Fiesta Fun Blog Tour

Thursday, March 30, 2017

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!!!


9 comments:

  1. Beautiful!!! As you will see tomorrow, we love these fabrics too!

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    1. I can't wait to see! Everyone's looks have been so unique! Well, except for the maxi idea ;)

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  2. I've been eyeing these fabrics too! I love how both your outfits turned out but that Top Knot has such a special place in my heart!!

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    1. Tandy is wearing hers today too. Love this pattern!

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  3. These outfits are just beautiful Courtney! The pictures are stunning too! Thank you for being on tour!

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  4. I love the flower field pictures! I agree that this fabric screams for a Maxi dress. It's all so pretty :)

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    1. Thank you!! The prints and flowers just scream Texas to me!

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  5. Oh, Courtney, I LOVE these pictures. The sea of blue flowers is incredible. And for me as a blue/white lover, this dress is just the BEST!

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  6. The blue 😍😍😍😍 every time I see it I want it more and more!

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