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Bountiful Fabrics: The Blog Tour

Bountiful Fabrics blog tour Sharon Holland for Art Gallery Fabrics featuring Molly and Isla girls dresses

YAY!!! Its my turn on the Bountiful Fabrics Blog Tour. I have been waiting to share these pictures with you for a long time. Sharon Holland designed another beautiful collection for Art Gallery Fabrics and it is now shipping to stores. I was really drawn to Sharon’s new collection because it just speaks to me. I am a country girl at heart, live in a small town of 190 people and love being surrounded by fields. In fact, this run down barn I took the pictures at is just right outside of my little town, in the middle of an old corn field. Our snow is finally gone (well, almost) and everything is a bit muddy, but that didn’t stop me from taking my big suburban through the corn field, to get to this beautiful barn. I really did think I was going to be calling my husband to come pull me out but fortunately, we ended up getting out of it (my mad driving skills, right!).

Bountiful Fabrics blog tour Sharon Holland for Art Gallery Fabrics featuring Molly and Isla girls dresses

Bountiful Fabrics blog tour Sharon Holland for Art Gallery Fabrics featuring Molly and Isla girls dresses

Bountiful Fabrics blog tour Sharon Holland for Art Gallery Fabrics featuring Molly and Isla girls dresses

I was so honored when Sharon asked me to be apart of this spring blog tour (and the fall blog tour as well!!) and I knew immediately I wanted to sew up another Molly dress. I released this pattern almost a year ago, and I used Sharon’s #CoastlineFabric to promote the Molly when it released. Coastline at that time was Sharon’s new collection and it was PERFECT for all the Spring & Summer dresses I had planned.  It is by far the most popular images I have on Pinterest. I have sold many “Get the Look” kits for that maxi dress and since it has been nearly a year since Molly released, why not celebrate by using Sharon’s #BountifulFabrics and sewing up another Molly (yep – i am kicking myself for not requesting enough fabric to do a maxi version – but my order did arrive a week ago and you can bet I will be making some maxi’s with this collection).

     

We are suckers for knit dresses/tops here at the Skoog house. My girls beg for their stuff to be in #AGFknit and every time I get new knits in, they fight over who gets what print (hehe – I created monsters…. insert evil laugh). I received these fabrics a few months ago when it was still really cold here so I decided to make an Isla dropwaist 3/4 sleeve dress. I love this style of dress on my oldest. I feel it is very flattering on her taller frame (which she had lost weight after I made this so it is kinda big on her now). It is great for older girls who just don’t like the frills (well, its perfect for all ages really). I have plans to make a pair of #SLPcoSarahann leggings to go under it in the Arborescent Season’s knit. I love the pale peachy-pink background on this knit. One thing you may notice on my Isla dress is I skipped the lining and added a neckband to save fabric. I have a tutorial with actual measurements & a few tips for making that modification coming your way very soon!

          Bountiful Fabrics blog tour Sharon Holland for Art Gallery Fabrics featuring Molly and Isla girls dresses

Bountiful Fabrics blog tour Sharon Holland for Art Gallery Fabrics featuring Molly and Isla girls dresses

Also – wanna know a super fun fact….. Art Gallery fabrics are now producing 5 knits for each full collection. I am super happy about this as I just LOVE their knit. They have such a HUGE selection of knit fabrics, you are bound to find something you love.

Bountiful Fabrics blog tour Sharon Holland for Art Gallery Fabrics featuring Molly and Isla girls dresses                   Bountiful Fabrics blog tour Sharon Holland for Art Gallery Fabrics featuring Molly and Isla girls dresses

The Bountiful lookbook is not out yet, but if you want to see all the gorgeous fabrics in Sharon’s collection, be sure to check them out here. 

Be sure to follow me on Instagram. You can also see more Bountiful inspiration by following Sharon on Instagram.

This blog tour is full of amazing & talented makers, be sure to stop by their page and check them out.

 

Heidi Staples – Fabric Mutt

Emily Dennis – Quilty Love

Minki Kim – Minki Kim

Heather Andrus – Quilt Story

Sharon McConnell – Color Girl Quilts

Silvia Sutters – A Stranger View

Elina Temmes – Elina Temmes

Kim Niedzwiecki – Gogo Kim

Katie Skoog – The Simple Life Company

Cindy Wiens – Live a Colorfullife

Maureen Cracknell – Maureen Cracknell Handmade

Lynn Harris – The Little Red Hen

Anjeanette Klinder – Anjeanette K

Mathew Boudreaux – Mister Domestic

Alexis Wright – My Sweet Sunshine Studio

Sue Stone – Needle in a Fabric Stash