I’m so excited to be on Monaluna’s Wanderlust Blog Tour hosted by Phat Quarters. I was able to meet the sweet ladies behind Phat Quarters fabric shop while in Salt Lake City and it was so fun to meet and form a friendship. I was so honored that they asked me to join the fabric tour for the Wanderlust collection along with some really talented bloggers. Make sure to check out the rest of the tour and enter to win THREE different prizes. All prize details are at the end of the post!


Check out this great line up of super talented ladies I’m joining this week.

Wanderlust Blog Tour 
Sponsored by Monaluna
Hosted by Phat Quarters
Monday Aug. 8 – Monaluna & Phat Quarters
Wednesday Aug 10th – Jilly Atlanta & Chalk and Notch
Thursday Aug. 11th – Paisley Roots & Blaverry
Friday Aug. 12th – Sprouting Jube Jube & Phat Quarters


All of Monaluna fabrics are really beautiful. The Wanderlust collection is gorgeous and it comes in 8 Poplin prints and 6 Lawn prints. I was immediately drawn to the Sky and Sun Spots prints and used the Lawn fabric. I have to tell you I was so impressed with the hand/feel of this organic lawn fabric – it is so lovely and just perfect for apparel. I knew I wanted to use a pattern that would show large panels and would display the full art repeat, if possible. After giving it some thought I decided to draft a new pattern with this fabric in mind. Taking a cue from my girls, I settled on a maxi dress. If you ask them, maxi dress + bare-feet + wild hair is the only way to live. The dress pattern has a center front pleat and border hem. I actually decreased the width of the skirt from my originally design so that it would fit the width of the fabric, but I think this fullness is perfect. The border hem gives is a bit of weight and maintains the shape of the skirt while still having really beautiful movement. I’ve made my girls a few of these dresses and I was thinking it would be fun to release this pattern. I know summer is slipping away but I’ll be working to get this pattern finished so you can make one, too.


When I read more about the back story of the Wanderlust inspiration I totally got the vibe of this collection and felt like it really fit the spirit of my girls and this pattern. You can read the full post that Jennifer Moore, the owner of Monaluna, posted here. For the photoshoot I thought the farm in Tildon Park located in the Berkley Hills was the perfect backdrop for this dress. It just so happens that Monaluna is a Bay Area company as well so the location was even more fitting. It was a little hard to catch photos of my little lady since she was enjoying running, climbing and jumping around in her new dress but it was easy to see that she loved it. I hope you enjoyed a peek at this new fabric line and love it as much as we do!

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Make sure to grab this collection over at the Phat Quarters fabric shop. They are carrying the entire collection in poplin.  I love how they offer fat quarter, 1/2 yard and 1 yard increments on their site. You can purchase the Sky and Sun Spots prints in their shop now!

 Now for all the details to enter to win the THREE giveaways going on during this tour!

Enter the Rafflecopter to win a great group of patterns

enter the Rafflecopter giveaway HERE

Enter the Gleam raffle to win a Wanderlust fabric bundle sponsored by Monaluna
enter the Gleam giveaway HERE

Enter to win a phat quarter bundle of the Wanderlust collection sponsored by Phat Quarters.
enter the Instagram giveaway HERE


This blog post was sponsored by Monaluna Fabrics. I have received fabric, but as always all opinions remain my own.

Thanks for following along on this tour!

Comments (13)

  1. Gemia Carroll
    6 years ago

    I just love this dress and can not wait to see it as a pattern! So thrilled to have you join us.

    • Gabriela
      6 years ago

      It was my pleasure Gemia, thank you for asking me!!

  2. Thao
    6 years ago

    I love these prints. There fabrics prints are so gorgeous and I love your dress so much!!!

  3. Thao
    6 years ago

    I love these prints. There fabrics prints are so gorgeous and I love your dress so much!!! Spring is going to be starting soon for us down under here so please draft away lol … It’s perfect for us 🙂

    • Gabriela
      6 years ago

      Ok good, I was hoping it would still work for down under!! XO

  4. Brooke
    6 years ago

    Love the dress pattern, it would be great as a top too! ????????

    • Gabriela
      6 years ago

      So ture!! Thank you!

  5. Gabriela
    6 years ago

    Thank you for asking!! It was so fun!

  6. Karly Nelson
    6 years ago

    This dress is gorgeous! I can’t wait for it to come out Gabreila! The pleat is perfect and of course that fabric is just perfect for it!

    • Gabriela
      6 years ago

      Thank you Karly!! I need to get on it!! xo

  7. Eleri
    6 years ago

    I am pretty sure this is my favorite colorway! This is a breathtaking dress. Thank you for sharing!

  8. Mie
    6 years ago

    This dress is sooooo beautiful. Effortless and stylish at the same time and the fabric is so perfect for it. I LOVE that you drafted a dress that fit the fabric. Rock star you!!!!

  9. Olga Becker
    6 years ago

    The fabric and the dress are just gorgeous! Love it!

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