I love painterly splashes and believe that a pretty print dress can create instant style. The combo of Art Gallery Fabrics Painterly Splash Denim and the softly fitting A-line shape of the Everyday Chic Dress make for a perfect marriage of fabric and pattern.

If you have ever sewn with Art Gallery Fabric denim chambray you will know what I mean when I say - this fabric is a pure joy to sew with. I keep coming back to AGF denims because they have a double benefit for me - I LOVE how the chambray takes a stitch, how it responds to the steam iron, how the dyes are colourfast and I do not lose the vitality of the print wash after wash. In essence, the process of sewing with AGF denim fabric is a form of self care for me.

Then there is the pure joy of the finished garment itself; you can only but doubly adore a garment that also gave you so much joy when you were sewing it. 

Every stitch lovingly tended to. 

Every thread tenderly snipped. 

Every seam joyfully pressed. 

My AGF denim chambray garments are my favourites in my closets for these reasons.

The Everyday Chic Dress is available in sizes 8 - 24. Sew Different - a British based indie sewing pattern company prides itself on designs that are easy to access for anyone who wants to learn how to sew. As such the designs tend to be with a slight loose fit, meaning you do not have to worry too much about fit adjustments. 

They also do not have button or zipper closures making this a truly quick make. The dress nips in just above the waist and flares out to a gentle A-line by use of shirring elastic. A brilliant feature that give a super comfortable fit

Did I mention the deep integrated pockets? Deep deep pockets - Kindle deep!

You can easily have a beautiful oversized style dress when you skip the shirring as well. I’d love to try that with a needle cord fabric. The loose fit has the added bonus of being layer-able. I can wear this dress just as much in winter layered over a roll neck and leggings with boots. Talk about versatile!

The size I sewed was based on the measurements and it fits as I’d expect it to based on the pattern envelope pictures.

There is no doubt about it - a great print will make you feel fabulous! This packs a pretty floral punch. Even my twins said I looked “cute”; a compliment they very rarely hand out to me.

Some prints are timeless with a classic appeal - this Painterly Wash from AGF certainly is one of those.

Thanks for reading! You can find me sharing my sewing adventures on my Youtube channel or my blog www.saturdaynightstitch.com.

Hila