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Made by a Fabricista: Flower Power



Although I don't consider myself a floral kinda girl, I was drawn to this Floral Burnout Famous Dress Designer fabric. The bold colors cobalt blue, chartreuse green, white and hints of black grabbed my attention. And the juxtaposition of the bold floral and the mesh grid was especially interesting. This fabric is even more gorgeous in person! It is light weight, but has body which allows the gathered skirt to have more fullness. It was a breeze to sew and only frayed slightly and that was mostly due to the gathering of the skirt. There are a few yards left in stock so grab yours now! click here


I knew I would play with the sheerness of the burnout feature of this fabric. I debated using a pattern that featured a sheer bodice yoke like New Look 6243, a total over dress with a slip like McCalls 6883 or a sheer hem like McCalls 7534. In the end I decided on View C of McCalls 7774 adding a touch of shearness by leaving hem band unlined.


I've sewn M7774 previously and loved the result! The pattern has two unique views and offers several ways to play with the grain of a pattern. The instructions are very straightforward although I had to add a few steps to underline the bodice and skirt due to the burnout effect of the fabric. I used a white cotton voile (sold out) for both the underlining as well as bodice lining.


While it is officially fall, the summer heat often lingers in the south so I will get a couple of wears out of the very summery dress.

Have you moved on to fall sewing?

See you next month,

Tiffany
TipStitched.com

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