Fiesta Fun Fabric Tour

Fiesta Fun Fabrics by Dana Willard of Made Everyday for Art Gallery Fabrics

The process of fabric design is amazing. But this might be my favorite part—seeing what everyone creates with it!

Fiesta Fun Fabrics by Dana Willard for Art Gallery Fabrics

As I’m designing, I dream of many things the fabrics might become, but I can never predict the fun and creative ways they actually get used.
It’s always a surprise! In a very good way.

Like this beauty from the Instagram tag #fiestafunfabrics.
Ahhh!  LOVE it!  I never would have thought to use the Happy Streamers print that way.  What a cool dress! (by Crystal)

Happy Streamers Dress using Fiesta Fun fabrics by Dana Willard for Art Gallery Fabrics

And to officially kick off the release of Fiesta Fun Fabrics, I asked some of my favorite sewing friends to make Fiesta Fun projects to share.   And here’s the first batch…..starting with THIS BASKET.

How to make a woven fabric Easter Basket using Fiesta Fun Fabrics by Dana Willard for Art Gallery Fabrics

Wow.  Mathew (aka Mister Domestic) really knocked it out of the park. I am in awe of the detailed work that went into this woven Easter basket. And it’s the perfect project to incorporate lots of prints.  If you’re new to his style, you must check out his instagram feed.  He does aahmazing things by weaving fabrics together.

woven fabric easter basket from Mister Domestic | Fiesta Fun Fabrics by Dana Willard for Art Gallery Fabrics

So stop what you’re doing, and check out his step-by-step tutorial tutorial now.

I’ll wait…

Aaaand….now you’re back.  If you haven’t started cutting strips to make your own fabric basket, I have another beauty to share.  Actually, two beauties!  Jessica (The Sewing Rabbit) made both a top for herself AND a dress for her daughter.

made by Jessica Abbott The Sewing Rabbit | Fiesta Fun Fabrics by Dana Willard for Art Gallery Fabrics

All of the details about her top and her daughter’s dress are in her post.  But also — this HAS to be the most fun photoshoot ever!  I love Jessica’s thoughts on being present with her kids and having fun with the photos.

Shirt and Dress made from Fiesta Fun Fabrics by Dana Willard. Project by Jessica of the Sewing Rabbit

This is just the beginning – we’ll have projects from all of these talents coming within the next month or so:

Woodlandschool
Whipstitch
Simple Simon & Company
SewSophieLynn
Sewing In No Mans Land
AubreyPlays
Sewbon
My Sweet Sunshine Studio
Lily Shine Creates
Sew Caroline
Aesthetic Nest

Ahhh I can’t wait!
Keep sharing your photos in the Instagram tag #fiestafunfabrics, and we’ll share some of them in the “Show Your Stuff” section of the gallery page.   These dresses are FANTASTIC.  That Mexican Dress Midnight dress in the snow! (by Hannah Corey)
Mexican Dress Midnight dress by Hannah Corey using Fiesta Fun Fabrics by Dana Willard for Art Gallery Fabrics

And these Apron Dresses by Teal + Finch.  What a great way to combine prints—Citrus sunrise with Papel Picado Verde. YES.
Apron Dresses by Teal and Finch made from Fiesta Fun Fabrics by Dana Willard for Art Gallery Fabrics
Have a great weekend friends!

  1. 1) Joanne

    What a lovely bunch of fabric ! Love these bright colours ! Thanks for sharing Dana <3

  2. 2) Rebecca

    Looking forwards to making the first day dress with the Mexican Dress in the Morning print. Should be adorable.

    • 3) Dana

      Oh that’s such a fun idea!
      Can’t wait to see it! Share on Instagram and tag me 🙂
      – Dana

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