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Made By A Fabricista: Getting Into Spring Dresses

Hello Gems! It's finally Spring and I am so excited for all the Spring dresses, bright new prints and the classic Spring florals. So, even though we have had a frigid start to Spring with the lingering cold temperatures, I am so excited to dive into Spring Dresses, and these too beautiful fabrics from Fabric Mart. 

As this month's Fabricista make I’m featuring their Abstract Multi colored Silky Charmeuse and Michael Stars abstract rayon challis fabric.

 

This Spring is all about the color and this Silky Charmeuse hits us with all the bright pops of color. I love a good abstract print and this print holds its own as a statement piece with its abstract multi print. To showcase this fabric I chose a Vogue Dress pattern 9311. This is not my first time creating this dress. However, it is my first time wearing it backwards! Yes, I turned the dress around and wore it from the back because it just works.

I love the silhouette of this dress and I wanted to go with something that had simple lines and was easy to wear so as not to compete with such a busy print. This look features a deep V neck which you can see from the back, a ruffled hem and a bishop sleeve. This is a classic boho look that you could see on the street during the warmer seasons. Its airy and easy! I love the elevated element the charmeuse lends to this silhouette, which can take it from street to diner event in just a cinch.


Working with silky fabrics can be tricky as the fabric slips and slides a lot but with ample pinning and patience a beautiful garment with even seams is achieved. I used a standard needle and polyester thread with this project and professionally serged the hems. I did add a couple of small pleats at the shoulders of the dress. 

The shoulder of this design is a bit relaxed which adds to its casual boho chic aesthetic. However, with the charmeuse fabric taking this look up a notch I felt that there needed to also be an elevation in the shoulder to match the look. 

For the second look, I featured Michael Stars abstract floral print in moss. This color is more of a subtle earthy tone but I believe the print lends a bit to nature and the lighter side of Spring. The contrast of the two green tones are both bold and alluring. 


So I channeled the popular Netflix series Bridgerton on this look and silhouette and made a couple of my own style enhancements. I went with an empire waist with a rouched bodice. I used Butterick pattern 6669 as the main base for this piece and only made minor adjustments. The bust is cinched and I added my own puff sleeve to this sleeveless piece. 


This rayon challis lends elegance and romance to this look. It’s such a beautiful lightweight drapey fabric, that's breathable and soft on the skin. The perfect look and feel of Spring! 


Until Next Time!

 MARCIA  @keechiibstyle 


Unfortunately Fabric Mart Fabrics sell out quickly!
You can find similar fabrics by shopping the following categories: CHALLIS & CHARMEUSE.

Comments

  1. Love the colors! Both dresses look fabulous.

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  2. Both of these dresses are fabulous, Marcia! But that first multicolour dopamine dose is just divine 😍

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  3. I love them both! I ready to play with some brighter prints I think. I’m inspired for sure.

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