Catch and Release Project Party

Happy Friday and welcome to my stop on Mister Domestic’s Catch and Release Project Party! When I saw these gorgeous prints from Matthew for Art Gallery Fabrics, I immediately thought of my daughters and the fishing adventures they have with my husband. I knew they NEEDED to have fishing vests, bucket hats and small drawstring bags for their fishing trips.


That text print is my absolute favorite, but I really love them all! The sweet ladybugs…the fish scale print…the little fish on the white backgroud all have different quilting patterns on them! The crochet “net” pattern!!! Come on! So many clever details in these prints! This was my first time sewing with AGF solids and they are so beautiful to work with.

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I decided to use patterns from the Oliver + S book Little Things to Sew for the fishing vest and the bucket hat. The Explorer Vest pattern was exactly what I was looking for! I replaced the button closure from the pattern with the parachute clips to give the vest a more rugged and fishing feel. The vest has 5 pockets! Two on each front side panel and a big pocket in the back, making for plenty of places to store shells, rocks or flowers! They always come home from fishing with so many “treasures” and I can’t wait to see what they stick in these pockets!

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The Reversible Bucket Hat is also a pattern from the book that worked so perfectly for this fabric. I love the fish scales print and I thought it would make for a great fishing hat!

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Finally, I made each of them a little drawstring bag with their initial on it to take with them on their fishing adventures. I chose the floral print with the lady bug monogram for my older daughter and the fish scale print with the white fish monogram for my younger daughter. When my older daughter started picking flowers to put in her floral drawstring bag, I knew I had chosen the perfect prints to suit their personalities!

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I am so thankful to Matthew for sending out a call for “micro-influencers” and for taking time out of his insanely busy schedule to mentor each one of us. It was so generous of him. He is such a kind and thoughtful soul! I am beyond thankful for this opportunity and so happy to have met all the talented makers on this Catch and Release Project Party team!

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We didn’t do any actual fishing on this day. This was more of a “photo shoot” day 🙂 They had so much fun just running around and did a fantastic job “pretending” to fish. If you look closely, there isn’t any line in that rod 🙂

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Thank you so much for coming to check out my projects for Mr. Domestic’s Catch and Release Project Party! I had so much fun planning out these projects with my daughters and I hope that you’ve enjoyed them 🙂 I cannot wait for Matthew’s next line called Playroom to come out in December! There’s another AMAZING text print for that line and I’m definitely making some fun, new things for my girls and their playroom!

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