Welcome to my little corner of the Coastal Mist Blog Tour! This fun and breezy line of batiks is from Island Batik fabrics, and this tour of amazing projects was anchored by Tammy from Tamarinis. There are more projects yet to come from the following contributors:
The Coastal Mist Blog Hop Schedule
1/24/17 Jessica Stewart Izzy & Ivy Designs
1/25/17 Susan Emory Swirly Girl Designs
1/26/17 Connie Campbell Freemotion by the River
1/27/17 Katie Laughridge Live Originally
1/28/17 Julie Stocker Pink Doxies
1/29/17 Linda Pearl One Quilting Circle
1/30/17 Laura Conowitch LC’s Cottage
1/31/17 Cheryl Schenck Unspooled
2/1/17 Marian Pena Seams to Be Sew
2/2/17 Vanessa Fromm Fabric Confetti
2/3/17 Ebony Love Love Bug Studio
2/4/17 Erin Sampson Aurifil
You can also enter to win some great prizes by entering the giveaway at the end of this post!
If you’re new to my blog, I can tell you that batiks are new to me. I have several batik fabrics that a friend from Africa sent me, and I’m familiar with the process, but I’ve not had much sewing experience with them. When Tammy invited me to be a part of this blog tour and her Quilt Market booth, I really thought long and hard about what Izzy & Ivy pattern would show off the vibe of this beachy line of fabrics. Brooklyn’s Boho Dress came to mind, and I knew I had the perfect pattern!
Normally I sew a Brooklyn’s Boho with several coordinating fabrics, but because the batik has a pretty busy print, I really wanted to show it off by using the same fabric throughout. I’m so glad I did! I love the variations of color that you can see and it really makes for a fluid line from one section of the dress to another.
I love that this fabric has a coastal feel to it, but it’s not so much that you have to keep it contained to the summer months. This dress happened to pair great with boots and a jean jacket, which were both needed on this crisp night in October when I took these pictures!
Thanks to Tammy and Island Batiks for the invite to be a part of this tour! And thank YOU for stopping by! Be sure to enter to win some fabulousness through the Rafflecopter Widget below!