Art Gallery Knits Striped Tour

 

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It’s time to get stripey with Art Gallery Fabrics!  First off, ART GALLERY!  Such great quality always. And this tour is all about their stripes! Like many of the other folks on this tour, I have a massive love for stripes.  They are a great accent that coordinates with most fabrics like buttuh.    But they’re also pretty super awesome as the star of the show.  Stripes are Beyonce!  Great in a group, and shine brightly alone. When the opportunity to participate in this tour showed up, I jumped on board immediately.

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I decided to make something for myself since my wardrobe is falling apart right now.  I have a metric crap ton of solid tank tops and tees in my closet, so I wanted to make something I could wear with them.   This little cardi was perfect.  These happy pink stripes made my heart twerk (because my heart does not merely dance).  Pink is such an underrated color for adults.  It’s pretty, fun, and looks good on almost anyone.  The tone of the Striped Apart Rose is really really pretty.  Its a nice peachy pink hue.  I thought it was going to wash me out, but it was surprisingly flattering.  Never judge a color by its first appearance. Don’t be a judgy A-hole.  Pink is fantastic.

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Comfort level- yasssssss.  It’s a nice weight without being too heavy.  It’s great for all kinds of projects, as you’ve seen throughout this tour.  These knits make you look cute, but feel comfy cozy. They’re yarn dyed so it’s a nice equal color on BOTH sides.  LOVE that. I’m all about looking cute with minimal effort and I think this little number really achieves my vibe. I now want one in every shade and style of AG stripes.  I’ll take a metric crap ton of cute cardigans to go with the metric crap ton of tanks I have ANY DAY.

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As always, I hope I’ve inspired you a bit to start a project of your own. Get you some Art Gallery striped knit, grab your favorite cardigan pattern, and get to work! Make sure to check out everyone on the tour and show us some love via comments and likes.  Your support keeps us all going and sharing.

Paisley Roots

Sook Ee Designs

Replicate Then Deviate

Sew Sophie Lynn

Heather Handmade

Sew a Straight Line

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ALSO…..THERE’S A GIVEAWAY COMING.  Make sure to check out our host’s (Paisley Roots) Instagram on Sunday for a chance to win something cool!

Be stripey, Y’all!

-Crystal-

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Fiesta Fun Blog Tour

*This blog post was sponsored by Art Gallery Fabrics*

I am so excited to be finishing off the Art Gallery Fabrics “Fiesta Fun by Dana Willard” blog tour hosted by Paisley Roots.  It’s been super awesome seeing what everyone’s sewn up so far with this really festive line.  When Karly asked me to participate, I was SO EXCITED.  I am a huge fan of all things colorful and happy and what better to represent what I love than a line called “Fiesta Fun”?  It’s just perfect for me.  And I decided it should be for ME.
Everyone knows I love rainbows and unicorns.  And although I’m sure there are very few unicorns at fiestas around the world, I try to bring the magic with me wherever I go.  When I saw this Happy Streamers print, I knew I wanted it.   Just to make sure I was making  the right choice, I asked my husband, my best friend, and my mother-in-law which fabric THEY thought I’d choose.  They all chose this one…because apparently, I’m really that obvious.  
Art Gallery fabrics are always high-quality.  I’ve never been disappointed when I get fabric mail with their products inside.  This fabric was no different.  It’s wonderful to work with as always.  
 
I chose this dress pattern (Simplicity 1755) because I adore retro style. I feel oh so Jessica Day in this. The center seam was begging for me to turn a “stripe” into a “V”. It turned out just as I’d imagined it would and I think it adds a cool dimension to an already cool print.  
The fussy cutting was really important for this look and thank goodness the fabric all lined up just right.  Sometimes fabric is printed all wonky and can make me batty, but Art Gallery is on point!
It’s also super easy to accessorize!  With every color of the rainbow present, you can pick almost any coordinate and it’s gonna rock.  
And my favorite part of the dress (besides the color PAPOW)?  POCKETS!
Basically, at the end of the day, I’m saying this fabric is seriously sweet.  It works for adults, kids, dogs…whatever.  It’s awesome stuff.  There are 16 prints with something for every taste.  Happy Streamers is my fave though…obviously.
 
Make sure to check out all of the amazing work done during this happy tour. 

Everyone is so talented and each has a unique style, but they’ve all been able to use this line beautifully.  Check ’em all out!

Have sew much fun, y’all!!!

-Crystal-