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Mayfair Showcase

Hi Everyone! A month or so ago I had the opportunity to sew for the Mayfair lookbook for Art Gallery Fabrics. I was really excited because I love Amy Sinibaldi’s newest line called Mayfair! It is gorgeous! If you have read some of my past posts, especially from last summer, I love to garden. I have made my own flower beds and built my own raised beds for vegetables in the spring and summer. The beauty of flowers bring me so much happiness! 🙂

Much to my surprise and excitement Amy Sinibaldi asked me to be in her Mayfair Showcase! I feel so honored to be included in this group of amazing makers and to be able to sew with her beautiful fabric!

I have never been to London but would love to go! If its as beautiful as this collection sign me up!! Fingers crossed for someday! 🙂 Per the Art Gallery Lookbook: Reminiscing on her visits to Shepherd Market, Piccadilly, Hyde Park and Covent Garden, Amy sketched the flower-filled neighborhoods that surrounded her beloved hotel in Mayfair. With a color palette rich in greens, plum and marigold, this collection truly echoes the path of a wanderer in the city of London. Sounds likes a wonderful place!!

I had the opportunity to sew with the only knit print in this collection, called Chelsea Dim. It’s a beautiful pattern with a rich blue background sprinkled with white and pink flowers. Perfect for a spring dress and that is exactly what I made! 🙂

I decided to make the Moneta Dress by Colette Patterns. This is a really great beginning dress pattern to try especially if you have never sewn with knit fabric before. If you need some tips on how to get started sewing with knits, check out my blog post, Sewing with Knits, No Problem. If you are new to my blog, I taught myself how to sew with knits so anyone can do it with a little practice and the right notions! I even sew knits on my standard sewing machine. I don’t have a serger. Be brave and try something new! If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out to me in the comments or on IG @sunshineselvage. I am happy to help! 🙂

So back to the Moneta Dress. It’s a straight forward pattern and has pockets! I did adjust some of the measurements based on my body type. I lengthened the bodice by 1 1/2 inches so it hit at my natural waist. I also decided to sew it up as a midi-length dress and pair it with with some cute clogs from Lotta From Stockholm. Of course if you weren’t looking for a new dress a simple summer scarf or tank would look pretty in this fabric as well.

Thank you again to Amy Sinibaldi for including me in the Mayfair Showcase! Make sure to follow along at #agfmayfair, #amysinibaldi and #artgalleryfabrics to see all the other wonderful projects!

Happy sewing friends! Take care of yourself during these difficult times and be kind! To yourself and others. 🙂



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