It was on Pat's Instagram that I saw her post about needing people for the tour to showcase her new beautiful Etno fabric collection for Art Gallery Fabrics. So I emailed her right away and crossed my fingers that I would be chosen. I was so excited when I got the email saying I was 1 of 20 wonderful ladies that were selected!
As soon as I found out I was part of the tour I knew I wanted to make a dress. I have worked with Art Gallery Fabrics in the past and I knew that they have a wonderful drape and that makes the quilting cottons a magnificent weight for making garments.
Pat sent me yardage of this gorgeous print Sauvage Sky North. The color is absolutely devine. You can see the other prints in the Etno Collection HERE.
The dress I made is the Kim Dress by By Hand London. I'm going to do a full review of the pattern this week. Here's a hint: it is pretty darn awesome!
Anyone who knows me personally, knows that I am pretty darn goofy 99% of the time... I think it has something to do with my love of Disney and Theatre/Performing arts background. So quite a few of the pictures my mom took for me featured a lovely face like the one below :)
This dress is a wonderful addition to my handmade wardrobe. I am looking forward to being able to dress it up a bit and wear it to work, or throw on a pair of sandals and rock it on the weekend.
Like some other Art Gallery collections, Etno also has 4 prints that are knits and 2 that are voile. Which makes the entire collection perfect for other types of garment sewing, and the quilting cottons are of course perfect for quilting. Don't miss THIS free quilt pattern.
I had so much fun making this dress, and being a part of the Blog Tour! Be sure to stop by Lisa's blog and check out her post from yesterday, and then tomorrow check out Sharon's post over at Color Girl Quilts.
The entire Blog Tour Lineup can be found here at Pat's Blog. There have been so many gorgeous projects shared already, and I cannot wait to see what is next!
Thank you everyone who has stopped by today! I hope y'all have a wonderful Easter, and a fantastic week!