Back to School Heartland Tour

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Today I'm sharing two looks I've sewn for the Heartland Back to School Tour, hosted by Karly from Paisley Roots. This blog tour is showcasing the Heartland fabric line from Art Gallery Fabrics, designed by Pat Bravo. Since both of my girls have started new school adventures with Kindergarten and Preschool this was a great chance to sew them something new!

I couldn't say no to this opportunity because

I love the quality

of Art Gallery Knits (their tagline is "feel the difference" and it's totally true!), and because the colors in this line are on trend and coordinate perfectly with the rest of Charly's kindergarten capsule! I shared a few items I sewed for her school clothes capsule

here

and

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, but the rest is purchased. It wasn't hard at all to find coordinating pieces at places like Old Navy and Target because these colors are everywhere right now! Too often I've sewn something awesome and then can't find coordinating leggings or something because the colors in stores don't mesh with the colors of the fabrics I choose. Not so with these- in fact, Charly's leggings are ready to wear purchased from Old Navy, and she's got another pair that matches as well!

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I'm really drawn to the variety of prints in this line, in scale and in type, i.e., floral vs more geometric. I think it really lends well to using coordinates without looking too matchy.

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Now, a few details about each piece. For Caroline's outfit I sewed the Ania Tunic and Dressage leggings. This is my third Ania Tunic in the past few weeks (I have one more to share!) and I love this pattern.

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Pattern:Ania Tunic by Coffee and Thread

Fabric: Blomma Garden Golden, Heartland collection by Pat Bravo

Size: 3

Her measurements: in inches below

Chest- 21

Waist- 20

Hip- 21.5

Height- 41

Mods: 

-shortened to a half sleeve and altered the cuff to be narrower

-used my hemmer foot to do a narrow hem

I had a bit of trial and error choosing the right size of leggings for my tall skinny girl. I originally chose based on her waist as directed (size 2) and lengthened to a size 4, but it was a bit tight in the legs. I opted instead to sew a size 4 and match the elastic length to her waist instead. She wears size 4 from Target and Old Navy, so I'd say these are sized pretty comparable to those. I actually was a tester for these and really love the fit- the waistband shaping is spot on!

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Pattern: Dressage Leggings by Jennuine Design (affiliate link)

Fabric: Unn Cross Pine in Knit, Heartland collection by Pat Bravo

Size: 4

Her measurements: in inches below

Chest- 21

Waist- 20

Hip- 21.5

Height- 41

Mods:

-cut a taller waistband to accomodate 1.25" pajama elastic

-measured elastic to her waist rather than using the provided measurement

This is also my third Safari Raglan and I'm really happy with this pattern as well! I could size down for a slimmer fit, but like that my gal will be able to wear this through the spring as well. It's a well drafted pattern with great instructions.

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Pattern: Safari Raglan by Titchy Threads

Fabric: Trekant Rows Candid in Knit, Heartland collection by Pat Bravo

Size: 4

Her measurements: in inches below

Chest- 21

Waist- 20

Hip- 23.5

Height- 44

Mods: 

-none

It's been so fun sewing for school, and I've got one more school look coming soon before I dive into holiday sewing. I'm bound and determined to start early this year!

Thank you to Karly and Art Gallery for letting me be a part of this tour! We're going to get lots of wear out of these pieces! Check out the other stops on the tour below!