Jul 7, 2015

Art Gallery Fabrics & Summer Blog Tour

This is Raedene here from Chasing Mermaids blogging for Little Lizard King! When I heard we were going to hop on another tour with my favorite sewing friends I was thrilled. When I saw the gorgeous prints from Art Gallery Fabrics we had the opportunity to sew with I was ecstatic! Their slogan "feel the difference" is the TRUTH! Check out what my friends over at Lilygiggle, Brownie Goose, Jocole, Ellie Inspired, Izzy & Ivy, and Greenstyle Creations did with their designs and Art Gallery fabrics!

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The line I chose to use is Happy Home by Caroline Hulse better known as "Sew Caroline"! Here is my inspiration board.
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The little houses grabbed my interest immediately. You see this past year we recently moved states from a big city to a small beach town and into our "Happy Home" literally!
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After spending many days last fall searching for the "perfect" home for us, we found one that needed lots of updating to become our "dream home". It is not a DREAM home per se....but it is our Happy Home for sure: a block to the ocean and a pool in the yard, what more did we need? Oh right, a tree swing for our tall pines!
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This navy print is perfect to showcase our year in the works. We sold a house and a beach condo and then search and searched for this permanent BEACH home. We have been in a lot of adorable houses browsing until we found the ONE! The unique and individual houses on this print are so dainty and fun. This print can reach out and grab interest and find meaning in people's lives for lots of different reasons. The accent yellow print pops so well against the navy and is the perfect blend. The geometric print encompasses all the colors from the entire line and it is such a great way to connect fabrics, colors, textures, and trims!
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I created a dress for my little one using a brand new pattern to Little Lizard King that is still in testing. The Knit Twirler has so many fun options: all knit with panels or knit/woven combinations! The bodice is created using Art Gallery knit fabric. These knits have the perfect amount of stretch needed and are so soft! I highlighted the house print by using it as the focal point on the bodice accented with lace trim!
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The straps are made using woven fabrics and trimmed again with the same lace. The full knee length skirt is created using four panels I chose two of the prints and alternated them adding a coordinating border on each panel. I accented the whole border with another lace trim. Loving the mix matched prints really lets each stand on its own!
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Every little one loves to hide trinkets in pockets so I created the sweetest ruffled pocket to highlight our "happy home" that holds the Heart of our family!
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I have so many other dresses in my mind to create with this entire line. I am a fabric lover of images that speak to me. This one does just that! After all, home is where the heart is!
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Many thanks to Art Gallery Fabrics for sharing their gorgeous prints with us! They truly to make us all "feel the difference"!
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Little Lizard King is finishing up testing of this pattern and would love to give it to someone before they can buy it! Enter to win the giveaway below! Thanks for reading and go enjoy yourself some Art Gallery Fabrics you won't be disappointed!
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Raedene xo

4 comments:

April Smith said...

Beautiful dress Raedene.

Christine Ousley said...

I absolutely love how you combined the fabric in this dress. What an adorable summer dress!!

Charles Stevenson said...

Wow, Stunning and sweet dress Raedene. I love it. Thanks for share with us nice post.

Thanks..!!
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Love this
I enjoy it so much
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