallery from Sharon Holland. The prints are all sketches and doodles, hence the name, and they all have this soft color scheme that takes you from warm Summer to relaxing Fall. They’re easy to mix and match and have a great variety of both floral and graphic designs.
The dress I chose to make is a paper pattern from Izzy & Ivy Designs, and is soon on its way to PDF. Brooklyn’s Boho Dress is a great dress for mixing as many Sketchbook prints as you can! This is the dress version, but it has options for a tunic or a maxi dress, as well as optional strap placement. I used the following cotton prints, from top to bottom:
Delineament in Sepia
Woodblock in Berry
Tiny Dancer in Fall
Outburst in Fresco
I always love to pair dresses with leggings, just to add another layer of texture. I used the Airbrush in Flight cotton/lycra knit for these leggings from the Izzy & Ivy Designs Sweet Polly’s Playclothes Pattern. I took 5″ off the bottom so they just peek out from underneath that adorable Cluny lace. This knit is so incredibly soft and supple!
One thing I especially love about Sketchbook is that it has hints of colors I would not normally choose. I love the idea of mustard, but it’s not a color my daughter wears well, so I generally steer clear of it. In this case, there are prints that are kissed with golden goodness and we can enjoy that pop of yellow and still look amazing.
My time on the tour is over, but definitely check out the Instagram giveaway! There’s a 20 piece bundle of half-yard cuts of Sketchbook up for grabs. That’s 10 yards of fabric! Follow the tour on Instagram and repost projects you like or the Sketchbook giveaway pic. Use the hashtag #sketchbooktourgiveaway to be entered. It ends Saturday, August 22 at 9am EDT, so don’t delay!