I am so thrilled to join Amy Sinibaldi's showcase for her gorgeous collection Playground. I love all the prints in this design from the playful ones to the more dramatic pieces in this collection. I also love how the colors work well from summer into winter.
Now I am going to let you in on a big secret! I just discovered VOILE! Ok, ok, maybe I didn't just discover it. I've heard about it. Heck I've even bought some, but it sat at the back of my stash because I was so afraid it would sew up like my personal sewing nemesis--SATIN (aka satan). LOL!
Then Violette Fields Threads decided to lure me with their amazing new pattern, Odette. Don't get me wrong, Odette sews up beautifully in woven cotton, but the ladies using voile left me no choice but to face my fear and break out my voile! I was pleasantly surprised to find that it is not slippery when sewing. In fact, it didn't seem much different than sewing with woven cotton. I am hooked!! And by hooked, I mean I bought about 10 yards of voile in various prints the next day. One of my selections was this GORGEOUS print from the Playground collection called He Loves Me Plum. I knew it was going to be gorgeous when it was on my machine, but LOOK! Oh I am in LOVE with this fabric!
That is the same smile I had on my face when Brenna tried this dress on! I love this print that Amy has designed so much, and the colors are rich and just perfect for our transition into fall.
The moral of the story is, if you haven't tried voile--DO IT! Just look at the drape on this flounce!
This fabric line isn't just for fall though. All the pieces can work just as easily in other seasons. Changing up the pattern gives the collection a whole different look.
I used Posy Chain Freshlilly and Chopsticks Iris paired with Art Gallery Fabrics denim Afternoon Sail to create this next dress. I love how you can pair up the each AGF designers' lines with fabrics from the Denim Studio for a perfect match. Since I mashed up some fabric lines, I decided to do the same with the patterns. The bodice of this dress with this stunning detail on the back is the Winnie Pinnie Dress from Little Lizard King. The skirt featuring fun pockets is the June Dress from Violette Field Threads. I think these two patterns make the cutest summer dress!
After I finished this dress, I had a little bit of the Chopsticks Iris print left. It just so happened to be sitting by my AGF denim stash, and I couldn't believe what a good match it was with Ditsy Abrasion from the denim prints line. So of course I had to see what I could make with my scraps left over. I decided to make the Create Kids Couture Luna Dress. I only had enough fabric to make a top, but I love it as a top too!
I hope you enjoyed my stop along this showcase, and if I convinced one person to try out voile my job is done!
To see more amazing projects with this entire fabric line be sure to check out Art Gallery Fabrics Playground lookbook here.
Here is a list of all the makers and calendar dates for the Playground Showcase.