Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Mini Project Run & Play Week 2: Art Gallery Fabrics CANVAS

For the 2nd week of Mini Project Run & Play, we challenged our designers, Karly and Sarah, to use Art Gallery Fabrics canvas fabric.  This week's mini plot twist is that neither one of them had sewn with Art Gallery Fabrics canvas before.  We chose Moment In Time Dim for them to use.  They each got 2 yards of it to play with and 1 yard of any coordinating Art Gallery Fabric of their choice.  Here are their creations:

Sarah of The Crazy Tailor: She's A Wildflower 

Hello, lovely Project Run & Play readers! Sarah here from The Crazy Tailor! It's been quite a while since I've been a competitor on here, but how could I turn down a chance for some friendly competition with the best!? I'll admit, when I found out that Karly and I were going to be sewing some type of garment with canvas, it threw me for a loop! But apparently not all canvas is created equal! Art Gallery Canvas is quite soft and totally suitable for this dress! As my second fabric choice, I picked a minty aztec print, also an Art Gallery fabric, and it's so soft and subtle. The golden ruffle is a little bit of linen from my stash.

So let's jump in...what did I make? I had lofty plans to do more with this and add to the ensemble, but life got in the way. I started with the Mori Dress as a base, and as you can see, the bodice went through quite a change! I re-drafted the front to become a bib and made sure to match things up at the shoulders. The ruffle changes size and really adds a whimsical feel to the dress. Sometimes I make something and my daughter just doesn't like it, but this one? It was only half-finished and she declared it The Most Beautiful Dress! The ruffle edge is finished in a sparkly gold metallic thread, so maybe that caught her eye? I'm really loving this canvas and feel like with a fabric like this, it would be a great option for winter sewing!


 To finish off her outfit, I made up a little sailor bow. I am admittedly terrible at doing hair, and thought that might help me get a little more creative. It's a quick little project that only takes a little sewing before you have a sweet little bow! She loves it so I'll be making a few more of those! Thanks so much for reading through our little adventure with canvas! Read more and find more photos over on my blog!


Karly of Paisley Roots: Wild & Free

Hey everyone! I love to be challenged and this mini-season definitely did that! I had slight PR&P deja vu since my fabric was running just a tad on the late side, and I got to make these outfits this past week! I think I can breathe now....

When I heard we were getting canvas, I knew immediately that I wanted to make my Thyme Vest. This was my first time working with Art Gallery Canvas and I'm in love. Not only was it wonderful to work with on my vest, it would have made a gorgeous fall/winter dress as well. It's not too heavy and sews up like a dream. My coordinating fabric was Twinklestar Berry in knit, and I knew that would make the perfect little culottes. I used Megan Nielsen's Mini Tania culottes, but hacked them slightly to add pockets. Then I topped her outfit off with a blouse. I started off with Violette Field Thread's Gemma blouse and added in pintucks. Everything is always down to the details and I made sure to add some fun ones for Paisley. You can find some sweet little tassels, a hidden pocket and some ruffle detail on the vest as well.

Since I still had a good chunk of canvas left after making Paisley's outfit, I couldn't help but make an outfit for Zoe. Although I had never tried Art Gallery's canvas before, I'm a big lover of their fabrics and may have quite a bit in my stash.....
The dress is made from Frosted Sage Denim. I started off with Simple Life Pattern Companies Patricia and adjusted the neck to get a higher neckline, added a little length to the arms, and also adjusted the back to have it open and close with snaps. For the vest, I wanted a quilted, reversible one, so I ended up drafting it. It doesn't have any side seams and also has welt pockets (which is a gamble giving Zoe pockets) and I went with a fun toggle closure on the front. To top off Zoe's look, I used my Cricut to cut some faux leather triangles to make her a fun headband.

You can check out tons of pictures (including one of the reasons Zoe doesn't get pockets) over at Paisley Roots.
Thank you PR&P for having me!

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1 comment :

  1. i feel sewing children's wear with the canvas would have been so difficult without defaulting to like a pair of jeans or something, so the creativity here is so fantastic! well done ladies!


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