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Made by a Fabricista: The Perfect Linen Dress πŸ’—

Hi everyone! I am back again with a new blog. Summer is in full effect & one of my favorite fabrics to work with is linen. Linen is a fabric that is made by using fibers that are derived from a flax plant. Linen is very absorbent, breathable, and hypoallergenic. I know sometimes linen can get a bad rep for the way it wrinkles, but it is extremely beautiful, light weight, & easy breezy. 

For this dress, I used 4 yards of this very beautiful powder pink linen from Fabric Mart. The texture and hand of the fabric were very soft & lightweight. It was perfect for a summer dress.  When working with linen, it is easy to use & simple to cut with minimal fraying. Linen does need to be pressed very good when making things, because it does tend to wrinkle easily. 

The pattern I used for this dress was the Aura Dress, by Papercut Patterns. I had to grade it a few sizes up, as sometimes patterns from different countries vary in sizes, but for the most part it worked out for me. I believe that Papercut Patterns is originated in New Zealand. I have found that many times the way garments may fit, or the sizing, and all the measurements all vary upon countries. The pattern was very easy to follow. The instructions for the pattern were fairly easy to understand & the dress was not at all difficult to make. 

The little details in this pattern made it one of my favorites. I love the V neck in the back of the dress, and I love how it ties around. My overall favorite part had to be the sleeves. Poofy sleeves are such a trend right now. Usually I’m not a typical “trend” person, but this is one trend that I am not mad at. When I saw the fabric, I instantly knew that this would be a great match. I thought this would be perfect for a linen dress. 

Overall, I would rate this as an amazing beginner’s project or garment. The fabric is perfect in the sense that it is easily manipulated and controlled. For the wrinkles, I used a very light starch called, “Luxe” it knocks all the wrinkles out & keeps the mass of them from developing as the day goes on wearing your garment. The dress is very light weight & even with the summer heat it does not feel heavy or hot. A linen dress will definitely always be a classic staple in a summer wardrobe. 


MACY  @macycamile


Unfortunately Fabric Mart Fabrics sell out quickly!
You can find similar fabrics by shopping the following category LINEN.

πŸ’‘ Did you know? πŸ’‘
A good portion of Fabric Mart's linens are reorderable!
This means that even if the color you're looking for is currently unavailable, it should come back in stock soon!

You can also shop our collection of Papercut Patterns HERE.

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  1. I have never sewn with linen but may have to give it a try after your review. Love the color pink with your skin tone.

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  2. This is lovely! I bet you'll wear it tons all summer!

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