Thursday, March 10, 2016

The Fleet & Flourish Blog Tour : Ali Brorsen

I'm so excited to share the amazing work of my friend Ali Brorsen of Because of Brenna today! The dresses she's made with my Fleet & Flourish collection are some of the most beautiful clothing I have ever seen! Ali first starting sewing with my collection back in late January when she shared a blog post full of Fleet & Flourish creations as part of the Simple Life Pattern Company's one year anniversary. Then she completely stunned me with this amazing dress inspired by my very own Herringbone QAYG pattern!

Fleet & Flourish ~ Ali Brorsen

Fleet & Flourish ~ Ali Brorsen

You can read all about how Ali adapted my tutorial into this gorgeous dress right here on her blog!

Fleet & Flourish ~ Ali Brorsen

To share today as part of my Blog Tour, Ali made two more dresses! The first one is so sweet, made using my Swifting Flora in Fond knit for the bodice and quilting cottons ~ Miniments in Unpolished & All Paths in Sunlit for the skirt. I especially love these bubble sleeve cuffs. So cute!!

Fleet & Flourish ~ Ali Brorsen

Fleet & Flourish ~ Ali Brorsen

This final dress is made in Art Gallery Fabrics new AGF Denim and my Roadside Guides in Aster log cabin print. Ali took inspiration from the butterfly display I created for my Fleet & Flourish booth at Quilt Market, and added them as a beautiful detail to this dress!

Fleet & Flourish ~ Ali Brorsen

She used the same print as her dress straps, of course that has me thinking of how perfect this print will be for quilt binding!

Fleet & Flourish ~ Ali Brorsen

Such amazing work & photography!! I hope you love Ali's creations just as much as I do! Be sure to hop on over to her blog, HERE, to read more about the patterns she used and to see more gorgeous photos!

Below is a scheduled list of the talented folks that have and will be sharing their Fleet & Flourish projects! 

Fleet and Flourish Blog Hop!

Feb 22nd ~ Amy Friend : During Quiet Time { Blog & Instagram }
Feb 23rd ~ Heidi Staples : Fabric Mutt { Blog & Instagram }
Feb 24th ~ Amy Smart : Diary of a Quilter { Blog & Instagram }
Feb 25th ~ Amanda Jean: Crazy Mom Quilts { Blog & Instagram }
Feb 26th ~ Brooke Sellmann : Silly Mama Quilts { Blog & Instagram } Visit Maureen Cracknell Handmade for a Fleet & Flourish GIVEAWAY with Lady Belle Fabrics!!

Feb 29th ~ Amber Carillo : One Shabby Chick { Instagram & Blog }
March 1st ~ Nicke Cutler : Kiss Kiss Quilt { Instagram & Blog }
March 2nd ~ Nicole Daksiewicz : Modern Handcraft { Instagram & Blog }
March 3rd ~ Christopher Thompson : the Tattooed Quilter { Instagram & Blog }
March 4th ~ Alexis Wright : My Sweet Sunshine { Blog & Instagram } Visit Maureen Cracknell Handmade for a Fleet & Flourish GIVEAWAY with Llama Fabrics!!

March 7th ~ Jessica Stewart : Izzy & Ivy Designs { Blog & Instagram }
March 8th ~ Stephanie Kendron : Modern Sewciety { Blog & Instagram }
March 9th ~ Heather Bostic : House of A La Mode // Citizens of Textile { Instagram }
March 10th ~ Ali Brorsen : Because of Brenna { Blog, Facebook, & Instagram }
March 11th ~ Melissa Kelley : Sew Shabby Quilting { Blog, Facebook, & Instagram } Visit Maureen Cracknell Handmade for a Fleet & Flourish GIVEAWAY with the Intrepid Thread!!

March 14th ~  Maureen Cracknell Handmade { Blog, Facebook, & Instagram }

Thanks again for following along! ♡ Maureen   

32 comments:

  1. Always so beautiful and perfect!!!

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  2. I love the dresses. Wish I had a little girl to sew for. Another great project for your fabric.

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  3. I love the dresses. Wish I had a little girl to sew for. Another great project for your fabric.

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  4. Such beautiful fabrics and beautiful dresses and a beautiful model. So sweet.

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  5. Absolutely stunning photos. I love all the dresses, but the denim is my favorite. The butterflies and straps are the perfect contrast.

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  6. What one does with their imagination W! Who would have ever thought of doing butterflies!!! STUNNING!!

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  7. I have two beautiful grandaughters turning 5 this July - I love the first dress shown - will check out this wonderful seamstress

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  8. That herringbone maxi dress...I just can't get over how perfect it is!

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  9. Everything about this post is so sweet! The fabrics, the dresses, and most especially the girl model!

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  10. I love the denim with butterflies!
    cork@pa.rr.com

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  11. wow, these dresses are adorable! and the model is just so sweet. Your fabrics look good no matter how they're used :-D

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  12. Altho I no longer make clothing, I just love that long length sundress--so pretty...hugs, Julierose

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  13. Did you say who the child is? Beautiful.

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  14. You can definitely see your expertise in the work you write. The world hopes for more passionate writers like you who are not afraid to say how they believe. Always follow your heart.

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