Thanks for stopping by today on the Blithe Fabrics Blog Tour. If you‘ve been around here before, you know how much we love Art Gallery Fabrics for their superior quality and amazing designs. Blithe Fabrics are designed by Katarina Rocella, and like her other lines, we are absolutely in love with this newest line. (Be sure to stick around to the end of the post where I am giving away 1 yard of Blithe canvas!!!)
For this tour we chose some special patterns to go with these special fabrics. Naturally, we’re going to start with the skirt!
This is the midi length of our Runway Skirt, available from Savvy Patterns. We’ve made many versions of the Runway Skirt, but never one using both patterned fabric for the godets and the skirt itself.
But we just knew it would work out beautifully because the Art Gallery Blithe Jersey Knit Bird Songs Sun Fabric used for the skirt and the Art Gallery Blithe Voile Bird Songs Moon Fabric used for the godets are both the same print in different colorways.
Aria has decided this is the perfect skirt for upcoming spring months. As usual, the Art Gallery Blithe Jersey Knit Bird Songs Sun Fabric is a dream to work with and the perfect weight for this skirt.
And the Art Gallery Blithe Voile Bird Songs Moon Fabric is lightweight, semi-transparent and perfectly suited for the godets in the back.
Next, we chose to work with Art Gallery Blithe Canvas Evergreens Frozen Fabric from the Blithe Fabrics line. We’ve made 2 jackets from Art Gallery Fabrics canvas, and really looked forward to working with it again to make this Lonetree Vest.
This canvas is very soft and supple to work with. The only downside of the canvas is that the edges can fray if left raw. But with a pattern like the Lonetree Vest and Jacket, this is not a problem as all the raw edges are enclosed. I don’t know if I’ve ever worked with a pattern as professional as the Lonetree.
In this photo you can see part of the inside, but each seam is finished with a Hong Kong finish and the edges of the facing are enclosed, making the inside of the vest just a s beautiful as the outside. the lining and Hong Kong seams use shot cotton.
I lined up the pattern around the front and back of the vest as best I could, and because of the painterly effect of the trees and forest on the canvas, it want too hard of a task.
We chose to add both the collar and the hood to this Lonetree Vest. Aria said that beside being soft, this vest is really very warm too. I am so excited to use the Lonetree Vest and Jacket pattern again to make more gaments.
This is the 1st garment made from the Lonetree Vest or Jacket I’ve seen that used printed fabric. I think Art Gallery Blithe Canvas Evergreens Frozen Fabric works rather nicely, especially with the Runway Skirt from the same in of fabric. Aria and I are still deciding whether to use silver buttons on the pockets or use velcro under the flaps for a more subtle finish. What do you think?
If you haven’t already, please check out what others are making with Blithe Fabrics…and then be inspired to sew something beautiful yourself!
Now I’d like to share some Blithe Fabric goodness with one of you, so be sure to enter the giveaway for 1 yard of Blithe canvas below.
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