Also - A GIVEAWAY - Sharon will be giving away a twenty-piece fat quarter bundle at the end of the tour. To enter, repost your favorite image(s) from the tour to your public Instagram account and use (at least) the hashtag #CoastlineFabricsGiveaway. This giveaway is open internationally but you must have a public Instagram account (or make your account public through February 20 - so that your reposts can be seen in the hashtag pool). You can enter as many times as you want. Read all the details on Sharon's site.
Coastline is available in two colorways and the expanding variety of substrates offered by Art Gallery fabrics. I used the Sand Bar in canvas and Buoyant Fog cotton for a Jenna Tote (pattern from SOTAK Handmade - I've sewn several of them lately and you can see them and read my review here and here). The 100% cotton Art Gallery canvas texture and weight is perfect for making handbags, and the Sand Bar print is one of my favorites and so versatile. I used a coordinating vinyl for the front pocket and zipper tab and a braided cotton rope for the handles to continue the beach-y theme of Coastline fabrics.
The Bouyant Fog lining provides a neutral and bright interior for the bag.
I also made a skirt for myself using High Flown Lunar knit. I was really drawn to the print, but had a hard time deciding what to sew with it at first. The vertical blooms kept me going back to something that would keep a vertical design, which is how I ended up with this skirt (self-drafted).
I love how the skirt lines feature the stems and blooms. The hints of purple and deeper pink with the navy and white give the skirt versatility, making it a piece I can't wait to wear over and over through the spring and summer. If you haven't sewn with Art Gallery knit yet, you are missing out on some of the softest cotton knit fabric, with a nice weight and great recovery. Not to mention all the great prints!
Don't forget the Coastline Blog Tour runs for fifteen days - be sure to check out the other contributors. Find the schedule and links here.