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Inspiration: Valentine's Day Dresses

Don't you love the feeling of a new dress for a date night out?
Valentine's day is the perfect excuse to make yourself something gorgeous to wear.

Here we picked out some patterns and coordinating fabrics to help you get inspired:



Vogue 1328
Floral Knit- BVA4594
This dress is modest on top, but still body flattering.
Use a great light to medium weight knit in a solid or a print.




Vogue 1317
Stretch Micro-faille: BUB5019
This dress is perfect for those who are looking for something less form-fitting, but still want to accentuate your waist.
Use a woven material with a little stretch.




Vogue 8827
Slubbed Back Satin: SOB5658
This is a beautiful romantic dress perfect for any age that will draw attention to your face.
Pair a vibrant lip color with a fun print or saturated color.




Crepe-look Wool Suiting: BGB5514
Show off your arms in this slim-line dress.
Choose a woven fabric in the perfect hue for your skin tone.





McCall's 6695
Floral Eyelet Cotton: CDD5590
Be flirty and feminine in this one shoulder dress.
Use a delicate woven, like an embroidered cotton.






McCall's 6518

Abstract Flower: SLB5589
Accentuate your bust line with this ruffled top.
Make this dress even more fun by choosen a pop of color or a bold print.




Collete: Chantilly Dress
Silk Velvet: MBB5359
Make this delicate dress with a gorgeous silk velvet.
This is the perfect shape to give you an hour glass figure.





Style Arc: Danni Dolman
Abstract Floral Sweater Knit: CED5816
Just want something comfy? This is just the dress!
Add some flair with a vibrant light to medium weight sweater knit print.




Show us what you made to wear for Valentine's day by emailing a picture to fabricmartblog@gmail.com



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