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Made By A Fabricista: Linen and Spring......A Match Made in Heaven

[This outfit was made for and modeled by my daughter Mori]

OK so this Linen was in for some rough treatment just to see what would happen. I washed it in cold salt water and then I threw it in the dryer. I know what you're thinking...Yikes!! But the results were not bad. It didn't have as much shrinkage as I thought I would. [Ha! I had a little extra yardage just in case] As you can see there with the pattern, it's is all pressed to death and gorgeous. I chose these three vibrant colors to see what kind of coloring blocking magic I could do with this simple dress.

I used Simplicity 8094 the maxi sleeveless version of the top/dress and the shorts. I used a size 12 for Mori and I'm thinking that it could have been a little bigger around her arm-circle and neckline. It was fitting just right so I think the next time I will go up in size, she wants a few knit versions of this dress.  I will also like to make the shorts wider in the legs. This is a super quick sewing project and it went together like a charm. The linen worked well with this simple design. Fabric Mart has tons of linen colors to choose from right HERE!

At first I was going to cut the pattern into pieces and then cut the different colors out and piece them together. But I wanted something more interesting to the eye. I was looking at a few new statement necklaces and I thought why not add a statement piece to the front of the dress? I cut out a few shapes and  just played with them a while. I decided on these three pieces but I needed something to make these pieces "POP" I used a small double bias tape in black to trim the pieces and then I sewed them together and then to the front of the dress.


...and this is where we end our post. 
Be sure to stop on over to my blog to see whats happening!
Michelle at That Black Chic
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  1. What beautiful details! Thank you for the tutorial on how you worked with the accent pieces. I also love pink and orange together, so I find this very eye catching. :)

    1. Thanks Dina, this was a fun project and I will be making myself one of these.

  2. Orange and pink pairings are one of my faves! Awesome work.

  3. Another hot number from you Michelle! Thanks for including how you worked those details.

    1. Girl I almost missed the opportunity luckily I remembered to start snapping pics before I finished.

  4. I love the accent details. It's a great looking garment.

  5. Insanely awesome! I absolutely love the details and it's so fashion forward!!

    1. Thanks, I'm pretty happy with this one myself and I love this pattern!

  6. Love statement necklaces but can't stand that tension that heavy pieces give my neck and shoulders. Your tutorial solves that for me! Many thanks!

    1. I'm glad I could help you with an alternative, you should try it!


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