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Made by a Fabricista: Spring Flowers


I never thought I was a floral person, I tend to be drawn to geometric or abstract patterns. However, since I've started sewing I've learned I do like some floral prints like this large scale floral liverpool knit. This print stood out to me because of how the bright orange and blue flowers stood out against the black and white flowers. It didn't hurt that I love liverpool knit. It's a spongey, stretchy double knit that has a crepe like texture on the right side and a brushed wrong side. This particular print is sold out, but check out the current selection here.




When I have a bold print I tend to go with a simple pattern. I chose M6754 because I knew I wanted a simple dress with a big full skirt so as not to break up the floral print. This dress is a great beginner knit pattern as it is quick and easy to sew. Having whipped up this pattern several times I knew that the back has quite a low scoop.  Its not so low that it isn't bra friend, but it's low enough to check which bra you wear it with so I raised the back neckline about 1-1/2". I also took the shoulders up about 3/4" at the seams to account for the vertical stretch in this knit.


Spring has sprung here in the south and summer will be here soon. Is it warm where you are? Have you started your summer sewing? 

Tiffany

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  1. Tiffany - this is soooooo pretty! I bought some of this fabric too but I was thinking skirt when I bought mine...now I'm thinking differently.

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    1. Thank you! I definitely think dress is the way to go!

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