The gasp was audible the moment I laid eyes on the Fiesta Fun fabric line by Art Gallery Fabrics. Dana of Made Everyday really spoke to my Texas roots with these Mexican inspired designs. Visions of Mexican embroidered dresses, crepe paper flowers, and oilcloth danced in my head.
As soon as the line was released, I ordered some with a Christmas gift card. When Karly asked if I would join her blog tour, I was thrilled to add more to my collection. This means I have a few more prints from my original purchase to play with another day!
For Avery's look, I used the Top Knot Romper pattern by Chalk and Notch. My family loved the first version of this pattern that I created for Tandy, so I knew it had to be in this summer's rotation. I like the way the smaller print of the Florita Azul works with this pattern.
The orange Kam snaps were just the right shade, and snaps make for quicker, um, restroom access.
What is it about the Fiesta Fun prints that just scream maxi dress?!? I am certainly not the first maker to need to sew one up. For my spin on the Fiesta Fun maxi, the Mexican Dress Midnight fabric in knit was just the thing.
The pattern is another summer favorite, Modkid Malibu. For the binding, I used Art Gallery knit in Strawberry Kiss.
The back of this dress is the real show stopper, simple yet dramatic at the same time. This is a dress I love to make, and my daughters love to wear. In fact, maybe I should make myself the Misses version!
I actually did two photo shoots for this tour. The first was in this amazing field of bluebonnets. Why not use a setting that screams Texas for fabrics that were inspired by the culture so prevalent here?!? Well, while I love these photos for many reasons, they don't particularly show off the fabric very well. The sea of blue flowers may be distracting, but I had to include them anyway. Hope you don't mind the overkill!!
Be sure to check out the rest of the Fiesta Fun posts from this week. Maybe even fix yourself a margarita while you're at it!!!