April Rhodes, OBSERVER Fabric Blog Tour

April Rhodes, OBSERVER Fabric Blog Tour

Finally… I have been planning the photoshoot for the Observer Blog Tour for 2 months and I am so excited to share it TODAY!!! Our family visited this National Park earlier in the summer and I knew it was the perfect location!  I am pretty excited to share but before I do lets talk OBSERVER!!!!

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April Rhodes’ has done it again! Every single collection is earthy perfection! I have always been attracted to her natural organic esthetic in her fabric collections and the Observer collection is no different. This is April’s 4th collection with Art Gallery Fabrics and each is just as BEAUTIFUL as the one before.

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The collection has navy blues, mustards, metallic and calm gray/blues. It is a collection that I would use to make clothing projects for myself, for my children and in home décor!!  The color palate is gorgeous beyond my wildest dreams!  I mean look at the metallic texture!!! Swoooon!!!!

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Besides Cotton the collection offers Knit, Voile and Canvas options to pick from in selected prints.. I choose the YUMMY Voile in Indigo Window in Crystal for the main portion of the Maxi Dress below…

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For the second dress I used this AMAZING calm blue/gray print called, Overshot Haze. For the main portion and for the collar I used, Speck Bronze. Ooooh, BRONZE!

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Can we talk about this Voile and Indigo Window in Crystal again! When I received it in the mail. I pulled it out and may or may not have danced with it! Hehehehehe, totally normal right?? Just say yes! lol

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Pattern used for the Maxi dress:

Madison- I modified the dress by lengthening the skirt.

Pattern used for the Collar dress:

Pepper- made per instructions

Both patterns are by Violette Field Threads

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Isn’t this location MAGAICAL especially with OBSERVER FABRIC!!!??!! If you are ever in San Diego I highly suggest visiting Cabrillo National Park. 🙂

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I have already used Observer in other projects like this one below for my sewing bestie, Cassie’s next pattern!!

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Thank you April for creating Observer making our projects even more beautiful!!!

*The next stop on the tour will be Colette – colettepatterns.com, IG – @ColettePatterns

See you later

-Alexis

 

Brooklyn Pattern Company- Bedford – Blog Tour – Discount

Happy Saturday Everyone!

Henry Bedford blog tour

A few months ago I made my first trip to the Quilt Market in Minnesota and had such a great time.  Not only did I see a TON of new fabric but I discovered a new Clothing Pattern company that I had yet to learn about. Brooklyn Pattern Company had several dresses, including the Bedford and Henry Dresses, on display in the Cloud9 Fabric booth. I was jumping up and down after seeing the Bedford Dress asking where I could find the Pattern. One of my favorite design features in clothing is a Racerback and the Bedford has one of the prettiest ones I have seen!

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Features of the Bedford Pattern

-Top or Dress

-A-Line

-Size 18mnth-8yr

-Lined-Facing

-Small Straps

-Racerback

-Zipper Closure

-Size Chart- I made a size 8

-Finished Chart

-Very Cool Curved Hem

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I paired the top with Coachella Shorts by Striped Swallow 

Floral Halo: Little Sparrow Bow

Shoes: Joyfolie

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The Bedford Instruction are easy to follow as are the illustrations. I really like how easy the zipper instructions were. I know, I know, I said easy and Zipper in the same sentence, but it is!! I would say a confident beginner would feel comfortable with this pattern and will discover they can handle a zipper.

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Miss T. prefers Tops and Shorts so I appreciate a pattern that offers both.

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Fabric: Art Gallery Fabrics- Wanderer- April Rhodes

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Thank you Erin for asking me to join the Bedford and Henry Blog Tour

Lucky you:

Readers receive 20% any pattern in the shop with the code: SUMMERFUN15. The code runs from 12:01 am on July 6 through 11:59 pm on July 15.

Click HERE

-Alexis