Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Fabric Feature: Dreaming in French by Pat Bravo!

We just got in this beautiful new colletion by Pat Bravo of Art Gallery Fabrics and I am just head-over-heels for their dreamy Dreaming in French lookbook! So many chic an stylish ideas for using these gorgeous prints, you're sure to be inspired to make something pretty for your life!

I love the idea of displaying a favorite print as art in a decorative or vintage picture frame! You could choose several in different prints, all in one color of frame but in different sizes for a streamlined and modern display OR mix and match woods and metals, ornate and simple frames of all sizes for a more bohemian vibe! And how cute is that rag rug?? Seems like that would be a fun DIY with a few colors of Bella Solids!

What a pretty stack of throw pillows! You could make some with one print like the ones above, or you could make a side patchwork and the other side one print, you could applique a shape from a busier print onto a simpler print...the sky is the limit! Search your favorite homewares sites for inspiration! I love looking at the Anthropologie website for cool and interesting new ideas for home decor!

These prints are definitely too fab NOT to make some pretty clothing with them! Love the idea of a layered or tiered skirt! Shop all of our skirt patterns here to find the perfect style for you, your daughter or granddaughter! And browse through the rest of our Fashion & Tote Patterns for more inspiring projects for your Summer wardrobe!

Wow, do these prints really pop next to each other! Perfectly complimentary, every color, every print...this collection is totally balanced. Giving you lots of variation and bringing it all home with cohesive colors that just shine! Pat Bravo has designed a FREE QUILT PATTERN just for this collection. You can download it here!! Or cut tons of strips or squares to make a simple strip or patchwork quilt if you're a beginner! You could put it together in a weekend!

Love this cute and quilted table runner! It's another free pattern by Pat Bravo called French Braid and its a very simple yet totally stunning design, an easy way to bring Summer to your table!

Be sure to peek through the rest of Pat Bravo's Free Projects! She has tons of adorable quilt and sewing patterns that will just knock your socks off!!

Happy Sewing!

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