To celebrate Sewing Month, Art Gallery Fabrics is hosting 30 days of sewing with AGF. Each day in September they are featuring a different blogger sewing up a unique project (or 2 in my case) with Art Gallery fabric and today is my day to share! Woohoo! If you’ve been following my blog for awhile and you follow me on Instagram, then you probably already heard me confess my love for Art Gallery, so I couldn’t be more thrilled to be part of their blog tour.
First up is the Veronica Circle Skirt pattern by Megan Nielsen in Deep Dark Ocean knit. The Veronica Circle Skirt is currently my favorite skirt pattern. Since it’s release, I’ve made 5. Three knit skirts for myself, one for my mom, and one with woven eyelet. I just love it! It’s perfect for beginners and the knit version can be sewn up in about an hour. Also….it’s a free download on her site!!! You must try it!
For this version, I shortened the pattern by about 6 inches, so it would fit with the yardage I had. I was afraid it was going to be way too short, but I decided to give it a go anyways. To my surprise, it turned out not too short at all and I’m really loving this length! I have been in need of a navy skirt for a long time. I wore it to work today and it was sooooo comfy!
My second project is the Marianne Dress by Christine Haynes. You might remember I sewed up view B, also with Art Gallery knits, as part of selfish sewing week. I love that dress and I’ve been meaning to sew up the warmer weather version ever since.
I couldn’t be happier with how this dress turned out! Just like my skirt, is it so comfortable and was a breeze to sew! This pattern would also be a perfect beginner pattern. While it didn’t take an hour, I’m pretty sure it didn’t take much more than 2.
Also, I was able to make this dress out of only 1 yard of fabric! For my fabric I used paparounes crimson in knit. I have been dying to get my hands on this fabric!
So, a little side note about these pictures. My poor husband just had knee surgery and took these pictures by holding the camera out of the passenger side window. We had plans to get the pictures done before his surgery, but between late nights at the office and rainy evenings it just didn’t happen. He was in a lot of pain (and still is) during the photo session, so I tried to be a good wife and get them done quickly. I’m pretty impressed we were able to get any useable pictures from the car window! Sorry they are not our best work! Anyways, I’m so glad I was invited to be part of 30 days of sewing with AGF. I’ve enjoyed all the projects sewn up with Art Gallery fabrics so far and I can’t wait to see what everyones comes up with!