Nothing makes me more giddy than knowing the big brown truck is going to pull in my drive and deliver a box of new fabric. It is like Christmas at my house for that hour or two, while I lovingly look at each fabric, thinking about all the wonderful things I want to make. Then my husband usually brings me down from cloud 9 and reminds me that the fabric is for my Etsy shop not for my personal enjoyment. Well….at least not all of it. I mean I have to try some of it right. What kind of sales person would I be if I did not test the product out first.
The first of the fabric is from Art Gallery and it is the Arizona Collection from the extremely talented April Rhodes. I absolutely love every print in this collection and had such a hard time deciding which ones to purchase for my shop.
When this arrived I knew I was going to have to make a Staple Dress also by April Rhodes out of one of these fabrics. I ended up going with Desert Blanket. I absolutely love how it turned out. this is the perfect dress to wear this fall with tights or leggings. To purchase this pattern go to http://april-rhodes.com . Not only is April an amazing fabric designer, but her patterns are fantastic… anyone can make them from the new sewer to and experienced one. I also ended up making a hip purse to take to Disney World with me out of Agave Fields, look for a tutorial on this hip purse soon. It was just the right size for all the must haves while walking around the park.
The second line of fabric is also from Art Gallery it is Gleeful from Sew Caroline. I love how bright and cheery this fabric is. Check out her blog she has some excellent tutorials http://sewcaroline.com/.
You can find all these fabrics in my shop Sew On The Edge www.etsy.com/shop/SewOnTheEdge.