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Hi Everyone, 

Spring is near and we are ready for easy breezy outfits! AGF Rayon is our go to fabric to create flowy, easy to wear silhouettes. Which is why we are super excited about our New Campsite Rayon Panel Print called  “Feather Trail” !

Making panel prints on apparel fabrics is quite new for us and we are excited about all the ways  it can be used to create fun, interesting garments. I wanted to share all the fantastic ways we utilized  the “Feather Trail” panel to create so many fresh, new looks.


Click here to view the Lookbook to find all patterns featured in this blog post!


1. Bomber Jacket




Lightweight breathable jackets are essential for Spring and going into summer. To create this look we strategically placed our pattern pieces to showcase the beautiful feather design located on either side of the panel.




We centered both our sleeve patterns to have the feathers fall directly down the length of the arm. To incorporate  more of the feathering detail into our jacket we decided to create two back jacket pieces, lining the center backs along the inner edge of feathers. When you sew up the two center back pieces it will give you a lovely mirrored effect. The rest of the pattern pieces were placed in the rich dark green center of the panel.


2.  The Out and About Dress

Capsules Campsite Dress 1

The Out and About Dress is a basic go to style that has become a staple in my wardrobe. All of mine are made with varies knit prints from AGF. For the lookbook we mixed two of my favorite substrates. (AGF Knit and Rayon!) A super soft knit bodice with a airy gathered skirt bottom. The feathers are a  gorgeous way to add the right amount of  embellishment to any hem line! ;)


3. Caftan



For those days where every outfit you try on just doesn’t feel right, head for a caftan made with AGF Rayon!  

 One of the very first things I sewed for myself was a Caftan because there is very minimal sewing involved and the boxy silhouette gives you beautiful drape for days!  ;) It makes for a easy to throw on dress, a could substitute for a tunic and you could pair it with leggings.  

 Check out this fun tutorial to learn how to cut out this cute cute look!


 4. Peasant Style Dress 

Campsite Dress Rayon 1

 I love the boho flair of a  peasant style blouse or dress. The carefree and relaxed nature of this style is perfect for weekend and travel wear! We incorporated the feather detail on the bottom skirt and used the solid dark green section of the panel for the remainder of our pattern pieces.  The cute cinched waist and arm details along with the flattering boat neck and tie embellishment is an ideal outfit when you want to feel comfy but look cute! 


 5. Bat Wing Blouse

      Capsules Campsite Top & Pants 6


This relaxed fitting blouse is all you will want to wear come the hot summer months. The cut of this blouse allows you to utilize more of the those lovely feathers from the “ Feather Trail” Panel.

The end result had us jumping up and down. For both of the side front bodice pieces we lined up the inner edge of the pattern to the inner edge of the feathers. We used the solid green center for the center front section of the blouse and I love how the pattern piece tapers down to the bottom hem.

For both of the center back pieces we also incorporated the feather detail.

 I love how the feathers drape over the front bodice and continues over the shoulders and down the back of the blouse.  


Are you ready to sew with our New Rayon Panel fabric?! To share our joy with sewing with panels we are having a Rayon Panel GIVEAWAY! 

Giveaway CLOSED

Congrats Marylou Rowe you are the winner of the Campsite Rayon Panel! Make sure to check your email! :)


Panel prints are so much fun to sew with and we offer a variety of cotton panels along with some knit ones as well. 

Our Panel prints are great for quilters because most of our designs offer great border motifs, large scale artwork perfect for quilt backings, and elements substantial enough to fussy cut for pillow tops.  

 Home decor lovers try making picture perfect wall hangings and curtains to tie your whole room together.     


Can't wait to see what all you lovely makers make! Share your ideas for sewing with panel fabric below.  


Happy Sewing,