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Made By A Fabricista: Where Flowers Bloom

It’s Summer and who doesn’t like to see Flowers Bloom? I really wanted to emphasize Summer and the beauty of the flowers we see and love, so I chose this beautiful Navy/Red Poplin Shirting fabric with Double Floral Borders (#BHB6235) that was perfect for this project. I actually started off in my mind making a pair of light-weight Summer pants and a button up blouse but somehow it turned into this fabulous jumpsuit. When that happens to me, I always say to myself, “This is what it was really meant to be”. I used just under 4 yards of this fabric to create this jumpsuit because I had to make sure I had the perfect pattern placement on the fabric and I also love wide-leg pants.


This is a mashup of 2 different patterns to create this look. I used the bodice of the Oleander Dress from Mood Society and the pants from the Simplicity 8389 pattern which I hacked by taking the pleats out of the front of the pants and placing them in the back of the pants instead. Pattern placement on fabric with double borders or any borders is the key to that perfect look. I wanted to make sure my bodice had flowers all around it, even going onto the back and again all around the hem of the pants leg. The above pictures are showing how I placed the patterns pieces along the borders to achieve the look.

This fabric is so perfect. It’s a light-weight shirting fabric that is perfect for a shirt, dress and a great pair of light and flowy pants for the Summer months. This fabric is a woven therefore having no stretch which also made it very easy to work with and sew up with ease. 

I absolutely love the double floral borders on both ends because I had enough of the flowers to work with and allow my bodice and hem border to go all the way around, leaving the navy stripes for the middle of my jumpsuit.  And what’s not to love about the color’s navy, red and white. Fabric Mart has so many fabulous Poplin/Cotton fabrics to choose from and with amazing colors to re-create this look or a totally different look of your own.

I’m so glad I made this jumpsuit versus what I originally had it mind because I truly think this outfit suits me better and for some of this Summer’s events I will be attending. 


Have you ever started out with one vision of what you were making and then the outcome was totally different?

Until next time,

ANGIE  | @angiedenise_boutique 

www.angiedenise.com

Unfortunately Fabric Mart Fabrics sell out quickly!
You can find similar fabrics by shopping the following category, SHIRTING & POPLIN.

Comments

  1. Angie you look absolutely adorable in your new jumpsuit. That fabric will look fresh, crisp and perfect for wherever you plan to wear it. I love love love this make. Thanks so much for sharing it. ENJOY!

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  2. Beautiful garment and it looks wonderful on you!

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