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Made by a Fabricista: For the Love of Flowy Dresses!

Hello Gems! I am so excited to share with you my first look as a Fabric Mart Fabricista! This season I have been so inspired by floor length dresses and flowy frocks so when I ran across this beautiful Pink Purple & Green Double Georgette, I knew it would make the perfect midi dress. (You can find the fabric HERE if it's still available!)


First let me just start by saying, when I received this fabric I was elated. The colors are even more spectacular in person than online. This is a double georgette fabric so it is sheer but not transparent. It's lightweight and very drapey! With enough volume from gathers or ruffles, you could create a gorgeous frock possibly without any lining. If you are looking to create something a little more fitted I would definitely suggest going with a lining. However, this fabric is great for the Spring and Fall seasons and even with a little layering you can get away with wearing it in the winter, especially if your Winters aren’t too cold. 


For this make I created Simplicity Pattern 8689 which is originally a summer pattern but I figured it would be perfect for this piece considering the light and airy nature of the georgette. I kept the original bodice of the pattern and added little details to create something transitional and to personalize my look.




The pattern is a shorter version so I added a few layers of tiered ruffles to create a more flowy fluid silhouette. This fabric is perfect for shirring its light weight and gathers so beautifully! I finished my hems by folding under 1/4 inch but, using a serger to do a rolled hem would also make a great touch on a  double georgette such as this.

I added a shirred cuff to the sleeve! This has to be one of my favorite details on this dress.


If you follow me on Instagram, I posted a quick tutorial on how to recreate this shirred cuff. I cut two cuff pieces double the circumference of my wrist. Using elastic thread in the bobbin. I stitched horizontal rows about 1/2 inch apart using long length stitches. If you have never shirred before be sure to test out your rows first until you get your tension just right . All machines are not created equal and some may take a bit of fiddling with to get the settings right for shirring. But once you get it right, this is a quick and easy way to create a sleeve cuff that is elegant and flattering on almost everyone and makes a great added detail to your dresses and blouses.


This dress and fabric gives me a vintage feel with carefree woodstock vibes and I'm loving it! The light and airy double georgette fabric drapes fabulously against the skin but on a  windy day this fabric is going to catch a little wind , which makes it evermore fetching!  I must say I am in love with how this piece came out! The fabric was the perfect match for this pattern and design. 


Thanks Fabric Mart for sharing this beautiful fabric! For more inspiration and sewing tips you can follow me on Instagram @Keechiibstyle 

MARCIA  @keechiibstyle 


Unfortunately Fabric Mart Fabrics sell out quickly!
You can find similar fabrics in our GEORGETTE or CHIFFON categories.

Comments

  1. Beautiful dress. The cuffs are perfection and the color is glorious.

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  2. Gorgeous! You did an awesome job on this. The fabric is beautiful & perfect for this pattern.

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  3. Thank you for sharing your work and pictures with us! What a lovely use of this fabric. Your whole look is great!

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  4. I saw that gorgeous fabric and did not buy as I cannot wear that color. You look simply gorgeous in it and it found a perfect home. Now I want a flowy dress, very inspirational. Love the cuffs.

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  5. This is the most beautiful dress I’ve ever seen. I gasped when I saw it.

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  6. This is STUNNING! I have been super intimidated by shirring. But I HAVE TO a dress like this for summer!

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  7. the details you added just make the design. the dress suits you perfectly.--anne

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  8. I love your choice of fabric and I love your style!👍💜

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