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Made by a Fabricista: Bright Pink!



Summer arrived full-force in South Dakota and when I think of hot weather, I automatically go to linen.  With this bright pink linen, I knew it would be a great dress.  Fabric Mart has such an awesome linen collection.  Have you checked it out?  You can do that here: Designer Quality Linen

There are so many wonderful colors to choose from!

I simply LOVE this stuff!  It washes and dries beautifully and it's made from completely natural fibers, so it sews and presses like a dream.  Need I say more???

Before I cut into my fabrics for this monthly post, I try and do some research.  For this month, I looked for summer dresses with easy silhouettes and fun sleeves.  This is the dress I came up with.

I really love those sleeves and I had read from several reviewers that the sleeves were fully lined and clever.  Sold!




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I was a bit worried with how low this dress back slit is on a 50+ lady, but it works just fine!  And this linen, the dress calls for linen, so it was a match made in heaven!


Pink is such a fun color to wear!  

 

The linen gives this dress structure, yet also lets it drape a bit, not in a flowing sort of way but in a way that works for the dress.



Here's a closer-up of that back slit.  I am wearing a cami.  I choose black so I could wear my black sandals.


Here is a closer-up of the sleeves.  These are made and constructed in a way that the sleeve itself has no seams exposed.  Very clever and what a nice finish it gives!

I so love FM's linen section.  If you never used it, what are you waiting for?

Thanks for reading!
Sue from Ilove2sew!

Comments

  1. Cute dress. Looks great on you!

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  2. Beautiful dress. What is the color name is this linen?

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    1. This linen is simply called bright pink. I think the name is perfect for this color!

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  3. Love it and the pink is fabulous!

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  4. Looks great. And your fit is batter than on the cover model picture!

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  5. Lovely dress and color!!! I adore your eyeglasses!!!

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  6. Your dress, and you in it, look beautiful. Women worry wa-a-a-a-y too much about what they can wear after a certain age. At 77, I'm really not concerned with what a 40-something fashion editor thinks or whether the style choices of 19-year-olds might limit my choices. (They don't.) You did exactly what I would have done - you wore the old miracle cami underneath. Styling is everything, and makes wearing an endless variety of styles possible.

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    1. Aw, thanks so much! You are right, I do worry too much! Having said that, no one will see me in a midriff-revealing dress at my age!

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  7. Great match of pattern and fabric! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  8. Your dress is gorgeous! You look absolutely beautiful. I love checking out your creations. What a nice color, and style. You are working it!

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