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November Blog Tour Day 4- Featuring Katie Sew Altered Style

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It’s been a while since I wrote a blog post solely about fabric, but let me tell you, this Atelier Brunette viscose deserves a post all its own! For this blog tour, I got my choice of almost all the gorgeous fabrics in Tammy’s shop, and I just kept coming back to the AB prints.  I agonized for days on the particular print, but ultimately went with this Tabby Green print, and I couldn’t be happier!

This teal is one of my all-time favorite colors.  I feel good in it, and it goes with just about everything in my closet.  I also love the subdued print on this fabric. Prints make up a relatively small part of my wardrobe, but they are great for blouses like this one.  But as much as I love the idea of a big floral print, it just isn’t me.  I definitely gravitate towards solids over prints, so something quieter like this is perfect for me. And man, is this fabric ever soft!  I’ve never worked with AB viscose before, but I definitely will again.  It was easy to work with, didn’t stretch out with handling like viscose so often does, and drapes like a dream.

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For this gorgeous fabric, I wanted a pattern that would show off the drape, not break up the pattern, and be office appropriate.  So I went with the Love Notions Rhapsody Blouse with a lovely bishop sleeve.  The pattern is simple and finished beautifully and checked all my boxes.  I wrote more about this pattern on my blog here.

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Now let’s talk about the stretch twill I used for these pants!  This was kind of an afterthought to be honest. I had decided on the AB viscose, and then saw this lovely ochre twill that Tammy had just stocked.  I asked if she’d be willing to throw in a couple of yards in addition to the AB viscose, and she was gracious enough to agree! This twill is on the lighter weight side, but perfect for a looser pant like these Robinson trousers.

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A few weeks ago, the little girl who lives next door to me was wearing THE most perfect pair of golden pants, and I knew that I needed a pair for myself.  Let me tell you, she is a stylin’ little 5-year-old! I looked and looked for the perfect color of twill, but was coming up short. Until I saw this ochre twill. And now I have my own pair of perfect yellow pants! Maybe not quite as stylish as the kindergartener next door, but not too shabby :)

Don’t miss all the other beautiful makes on the tour this week!  And be sure to spend some time perusing the shop. Tammy stock the most beautiful sustainable fabrics, and you don’t want to miss anything!

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