AGF Heartland Blog Tour

AGF Heartland Blog Tour Made by Melli
Hey friends! I’m absolutely thrilled to be a part of the AGF Heartland Blog Tour! Pat Bravo has really created such a stunning and versatile line of fabric and I’m excited to show you what I created with it! The theme behind the blog tour is “Back to School” so I immediately knew I wanted to create a look for both Maci & Madden since they are both in school this year! It was so fun creating coordinating looks for these two, and I’m so happy with how they turned out.
This post was sponsored by Art Gallery Fabrics.
 AGF Heartland Blog Tour Made by Melli
Hands down, the most difficult part of this tour was choosing fabric! If you know me or have followed me for a while, you may have noticed that I LOVE florals, and I am usually drawn to blue/aqua/pink/coral colorways. The gorgeous floral in this line would have usually been my first choice, but I decided to change it up and I’m so glad I did! It’s refreshing to break out of the norm a little every once in a while. I did want the kids to be pretty matchy, so I went with 3 different fabrics that work great for both boys and girls!
 AGF Heartland Blog Tour Made by Melli
Those owls.. they’re just darling! Once I settled on Hus Hoot Gra in woven for Madden and knit for Maci, I chose Droppar Burst to accent it. I really enjoy the color palette of Heartland, it’s softer and calming while still being fun and vibrant at the same time. It’s such a lovely collection for some fall wardrobe sewing!
 AGF Heartland Blog Tour Made by Melli
For Madden’s shirt, I used the Charlie Button Up pattern from Made for Mermaids. I used this tutorial to remove the pintucks on the shirt pattern because I didn’t want to distort those cute little owls! I chose to do short sleeves since it has still been pretty warm here, and he can easily layer it over a long sleeve once it really cools down. I love how nicely this shirt finishes, and the feeling of accomplishment that comes with sewing a more detailed pattern like Charlie! It’ll be perfect for Madden’s Pre-school picture day!
AGF Heartland Blog Tour Made by Melli
To make Madden’s outfit even more coordinated with Maci’s, I whipped up a cute little bowtie with the leftover scraps from Maci’s skirt. Such a dapper boy!
AGF Heartland Blog Tour Made by Melli
For Maci’s look, I used the Rose Ruffle Tee pattern from Made for Mermaids with the mid-length sleeve. This knit fabric is SO soft, she didn’t want to take the shirt off after trying it on! She also mentioned several times how much she loves the ruffles on the sleeves 🙂 Having a girly-girl can be so fun sometimes! Her skirt is the Samantha Suspender Skirt from Made for Mermaids without the suspenders and with a little added length. I adore the flat front of the skirt, and the forgiving versatility of the elastic in the back waistband.
AGF Heartland Blog Tour Made by Melli
If you haven’t sewn with Art Gallery wovens, you are missing out! They have a silky, luxurious feel and gorgeous drape which makes them great for apparel sewing. This is the reason for their tagline – “Feel the Difference”. You really CAN feel the difference!
 AGF Heartland Blog Tour Made by Melli
Since several of the bloggers on this tour live in Utah, we decided that it would be fun to get together for a group photoshoot! It was such a fun, chaotic, entertaining, and exhausting evening! 4 mama bloggers with cameras in hand, 4 adorable girls, and 3 handsome little men. You can imagine how tricky it was trying to get a shot of everyone, but we managed a pretty decent one! Look at all that mama-made, Art Gallery Heartland goodness 🙂
AGF Heartland Blog Tour Made by Melli
AGF Heartland Blog Tour Made by Melli
Now I need to pick up some more Heartland to create outfits for me, hubby, and JJ! I figure since I already have these two matching outfits done, I might as well go with this look for Fall family pictures, right?!
AGF Heartland Blog Tour Made by Melli
AGF Heartland Blog Tour Made by Melli
So much love to Pat Bravo & Art Gallery Fabrics for having me along on the tour, I really enjoyed working with these beautiful fabrics and creating these looks for my kids! Make sure to visit all of the amazing bloggers along the tour – you are sure to be inspired by the stunning prints, colors, and creations! Megan even sewed up a darling little pencil clutch with her scraps, and wrote up a free tutorial for it in her post!
 AGF Heartland Blog Tour Made by Melli

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