AGF Denim Tour

January 28, 2016

Romper in AGF denim 1

Hello hello! I am very happy to being joining the AGF denim studio tour today, hosted by my friend Karly of Paisley RootsArt Gallery Fabrics have a whole new collection of denims coming out. There are a few different types – prints, textured solids, smooth solids, a linen blend and a lovey dobby. You can view the whole collection here.

AGF denim tour by Titchy Threads

As soon as I spotted the Frosted Sage denim I knew I would sew for Willow. It’s one of my favourite colours and is also her middle name (just Sage, not Frosted). I was working on a little woven romper at the time and this smooth denim is the perfect weight for it. I can never resist a ditsy print so the other fabric I chose was the Ditsy Abrasion. I planned to make a little jacket to go with the romper. Once it arrived though, I couldn’t get the idea of quilting it out of my head, and I ended up making a cosy, sherpa lined, bear-eared winter coat. Who doesn’t love bear ears?

Frosted Sage and Ditsy Abrasion denim by AGF
Romper in AGF denim 2

Romper in AGF denim 3

The romper has a front placket, a subtle racer back, French seams and a bias bound neckline and armholes.. There are extra snaps at the legs for easy opening. I got the snaps from Snap Source in a variety of different colours and really love how easy they are to use (except when you try to put them in a quilted fabric with a sherpa lining! more on that later).

Romper in AGF denim - back view

Taking photos of Willow is definitely harder than taking photos of my older children. At almost 6 months she is not quite able to sit up yet (my husband was just out of the picture on any sitting photos) but is constantly on the move. She started rolling over from her back to her front a couple of weeks ago and, while I was taking these photos, she rolled from her front to her back for the first time. I should make more clothes for her quickly before she starts crawling!

Romper in AGF denim 4

I made this romper a little bit long so she’d get to use it for a few weeks. I absolutely love this denim and the subtle variations of colour running through it. It looks so sweet on her, especially when she’s standing up.

Romper in AGF denim 6

Romper in AGF denim 5

For the coat I backed the denim in fusible fleece and used topstitching thread to quilt the whole yard with diagonal lines 5cm apart. I did this before cutting out the pattern pieces.

Quilted ditsy abrasion denim winter coat

There is a tiny bit of sage in the ditsy print and the two fabrics go so well together.

Quilted ditsy abrasion coat - close up

Ditsy abrasion quilted winter coat - back view

I used the Safari Raglan as a starting point for the coat but adapted it a lot. It all went pretty smoothly until right at the end putting the snaps in. I did a test on some scraps and of course they went in really smoothly but I had trouble getting them to join properly because of the sherpa lining and the bulk of the seams. I found pressing the parts together before hammering really helped here to make them join. It does mean the coat is fully reversible, although I am not sure I’d ever have the white sherpa on the outside.

There are a few things I’d change if I make another one but this coat is one of my favourite things I’ve ever made. I’m not sure Willow is as happy with it as me though.

Quilted ditsy abrasion denim winter coat - standing

I think she is starting to like it here!

Quilted ditsy abrasion coat - front

Thank you to Karly and AGF for having me on this tour!


I am the last stop on the tour and the ladies below have all made amazing things with this gorgeous denim.

19- Paisley Roots / 20- Phat Quarters / 21- Because Of Breanna / 22- Phat Quarters
25- Handmade Boy / 26- Petit A Petit / 27- Titchy Threads


You Might Also Like


  • Reply Ines January 28, 2016 at 12:27 pm

    Awww my God!! Cuteness overload! That last photo… <3 <3 <3 Love both items, the fabrics are really lovely, the ditsy print worked so perfect with the Sherpa. Can't wait for you to get back on full time mode to get all those patterns ready hehhehe 😉

  • Reply Mie January 28, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    THIS is just all kinds of amazing. I LOVE that romper and I love that coat even more. And both fabrics are seriously amazing!! I’m loving this denim collection!

  • Reply Kelly January 28, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE that jacket!!! Oh my! The romper is adorable as well! Love it all!

  • Reply Celina January 28, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    OMG my heart just melted! This is cuteness overload! I love the sage colour and all the little details you put into the outfit. Yay for sewing for Willow! 😀

  • Reply Linda March 3, 2016 at 9:34 am

    Oooh that coat is just too cute! I’m loving the colour of the sage denim too. What a lucky baby!

  • Leave a Reply