Fabric love featuring VFT and Art Gallery Fabrics

I am the type of person that has always been surrounded by music.  Growing up with a music obsessed Father, my childhood memories are entangled with the sights and sounds of music.  Album covers, concerts, living room dance parties, family bbq's, and my Dad's dj'ing events.  Every single memory has a song to go with it that pulls at my heart, bringing me back to those exact moments in time.

Art Gallery Heart Melodies

When I laid my eyes on Heart Melodies from Art Gallery Fabrics it was instant love.  The colors and prints spoke to me, bringing me back to my childhood memories and everything I love about music.  

Art Gallery Fabrics

Art Gallery describes this line as, "Harmonious notes at a backyard dance party.  Heart Melodies narrates a story of innocent and up-beat lyrics composed by instruments with tone of potent purple and melodic beige.  An alternative fusion for the indie romantics which also mixes shocking pink, and soft blues."  

This collection is the perfect pairing.  Fabric and music both tell stories, evoke emotions, and speak to a person's soul.  I knew I had to get my hands on this collection.  Like all Art Gallery fabrics, the Heart Melodies collection is so amazing to work with.  Soft, washes beautifully, and vibrant, the fabrics are a dream to work with.   I am never disappointed when sewing with these!

Art Gallery Heart Melodies

 Picking fabric was a little harder, since I loved it all.  Each once spoke to me, but a few definitely sang a little louder.  I decided on 2 prints and 2 solids: Carbon, Heart Fields Always, Cabernet, and Sandstone.  These fabrics sang a song of fun and romance with a bit of lightheartedness and a slight vintage feel.  Perfect for what I wanted to make!

VFT Lainey pdf pattern

I decided my daughter needed a few things to get her through Spring and Summer and transition easily into Fall.  I knew Lainey would be the perfect top to meet these needs!  Plus, it has an amazing vintage feel that I adore and knew fit the fabrics beautifully!

VFT Lainey pdf pattern

Heart Fields Always is picture perfect and really shines as a Lainey!  The bodice made for the perfect showcase of this lovely fabric, showing off the gorgeous flower filled hearts.  

Vft Lainey pdf pattern

I love the mix of whimsy and romance, and the colors are gorgeous.  It makes for the perfect spring/summer top!  And I know we can easily add a long sleeve top underneath for cooler weather! 

VFT Lainey and Clara bloomers

Pair Lainey with some adorable Ruffle Bloomers from Clara and you have the ultimate summer look!  It plays even more on the vintage vibe and suits this fabric so well!

VFT Lainey and Lucy pdf patterns

VFT Lucy ruffle pants

I knew I wanted more than just bloomers for this top, since I like options, and ruffle pants seemed like the ideal choice!  Lucy Pants rounds out this entire look, bringing this vintage outfit full circle.

VFT Lainey and Lucy pdf patterns

I chose to make the Lucy Pants in the Cabernet solid.  I am so glad I went with my gut and made these in this color.  I was scared it would look too "fallish", but I adore the contrast between the top and the bottoms, and the dark color really brings out all the bring colors in the top!

VFT Grace Dress pdf pattern

Grace Dress pdf pattern

After making the top, I had a little bit of Heart Fields Always left, and decided that it would make the most beautiful Grace Dress bodice!  I chose Sandstone for the skirt portion of the dress.  These 2 pair beautifully together.  

VFT Grace dress pattern

I love the simplicity of the solid skirt fabric.  So gorgeous and gives the "linen" look I was going for!  I added some lace detail at the bottom.  I was so excited to find it in my stash, and it was the perfect match to the skirt fabric!

Grace dress pdf pattern

A simple ribbon tie at the shoulders makes this dress perfect for summer.  It's such an easy look, but can be worn for any occasion.  It has become one of my little lady's favorite dresses!

VFT Sommer Romper pdf pattern

I still needed to find the ultimate pattern for my Carbon fabric.  I brainstormed a while before I realized I had another Art Gallery print, Flowered Engrams Ornate, that I had been hoarding for some time now, and would be a lovely match.  The pattern came easily once I put the fabrics together!

VFT Sommer Romper pdf pattern

The Sommer Romper, the quintessential summer pattern, was an easy choice.  It's the perfect pattern to showcase both amazing fabrics .  I used the floral on the top and ties think it really shows off the bright beautiful colors.  

Sommer romper VFT pattern

I really love the juxtaposition between the two fabrics.  The floral helps show off the modernness of Carbon, without it looking too hard.  It keeps it feminine!  

VFT Sommer Romper pdf pattern

I have an unhealthy attraction to anything in the Grey color family, so Carbon was love at first sight.  The linear fabric has a modern feel without feeling stark and cold.  I love how it brings out the charcoal in the floral.  

VFT Lainey pdf pattern

VFT Sommer Romper

VFT Grace Dress pdf pattern

If you haven't sewn with Art Gallery Fabrics before, you are definitely missing out and you {MUST} pick some up immediately!  It's also your lucky day, because Art Gallery generously sent us 2 fabric bundles to give away!!!  Enter below for your chance to win one of 2 Heart Melodies Fabric Bundles!!!  Giveaway ends at end of day 7/25/16.

A sincere thank you to Art Gallery for their amazing support and for this fantastic giveaway!  And make sure to show off your VFT creations you've made using your favorite Art Gallery Fabrics over in our FB Group!  


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July 22, 2016 by Emily Steiger